IVE HAD MY ALWAYS SPOILED GERMAN SHEP. FOR A year and a half, and really want a pug. I just dont want my german to hurt the pug or get jealous? Can anyone give me answers if i should just go with it or forget about it?! sincerely AMANDA
There is always going to be a little jealousy even as they both get older. My rottweiler was alone for 9 months after we had to put our female rottweiler to sleep. My husband wanted to get a puppy and we chose a boxer. My rottweiler is 110 pounds. When we brought the boxer home she weighed 6 pounds. Huge weight difference. All you have to do is supervise them both when together so the bigger dog doesn't hurt the little dog. Now that my boxer is 35 pounds and my rottie is still 110 pounds, you still have to keep an eye on them especially when they are playing. As far as being jealous. My rottie is still jealous at times. When people come over my house, he doesn't want my boxer going over to anyone so he tries and holds her back. My boxer gets jealous when we pay too much attention to my rottie. Being jealous works both ways.
If your german shepard is well socialized there should be no real problem. You can ussually tell when they first meet if they will get along or not. Just to be on the safe side the breed opposite with your current dog helps keep most dog from getting aggressive. If your dog truly loves all other dogs get what ever sex you prefer.
Yes Supermommy is right about the socialization . It will be a key factor in how the 2 will get along. Also if you DO get the pug introduce it SLOWLY and don't just toss into the family mix. This will definately cause jelousy. Make it supervised socialization a first and let your older dog get used to the new smells and sounds of the new pup. i find that keeping the new dog crated in the nights works great and within a few days you will come out in the morning to your older dog laying next to the crate like an old friend waiting for company to come out LOL! Just make sure to have seperated food bowls so there is no quarreling