Adding a female vs male pup to my household with an existing 2-yr old male.

by KristiP
(Atlanta, GA )



Hello - I have a 2 year old male Coton. He's an active, spirited boy (some would say he's 'alpha' - a big dog in a little dog body) and he is the quintessential happy and loving Coton.

I'm interested in adding to my furry family within the next year and am seeking advice / recommendations on whether it's best to add a female or another male Coton given the aforementioned characteristics of my existing one.

My preference is a female but I don't want to overly disrupt the dynamics of my household.

Do you have any suggestions or tips that I should take into consideration as I embark upon this journey?

Thank you very much for your time in responding.



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Feb 02, 2016
Are two dogs better than one? NEW
by: Anonymous

We've also been thinking about adding a second dog to the household. Our first Coton has worked out really well and we think it would be nice to give our 2 year old male some companionship when we aren't home. If we added another puppy to the mix would they actually keep each other busy (and happy) while we are away? Thanks!

Oct 14, 2015
Dog family NEW
by: Vicky & Jonah

Myself I think having a female & male is always easier & less training work from my experience but honestly either will work Cotons r companion dogs & w/either as long as you stick to dog seniority rules & portray to ur male even thou he's first u will not tolerate food stealing & bully behavior you will be fine.

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