I've been having problems for the last couple months with my female puppy (8 mo. old) being aggressive and starting fights with my male puppy (9 mo. old). Last night she got him on the ear and wouldn't let go. He went to the emergency vet last night to get his ear stitched up. That was the final straw. I have now decided that it's time to face reality. I have to give up my female. Since she's the one being bad and he was here first, she's got to be the one to go. I guess I'll have her fixed so she won't ever be used as a breeder (since right now the hot thing is to breed bulldogs). It's really sad but I don't see what else I can do. It's not fair to him at all.
so sorry to hear that. it must have been really hard to come to that decision. i would definitely have her spayed before finding a home for her. have you tried bulldog rescue ? they may have a list of people who want bulldog puppies as i would think most rescues are filled with adult dogs only. an only dog home sounds like it would be just right for her. good luck :)
Fixing her could help it . My husky was like that untill she got fixed but now she could care less(except when the corgi goes after her). A lot of females are like that. I keep my corgi away from everyone else for the most part.
I realize I am about as observant as a rock, but what type of Bulldog?
What triggers these fights, foods, toys, you or a favourite sleeping spot?
Has your girl been in season yet? She is about the right age to be seriously considering it and her scent could be turning your adolescent male into an obnoxious hormone. I'd probably chew his ear off too.
I hate to tell you but this wasn't serious, she was just disciplining him, if she has been serious she would have gone for a leg to cripple him or his throat. The next possibility is that they are establishing a pecking order in their pack, once they figure out who "eats first and best" this will stop.
well, thats what happened to my female dogs. they both started beating up eachother.i had to separate them for the rest of their life! (i would never give them away unless they are that harsh as your dogs)
The reason I got a boy and a girl in the first place was because I had asked several veterinarians and was told that a boy and girl will almost never fight, whereas two boys will almost always fight and two girls will almost always fight. It sure didn't work out that well for me. My dogs are both english bulldogs and I thought that was supposed to be a very easy going breed. They were supposed to loaf around and be lazy all day. As it turns out, they are both kind of hyper. She hasn't yet gone into heat and these fights have been going on since she was about 6 months old. I contacted a breeder who raises bulldogs on a horse farm and she said they should start calming down a lot at this age. Who knows! Well, I went and picked up my little boy this morning from the vet and he was not a happy guy. I brought him home and he's been sleeping on my lap all day, still coming down from the tranquilizer they gave him last night. His ear is stitched up nicely though, two sutures on the outside of the ear and one inside. As for the bulldog rescue, my close friend at work has a little girl named Hattie that came from a bulldog rescue organization and she was placed into a new home because she also turned into a fighting dog. She lives with him now and is the queen of the house. She was found at a site called bulldog family den. Thank you for all of your positive feedback.
It sounds like a dominance problem to me. Give both dogs plenty of exercise. It's amazing how a good walk will help them release their inner energy. Getting rid of a dog should not be an option. Most behavioral problems with dogs are the way the owner raises them. YOU are the pack leader, and by applying exercise, discipline, and affection (in that order) will assist them better in getting along with each other.
BullyLuv, That sounds like a reasonable answer but, I give them constant supervision, constant discipline, and I have resorted now to locking my female in her crate every time I have food out or dog treats, etc. because she is impossible to deal with. She is so jealous of every move he makes and no matter what I do, I can't break her of that. At what point is it okay to stop subjecting him to her abuse. He doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body, he's a complete angel. Why should he have to be constantly beat up by her. Yesterday after I brought him home from the doctor, I was telling her every 5 seconds to go away because I didn't want to let her near him. She will not stop bullying him. It isn't fair to him. She knows she's wrong when she does it because she cowers down when I tell her no, but then she goes back for more anyway. So, what's my next move?
That really sucks about your pups. It's unfortunate that they are acting that way.
I actually have 2 pretty hyper bullies. The older one was really playful and hyper until about a year and a half, and now he's a real loafer. He'll play for about 15 mins, but then it's sleepy time. Lazy lazy lazy. The younger boys is about 15 months, and he s still a nutball. he has started to calm down a little, but not enough.
Maybe you just need to keep the separated for awhile until she starts to relax a little. Often times you get a dog that will have "alpha dog" syndrome.
It's sad that you would have to give your girl up. Talk to the vet. . . .maybe they will have other ideas for you.
Now my brother and sister in law who were going to take my female have decided that they can't take her after all which means she's not going anywhere because I won't let just anyone have her. Seriously guys, what do I do to fix this situation?
I wish I could give you better advice, but I am SO not an expert. Dog agression is a strange thing. Maybe try taking them for walks in the afternoon -- not long ones, just a block or two -- enough to maybe tire them out. I cannot stress how important what your vet has to say is.
Hi mollysmom, I didn't go through all the posts, so forgive me if this is redundant, but what about Crate and Rotate. I mean, if you have run out of options and want to keep both the dogs, that seems like the only sensible thing to do. It's the only way you can be sure that the dogs don't end up seriously injuring each other. Good luck to you, whatever you decide.
I hate to say this but I would recommend finding her another home still with someone familiar with the breed. Still try the rescue group in your area. In the mean time I would take a can & put some coins in it & tape off the open end. Don't throw it at her to hit her but shake it loudly & toss it near her then thank her & tell her what a good dog she is for behaving well (Treats ok too). The can noise should startle her which in turn should prompt her to be distracted from her aggression. Good luck!
I already did the coin thing. It worked for a few weeks, now she's unaffected by it. Currently her enemy is the garden hose. Yesterday I had it pulled inside the patio door and was using it to intimidate her while Dino was recuperating. She's always scared of the hose when I water down the yard.
We have an appointment tonight for her pre-op check-up so she will be having her female hormones hopefully removed sometime this week. The doctor said it takes about six weeks for hormones to go away after neutering so with any luck, this will do the job. I know I'm not that lucky though.
molly , a spay will not always help. my female that has been aggressive to the other still HATES her. she can look at her and the fire is there. they are constantly separated. But the funny thing is the Queen loves the little "princess", but she sure hates the one she was raised with. go figure
rotate them and talk with your vet about if he knows anybody famillar with the bullies that would take her.
Msboxers, my girl isn't that angry toward my male. They hardly ever fight, but when they do it's really bad. It seems to be mainly jealousy related. She fights over treats, attention, and toys. My poor Dino doesn't have any toys to play with because she'll kick his butt if he tries to touch anything. I have to constantly be aware of what's going on so that they don't get a hold of some random object and fight. Or so they don't both try to get attention at the same time and fight. It seems the only real neutral territory is the back yard, but as you well know, bulldogs can't be kept in extreme temperatures and right now it's getting pretty cold at night.
You know Bullyluver1 has a little female bull dog that is very sick. She may be interested in taking your female off of your hands eventually. My two dogs are very similar acting. I have two males. I have to make sure that I feed separately, give treats at the exact same time and watch to make sure my JRT doesn't steal my Malt/pom's treat. I also have to give attention separately. They are jealous of each other, especially the Malt/Pom. He was with us first and is very spoiled and does not like me touching or even talking to the JRT. It is getting better though. We have had the JRT since Thanksgiving. They have had a few quick nasty spats, no blood or anything like that. They really do seem to like each other but I have to be careful about their food, treats and toys. I keep on the JRT to not let him bully the little one. It is a constant watch and sometimes tiresome. You might be better off rehoming the female dog. It isn't fair to your little male to always live in stress and fear.