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Thinking of getting a 2nd dog... (am I crazy?)

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So, we have a 16 week old female Akita/GSD puppy, Luna. We originally planned on getting two dogs, but decided to start with one.

Lately, I've been getting the urge to get a 2nd dog. I know most people say to wait until your puppy is 2 (or at least 18 months) before getting another one, but I found a dog that seems like he will be a good fit.

My husband and I had discussed getting a Siberian Husky before we adopted Luna. Then, we planned on getting a Sibe puppy from a reputable breeder after Luna is a bit older.

Now I stumbled upon a Sibe that some people are rehoming (he came to them as a stray, they cleaned him up, searched for the owners, and now are looking for a new home for him).

They said he is 1.5 years old, good with dogs, cats & horses, housebroken/crate trained, and knows his basic commands. If so, somebody took a lot of time with this boy...

He sounds too good to be true. I've emailed the people with questions (was there a vet exam, any health issues, is he neutered, etc.). Can anyone think of any other questions I should ask?

More importantly, am I completely crazy to think of doing this? If we decide to go ahead with this, we'll bring Luna over to meet him prior to making a final decision (he's located about 3 hours away from us)... although I'm a little leery of doing this if he hasn't had a vet exam...
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yes I think your crazy lol many dogs don't start to get to their hyper phase untill at least 6 months old sometimes later. if you think your puppy is sweet and easy to handle now I'd like to see what you think in 6 months.

However if you think you are prepared and have done all your reasearch and know what activities you want the dogs for, then go ahead and be crazy.
From my experiance it seems siberan huskys are a very healthy breed. I think hip dysplasia is one of the few health concerns and a vet can rotate the hips for you to feel for any slippage, thats no replacement for an x-ray but if your not planning on competing with her it maybe enough.

Since you live in Wisconsin like me I HIGHLY suggest getting into Skijoring. you have a dog that is perfect for the sport/pastime.
Skijoring equipment is very affordable the only real equipment you need is an X-back harness for the dog which is about $30 and a set of crosscountry skis which you can get at second hand shop for $30-$60 sometimes and thats it. unless you want to buy a waist harness for yourself which is convienient but not nessisary
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