puppy

HI,
Introducing a puppy to a year old GP? If the GP is male is it better to have a male or female puppy? Or does that make a difference at all.
Thank you,
Bobbi

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by: Donna

Always have the opposite sex of dog in the household so, you already have a male, get a female.

Introduce the puppy on neutral territory and go for a walk. Have someone walking your other dog.

Once year old seems okay with pup, keep dogs on leash and take in house. Male dog will be territorial of his home so keep them apart for a while until male accepts pup.

Always be aware of where the dogs are in the first few months since male may be territorial of even his water. Jealousy of a pup will happen. Eventually, things will settle down and they will become pals.

Pup will be crated at night time and when you're not home of course to prevent any injury to pup or your home. Never leave pup alone in crate for too long since they need to relieve themselves regularly outside.

Make sure to have male neutered at two (if he isn't already) and female when she is two or so. You don't want unwanted puppies.

Make sure to go to a reputable breeder for your pup. That is, one registered with a recognized kennel club (Canadian Kennel Club, American Kennel Club). This way you know you will have a well socialized pup (crucial in the first 3 months of a pup's life), fed the best quality food (raw), and bred for sound health and temperament.

You'll also get the best advice from the breeder throughout your dog's life. And most important, you know your dog will be a Pyr (many backyard breeders and farmers sell white pups as Pyrs but they turn out to be Maremmas, Akbash, or Kuvasz or a mixture thereof). You will also not know the dog's outcome until he is between 8, maybe younger, months and a year and a half. That is, if he is going to show aggression, it will appear at that time. Know it is out of fear (improper socialisation) and poor breeding (unknown background of at least a few generations of the dogs).

You may also consider adopting. Many rescues have Pyr pups especially in the States. Try National Pyr Rescue. They are full or Pyrs and mixes.

Best of luck.

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