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Old 15-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, We're hopefully picking up our 8 week old bear in about 4 weeks.

My mother has a miniature Dachshund, and she is small even for a miniature. Now my mother is very keen for them to meet very early on.

They are proposing to come round a week after we get him (9 weeks old). Will it be ok if they meet, if our pup has not had it's vaccinations.?

Also, this Dachshund is a spoilt little princess. Adorable, but very hyper and has had no training whatsoever - she runs their household. Is this the kind of dog I should be introducing my pup to.? Could it do more harm than good.??

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Old 15-02-2011, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Question, are you happy with it being around your dog? Do you trust it? You know the dog we dont.

Then there comes the question, if you DONT want them to meet, are you prepared to tell your mother? (That's the difficult one!!)

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Old 15-02-2011, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is the Dachsie good with other dogs?

Lab pups can be awfully full on and clumsy, I would be careful the pup doesn't hurt the Dachsie or the Dachsie doesn't feel the need to defend itself. Just be ready to step in as soon as you see the Dachsie has had enough.

There is no reason why Big's and Little's can't mix, as long as you are sensible. Becs here has a Min Dachs, as well as two Labs, a Golden and a little JRT and they all get on fine together. And I had a tiny toy poodle (much smaller than my present Pood), along with my big ol' Lurcher and Collie x and they were fine too.

As long as the Dachsie is healthy, then I wouldn't be worried about them meeting before your pup has had it's jabs. If the Dachsie is known to be anti social though, I wouldn't be in a rush to let them meet up :wink: .
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The Dachsie is usually very good with other dogs actually, she does not have an agressive bone in her body. She's just VERY hyper and jumps on all your furniture and basically does as she pleases.
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Well why not give it a go then, you can always step in if needs be and your pup is going to come across all sorts of dogs in his life so maybe the sooner the better. Anyway I wouldn't fancy your chances saying no to your Mum, Mum's have this wicked way of thinking they always know better and it doesn't matter how old you are...! :wink:
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Yes and their dog is the daughter they never had!!

I think I will give it a go... thanks all!
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I'd give it a go then. You can have different rules for different dogs in the same house you know.....Just because one does something, doesn't necessarily mean the other has to. I mean, my lot all sleep on the sofas and on my bed, but the Guide Dog pups were only allowed on the floor or in their beds and for the most part, they were quite content with that arrangement.

Just start as you mean to go on, regardless of what your Mum lets her Dachsie get away with. :wink:
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Great, thanks Jules. I think I'm over-complicating things, lot to think about and read up on when you get your first pup....
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I think the more socialising pups do, the better.
my Toby is nearly 17 weeks old and has met just about every breed of dog known.
his best friend is a manic 15 month old springer and also a calm as anything shih tzu.
he is also at puppy class and has a whale of a time there, had to miss last week as he was ill, but looking forward to tonights class.
I am certain that getting them used to mixing will make your new dog better in the long run.
Obviously you have to be careful re; dogs that are not inoculated and also aggressive dogs.
I was wary this morning as we came across Spike out of the Tom and Jerry cartoons, but he turned out to be a big softy.
Good luck.
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Hiya
how exciting to be getting a new pup.

I think you will find them fine for a while but you may need to seperate them after your pup gets tired.

Buddie was only 9 weeks when he met my brothers springer spaniel who is 9 months old. They loved meeting each other but my pup got tired quite quickly.

I think they is what has surprised me most with Buddie, he gets tired quick quickly at the moment.
Just like a baby really sleep,eat,play sleep etc.

So just be patient and take time and sure they will be good friends xx
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