That's a very real concern. We have several board members with siblings who have made it work, but also several members who brought home two puppies at the same time and ended up rehoming one of them. So yes, it can be done, but it takes a real commitment and some effort on your part. Having two young children can complicate the process because you may have less time to devote to raising, housebreaking, and training two puppies at the same time.Originally Posted By: RobRMy concern is that by acquiring both puppies, they possibly might not bond as closely to our children as they will have each other to comfort and not depend on our children (and us) entirely for companionship as a single puppy would??? Does anyone have input or further information as to the advantages or disadvantages to bonding with family members when bringing home 2 sibling puppies?? Thank-you for your assistance and I look forward to your reply(ies). RobR
Generally, if you plan on having more than one dog at a time, the recommendation is to get one, train him/her until they are practically perfect, and THEN think about adding to the family. That can be a year down the road, or it can be 5 years down the road, or somewhere in between. But a GSD puppy is a LOT of work, and I don't know if you're really prepared to deal with two at once. Not everyone is. Mine are half siblings, 11-1/2 months apart in age, and while Dena was a very easy puppy, and already had 4 obedience classes by the time we brought home Keefer, it was still quite a challenge. And we don't have kids, so we were able to devote the time and attention to raising and training them properly.