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I bought a 4 month male doberman at the same time as my brother bought a male beagle puppy for his girlfriend that also lives with us. Ever since the beginning they have also played too rough in the house. Even though we know they are just playing, they have gotten extremely out of hand sometimes. Due to the instigating nature of the beagle and the massive size advantage of bowser, we must keep the dogs apart. After 8 months nothing has changed, they act as if they haven't lived with each other before. Has anyone had this type of problem before and is there anything i can do to make these dogs accept each other.
 

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Most Dobermans play rough anyway. That and the fact that they are both males will pose a problem. Sometimes you will be lucky enough that two males will get along, but if you search the posts in this forum you will see majority of people saying 2 males just don't work in the same house, even littermates. Best of luck but keep them apart until your situation changes. I'm afraid the little beagle is not a match for a powerful Doberman. Even though you think he may be gentle having another male invade his territory might set him off. Don't give him the chance to do it.
 

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Sounds like the two aren't going to get along...ever, unfortunately and it is just going to get worse as far as the severity of dangerous situations go. They both might be competing for dominance and neither wants to back down which means no pack formation will ever be in place and it won't work no matter what you do. I don't know much about the beagle breed but he could be simply stubborn and not want to back down in trying to be the "pack leader".

I have males together in my house, one dobe but male poms, but thankfully no one fights, not even play fight (well, he play fights with my female pom constantly but he's gentle with her and she gives it right back lol) thankfully it is working out great, however we don't take our eyes off them no matter how great it is just to be safe. But with your situation, just as doberlover said, this is an example of how male/male aggression can be. For some people, two males works for others it doesn't. Please be weary that one of them could end up getting hurt due to the situation, and most likely it's going to be your brothers beagle.
 

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Its sounds like male to male agression with the info provided. Do they act the same way, when they both are out in a neutral area? Like at the park or away from their property. Also when they interact with other dogs individually, do you see the same behavior?
Also does it seem one instigates more than the other? This may or may not shed some light on things.
 
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