Adding a new puppy

I have a 4 year old neutered male Pyrenees-Border Collie mix and a 7 year old spayed female silkie terrier. I have an opportunity to adopt a 6 week old male Pyrenees puppy. Will gender be a problem?

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Feb 02, 2016
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No male bonding
by: Ed A from NJ

Pure breed great Pyrenees are very large powerful dogs bred to do very specific jobs and have been for many years. While they are now gaining popularity as a family pet it is very unwise. I would not get a boy puppy with a boy in the house. At some point he will be a big strong young man who wants to be boss and believe me he has the tools to take care of getting it done. A dog bred to take on a wolf don't worry much about a dog. He is breed to be alpha and territorial. While they can be trained you need to train in a structure to which they can respond in their natural nature. This is not a dog for someone not willing to put a lot of training time in, even then your working against the males nature.

Feb 02, 2016
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Adoption
by: Donna

It's not recommended to have two male dogs. They may get on at first but by 6 months or so, there may be fights. This would not get better but worse.

No pup should be adopted out at 6-weeks. They should only leave their mothers at 8-weeks. They need their mother's milk and training until 8-weeks, minimum.

Make sure to spay-neuter at an appropriate age.


Feb 03, 2016
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too early
by: Anonymous

Gender aside, 6 weeks is too early for this pup to leave his mother and his siblings. It's been my personal experience that leaving home at 8-10 wks of age makes for a better transition every time.

As to the gender question, there are tons of opinions and experience out there and you would do well to study all this data. Again, in our own experience, we have had zero problems with same sex canines in our home. Big dogs and small. Teaching your pup respect from the moment he enters his new space is crucial. You will need to crate train him.

Good luck with this. Enjoy!

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