Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
7 Month Old Male & 10 Month Old Female Fight
My friend has a 7 month old male Doberman (Ace) and a almost 11 month old female Doberman (Addison), they get along wonderfully, they play, sleep, run, lick and lay with each other. They have never had a problem with each other. They have had Ace since he was 10 weeks old and they got Addison when she was 8 months old.
My friend and her boyfriend practice NILIF, they work on basic obediance with their dogs everyday, in separate rooms and they switch dogs after 10-15 minutes.
I spend alot of time with these dogs, we take our dogs to the beach a couple of times a week and I bring my GSD to their house almost every saturday. All 3 dogs get along wonderfully.
Yesterday my friend and I took the dogs to the beach like we always do and they ran, played and swam together. When we were making our way back down the trail to our cars, Addison started making these weird barks at Ace, then Ace's hair went up and they got really loud with each other, Sinister went over to them to join in and it became 2 on 1, Addison and Sinister VS Ace. As soon as we saw what was going on we stopped it. My friend leashed Addison and the boys continued running and playing as if nothing happened.
After about 10 minutes my friend let Addison off leash again. Addison and Ace started running around and playing while Sinister and I took off jogging (bugs were attacking) the next thing I know I hear a dog fight. I turned around to see Addison on top of Ace and she had him by the skin on the top of his head. My friend was trying to pull them off each other so I made Sinister sit and stay while I ran towards the dogs, my friend managed to get them apart right before I got to them and she immediately leashed them. She walked them side by side, they were fine and licked each other. Addison had no marks but Ace has a fingernail sized cut on his head.
Ace and Addison are not spayed/neutered. Addison will be spayed next month on her 1st birthday and Ace will be neutered in 5 months on his 1st birthday. Addison finished her 1st heat cycle almost 4 weeks ago. We did not have any treats or toys with us.
Why did this happen? How can we fix this?
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