Hi everyone. Me and my wife got a GSP named Gunner that has been with us since October of 2011. He is 10 months old now and is just the absolute pride and joy of our lives. He is spoiled with affection, toys and typically the best of everything we can afford to provide to him.
I had previously remarked that the only other dog i would even consider getting would be either a Weimaraner or a Vizsla. Well, it so happens that a family up the street is currently looking for a home for their son's 6 month old Weim that he can no longer care for.
We would love to have him as an addition but i am concerned that with the way Gunner is currently treated, ie - like a king, how he will feel with another dog in the house hold. He has not 1 mean bone in his body. He is extremely well socialized and loves all people and dogs. We take him out on a daily basis to play with other dogs at our local dog parks, other neighbors houses and their dogs - all he wants to do is play with them - endlessly. So i am not worried about the socialization part of it, but i do wonder if that would translate well into living with another companion. Any tips on how we should best approach this? Do you think my GSP will feel outcasted or no longer loved by us?
I have a 9 month old GSP and 6 month of English Springer. It's not easy with two puppies, but I think they enjoy one another's company. If you don't try... You will never know. And you would be giving a home to an animal who is in need. Even though my puppies seem to fight daily (nothing out of control) they do seem to like playing together. They run all around the yard holding onto the same rope toy. As soon as one lets go, the other one holding what would seem to be the prize, just stops and waits for the other to latch on again.
Sounds like a good combination to me assuming they get on with each other. Both breeds have similar requirements and lend themselves to the same activities too so i cant see there being a problem - except maybe having to get a bigger sofa to accommodate 2 cuddle monsters