This is an example of what's coming to our house on Labour Day weekend. Yes, because we are gluttons for punishment, we are getting a companion for our Beagle, Luna.
This time, we're getting a male. The breeder said in her experience female dogs can be more dominant than male dogs, and adding a male puppy might be advisable. Our Beagle can definitely be domineering, as our cat (who three months ago wandered away, never to return) discovered when he attempted to get on the couch beside her.
This is only a prototype. Having purchased from this breeder before, I suspect his face will be blacker.
I am not sure if we'll regret this or not, but we have found our Luna, at only five years old, is beginning to get a little lazy and, thus, has gained weight. She needs someone to get her playing. She loves to be chased around the house, but that's not on my agenda. It's much more suitable for her to be chased by another dog.
This is what empty nesters do: buy dogs to fill the space.