Ok, I have a reactive female pit mix-She gets along with all the male dogs that I have introduced her to. She is iffy on female dogs. She is going to be four in March. I am trying to figure out if I should get a puppy, or if I should get an adult. I know that it will be a male. I want an amstaff/mix or pit/pit mix. I have had a doberman, golden retriever, mixed dogs, and rotts. I rather not have a long haired dog. I COULD not bear to get a golden due to loosing him so near. This breed has just won my heart. I really do not want to ever have to crate and rotate. I know that there are not any gaurantees. I am going to find a dog/puppy that I can rescue. There will have to be a meet and greet. Hopefully be able to foster first and then adopt to make sure about them getting along. I was just wondering if anyone knew which way would be best. I also plan on doing the two week shutdown (cannot remember if I called that correctly). It will kill me....but, that will be done (esp if its a cute little puppy). I am just trying to see what would be a better match up for the future of the dogs. I really would like a puppy. I would take a younger adult. Right now, my heart is not strong enough to adopt an elder dog. I am going to have to decide to put down or loose my golden retriever from his cancer very soon. He is fourteen and has lived a marvelous life with me. I would like another companion, and I would like to be able to save another dog. Let me know your thoughts on which route you think would be best. My golden and her get along fine. She has always wanted to play with him and he was already in his olden, leave me alone dangit stage. I beleive that if I can find a suitable companion for me that she will be able to have fun as well. She resource guards against me with new dogs. She does not do it anymore with my golden, but, I had to get on her to let him come up and love me without her wanting to get in the way and air snip....then get in the way and kiss him. I told her I realized what she was doing and to stop. It took a bit, but she now stays where she is when het gets love.
Thanks in advance