I have a chihuahua, who is 2lbs. My brother, to everyones surprise, bought a doberman today. I am very nervous about this, as my dog is very playful, but too fragile to play with even a min pin, nevermind a doberman. I would like to introduce them, but I need some advice about this whole situation. I am very scared to have them play together, because of their size difference.
The dob is gorgeous, but I'm not sure if its purebred or not (my bro bought it from a friend). its a blue/tan doberman with blue eyes....I have never seen this colouring before. what do you all think?
I, too, would be quite nervous to have my little 2 lbs dog around a Dobe.
Not because I thought the Dobe was "mean" or anything like that...But just because of the large size difference between the 2, and although they may just be playing, a "little" lunge on the Dobe's part could injure your tiny dog.
BTW~ Do you by chance have a pic of your little baby? She sounds precious! I have never seen a full grown 2 lbs Chi, although I know they are talked about constantly.
We have a 5 lb. min-pin that co-exists with our 5 Great Danes. He has never been hurt by them. They are really careful not to step on him. And most of the time the min-pin ignores them anyway because he thinks that he is KING and that they are unworthy of his time.
I have MinPins and Dobes and they are just fine, little MinPins too..... If you treat your dog like it's fragile and it's going to break it will! I treat ALL my dogs as equals and they all manage very well. Of course I would monitor the Dobes to be sure they are being good but I don't baby my little dogs, that's what makes them bratty!!!!
oh thank god I am so worry about my 3 month maltese too my fiance recently purchaced an 1 month old doberman at thier first meet my babe got too scared he was freezed and tried so hard not to even look in dobe's eyes but their was no peep!! the other one was as cold as ice what should we do to socialize them?