|09-21-2013 02:34 PM|
I'm so sorry for your loss
I have a small 12 lb mininature poodle and my sister has a 4 lb yorkie mix that live with my GSD, Delgado has been around them since he was 9 weeks old. My poodle does not enjoy other dogs trying to play with her and the yorkie is 13 years old and blind with other health issues (he's a rescue). I rarely leave them unsupervised, NOT because he has ever shown any signs of aggression but he could hurt either entirely unintentionally. He has been taught to respect them and not bug them, he knows the rules and a "leave it" or "knock it off" is more then enough to get him to settle if he's bouncing around them.
With you not witnessing the situation you have no idea what caused it, so I would not lay blame. If you choose to keep the GSD then I agree with everyone and the dog is never out of sight around the other dogs and get a good trainer involved, otherwise if you can't forgive her or wish to work with her then find her a good home with an experienced owner, or euthanize her (last resort). Those are pretty much your three options.
|09-21-2013 02:29 PM|
|Msmaria||I just wanted to say I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how you feel right now. I'm sure what ever decision you make it will be the best for you. I'm so sorry|
|09-21-2013 02:03 PM|
|09-21-2013 01:58 PM|
|pets4life||LaRen do you find dobies a bit less harsh on other dogs than gsds? I know its mostly individual the ones I know seem to be a lot better in groups. My dog use to be good friends with a female dobe.|
|09-21-2013 01:09 PM|
Her male is good with other dogs both male and female.
Her female is good with other dogs too, but she got into a fight with my friend's mother's female Doberman.
|09-21-2013 01:00 PM|
I thought so also but then I saw a female gsd try to kill a male husky by throat hold, she would have if people did not pull them apart. That really confused me. I asked a trainer who had a lot of experience with dog aggression. He said some bitches see and treat fixed malaes just like they would treat another female. He said it is not as common as I thought it would be. But it would be very rare with a bitch and a dog (intact) male. because she does not see him like a female. He also said that fixed males will give way to females more often and not push their limits so the fights just do not happen as much as inter female aggression. But the bitches don't care they will kill him or her it is the same to them.
I found it really strange. My female also does not show a diff between fixed males and females they are all the same to her. But an intact male had her acting all goofy. Really strange to me also.
I am so sorry to the OP I hope you can find a suitable home for her as a only dog? or maybe downsize a lil ? the smaller dogs are easier to place.
|09-21-2013 12:32 PM|
|1sttimeforgsd||So sorry for the loss of one of your furbabies, hope that you can get something worked out that will allow you to keep your pack together and all will be safe.|
|09-21-2013 11:07 AM|
I don't have anything to add. I can only vouch for the "DA doesn't = HA". I had a German Shepherd who was dog aggressive her entire life. BUT.....She loved kids more than life itself.
I am so very sorry this happened to you.
|09-21-2013 10:04 AM|
I am so sorry for your loss, what happened is terrible and very sad.
You do not know for sure who it was that attacked your KC. You didn't see it so you don't know exactly what happened. Maybe the KC started it? There is no way of knowing.
Pyraneese are big dogs, between 100-130 pounds, GSDs are about 55-90 pounds it's not a good idea to allow them to be unsupervised with 5-20 pound little dogs. GSDs play rough and could easily hurt a small dog without even meaning to do it.
I also agree with the others that dog aggression does not mean human aggression. I think you should keep her but she shouldn't be around the other dogs unsupervised. When she goes outside she goes out alone. I would also only let the little dogs out together, don't let the big dogs out with them unless you are out there too.
|09-21-2013 08:41 AM|
I agree that dog aggression does not equal people aggression.
I'm really sorry you've had to go thru this, a really hard lesson to learn, to NOT leave a pack of dogs unsupervised. Things can go wrong in a second
With that, If she's been fine with people/your kids, I would'nt worry about that aspect of things, but I would worry about your other little dogs with the two big ones. Accidents happen, doing something by intent happens. Supervision is key.
IF you don't think you can supervise it may be best to find her a more appropriate home. Only you can make those decisions
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