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So we are probably going to be bringing in an older female Boxer who is 1 yr old into our home with Cosmo, who is male and 6 months. We're trying to figure out the best way to do this.

We're going to have to travel a decent amount to pick up the female, and I would prefer that the two dogs met each other before bringing them both home. However, I don't know if it is a great idea to bring Cosmo with us to meet this new dog and have both of them in the same car for the long trek home.

The other option would be to have them meet in the park by my house. The issue with this is, if for some reason the cannot tolerate each other, we wouldn't have really any options at that point on where to keep the dogs.  We'd have to separate them in our house until something could be worked out.

Cosmo is a very friendly puppy, so I doubt he wouldn't get along with another Boxer, so this may all be moot.

Anyone have any suggestions on introducing two Boxers in a situation similar to this ?
 

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I wish I could help but I'm about ready to be in the same situation.  I have read on here that its best to meet some where else besides the home.  We have a 1 year old and we will be getting a 8 week old this week.  Unfortunately it will be so late at night that we will just have to hope they get along well meeting at home.  

I'm sure you won't have to much of a problem since yours is only 6 months old.
 

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IMO, you shouldn't have much of any problems with dogs as young as the two you are bringing together (unless the 1 year old has some serious issues already).  It's usually when dogs get a little older that they get crotchety, possessive, territorial, etc...  You have a male & a female which helps too.  I'd expect them to play a bunch, wrestle, boxer fight, etc... and then you'll see the 1 year old female take the alpha position.
 
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When we brought Bo- 9 months into our home to meet Jetta 3 months..Bo was very cranky. Granted he had been moved around a lot that month.  He didn't want anything to do with her and he made sure she knew it, although she didn't listen to him, lol.  He growled and snapped (never made contact) and we had to correct him many times the first two days.  If she took his toys or tried to eat his bone..he growled and snapped.  It got to the point the first week we didn't allow any toys.  Within two days, he calmed down.  They started playing, wresting, and acting like boxers.  Within a month, they were great friends.  Today, they are inseperable.  Be prepared for some growling possibly...maybe some snapping...and some dominance issues.  They are going to have to determine who is top dog under you.  The new female will likely be stressed due to the move, prolly a little cranky, and scared.  She may not want to play.  You may have to separate them a little the first day or two.
 

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I agree with Nexu on this...It will be interesting when we bring home our new puppy with our senior and then Angel as well....But he's really good with pups...With both of yours being young, I don't think it should be too much of an issue...How exciting, a new puppy :)
 

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I agree with the others, don't think you will have much of a problem with them being so young.
 

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At that age like everyone said you shouldn't have much trouble.  

When we introduced Calli to our rescue we did it at home.  The rescue was about 1 and Calli was 5 or 6.  We did it outside so they could run a little and lots of sniffing, etc.  They did fine and got along great from the start even with the rescue having come from very bad situation.  

When we got our puppy Teaki, Calli was almost 10 and berkely was about 5.  We brought the puppy in and let them each sniff the puppy before we put her on the floor,  they were very interested in the puppy and followed it everywhere.  The drool from the two big dogs was amazing......be sure to have some towels handy!  :D  

When we brought home our next puppy Teaki was about 5 and had just lost her two best buddies so she wasn't really sure about a new puppy.  She was never mean to him but there were times when the puppy would lay down by her and she would get up and move away.  But that was only a few times and they were soon playing, sleeping and eating together.  We introduced them in the house too because the puppy was only 7 weeks.
 

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I would bring the other dog with to get the new pup if possible.  That is what I have done in the past.  I bring a crate for the pup to ride in so the older dog gets to know them and their scent before we even get them together.  When I have placed the pup in the crate by that time it has my scent all over it telling the other dog that it is now a member of the family.  By the time we have stopped at the first rest stop for a walk and potty break they have known each other and there was a lot less commotion over the new addition.

It has worked very well for me.  

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My issue is that the possibility is that I would be picking up the dog at the airport and bringing it home that way...perhaps bringing a younger male into my home with Phoenix my 17 month old female.
Meet on neutral ground?
 

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The day we got Brodi, I had hubby drop me and Brodi off at the corner park by my house, while he went and picked up Chloe and they met there for the first time and we had no issues at all besides not being able to get Chloe back in the truck cause she wanted to stay there and play with Brodi.
 

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Just for an update, we did end up getting the older female (Cori). I actually drove out to get her by myself. We decided that it was just to far to drive home with 2 dogs that didn't know each other (6 hours each way). When I got home, we brought Cosmo (the younger male) out in the front yard and we let them sniff at each other and bark. Then, we took them inside. However, they did bark and growl and jump on each other all night (literally 7 hours or so). They were trying to establish dominancy and Cosmo was not about to give it up without a fight. It was a loooooonnnnnggg night! It took a couple days, but now they get along great. They snuggle with each other and play every day. Though there are still times when it sounds like they are going to kill each other. But it definitely gets better everyday and we just adore Cori! My suggestion would be that you just have them sniff each other out on neutral ground, but eventually you are going to have to bring them inside the house and someone is going to get territorial...but they will work it out. Good luck and we can't wait to see the new pup!
 

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Glad that they are getting along and what you say is true..When we adopted Tia, we took Buck with us to the Boxer Rescue..They played for like 2 hrs before we started home(2 hr drive)...Once you are on your own turf, there are things that just havr to be worked out and it does take a few days..Definitely easier with younger dogs...Let's see what happens when I bring home a puppy with an 11 yr old & a 2 1/2 yr old  :)
 
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