Join Date: Sep 2010
Dogs Name: Vader
Dogs Age: 6 months
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I would focus on temperament also, but I would suggest having a male. About 18 years ago, I had a female Pitt and a female Rott (along with a male Boxer that I rescued).....Let's just say they got along well until the female Rott hit maturity. The Pitt really didn't seem to like that. I will say, 18 years ago, I didn't know a fourth of what I know now about dogs and having to be the pack leader of the home. However, after what I experienced way back when, I would go with a male, but that's my opinion.
Just make sure you REALLY focus on temperament above all, AND MAKE SURE YOU GO TO A REPUTABLE BREEDER! IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY AND HEARTACHE DOWN THE ROAD. A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR SEARCH HERE, SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK. IT'S BETTER TO ASK THAN MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE. Anyway, Pitts are great dogs, but I hope your Pitt is well socialized with other dogs. Mine was socialized with other dogs, but I never had any other female dogs in the house. I had no problems until my Rott hit about a year or a year and a half. Then, the Pitt kept getting worse with my Rott to the point where we had to constantly watch them. I also had a male Boxer, and my Pitt got along fine with the male Boxer all the time. I hope my experience helps. I would definitely go with a male, and if your dog isn't very well socialized with other dogs, I would reconsider even getting another dog in the house with a Pitt. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but I had a bad experience way back when, and if I can help you with my experience, then I'm happy. Good luck!