So I have a little bit of a situation here & need some opinions…
Mark & I bring home Dallas (our new B puppy) on Thursday of this week. He will be 9 weeks + 1 day when we get him. Now the issue is the possibility of adding another dog in April. Not just any other dog either...a pittbull :eek:
So here's the deal...Mark's brother is in the Marines & found out that he is being deployed to Iraq in April for 9 months. He has a 1 year old pitt (pure bred - got from a reputable breeder, etc). that as far as he tells me is well trained, great with other dogs, loves women, etc. BUT can be very territorial of his home.
He asked us if we would take him for the 9 months he will be deployed. If we say no, he is talking about giving the dog away all together since there is no one else who could possibly take him He absolutely doesn't want to do this since he says it's his "baby". I've outlined some pros/cons that I have thought of but please let me know honestly what you guys think!
We'd be helping out Mark's brother a great deal
Dallas would have another dog to play with…hopefully
Dallas would get used to having another dog in the house (we're already talking of getting another B after Dallas is about 1-2 years old)
He is well trained so I wouldn't have to worry on that aspect (as far as I know)
What if he & Dallas fight?!? He could literally eat a B!
He is territorial of his home so would that make him be territorial with Dallas as well & cause chaos?
Dallas will only be with us 3.5 months by then & I don't want to freak him out bringing a new dog, one three times his size & could literally eat him in one chomp, into HIS home...
I'm really battling with this so any opinions would greatly help!