How many hours a day is your dog left alone? I think that's one good reason to have a friend for a dog, if you happen to be gone from the house for long periods of time. Other than that, I think it's nice for a dog to have a friend to play with, and can't imagine only owning one dog, but that's just my opinion!
By friend, do you mean "boyfriend"...as in mating her? How is she around other dogs? That should be your first indication of whether or not she would benefit from another dog in the house. If you do decide to get a friend for her, take her with you to the breeder's and take the dog/dogs she seems to get along best with into account.
I think any dog would love a friend to have someone to play or lay with when you are away. I have a mother and daughter who are like two peas in a pod.. They do everything together.. I think your dog would love a friend.
Glad to hear you're not thinking of breeding and have had your little girl fixed. I think taking your pup to the breeder and seeing who SHE likes would be a good step in the right direction. If she doesn't seem to take a shine to any of them, wait for another litter to come along. You may not want to narrow it down to just males, as some dogs prefer to bond with a pup of the same gender. Just remember: you're going to have to do the whole housetraining stuff all over again! :)
i know that everyone is going to think i am crazy when i say this but......im worried that later on in this pups life that he will try and "have his way" with her. my little girl is probably one of the most spoiled little dogs you have ever seen, not just by me.....by my whole entire family. so the big issue is i dont want her to feel uncomfortable at any time......i know im crazy
Why not buy another female? I really don't think your concern about a male is realistic, after all, they will both be altered, and there's no reason for a dog to do what you're suggesting, unless the female is in heat, which won't be the case.
i was at first going to get a female and then i waited to long and missed out on girl pup. so that is why i was considering getting a boy. so either one i think will be ok. my yorkie gets along with everyone, even the ones who would step on her and kill her. she even loves them. my outside lab she loves. so i just dont know
Jess, will your household and lifestyle have room for another dog? Something someone told me a long time ago is, you don't get another dog for your existing dog, you get it for yourself. Your present dog doesn't have to feed, clean after, train, and provide upkeep for a new dog. What is it that's telling you that your Yorkie's lonely? Bringing another dog in house could have an adverse effect, also - she might not want to share the little attention that she gets with another dog that's immediately in her space. It's one thing for her to live with the status quo and the two outside dogs, but she IS queen of the interior. That may make a difference. JMO
thank you for that advice. this may very well be all in my head. i just hate when we go outside and she wants to play so bad and cant. my outside dogs are really rough. my little yorkie is 5 lbs at the most. she gets rolled around like a little rag doll. this upsets me and i feel like it does her too. after she gets rolled all over the driveway she has to be carried around the rest of the time. that is what bothers me the most. she loves to play and has no one her size to play with and again too, she is home by herself during the day.