Posted : 10/16/2012 7:05:54 AM
I honestly wouldn't add another dog until your daughter is older. GSD's are not an easy dog and with a small children.......
GSD's are incredibly smart. They are self thinkers and able to function without human direction. However, that often means that they make choices that don't make us very happy. And, that can include eating furniture and all sorts of stuff that isn't considered good manners by us humans. In my experience, a pup that young is NOT going to be overly tolerent of a child that young. S/he will see the child as a littermate and those little high pitched screams will not do anything but encourage the pup to continue rough play. And this is normal behavior for a pup of any breed, but especially so with a gsd.
No matter how much we love our critters, protecting our child has to come first, and a lot of happy, healthy, rambuctious pups end up right back in the shelter because of that one fact. We can't expect children, especially children that young, to always follow the rules, not squeal, not run, not whatever, to keep the pup calm and there won't be much of a bond, ever, if they grow up on opposite sides of the baby gate.