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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Second male gsd in house

Hello everyone , do any of you guys/girls have to male gsd in your house?Are they having fights?Should i even think of getting a second male or will my life and the dogs lives become difficult?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 12:35 AM
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My males started fighting, but I've had other males together who did not. Adding a female would be better odds at getting along.
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I have two males. They sometimes have issues, though we are making it work. Other people don't have any problems at all. A lot depends on the individual dogs. I would recommend getting opposite sexes if at all possible.
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I introduced a confident 7mo to an insecure 7yr old.... one fight and one close call within the first two weeks. Absolutely nothing since...harmonious house! They're now 10 and 4.

That said... if you're asking and if you're open, go with a girl.
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I have two intact males and one spayed female(use to be two spayed females). As the younger male has matured, I have to really manage the older male so he isn't constantly dominating the younger dog. I train in IPO and do not want the younger one influenced by my other male(though he is because he won't lift leg with Karlo around) They are both around bitches in heat often at training, and that plays into the dynamics. Younger male submits but is not a mush. He has great confidence and manners when it comes to the other dog.
That said, If I only had one dog, and wanted to add to my pack, I'd go opposite sex.
I had two females for awhile and they were harder to manage than the two males. If you end up with two dominant dogs, there will be blood shed.
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@onyx'girl What if the 2 dominant dogs are opposite sexes?
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I think a lot depends on the dominance of the two dogs.

If the younger dog is more dominant, you can still have peace if you assist with the transition of the younger dog to the top position despite your heart wanting the older male to be the top dog.

Even if two male dogs do get along, if you would have to neuter the older male for health reasons, that could rock the boat too.

You might also have problems between the two males if somebody has an intact female in neighborhood when she comes into heat.

Is your current male neutered?
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I think a lot depends on the dominance of the two dogs.

If the younger dog is more dominant, you can still have peace if you assist with the transition of the younger dog to the top position despite your heart wanting the older male to be the top dog.

Even if two male dogs do get along, if you would have to neuter the older male for health reasons, that could rock the boat too.

You might also have problems between the two males if somebody has an intact female in neighborhood when she comes into heat.

Is your current male neutered?
I havent neutered him , nor do i plan to.
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