We are considering "rescuing" a dachshund puppy and adding her to our family. Our beloved corgi, Harlee, is usually very good with other pups and we anticipate that she will welcome the new dog to the family, but we won't have a chance to introduce them to each other before finalizing the adoption. We are on vacation and need to decide quickly whether or not to take her home with us. Does anyone have this combination of strong-willed dogs that can comment on how well they get along? Any advice would be welcome! Thanks and corgi hugs to all :)
Sorry I don't really have any advice but my neice has a doxie and one of my puppy owners has one and they both have done wonderful with each other...might depend on the temperament BUT if you can be the pack leader...I would say "go for it".
It's the personality of the dogs that matters, not the personality of the breed. I've certainly heard of those two breeds getting along, but you know best what their temperaments are.
Agreed. Talk to Doug, he has a doxie name Holly.
Harlee will want to stay the alpha so bringing another female in the pack can cause little battles of dominance. Don't let them fight but don't stop her from letting the puppy know it is her home. We tend to ask our pets to react like children when we ask them to be nice. But as long as she is not hurting the baby let them work out their places in the family. Also when the puppy is worrying her to death. Start a game with them like sock pull. Often it is best to let them meet away from home the first time, let them visit then just bring them home together. I brought a puppy into our 3 dog home 4 months a go and for the first few weeks he tried so hard to get them to like him. It took an extra month for one to start play with him but now they are one big family. Good luck and happy days ahead. OH and all my dogs are different breeds with the baby being the Corgi.
Dino said DO IT
I have a miniature dachshund and she loves the Corgi. She is only 8 Lbs and the Corgi 28 Lbs. but he is very gentle with her (she's the bossy one and was here first). I think she especially likes that he too is short legged so they can interact better than she could with long legged dogs. Be careful at first with clear rules of who eats where until you have a good routine in place. I also did not leave them alone free in the house together for several months, until I was 100% sure of the interaction.
I have a third, larger dog as well in my mix, all were adopted. Good luck.
My friend came over with her 2 dachshund dogs before, and we're going on vacation soon and will be leaving Lemmy with her. They we're hilarious together and really got along.
Many thanks to all for the great responses and useful advice! We are going to give it a try and hope for the best. So far the pup has gotten along famously with my mother-in-law's pack of dogs and she has been great with our kids. I sincerely appreciate all of the support and suggestions~!
Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing :) I can't decide what to name our little doxie yet......really struggling with that. I love the name Holly, but we had a beagle years ago named Holly so that is out. Your furry babies are so sweet!