I have a 10-year-old tea cup yorkie who I absolutely adore! Recently, I have been considering bringing a new puppy into our family, specifically a Doberman or another big breed.
However, I'm a bit worried about how my small yorkie will react to a new, larger dog. Will they get along? Will the bigger dog accidentally hurt or scare my little one? I don't want to put my current furry friend in any danger or stress them out unnecessarily.
Has anyone had a similar experience? Can a small dog live peacefully with a big dog? Or is it better to stick with dogs of similar sizes? Any advice or personal stories would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
I have a 5-year-old tea cup Yorkie and a 4-year-old Rottweiler. When we first got our Rottweiler, I was worried about how they would get along because of the size difference. However, we were pleasantly surprised at how well they clicked.
We introduced them slowly and made sure to supervise their interactions. We provided plenty of personal space for both dogs where they could retreat to and gave them their own toys. We always made sure to give each dog individual attention to avoid any feelings of competition.
One thing we noticed is that our Rottweiler was very gentle with our Yorkie from the beginning. The first time they played together, our Rottweiler let our Yorkie win. Over time, they became great pals, and now they are inseparable!
Overall, I would say that dogs of different sizes can definitely live together peacefully. Just make sure to take things slowly, supervise their interactions, and provide each dog with their own space and private time.
I hope this helps, and good luck if you decide to add a new furry friend to your family!