Hello! I am new to this forum and this is my first post so please be easy on me.
I have grown up with German Shepherds my whole life. I have never not had a German Shepherd in my life and I love these dogs. They truly are my best friend.
My parents brought home a new German Shepherd after the last one passed away. His name is Khai and he is 19 months old. He is very dominant and tends to be a little aggressive. Even though I don't live there, we have a very special bond. My parents are getting up in age and they don't play with him the way that I play with him.
Anyway, My wife and I now have our own house with a nice yard, minutes away from a dozen nature trails and we are ready for our own puppy. I have contacted 6 or 7 breeders and we are going to look at some GS puppies this weekend.
I am worried about introducing my parents 19 month old to the new puppy. I also wanted to know how you all think they will get along with each other. The new puppy will be a male. I am planning on introducing them on neutral ground and gradually introducing them.
My ultimate goal is to be able to bring over my new dog over the weekends and not have them ripping each other apart. We also have some vacations coming up and I would like my parents to watch the dog and I am worried about the two dogs getting along.
Please share any thoughts you might have. Anything you have to add will be greatly appreciated.