Hi! I have a 6 month old chihuahua and I am getting another pup in a few weeks (when she is about 10 wks old). Both are females. My 6 month old, Kona, is very calm and submissisive. She gets along with any dog that she meets and is friendly and loves to play. I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me. I've read that I shouldn't have the dogs sleep together or eat together. Does anyone have more than 1 chi pup? I've also read that the pups shouldn't be left alone together. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
When I got my second chi, my first Jazz, was 1 year. I crated them next to each other when I was not home. I feed them next to each other but sit with them while they eat to insure that Jazz (the food hog LOL) doesn't encroach. Now that Jazz is three and Chewy is two, Chewy just growls if Jazz tries the encroachment thing. I still monitor feeding times and crate them separately, but next to each other at night. I also added a third, Vinnie (a rescue). I don't like them in bed with me because I am afraid of smashing them and when we go camping, they can't sleep until I put them in their own beds (crates). They bark at every little noise! At night, I say, "Who wants to go to bed?" and all three of these guys, jump up and run for their crates. They each get a little treat before bed and sleep quietly until morning.
Two of my three are females and all get along fine. My little boy Vinnie has his own harem, lol. They usually play together two at a time but all are quite a family. They are spayed and neutered. I think you willl be fine. I'd like to see pics if you can.
My biggest concern would be the temperment of the second puppy that your bringing into the house.Or more importantly what is its behavior towards other puppies.How did it behave in the litter towards other puppies. If its a very pushy female then your other puppy is going to be bullied, and it will make things hard for you to. Have you observed its behavior yet? And of course the opposite could happen and your pup now could become pushy, or correct this newbie.Keep them supervised in the beginning till your comfortable that everything is going ok, like how they behave together around food and you. The older one may change its behavior when the new arrival comes, be prepared for that. She may become more aloof, takeing the lead role in the house (between the dogs)
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Here is my dogster link so you can see pics of Kona.
It's hard to tell but she is a long coat sable. The new pup is a short coat blue fawn
When I get the new pup, I'll send pics.
The new pup is the smallest of her litter (weighing about 1 lb at 7wks, so just a little smaller I wouldn't call her the runt or anything) and seems to be the calmest. She doesn't charge at you, but happily walks over to you to check you out. She seems to play normal with her siblings. I never really saw any bullying on her part.
I guess we'll just have to see how they get along. We've watched my inlaws mini dashund before. She's a little over 1 year and has stayed at our apartment. Kona was great with her, if anything the other dog was playing too rough. So I think I may have to watch out that Kona doesn't get bossed around! LOL!
Hi, I started this thread and I just wanted to give an update.
We just got the new puppy on Saturday and she is doing great. She's very playful with us, but (of course) she is crying during the night. We have been keeping my other pup and her together only under our supervision for a short amount of time a day.
My other dog is 7 months old and very well behaved. She is playing a little rough with the new one, but kisses her as well. The little one is playful with her, but does get scared when the older one nudges her and the little one will jump into my lap.
Do you have any advice for me? I've never had two dogs (puppies) at the same time before. We are keeping them separated for most of the day and all night. Although, I did put the new pup's crate next to the older one's last night. This helped a lot with the crying at night. We only heard her once for about 5 minutes and then she went back to sleep.
Basically we are setting a specific amount of time they can play together (about 20 min depending on how tired the little one gets or how rough the older one gets). This morning, as I was getting ready for work, they were together and getting along the best they have so far.
I will take any advice you have to offer. I don't want to do anything wrong, you know?
I have 2 chihuahuas 1 is 7 weeks old and the other is 13 months and they do not get along now.My puppy is wanting to play and the older one growls the other days she tried to jump on her.So we have to watch them when they are out together.My older one jumps on the couch to get away so it helps that the puppy cannot yet so we have to keep them away from getting to close.We take them out together and my puppy tries to play so we play with her to keep her away from the older one.Getting a male in december.There crates are together and they eat together so hopefully soon they will get along.