Should I attain a mannish or feminine rotty as a companion to my mannish very soon?
I currently have an 85 pound 12 year old rotty. I was told he is an american rotty (if in attendance is such a thing). He is having trouble moving like he used to and sleeps allot now. $100 a month on pills. I am thinking another dog would help him with exercise and maybe trade name him happy to have a buddy.
We have a fenced contained by yard and he is very protective of this yard. But when I lug him places, he is like a kitty. Very mild tempered and extremely mellow.
I own a section of my yard fenced off from the rest. I would put my investigational dog there so they could smell and get used to each other lacking being able to hurt each other.
I want another dog. Probably a rotty. Should I consider a manly or female for him?
Female. Rottweilers often have same sex aggression surrounded by both genders. So opposites work best. If he is 12 and has trouble moving and is tired a lot a infantile pup may be a bit much for him so I would suggest possibly waiting until he passes or adopting an full-grown dog.
Go to a shelter or Rotti rescue, ask to set up a meeting. Gender isn't always push button, sometimes its just him liking certain dogs.
Do not get another dog. The older dog would hurt himself trying to be paid it submissive! His life is almost over, and he has be a lone dog for a LONG time. He would hurt himself trying to keep up on walks, as the younger dog could go farther than he could.
Adopt a already spayed female from a rescue.
i would suggest a womanly and please check out a rescue
Honestly, whether he is really old and having health problems, a younger more active dog may irritate him. My old dog had hip dysplasia and was 13 years aged, my sister brought her new puppy over and he absolutely hated it. He be pretty immobile and her puppy kept jumping all over him wanting to play and it singular made him more miserable. My best suggestion is to not get another dog at this point, but if you finish off up doing so, I would suggest an adult female.