Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Eastern South Dakota
If I am choosing to have two dogs that are different in size, and have the chance to plan ahead, I'd want to have the smaller dog first, and then wait until it's 18 months or older before adding the larger one. To me, it seems easier to teach a younger pup to be gentle with it's older 'sibling' who is going to be much smaller than it is to teach a big dog to be gentle with a small dog, though of course it can be done. While it's very nice to have two dogs grow up together, there are lots of things to think about - like the cost of vetting two young dogs in the first year or so with all the puppy needs, and the fact that they will both be seniors around the same time.
It would probably be a good idea to talk to the breeder about your plans as well, they can offer you good advice along the way, and help you figure out what's right for you.
My Dog: Krissie ~ Beagle Mix Extraordinaire 09/09