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Gustavo Woltmann from Philippines

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by gustavowoltmann, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Hi everyone I am Gustavo Woltmann from the Philippines. I joined this forum because I am planning to have a pitbull in our family. We have a Japanese Spitz and Shih Tzu already and was planning to add a pitbull. Will they get along well with each other? Any tips?
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  2. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Hi, welcome!
    It all depends on the dog honestly but keep in mind the dog may become dog selective or aggressive. Are you planning on getting a puppy? Are you planning on just rescuing? A lot of these things factor in as well but like I said, you need to be prepared regardless you get a puppy or not for future (potential) issues. Some dogs have a very high prey drive and they will view small dogs as prey so there are a lot of variables to this. We have a tiny Chihuahua and a bunny with a rescued American PitBull (mix?) and she does fine with them but I don't ever keep them together when an adult is not present and we are prepared for when the day could come when she changes her mind. She is 11 months old and I am starting to see that she is less accepting of small animals but her pack she considers her own so is very sweet to them but like I said, you just never know when the day could come when she changes her mind. I would say do your research and if you are prepared then either wait for the right dog fit for your family through a rescue or get a young puppy. Good luck! Keep us posted! :)
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  3. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Welcome! Like Capt. Roxy said - no way to predict how adding an APBT might work out, as other animal aggression varies in the breed type and often does not show up until the dog is older (and it has NOTHING to do with how you raise them, it is a potential genetic trait).
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  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    You would have to do introductions with your smaller dogs and see if the new dog can handle being around them. If you get a puppy it will be difficult to know what will happen when it gets older. If you get an adult dog it should be easier to have them meet and spend time together before you make any decisions.
  5. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator


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