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Old 11-30-2015, 02:43 PM
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We have always been a one dog household. I LOVE dogs and if it were my choice I would have my own TLC show named after me called, The Dog Hoarder.

However, hubby thinks otherwise!

Anyway, most of you have read my recent post about being jealous so I am now making a concerted effort at getting another Chi.

So, what works best? Female-male or female-female combos? I have read both good and bad things both ways so I am looking for personal experience. Now, that being said, I prefer females - I have no reasoning behind that, I just do. But I am open to a male dog.

Thoughts?

It will also 100% be a rescue and I am sort of picky in that he has to be small, like Dorothy, to breed standard (we have a camper and are out and about a lot so I like small dogs). Also must be short hair. It might takes some time to find the perfect one.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:47 PM
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well all five of mine are girls. I personally prefer them and think ive been lucky that mine all get on. Im just happy I don't have to worry about separating them whilst in heat etc.

are you going to get another chi? so exciting!
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are you going to get another chi? so exciting!
Well, I hope so! If you're married you know how it goes.....you just have to nag enough to make it THEIR idea! LOL!

Also, I didn't post this but our cat passed away. NOT that I'm trying to replace her but it does make "room" for another pet.

And it's funny, hubby doesn't DIS-like dogs but he's never been a dog-lover. But there is something about Dorothy that he just really likes. I think it's her Chi-ness! I think he would really love another Chi if it made its way into our home.

We are also building a house right now so things are little up in the air for the spring with finishing the house, selling ours etc. So it might take some time. But, YES, I really want another!
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Well, I hope so! If you're married you know how it goes.....you just have to nag enough to make it THEIR idea! LOL!

Also, I didn't post this but our cat passed away. NOT that I'm trying to replace her but it does make "room" for another pet.

And it's funny, hubby doesn't DIS-like dogs but he's never been a dog-lover. But there is something about Dorothy that he just really likes. I think it's her Chi-ness! I think he would really love another Chi if it made its way into our home.

We are also building a house right now so things are little up in the air for the spring with finishing the house, selling ours etc. So it might take some time. But, YES, I really want another!
yep Im married so yep I know how it goes haha, I usually just go for the ''pretty please'' I know the way to his heart haha hes a gooden bless him! oh im sorry to hear you lost your cat
There is definitely something about chis that you just have to love, they are an amazing breed.
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I have three dogs. Two girls, one boy. Never had an issue among them. Two are tiny (Doug is a purebred chi, Kaira is yorkie/chi cross) and one is bigger at 25 lbs.

You can go either way on genders. It's going to be more down to individual personalities than gender, especially if you alter your dogs. If you want a girl, then get a girl.
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Ideally I would get a male/female pair, but since you are looking at an adult rescue the gender is less important than the personality of the individual dog and how they interact with Dorothy. It is easier to match up adult dogs as you can see what you are dealing with, there is always a lot of guesswork with puppies.

Jessica, you may have major issues in the future when all four of your pups hit sexual maturity at the same time. The worst cases of dog to dog aggression are generally between intact bitches
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Uh oh, fingers crossed
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This is why you need to work on each pups independance, the closer the bond the worse the aggression. Make sure each pup gets walked and trained separately and can sleep independently. You really need to work hard to avoid littermate syndrome, even though not all the pups are siblings. It is difficult with two pups, (most breeders will not sell two pups at the same time for this reason) so four is going to be a huge commitment.
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