2nd February 2009, 10:35 PM
2 male pups
Well I took everyone's advice on here and have picked pups according to their personality. I have ended up with a very affectionate and active male blenheim and a more laid back male ruby from same litter. Can anyone advise if 2 brothers is a good combination? Or would it be better for male and female...there is a ruby female also but more keen on ruby male? TIA x
2nd February 2009, 10:55 PM
I don't have any advice. Just wanted to say congrats! Please post pics!
2nd February 2009, 10:56 PM
Most people recommend a male/female combiination. However, I have 2 boys that are half-brothers and they are the best of friends. They are 7 months apart. Most people also recommend waiting longer to add a second pup for many reasons, but I'm sure there are people on this board that have siblings and they would be able to tell you how it worked for them. What does your breeder recommend? It would be really hard to try to housetrain 2 puppies at the same time - it's hard enough training 1! Personally, I would wait a year or so to get the second pup, because once the first dog is older it makes training the second puppy a lot easier since they take the lead of the older dog. I also feel like my older dog bonded closer to us than our second dog, because he only had us (and the cats!) for 7 months while the younger one grew up with the older one from day one...Good luck whatever you decide, and we can't wait to see pictures!
Carrie - Mom to my boys, Miles (a Ruby born 4/15/07) and Truman (a B&T born 11/28/07) and my girls, cats Hailey and Kayla (born @ 4/15/04 - they were found as strays )
2nd February 2009, 11:06 PM
Karlin's thread "Considering a Cavalier" and the separate thread "one puppy or two" is essential reading.
I hope all goes well - there is an ideal way and that is to wait until Number One is estabilshed in the home and trained.
2nd February 2009, 11:13 PM
Thanks for the advice and have read Karlin's thread. Still going for two though...just wondering if two brothers would be a good combo or girl and boy?
3rd February 2009, 02:06 AM
Congratulations! I have three boys (not brothers) ages 5 yrs., 3 yrs., & 2 yrs. They get along great. I've never had a female dog so I can't help you with the dynamics of that. I always fall for the male dogs.
3rd February 2009, 05:25 AM
we have five girls & have not had any problems but then we have friends with 3 boys & a girl & no problems. COuld be the dogs basic personalities.
3rd February 2009, 09:51 AM
I have 2 girls....but not from same family.
One is 3 on sunday and the other is turning 9mths....they get on fine!
Get and post up some pics cant wait to see them.
Do the boys have names yet?
Lucie (Blenhiem) 8th Feb 2006
Sasha(blk n tan) 19th May 2008
3rd February 2009, 07:00 PM
Henry and Higgins (Henry Higgins from Charles Dicken's My Fair Lady)
3rd February 2009, 07:27 PM
cant wait to see some pics
I dont envy you with two puppies in the house, thats alot of work