Im new to this forum and after reading loads of threads i thought id ask...
Firstly i have read "new house, new puppy" and "you want to buy a second puppy" and those helped me allot thus iv decided to wait longer and do some more research.
Here is my story.
Myself and my girlfriend are in the process of building a house. It will only be completed in the next 6-9 months or so.
She wants to get an Italian Greyhound (Small, prone to injuries, does not like rough puppy play, fragile :/) We will get the smaller greyhound first once we have settled into the new home and we have established a good routine so we both have time to raise the new puppy.
On the other hand i have been wanting a GSD my whole life. When i lived with my parents they had rottweilers from when i was 1 to 25. I have been around new puppies lots and have met lots of GSD owners.
Once the greyhound is fully trained how long do you think i will have to wait before i can get a GSD Puppy? I know the reply would only be an estimate as it would differ in every different case but send me in the right direction
Do you think the two breeds are compatible... We had smaller dogs like Yorkies growing up with our Rottweilers and they seemed to work well together.
It would be my first time owning a GSD so thats why I am asking.
One last thing, so many threads talk about show lines and working lines and mix i am wanting a companion, a dog to run and cycle and hike with, to come all over with me during the day, i want a dog that i can train and teach loads of new things to, a guard dog too. I probably wont be showing the dog or competing but would it be a bad idea going for a dog that comes from a working line?
Sorry for the grammar and if this is not posted in the correct section.