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Post by JohnnyRoberts on Thu Oct 15 2015, 10:13

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Just a insite on my first staffy

I have a Irish blue bitch, called Daisy who is 14 months (still a pup in my eyes but)
She's loving, hypo, gentle & loves playing.. She sleeps in our bed with us and has the kitchen and living room of a day why we are in work (my wife only goes to work at 9:30am and is home at 12:30 for a hour, then I finish at 4:30) so she's never left alone to long.

We are picking a puppy staffy up tonight (was 8 weeks old on Monday) she is also a bitch, we have a pen (which we intend on keeping her in why we are at work so they can be close to one another but a cage in the way?, and of a night (why Daisy sleeps with us)


Just a couple of questions, and advice of you's would be a massive help.

1) I see a lot of people get a bitch and a boy staffy- is there any reason for this? Will 2 girls be fine together ?
2) is it wise to keep a pen in the kitchen with the pup in, and leaving our other staffy wandering around the kitchen & living room (she sleeps on the couch why we are at work)
3) is Daisy to at 14 months to young to have a pup intruding in her space?

Any advice is muchly appreciated.

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by JohnnyRoberts on Mon Oct 19 2015, 20:20

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What was I worried about? Best of mates!

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by JohnnyRoberts on Mon Oct 19 2015, 20:25

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Feel like a proud dad

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by ColinW on Mon Oct 19 2015, 20:41

Gorgeous dugs mate.
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Post by Linzi-Jo on Mon Oct 19 2015, 21:02

Awww they are both gorgeous and looks like they are getting on great now! Roxy has similar colourings to my Honey and Ace but they are all brindle with only a little white on their chests and chins

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by donna80 on Thu Oct 22 2015, 22:02

hi ive been following your progress on your 2 pups im so pleased everything is going great,i have a similiar problem 2 u as ive a 11 month old male and a 4 month female and jst like u ive been worried about them playing to rough with each other im constantly on edge but with the advice ive had from members on here things have improved a likttle but no where near as good as yours.hope u dont mind me asking but hows your 2 doing now n is there any advice u cud pass onto me please
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Post by JohnnyRoberts on Thu Oct 22 2015, 23:14

They are great now Daisy (the 15 month old Irish blue) seems to have scars / lumps / scabs on her face now though were roxy has been biting her.. They aren't noticeable But when you stroke Daisy's face or grab her face to give her a kiss (softy aren't I ha) you can feel it being rough.

Not sure if this is normal so could somebody help me out on that ?
They are still getting supervision obviously and I see them playing and roxy hanging off Daisy's face but Daisy doesn't snap/growl back just carries on playing so although it's leaving marks and it's not bothering Daisy is it okay?

Donna only thing I can suggest is let them go at it. We have these two rolling across the floor for hours why we're watching telly. Only thing I could suggest is let them go at it- doesn't look or sound nice at times but once you learn to accept it it's easier to just let it happen why you do your own thing around the house.

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by LizP on Fri Oct 23 2015, 08:17

Don't forget how sharp those puppy teeth are, so yes, you probably will get some nicks here and there. As you say, though, as long as Daisy is ok with it, then let it (them!) roll!

You sound SO much more relaxed and happy now. Although you may have the same problem as we do - the tv volume seems to be set higher than it was before!


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Post by Mia05 on Fri Oct 23 2015, 08:41

Glad daisy and pup are getting along nicely


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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by JohnnyRoberts on Fri Oct 23 2015, 16:25

I am so so much more relaxed now thanks to people's comments on here..

Soon as they are tired Roxy climbs on the couch, or in Daisy's crate and curls up in to a ball and sleeps, Daisy will go over pushing her with her nose, realise she doesn't want to play and cuddle into her

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by -Ian- on Fri Oct 23 2015, 19:56

Sounds like things are coming along nicely Smile


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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by charlottieg on Sun Oct 25 2015, 10:35

Hi Johnny

So glad I've found this post! We have a 10 week old bitch, Pixie. Last night we picked up our 7 week old male, Ronnie. so far they have had 'good' plays together, shared water and toys. However they have also had horrible sounding 'fights' too....I was beginning to get quite worried about it. Especially as Ronnie is so young/not as strong as Pixie (yet!)

So you think the best advise is to just let them go at it? I do see tails waggling but the sound is horrid nail biting Ive been stopping them so far.

Im off out today to buy two crates for them to sleep in. We plan on putting a baby gate up between the living room and hallway and keeping them separated during the day when we are at work....at least until they are older

Pixie is enrolled at training classes from 12 weeks and I plan to enrol Ronnie too as soon as he's old enough. Im hoping that will help them come on with socialising

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by JohnnyRoberts on Wed Nov 04 2015, 09:26

Hi guys. Sorry it's been a while iv been up the wall with the two of them. Not getting a minute!!

Well where to I start- my house is officially ruined!!

They seem to be getting worse. They had to have a hour or so of non stop fighting and then both jump on the couch and fall asleep together.

Now it's from the minute we get in from work till the minute they go to bed, it's got louder as Roxy has got her feet under the table, and found her bark!!! So every time they are playing she's constant barking at Daisy haha!

The sad thing for me, which does get me down is I can tell Daisy has changed a lot since Roxy has come. They get equal attention from us (Daisy still stays in our bed of a night) but once Roxy is asleep of a night Daisy will sit on the couch furthest away from us and looks so sad it's heartbreaking! Doesn't seem
The same lovey dovey dog she has to be.

Good thing is Roxy stays in her crate (With the door open) from 10/10:30pm till 6am without a peep from
Until I go down and feed them both.

I'm hoping that once they are both allowed to go on wake together then this constant play fighting may stop?



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Post by JohnnyRoberts on Wed Nov 04 2015, 09:28

Hi Charl- yes the best advise I could give (what iv got from
This post) is just let them go at it but keep a eye on it.. They've got worse mine but still only playing I think it's just the pups more use to Daisy so being a bit louder and cockier haha

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by charlottieg on Mon Nov 09 2015, 12:27

Hi Johnny

Mine have had a few weeks together now, things are a lot better Smile They still play fight but love to cuddle up to each other on a evening kiss Ronnie is a lot stronger now so can handle the play fights with Pixie, we leave them together on a night and while we are at work....all good!

We meet up with my friend and her 1 year old male staff regularly too and they get on well.....that's if you call 'getting on well' running around 100mph chasing/nibbling each other haha

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Post by JohnnyRoberts on Mon Nov 09 2015, 13:05

Aww I'm glad all is going well! Once you get over the fact it's not as rough as it looks then it gets easier!

We've had a very very stressful week they won't have a minute and Daisy doesn't seem to listen to a word we say when they are fighting. Now Roxy has grew a bit (albeit only 2 weeks) she doesn't take any s**t off Daisy

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Re: Introducing a pup, to a pup..

Post by donna80 on Mon Nov 09 2015, 16:57

Hi johnny I'm in the same boat as you I feel like my oldest Bruno has changed since getting tia he's more clingey with me but looks sad, I've been following your posts in find them so helpful n everything u have said is true it I'd hard watching them play I'm still a nervous wreck especially as the little one is more braver now and like you they take no notice when I say that's enough which that's what I'm working on the most
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Post by JohnnyRoberts on Tue Nov 10 2015, 07:33

Yeah Roxy is a lot braver now never backs down to Daisy.. Won't give her toys up without a fight, and pounces on Daisy when she isn't looking haha! I know Daisy won't hurt her because iv seen Roxy hanging off her legs / tail / lips biting haha! Poor Daisy's face is a mess scars everywhere (hopefully they will go)

Iv still got a problem with Roxy crying.. She sleeps right threw (10pm till 6/6:30am but I do have to lie in front of her crate in the kitchen until she is flat out otherwise she cry's like mad.. I can't go to work without her crying, my girlfriend can't go back to work after her dinner without her crying. Basically as soon as she can't see us she starts crying. Any advice or will it eventually go?

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Post by donna80 on Tue Nov 10 2015, 14:05

hi ive found that putting tia in her cage nxt to bruno in his cage she settles more i havent left them long maybe at the most 15 mins but when ive came bck they both are either asleep r calm.tia used to cry everytime we left the room n thats how i found by putting her nxt to bruno she wud settled down so thats wot i have to do if i ever pop out.its so much hard work harder than i thought im drained n exhausted i jst wish i cud let them play with out being stressed,worried,anxious but im a softy lol. ive found like u mentioned about your oldest dog that he looks sad n depressed so that worries me alot.do you jst let them play all the time all day together?im not that confident at the moment wish i was
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Post by JohnnyRoberts on Tue Nov 10 2015, 16:22

Their cages are together in the kitchen. But Roxy's crying unsettle's Daisy who also then starts barking who never use to bark at all.. And who never had to stay in a crate because she was trained.

Oh it's very very very stressful and exhausting iv already said to my wife bring on twins as I think that would be a walk in the park compared to this haha!

We let them just play around the house now with no worries at all. Iv seen Roxy's teeth in Daisy's lips / head / legs / body / belly and Daisy has never reacted badly once, or even snapped so I dont mind them doing what they want.. Still wouldn't go out and leave them alone though.

It's sad watching Daisy change defo isn't the same dog which is heartbreaking for me as she was my first pup!

How old are yours and are they a bitch/dog ? If you don't mind me asking.


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Post by donna80 on Tue Nov 10 2015, 20:07

brunos 11 month old n tias 4 month old,i think it wud ov been alot better if bruno was older n trained more coz hes daft az a brush.ive been brought up with dogs all my life and a few months bck i had to get my 12 yr old staffy harvey put to sleep which has broke my heart n ill never stop missing him even though i have these 2 terrors ruling my life lol, what i mean iz i didnt think i wud be as nervous as i am around these 2 playing as i am with me being used to dogs.i totally understand about what u r saying about daisy as i feel the same way about my older one bruno im hoping we r wrong n they r both happy n content.so when u n your wifes in do u jst let them both play none stop im so intrested as i havent found many people in the same boat as me
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