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GSD puppy and Belgian Malinois

Hello everyone!! I have a quick question, hopefully it's in the right place.

We have adopted a Belgian Malinois about 5 month ago, he will be 2 yo in March (i'm cursing my bf for bringing him home as i've already planned on getting my GDS puppy), needless to say, i love him to pieces now, but the problem is, he doesn't like other dogs, he's pretty aggressive towards them, and i work every day on his behavior issues, because he came to us totally untrained and mouthy so we have quite a challenge on our hands. He is getting so much better from when we first got him, but the dog aggression issue still exists. He tolerates our cat as long as she doesn't run, and he is OK with my sister's little dogs but he will chase him if dog starts running, ugh! What a high prey drive!

Anyway, i'm not sure what to do at this point, i love to have a GDS puppy, but i'm afraid to bring a dog home and have issues, specifically, i want a male pup, and that is another thing, 2 male dogs in the house.... can they coexist? Anyone owns a mal here along with gsd?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 05:05 PM
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I've found that aggression to dogs outside the home pack can be completely separate from aggression to dogs within the pack. That said, two males close in age, of similar breeds, you are setting yourself up for a crate-rotate scenario or a few good dog fights. If you chose to go ahead, get a female GSD. I'd advise you don't introduce a puppy while your malinois is still showing aggressive displays to strange dogs, because that GSD will soak up that behavior and mimic it.
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I don't think it has anything to do with the breed. I have a malinut and he is fine with other dogs and excellent with puppies.

And I know lots of people with multi-dog packs including malis.

Unless you want to keep them completely separate, I honestly would not get a puppy of any sort until you get your current dog's issues under control. They learn much from one another and you don't want a puppy to pick that up.

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There are exceptions and variations along the continuum of dog-friendly to dog-aggressive in any breed. But malinois tend to fall more toward the more dog-reactive and dog-aggressive end of that continuum.
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Have a look here for leash reactivity:
Leash reactive, getting worse with time.

and have a look here for how to train an "off switch.":
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If the males are neutered it can make things run a little smoother. It is all about how they see your ALPHA and chain of command (military term sorry) but its how they see you and the other dog. If you google male vs male aggression or even can two male dogs live together theres a lot of information. Before adopting our new GSD Ellie we were looking at a Sable male. Went with Ellie not because she's female but because she fit our life style better. Every dog is different.
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Your Mal is 2 years old now, that is a good age difference to bring another male puppy home.

What would concern me is that you said you adopted your Mal, has he been neutered? This could be a problem for you bringing another male dog on, especially if you are planning on keeping him intact.
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Thank you everyone for your responses, much appreciated.

We've got him from the guy who had this Mal kept in the small apartment, sounds like he had no time to socialize him, i've never met the guy only talked to him on the phone. He works long hours so the dog was kept hidden, must have been walked at night? Who knows. Eventually dog was discovered and the owner was told to either move or get rid of the dog, so thats the story i've been told. The owner apparently adopted the dog from the shelter at 5 month old.

He is a bit fearful, he gets so anxious around cars it's crazy! Same with other dogs, so thank you for posting some videos, i'll do more search on how to break that behavior.

He has huge prey drive, he thinks with his eyes and not his head, a huge difference from my 2 GDS's, I have to literally run him for 3 hours a day to get the energy out, but I'm not complaining, it's fun for me and the dog, with short training sessions he is getting better, but need a lot of work with his anxiety around cars and dogs.

He is neutered and we took him to the vet to check his limping, did x-ray to rule out any issues (that was before i found out he was hit by a car as a pup).

So yeah, i have a challenge with him, but he's a great dog, smart, intelligent, quick to learn, and all that good stuff, except his prey drive is out of control right now and he is very mouthy, all he wants to do is chase and bite, all teeth! He likes to cuddle, and is pretty laid back around the house but gets easily excited if you start playing with him and get him going, so we try to be calm and not instigate any games with him when we don't want him to be too rambunctious.

So thank you again everyone for listening and any tips.


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Your Mal is 2 years old now, that is a good age difference to bring another male puppy home.

What would concern me is that you said you adopted your Mal, has he been neutered? This could be a problem for you bringing another male dog on, especially if you are planning on keeping him intact.
two year gap is actually recommended by some too!
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two year gap is actually recommended by some too!
Yep, that is what I said.
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