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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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seeking advice adding a puppy

We have a 8 yr old yellow lab and bought a BEAUTIFUL black and tan havanese who is now 6 months old. My husband feels that Bella needs a playmate since our lab is a fat old man who sleeps on the couch. We had been told that we should get a boy. That the boy would get along better with our girl. And the breeder has a BEAUTIFUL little boy. However, my husband is REALLY taken with a little tiny lovely cream female. Does anyone have any advice? Are we setting ourselves up for problems to have 2 girls?
We are new to this and would really appreciate ANY advice that is offered. This is my first post here. I've read a lot, but never posted. Thanks in advance for any help. PS we need to make a decision by this weekend (3/6)
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a female might be more easily accepted by your lab . That might be one thing to keep in mind. But I would base it on which one is the better puppy.

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I'm just amazed you have a DH who actually is talking you into another Hav! That's what us IWAP forum members would call Hav Heaven!

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It really depends on the temperments of each of the girls. If your puppy now is already a dominant female, and you bring in another dominant female, you could have some spats occure(as you will get in any breed) It all depends on the temperments of the two girls. Your breeder should be able to give you better advice about the two girls.

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It really depends on the temperments of each of the girls. If your puppy now is already a dominant female, and you bring in another dominant female, you could have some spats occure(as you will get in any breed) It all depends on the temperments of the two girls. Your breeder should be able to give you better advice about the two girls.
I agree completely with Natasha. It totally depends on the temperaments of each of the girls. The only time I ever have trouble is between two of my girls (hence the term, "bitch fights"). One of my friends has trouble with males sparring, but that is only when a female in heat is around because they are both breeding males.
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I could see Evye's personality (5 months) as a dominant female so I decided on a male puppy addition. I have no experience in this area so cannot offer any advice; only that I am glad of my decision...and I love having the 2 Havs....we have many chaotic moments but for the most part in many, many ways I find it easier. They entertain each other, they play so hard and konk out whereas I was Evye's playmate. From about 7 p.m. until bedtime 10-11:00 p.m. I had a pile of toys beside me that we played fetch, tug of war, "I'm gonna get it." I was ready for bed by 8 p.m. and she wanted to keep on going, and going, and going !!! Good luck with your decision and be sure to let us know what you decide. Can't wait to hear.

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Natasha is right on. If you plan to have both spayed then you won't have the hormone thing to deal with. I think you will find them to be great companions for each other.


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