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  1. My wife said she is considering us possibly getting a second dog a lot sooner than I thought she would be ready to do so and I have a few questions. First let me explain that we have never had more than one dog at a time so this would be something completely new to us. We were thinking that maybe Xena would appreciate having a doggie friend to play with for times when we were busy with chores. (we do give Xena a very good amount of time and attention pretty much most days) 1.) I had read where someone said that Border Collies don't really need to have another dog around, and something like they might even be uncomfortable with their space being shared, is that more of the norm or just that way with some Border Collies ? 2.) I am thinking it would be best to adopt another Border Collie close to the same age as Xena so they would grow up together having the same basic energy level, any thoughts on that ? 3.) Before we would adopt another dog we would want to take Xena to the "meet and greet" to see how they would respond to each other, would that give an accurate assessment of how they would get along when they are actually living together in the same house ? 4.) Is it preferrable to have a seperate crate for each dog to sleep in at night ? (if not we would have to find a bigger crate (maybe one dog make wake the other dog up when they are trying to sleep, or simply prefer having their own private "den", do any of you have dogs that prefer to snuggle next to each other when they sleep at night ?) 5.) Any other considerations for someone considering having two dogs at once for the first time ?
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