BREED COMPATIBILITY MATCH GUIDE
Will Fido get along with Lassie ?
Click on the breed name to find out !
After much research and debate we have taken the 58 most popular breeds in South Africa and created a guideline as to the best and worst choices for adding an additional dog to your family. We hope that you find it helpful!
Points to bear in mind!
- If your existing dog is not well socialized introducing a new dog will not be easy.
- Your existing dog and new addition should be sterilized. To have one or both dogs intact, is more likely to lead to reactive behaviour.
- Never get two pups from same litter, or close together in age. the pups will tend to bond more with one another than family - one pup will be more forceful, resulting the the other pup never growing to full potential - as they bond together so much, problems can result if dogs separated.
- All introductions to new addition should be done on neutral territory and before you make the final commitment to purchasing a new dog. Prevention is better than cure.
- With cross breeds, look at each breed.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LIST IS MEANT TO BE A GUIDELINE ONLY AS EACH DOG IS UNIQUE AND BREED IS ONLY ONE INDICATOR OF TEMPERAMENT WITH MANY OTHER FACTORS PLAYING A ROLE. IT IS BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH AND IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE. FOR ANY COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS OR ADDITIONS PLEASE CONTACT US.
BEST OPTION :Male & Female 2nd BEST OPTION :Male & Male WORST OPTION : Two Females