I have been doing a lot of thinking about getting another dog. I have had both good and not so good experiences with two dogs. My Min Pin found a little dog and brought him to the door, and they lived together for years with no problems, the little Min Pin taught the little dog everything and things worked out well. Actually the Min Pin was older (over 6) and so was the little dog.
My last experience was different. I had a younger dog about 5 months and my mother came with her little dog, about 5 months. She and her puppy stayed here for 6 months and then left. (Lowchen and Dachshund) She would be gone 6 months then back here 6 months. It never improved, the two were neutered males and they PLAYED, and Played and Played, roughhousing, growling, running almost every minute of the day. They tugged toys and were never still. It got to be too almost too much, not sure if it was being young, or just personalities. This continued each year until about 2 years old when my Mother stopped coming.
When I took Sir Winston over to meet Cicero, they just sniffed and mostly ignored each other, here again, they are older. We did not let them outside to see the RLH, but imagine that would have happened, however in the house they were not too interested in each other.
I guess my question to those of you who own two, do you find as they grow older they just start basically ignoring each other, or does it depend upon breed, etc. I understand dogs play by pulling each others coat, etc.
If you want to show them do you have to keep them separated in order to grow coat?
Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom!!