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Unread 02-21-2008, 05:55 PM   #11
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Kaos' concern abot separated animals getting enough exercise, training and attention crossed my mind, too. Dogs need hours of tme with their humans a day. If I kept half of my dogs in one half of the house and half in the other, no one would get the time or attention needed to develop into emotionally happy, sound animals. And this doesn't take into consideration the exercise requirements.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 06:47 AM   #12
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I agree with these sentiments. However, we have managed to keep entire males together without a single moment of aggression. We kept a giant (170 lb) entire male Pyrenean with 2 entire male dachshunds, and a female pyrenean. Although pyreneans are a guarding breed and incredibly strong there was never a fight, the dachshunds ruled the big dogs and the big dogs had such fantastic tolerance that they just let them.

My grandmother keeps 2 entire male dachshunds without a problem, and I have two females (collie and cocker) who have only ever had the smallest of squabbles over food - and only when the new one was learning the ropes. So, keeping same sex can be done, but as Sheplovr and others have said - this is not the norm.

I make sure our dogs know that ultimately I am boss, and it works. But with a dog bred for fighting like a pitbull its unlikely that you'll ever be able to trust the pack together. If you could part with some it would perhaps be best, maybe it is better to have a smaller amount and have the time to spend with them? You'll establish a much better bond with the ones you keep, and both you and the dogs will be happier and more relaxed.

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Two thoughts -
1) Get professional help. This is not acceptable behavior from the dogs.
2) My first suspicion would be there isn't strong HUMAN leadership in the home. When there is I rarely see fighting between dogs.

Get help or this aggression could escalate or be turned toward you or other humans IMO. Good luck.
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I have a chihuahua and a yorkie and I thought when they fight its bad I cant imagine a pitbull. But Pitbulls are beautiful dogs I know from my dogs I have 2 unnuetered males the chi was and is the dominant one until the yorkie got to be bigger and stronger they fight over who is going to sit next to me on the couch. Once the yorkie, Chili, bit my Chi, Princeton on the ear and it bled. I was so upset. So everytime chili becomes aggressive I put him in the kitchen away from the chi and I scold him. That wasnt really working so at night I take the chi in my room with me and the yorkie stays in the living room with the kids. My hubby says Im making the yorkie jealous. However in the day I sit with my yorkie and at night I sit with the chi, its an ongoing battle because ever since the yorkie drew blood from my chi, my chi wont sit with me in front of the yorkie hes afraid.So the only way for me to bond with Princeton is to keep him in my room with me at night and give him love its hard I want chili with me but he doesnt stop moving around hes nosy and sometimes wants to pee because its a new room he wants to mark it. SO I dont know much about pit bulls but Id hate to have them fight over me Id be scared to death. I just notice that my 2 dogs are fighting over being near me could that be your issue I dont know...

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