sadder but wiser girl
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dog Canyon
Dogs Name: Odie & Reyna; RIP precious Annie; RIP beloved Alex & Melody, Rocky baby & darling Willie
Titles: Annie - honorary terrier; Odie - golden boy; Reyna - fruit bat
Dogs Age: b 1/13/13; b 3/13/14; b 7/10/09 - d 1/4/16
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Hi - Some folks will tell you it just isn't do-able, or isn't wise to do after young puppyhood... but we've had multiple males before, and we had Willie's father, mother, Willie, his brother Rocky for years. They played well together, and Willie & Rocky were best friends. And occasionally, their brothers Thomas and Petey would come for play dates (but not after they were a year old, as they moved)... They LOVED reuniting with their brothers, and it was always a hoot. Anyway, it really does depend on the dogs, the confidence and comfort level of the humans, and how well the dogs were socialized, and whether they spend enough time around other dogs to be pretty predictable - - - I think the more often they see each other, the more relaxed and non-confrontational they'd be. but in all cases, when dogs get together to play, complacency is never a good idea. Are they intact, or neutered?
(Just FYI - my opinion is NOT the general consensus - most folks will tell you it is just too risky, and not a wise thing to do. And, for most people, I think this is sage advice. Keep a very close eye on them when they play - and if at some point you begin to notice changes in attitude, it might be time to stop, before it escalates.)
(I see Vivienne answered at the same time . . . and with pictures. nice!)
their pawprints in our hearts never fade
Last edited by lolonurse; 12-01-2012 at 04:39 PM.