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For dog lovers one never seems to be enough. But is owning two dogs better than one? I believe most people are going to answer yes to this question and I would be one of them. I say this with a few caveats to consider first. A few things should be taken into consideration before you rush out and bring another dog into your home.
First we should consider the sex of the dog you now own. If you own a non-spayed female dog how is she going to react to you bringing home a female puppy? Most likely not very well so this is a situation best avoided. You can have your current dog spayed if she is not a purebred used for breeding purposes and the two ladies will probably get along ok. To be safe I would select a male dog and have him neutered.
Matching two males can work if one of the breeds is gentle but is owning two dogs better than one when you pair up two breeds who have dominate personalities? Definitely not unless you are will to put up with the fighting and vet bills until one of the dogs is recognized as the Alpha canine by the other dog.
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