companion for 3-year old male unaltered GSD
I have a 3-year old male unaltered GSD named Linus and I'm thinking about getting him a companion and would like some advice.
Here is the context:
- Linus is spending more time alone (mostly when I'm gone for work) as I'm in the middle of a divorce.
- He gets his fair share of exercise/play. We run four miles every morning in the trails by my house and when I get home from work, we either go to the dog park or go for a long neighborhood walk.
- He is ambivalent about most other dogs, but absolutely loves a few. They are all female.
- Linus is very well socialized and comes with me to as many places that accept him breweries, coffee shop, home depot, etc..
I'm fairly certain I will be getting another female dog, but as to what breed or age, I'm not sure sure. The natural thought is to get another shepherd. On the other hand maybe I should get a dog that compliments him in size and maybe personality. One problem I'm having is that most rescues won't allow adoptions to families with unaltered pets, so I have to go with a private seller. Right now I'm eyeing an all black 4-year old female GSD, obviously spayed.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions whatsoever?
Thanks in advance!