Johnny Boy: How well would a German Shepherd get along with other dogs?
We are thinking of getting a German Shepherd puppy. We have a miniature pincher who is 11 years old. Will we have any problems with the two dogs getting along together? I've heard German Shepherds have low compatibility with other dogs, but if we socialize two together from when they're a puppy will it be okay? Thanks for the help!
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Answer by Lizzie
i think they should be fine
Answer by suckerluv
they should get along together with no problem..
the gsd puppy should be fine and wouldn't much need all that attention,
but the dog you all ready have might be the problem..
so that you don't have any, make sure you intrudes then when they are most calm (example: while the dog is taking a nap, wake them up gently) then introduce them slowly (supervise them)
gsd does sometimes doesn't get along with other dogs (if not well socialized) .. but when puppies, they might be scared at first from big adult dogs but they are mostly friendly and playful..
so don't rush the dogs and just be patient and gentle.
let them play just see what the dog's reaction toward each other and don't forget to use tasty treats like cheese so that they know that being with the other dog is a good thing..
but if the reactions are shy or just avoiding each other,
then don't push and force then together!
just lore them together with treats and let them be together in the same room (doesn't have to be close but just in the same room)
might take few days or hours (or minutes) you never know :-)
Answer by l
We had a German Shepard/Austrailian Cattle Dog mix and he was not a fan of any other dogs. We got a Doberman puppy and had to keep the two separate or watch them at all times because he would go after the puppy even once he got much bigger. :(
Answer by Ute Stockinger
We have the same problem, we added another gsd puppy to our family but our 8 year old gsd (male) does not like the new puppy. The puppy is now 5 month old and we still keep them seperated. Our 8 year old gsd bit him twice already (first time we had to make a trip to the ER because he bit him pretty hard and broke one of the little bones in his chaw bones). I'm to scared to have them together again now. Not sure what to do.
Answer by ZaDaDR Magic
If well-socialized, then GSDs shouldn't have any problem with other dogs. My girlie doesn't really care about other dogs much, but I use her to socialize a dog-shy Husky pup that my friend owns, who was attacked as a baby.
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