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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Having 2 male dogs

Hi everyone, i am new here
I got a 6months old male GSD and i try to get him a friend to play with, i find a 12weeks old male cane corso that i like to be my 2nd dog but not sure they gonna go well when they get older, you guys think will be ok for me to have them both?
Please help me out and thanks for your time!!!
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Re: Having 2 male dogs

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Originally Posted By: Tankvom you guys think will be ok for me to have them both?
I wouldn't.

He doesn't need a "friend" to play with. He needs to play with YOU. Especially at his age.

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Re: Having 2 male dogs

Wrong reason to get another dog
You have to spend time with both dogs not let them play 24/7 with just each other.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Having 2 male dogs

well i love to have a 2nd dog too and i love cane corso.
can you please tell me why you wouldn't?
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Originally Posted By: DenaliFofaliWrong reason to get another dog
You have to spend time with both dogs not let them play 24/7 with just each other.
i play with my GSD everyday and i take him to the dog park about 2-3 hr a day, i will do the same when i get a 2nd dog.
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Re: Having 2 male dogs

First of all, your pup is still very young and has a lot of learing left to do before you bring another dog into the picture. There is a chance that the pups will bond to each other and not with you.

As far as two males, two males or two females can get along fine in the right environment with an experienced pet owner. For example, if you have a submissive male it would be ok to add a second male that is a more dominant. However, it would be a bad idea to add two male dogs that are both dominant and have the same engery/intensity levels. Your pup is too young to judge this for sure yet.

As far as the two breeds getting along, it is very possible the two breeds will get a long fine. I personally have a pit/gsd mix with my gsd and I have no problems.

I would suggest doing a lot of research about adding a second dog and allow your dog to mature and then when you feel you have to add a second dog I would recommend adding a female.

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Re: Having 2 male dogs

You have a 6 month old puppy. THAT dog needs all your attention right now.

Training, socializing, training, bonding, socializing, etc.

Unless you are independently wealthy and have no job and are able to be with your dogs 24/7, getting another PUPPY is not a great idea. Especially not a molosser-type. They REALLY need the socialization in order to temper their naturally suspicious nature.

And I would NOT get a male CC. Two dogs of the same sex is not always a good combination.
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I would not get a male Cane Corso to go with a male GSD.
http://www.canecorso.org/breed_info.html

Just wouldn't be worth the risk that they would not get along somewhere down the road when they alpha peaked.


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Re: Having 2 male dogs

The fact they're both males isn't the issue, it's the fact you're getting the puppy for your other dog. Do you have the time and money to take TWO puppies to training classes? The price of vet bills? Dog food? Play time? Time to put what you learn in classes into real life situations by socializing and training both of these dogs in the real world to anything and everything possible?

And just so you know, dogs typically don't play with each other. Puppies might but as they get older they probably wont. So you're going to be doubling everything you do with your current dog because neither of these dogs are going to burn off each others energy and they certinally aren't going to be able to socialize themselves/each other to life outside the house/yard.

Why not wait until your current puppy is older? At least a year old if not older. He's going to physically BE a puppy for around another 1.5 years and mentally he's going to be a puppy for another 2 years chances are. One puppy alone is hard to raise, two is just all that much harder.

Have you done research on the Cane Corso? They aren't an easy dog.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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classes, The price of vet bills, Dog food, Play time will be fine with me but i am just scare they gonna kill each other when they get older, and yea i did some research on the cane corso.
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