Bringing home a new dog with a Presa in the house

Discussion in 'Presa Canario' started by katiedancepants, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. katiedancepants

    katiedancepants New Member

    Hi all,

    Freya is 13 months old, and she has been well socialized with other dogs. She currently lives with Jeanie, a Beagle x Basset Hound who is 11. Jeanie is reaching the point where she is unable to keep up with the level of play Freya needs. We also play with Freya and she gets at least an hour walk daily, as well as toys to keep her entertained. She also plays with the cats.

    We have been thinking about bringing home another dog, younger with more energy to help keep Freya busy (and because we like having a pack, and we want another dog). People who have owned this breed before - do they take well to bringing new dogs into the home? I realize this is a dog to dog thing, and not all dog are alike, but I've heard that they don't tend to accept new dogs into the home once they are mature dogs. Is that just a silly rumour, or something I can expect?

    As I have mentioned, she has been socialized with other dogs. She does go to the dog park and does well there. We have dogs who visit and she doesn't mind them in the house, however, they have been coming in since we got her and she is used to them. We would ideally be looking for a young male, probably not another Presa.
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I don't have any personal experience with Presas, but I think your plan to go with a male is a good idea. I find females to be selective when it comes to their other female companions. Often not showing too many big issues until they reach maturity. When I worked boxer rescue, most organizations wouldn't adopt a female to a home that already had a female. Just my experience, and not that you couldn't handle any problems but is sure is easier to avoid them. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
  3. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    13 months old is still young, and if you go with a younger male puppy, I think you'll be fine, especially if the puppy is young enough to still have that special puppy protective smell. :)

    We're thinking of getting a puppy next year... Denna will be 7 in March. We'll see, though. Hubby wants another big dog, and I'm thinking something smaller... It would definitely be a male, though, to go with our big girl. I do think going with opposite gender increases the odds of a peaceful household.

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