Posted : 5/20/2010 12:35:50 AM
I have a Chi with my Am Staff. They get along great! Gypsy has ZERO dog aggression and Radar is VERY respectful of her--he won't even walk in front of her during our walks. He knows to stay out of her way when she starts doing zoomies in the house.
Radar, as most of you know, is a rescue. He was the super skinny little guy nobody wanted. He is a senior dog (about nine years old) and was abused. I brought him home and immediately spent $500.00 getting his teeth fixed. He had HORRIBLE teeth, which is common for this breed. He had abscesses, loose teeth and teeth that fell out during cleaning, ones that needed to be pulled and a thorough cleaning. He is also a horrible example of a Chi (conformation wise) Would I trade him for a show quality, AKC puppy? NO WAY!
He truly appreciates his new life an all that we do for him. He loves to snuggle with all of us and plays with us like a larger dog. He guards as much as Gypsy and, although it's humorous to see such a little guy trying to intimidate the Fed Ex guy, he doesn't realize his size.
Sooo, if you DO change your mind about getting a Chi, hit Petfinder and see what is available in your area. The Chis in my area were about $300.00 and were altered, current on vaccinations AND had had their dental work already done. What a bargain and you will have saved a life on top of that. How can you beat that?