So I'm on my 3rd Vizsla, but this will be the first time I'm bringing home a pup to live with an adult. Cedar is a 3yo female, we're picking up an 8wo girl tomorrow (name tbd
). They will have the same mother and stud...
I'm not sure what to expect, though. Cedar is extremely social and outgoing. Loves all humans, tries to get everydog she meets to play. But, in the home she's a little different, even with dogs that are her best friend outside. A little protective, a little jealous, a little standoffish. Not aggressive, but just gives the side-eye to anydog that gets too close to her bed or toy, doesn't engage the same way as at the park or daycare... Cedar is spayed and we'll do the same at about 9-12mos for this girl too.
I'm kind of curious as to how she'll respond to a puppy. We're bringing her with us to the breeder, a 6 hour drive. So, she'll get to see her mom for the first time in almost 3 years (that will be interesting), get to meet the new pup, as well as the others. Then we'll have a 6 hour drive home. New pup will stay in a crate, cedar rides loose in the back (best roadtrip companion ever, so chill).
I guess i just don't know what to expect with an adult dog and a new pup for the first few weeks... What have others experiences been? Good, bad? BFF's instantly?