we're going to get a beagle puppy soon. we have a big black lab, nemo, and i was concerned about them being together. would he hurt the beagle? :( we wouldn't leave them alone or anything, but i wanted to know.
well most labs are good dogs and get along well with other dogs. but really its depends on the dog, such as, does he get along well with other dogs? if so, when he does play with other dogs is he really rough? does he get jealous easy? exc. well i have done the same thing as you (getting a a new smaller puppy and having a bigger dog) and u just have to take things slow. when we first got sugar we called her "the baby" around snickers to let her know what it was. but also one of the most important things to do and remember is always make sure that your older dog gets a lot of attention and make it seem to him as if he comes first, for an example when u feed them put food into his food bowl first. If you are letting them into the house let him in fist. if you are taking them on a walk put his leash on first, i think that you get my idea. Really though once you introduce them its pretty easy going from there and if your lab is anything like my chow chow they will loveee to have a playmate, and will be soooo much happier. good luck on everything and if you have any questions u can message me.
I have a lab, Rocco, and my roommate recently got a yorkie a few months back, and I must say from the the very first they have been great together. They play with each other, chase each other around the house, and actually tend to fall asleep next to each other. I don' think it would be a problem, but like what was metioned above, all dogs are different. Just be sure to share the attention. Good luck with both doggies.
I think it depends on your Lab's energy level. Most of the Labs I know are quite rambunctious and I would be leary about having them around a puppy. I personally would exercise a Lab before introducing a new playmate. I don't think your Lab would intentionally hurt your pup and I'm sure both dogs will be fine together as adults.