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Should we get another dog?

Posted by:  Lynn Gillum
Category:   Other
Posted on:  June 02, 2002 at 18:57:42

Question:

Our JRT is 3 years old. When he was brought into our home we had 2 cocker spaniels (both 9 years old) and a large cat. Since he was a puppy when he came into our home he has always gotten along well with all three of the animals. His favorite playmate is the big cat (who outweighs him by at least 7-8 pounds) Sadly within the past 8 months we have lost both of our cockers, one to a heart condition and one to cancer. My question is, now he seems sort of lost in the house. He doesn't quite know what to do with himself. We are quite open to bringing another dog into the house, but we don't want to bring in a dog that would not get along with Marley. He's easygoing, but like most JRT he is very protective of my husband and myself. What do you suggest? Another JRT, another cocker spaniel? Do adult JRTs act agressively with puppies? Thanks for your help