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Question by jon
Submitted on 11/9/2003
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i want to get another lab (female), but i have another female lab already.  She is 9 months and i was wandering is the age difference going to be bad for my dog and will it work out if i get another?

Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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I had a 1 1/2 year old dog when I got a puppy. At first she completely ignored it but after awhile they started playing and are now great friends. I don't think age should be much of a problem. It seems after I got my puppy the older one is finding her "inner puppy". Good luck!


Answer by starbucklabs
Submitted on 2/14/2004
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Labs like all dogs tend to be suspicious of new friends but if you introduce them allowing the older dog to show whose boss there will be no troubles.  Don't get involved much other than to see that the older dog does not hurt the younger.  The youngster biting the oldster is not a concern.  Give it a week but make sure at night they are separate so the oldster knows he's top dog and youngster learns the ropes.  Slowly they will be inseparable.


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