|08-31-2013 03:42 PM|
|Nigel||Guarding high value treats is not challenging, my three who get along great, would do the same. Taking your GD to the breeder is a good idea, I took my malamute when meeting with my labs breeder and got a perfect fit.|
|08-31-2013 03:21 PM|
|08-31-2013 08:59 AM|
Are you sure your Dane was challenging??? I've had two Danes (one was mixed with mastiff) and neither was a particularly "challenging" type dog.
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|08-31-2013 08:58 AM|
I also think either gender would work, you want a dog who's temperament will compliment your dane, not challenge it.
A good breeder should be able to peg their puppies and pick a suitable one for your lifestyle/situation.
Good luck with your new puppy
|08-31-2013 08:29 AM|
Imho, this issue should be dealt with first before any other dog is brought in but that's just my view.
It isn't fair to the other dog if the one already there has aggression issues. I agree with the other poster who said to bring the Dane to the breeder to obtain their perspective/opinion. They might request some extra training?
|08-31-2013 04:18 AM|
|llombardo||I think either one could work. I'm finding that my male is goofy and playful and my female started maturing much faster. I think my male might be mature by the time he hits 10.|
|08-31-2013 03:54 AM|
I prefer Females since they don't roam and wander, but whichever you get make sure they are from a top of th line breeder, so you get a great and high quality dog. Puppy mills and BYB actually do more harm than most folks recognize till it is already too late, from poor specimens of the breed to behavioral and temperament issues. No use or sense buying someone elses head ache or failed breeding attempts.
Just my .02, FWIW
|08-31-2013 02:56 AM|
yeah i love our male dane and all his goofy glory
|08-31-2013 02:55 AM|
Thats a great idea to bring Abel (our great dane) to meet the breeder and have her evaluate him and see what personality would best fit him and us. thanks
|08-31-2013 02:01 AM|
|IllinoisNative||I also think most would say a female. I think you stack the odds in your favor if you do get a female. However, I had two males who were great together until one of them passed at ten years old. My dad has two females who are great together. My sister has a male and female who don't. LOL I really believe it's about the temperament of the dogs more than anything. I happen to love the males...in all their goofy glory.|
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