We have had the boxer, Dixie, almost 4 years. For 2 years she had a buddy named Looter. He was Katrina rescue, died last year during hernia surgery. So we got her another buddy. His name is Logan and he is a redbone coonhound. We weren't sure she would take to him, but I think she likes him pretty good. We got Logan from a family that thought he was cute as a pup but kept him in a 10x10 kennel outside year round for 2 years. He had never been in a house. I think he's adapted pretty well, learned about couches and the queen sized bed pretty quick. It took only 4 days for him to understand he goes outside to potty.