If you're considering adopting an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, you may be concerned with how this breed gets on with other pets. Perhaps you already have a dog or a cat or are thinking of adopting more pets in the future. On the whole, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs do well with other pets, but mostly under certain conditions. In this article, we'll take a look at how Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs fare with other pets in the home and what you can do to make sure that your new Alapaha as well as your other pets will all get along.
First, it should be noted that Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs really require a firm hand when it comes to training. Some experts say that these dogs do better when adopted by experienced dog owners, or at least those that have raised similar dogs, such as those that are considered to be Molossers. They do not respond well at all to negative, threatening or abusive reinforcement, as this kind of harsh treatment can create a dangerous, shy or distrustful dog. On the other hand, too much overindulgence will certainly make a tyrant. Good, experienced training will help these clever dogs understand where their place is in the pecking order, or else they'll run right over the best intentioned owner.
When it comes to Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs with other dogs, the consensus seems to be that they do best when raised with other dogs in the home. This means that Alapahas joining a household that already has a dog will do just fine in most cases. As long as the pecking order among the animals is well set, Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs will get along well with their canine housemates and will even consider them to be a part of the family. However, adding a dog to the household where there is already an Alapaha might be a little hard for these devoted and attention seeking dogs. Because Alapahas do require a lot of attention and tend to become their favorite person's shadow, they might find the presence of a new dog to be threatening. Also, if you already have a male dog, you might want to consider adopting a female Alapaha, as two males together may get aggressive with each other.
As for other pets with Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs, it seems that the same rules apply as with the Alapahas with other dogs. Raised with other animals as pets, they will certainly come to see the other animals as family. Adding a cat or another animal to a household that already has an Alapaha will really depend on the individual dog and how well socialized it is.
It should be remembered that each Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog is different, so one Alapaha will get along great with other animals while another will not, no matter how well trained. But good training and plenty of socialization from the time the dog is a puppy will help your Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog get accustomed to other pets and come to see them, as well as you, as a part of the family.