Can my cats accept a little dog if he is a puppy when they meet.
At one time, my aunt had one of those little Mexican dogs, chewbacca, or something, I can't spell it and won't even try. Anyway, she said words along the lines , that the cat will be all right, the dog is too small it won't touch the cat. When she got up in the morning the only thing lef of the dog was a pile of bones.
I doubt that your cats will accept the dog.
Most dogs and cats get along if they are introduced when the dog is still young. Certain breeds of dog are a lot better, as are certain cats, but unless the dog is really obnoxious there should be no problem, and your puppy will not end up "a pile of bones" in the morning.
If you havent picked out a puppy yet, look on my profile page for a list of dog breeds that like cats. If you are into tiny dogs like Yorkies (as in your photo), be sure to check out a Maltese or a Morkie. They do really well with cats.
Dogs and cats can get a long especially if they grow up together. I also think the breed of the dog might be another consideration.
I hope my cats aren't too old when I get a little dog. I'm not in the position to train a dog this hot season, but maybe during the next one.
The breed of dog is a Yorkie.
I have always had cats and dogs in my house, with the cats always being there first. I have had a Yorkie (my mothers), a Golden Retriever (my sisters), and now that I live on my own I have an Australian Cattle Dog. My cat has been around through the introduction of all of these dogs, and while it is a little rough in the beginning with a lot of chasing each other and maybe even some barking and hissing, they have always been able to get along within a few weeks. My cat and dog love each other now and are partners in crime.
Also maybe worth noting - my first two dogs were puppies when we got them, but my current dog (in the picture) I rescued when she was a year old.
We have two cats, and two small dogs (Jack Russell x Pappilon, and a Yorkshire Terrier x Miniature Foxy).
We had the cats for a year or so before we got the Jack X. They had their differences, but are good now. So much so, when we got the Yorky X a few years later (about 1.5yr ago) they just looked at him, then at us and stalked off - as though laughing at the size of him!
We now have the only cats in the neighbourhood who, when we walk down the street heading home after a walk with the dogs, run up to us and head butt the dogs affecionately (sp?). They kinda play together now...kinda - dogs are a bit pushy.
If you don't push them, and reprimand the dog if he tries to go for them, (and..if your cats are being nasty - them too!), he'll learn not to bother them so much, and they'll get on famously.
I have never had a problem with cats and dogs getting together. It does depend on their personalities. Don't worry about your puppy, the cats won't kill it and if the pup gets too crazy with the cats his nose will get scratched. Introduce them slowly letting them smell each other and be there in the room to act as referee. They'll do just fine, don't worry
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