Well, some of you may have read my other post about deciding to get a puppy or taking in a 4 year old. This is a small continuation, kinda. My wife almost had me swayed to take both, the 4 year old, AND get a puppy, lol. But for one, we do not have "real" experience with raising a dog, just ALOT of reading. And also, it would only give the 4 year old about 4 months to transition to our home and then take on a puppy. So we decided to just go for the one puppy for now. BUT, in a year or two, we would like to consider adding a playmate. I really do not think we could handle to large dogs though. Anyone have experience with a boxer and a smaller breed? We will be getting a male boxer, so from what I have read, we will look to add a female dog later. This may change, but we may look into getting a min pin later. Do you think they would have a chance at getting along? I know min pins have a "big dog" complex.