I currently have a 7-month-old Doberman at home and I'm considering getting another dog to keep him company. He's a very active and playful pup and I want to make sure the new dog will be a good match for him.
Do any of you have recommendations for companion dog breeds that would work well with a young Doberman? I'm looking for a dog that is similar in size, has a similar energy level, and is generally good with other dogs.
I'd love to hear your personal experiences with pairing a Doberman with another breed, and any advice or tips you have for introducing a new dog into the household.
Thanks in advance!
I have a 2-year-old Doberman and I recently added a 8-month-old Vizsla to our family as a companion. The two breeds have been a great match so far, as they are similar in size and energy level. Vizslas are known to be affectionate, loyal, and energetic, which make them a great companion for Dobies.
When introducing a new dog, it's important to take the process slowly and supervise their interactions. We made sure to introduce them in neutral territory and kept the initial interactions brief. It's also a good idea to give each dog their own space, such as separate beds or crates, to reduce any tension that may arise.
One thing to keep in mind is that Dobermans can be possessive of their toys or food, so it's important to train them to share and not resource guard. We worked on this with our Dobie before introducing the new pup and it has made the integration process much smoother.
Overall, I think a Vizsla or another high-energy breed could be a great companion for your Doberman. Good luck with your search!