As I have been asking around regarding aquiring a new pup, the issue of problems with two males in one house has been raised a few times. (my wife will be getting a male rott. The two would not be more than one or two months apart in age.) What have your experiences been on this issue? As they would be companion pets only, they would both be fixed. Would this help to adequately curb the agression? I would strongly prefer a male myself, however my wife will not budge on the gender of her rott either, so I am beginning to consider a female if it will prevent problems further down the line.
I have two males in the same household, they are not seperated when I leave for work, they eat in the same room, are allowed to lick the same bowl at the same time, they sleep together, play together, run the back yard together.
NOW would I suggest that you have two males together in a household NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My boys are very unusal to say the least. I did not introduce another male in the house until Thor was 5 years old and I knew exactly what type of temperment that I had, the puppy I had picked (J.R.) had a very laid back personality and it has worked. Thor is now 11 and J.R will be 6 years old and continue to do well together. Thor is not as tolerant as he once was, Thor has cancer and does not want to play and J.R. does not always understand.
Would I do it again, NO!!!!
I know the personality of J.R. and he is still laid back but if another dog was to challenge him, he will
rise to the challenge (has gotten into with the other male that I co-own with my mom, Gunner) and it is not pretty
. I too perfer the males, I have always had males, I know that my next dog will be a female, and I will love her just the same.
Here is the ultimate question, are you prepared to keep them seperated the rest of their lives? Knowing that if you had to take the step to seperate them there has already been an altercation, sometimes it only takes one time and the minute they get together they are going to go for it. Just in case you have have never had to keep two dogs seperate it is not an easy task!
Are you prepared to have to place a dog that you have grown attached too because the two males could not get along, think of the dog who does not understand why he was abandoned, he will not understand it was the human that made the mistake. It would rip my heart out, I consider my dogs part of my family, I could never place a dog once they are with me.
PLEASE, PLEASE reconsider a two male household.
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