Howaye? Im thinking of getting a second dog, which I know alot of you will agree with to keep my own dog company when im not there. Im starting a masters at the end of this month so will be putting in alot of hours in classes, as well as part time work at the weekends.
At the moment im living in a big house, with a very very generous garden! Perfect for my dog as shes indoors/outdoors all the time, when im not here the conservatory door is wide open for her.
My questions are though, she seems to get on much better with male dogs, because shes a hooligan when shes playing I think. She pisses off my friends dog until he chases her (playing of course), will pin him to the ground ( a 38kg retriever, her being an 18 kg boxer/staff X) and generally rough play to no end. She even finds craic in running and jumping straight into the chest of an italian mastiff we see sometimes.
So im looking for a male dog who will be as enthusiastic to playu rough as her. Im keeping my eye on the Cork DAWG and Mallow animal rescue facebook pages and seeing a couple bull breeds or staffs im interested in! How do i guage if a foster or rescue dog is gonna be a good match for her, when i first got her she was very shy and timid, i dont want to inflict her on a forever shy dog with her driving him mad non stop!
Im assuming someone has experience of this, any help would be appreciated