I have my male bulldog I just bought him a buddy yesterday and hes awsome and he is a male and older and my bully wants to fight him and im not for sure what to do they both They both are not fixed eiether what should I DO
I understand that i should of not gotten a male it was not my first choice but I rescued him from a family that could not keep him.
and they were going to take him to a shelter and hes champion bloodline. they both get along great with my male pomerian just not each other he gets along fine with and he gets along with everydog he comes in contact with he just seems to just not like him.
***Edited By: bulldog lover2 on 5/19/2005 1:19:25 PM*** Reason: repely
Some dogs you just can't keep dogs of hte same sex at all, but especially when neither is neutered. Even if you get one (or both) dogs neutered, there's no guarantee that htey're going to ever get along. You'd have probably been better off getting a female dog to go wtih your male, regardless of whehter or not she's been spayed. If you've only had the 2nd dog for one day, and there's already problems, I'd personally consider taking the dog back to the breeder or wherever you got it from. If htat's not an option, rehoming the dog is an option.. or you can keep the dogs 100% separate for the rest of their lives, as dog fights tend to get worse.
and i would like to say they have not fought yet i would not let it happend they just have had a few words and action towards each other I belive my young male that i had first is only 7months old but a big boy and the second one i got is older and he makes alot more noise that my young male so im pretty sure my young male thought he was growling at him and he took it to a defense my dogs are both not mean
I have 2 male bulldogs as well. Peanut is 2 2/2 yrs and we just got ebinezer in march. Peanut is neurtered.
They get along well, but peanut def. plays the older brother role and we let him. he is allowed on the coach and he has his own toys. we feed them seperatly and allow them to work things out themselves often.
We made sure to not dote too much on the lil one with Peanut there. It is like bringing a new baby home when you already have a child! But i love my two and even though they are both male they get along great! actually after asking around and talking to seeral vets and breeders i was told i would be better off with 2 males rather than a male and female..who knows!
I had a male and a female bully that were about 9 months and 7 months old. The female started to attack the male and after trying to control the problem, I eventually had to rehome the female. She could not get along with him. She's doing fine now in another home with another dog.
My friend has one that he adopted because she was also attacking her previous owners other dogs. The foster that took my female has a mother and pup and the mother attacks her own puppy. He has to keep them constantly separated. Sometimes they just don't like eachother and there's no changing it.
Male dogs that are unneutered have an increased chance of aggression towards each other, and I would definitely suggest neutering both of them, as hormones may be playing a part in this.
Also, I would suggest separating your dogs and then reintroducing them (after they are neutered) in a neutral setting, as opposed to at your home. Your original dog may feel threatened by the newcomer, and he may be trying to protect territory that he thinks of as "his." A neutral setting (a place that neither dog frequents), will reduce the chances of territorial aggression.
Lastly, you have to remember that when a new dog is introduced to the family, the dominance structure is being challenged, and all of the dogs in the home are trying to find their new place. Once places are found, things will become more peaceful. It is possible that your dogs are just trying to figure out who will be dominant over the other. Most likely your pom is easily submitting to the bulldogs, and that is why they are not having trouble. For more information on this, you can go here: http://www.petplace.com/Articles/artShow.asp?artID=2303 If this is the case, once the pack order has been established, the aggression should be greatly reduced.
There is also a chance that your dogs will never get along, and in this case you should then be prepared to either re-home one of them, or keep them separated for the rest of their lives. There are a few dogs that just weren't meant to live together. However, there are many dogs who just need to get over the initial period of insecurity that has come with the change, and at this point I'd suggest you proceed with caution in attempting to help them get along. If you feel that you aren't prepared to do it alone, a few sessions with a behaviorist may be helpful. However, even if things seem to be improving I'd still suggest keeping them separate when you aren't home to regulate.
I would get the least dominant of the 2 neutered now. And then they will need to work out their pecking order on their own. You must respect that the dog that is the most dominant gets food first or attention first before the other. If you don't you could cause more spats.
I have an almost identical situation in my home and the situation came to be in almost the very same way.
My boys got along fine until they realized they were both going to be here permanently. Then they got into a fight that was very nasty and only stopped because I was able to leash one to a piece of furniture, break the bites, and pull the other away by his leash.
At this point I decided to keep them totally separated at all times, no way would I neuter and then be foolish enough to let a fight like that happen again. With the severity of their fights, in my case, trying it out again could result in one or two dead pets. Re-introduction was completely out of the question.
But it happened again anyway. Long story, but basically I ended up with 2 injured dogs, my original dog almost dead. Now close to $1000 in vet bills, and has to go back to the vet tomorrow.
I hope that you are either luckier or smarter than myself.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 5/20/2005 8:37:17 PM*** Reason: asdf
Yes...re-reading my post, I don't think I stressed enough the important of the extreme caution you need to take when these dogs are around each other. Another fight can break out very quickly and you need to be able to stop it before one or both of your dogs gets badly hurt.