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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Adding another GSD to the family but what sex? Male or Female?

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I currently have a 22 month old male, who is now neutered! He is excellent with all dogs/animals and adults/kids. I'm know that usually you try to have a male and female to prevent any fights, but what about another male?

I should also add that the only time my male gets upset with another dog is if a new dog (a friends dog) comes into our house and hasn't been there before. Once they sniff, my male will go on playing with them!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2017, 02:50 PM
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It can work or not. Your safest bet will be by getting a female. Why are you set on another male? Females are great too and your dog is already neutered.
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The best is to get a female. Male/Female combos usually work out best.
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I have had multiple males at times, as long as they don't both have the 'pushy, I want to be the big cheese' mentality, no reason not to get another male...I think multiple males get along better than multiple females.
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Rule of thumb says opposite sexes is the safest bet, and I've done it with no problems whatsoever. Would always recommend. That said, I have really come to enjoy having my two boys right now and will most likely continue with this pairing. Temperament does matter however.... typically one would think that the older, larger, more established male would set the tone, but that was not true in my case. Tilden (7yrs and 60# at the time) is generally pretty passive but became conflicted when I introduced Keystone - an overly confident 50# 7 month old with a chip on his shoulder when it came to social skills. They had a rough patch in the beginning, I shut it down right away and they are coexisting champs now and for over 3yrs. I really dig the combo!

TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 61lbs of Love
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