I think this can be a tough one, depending on the dog and how socialized he is. I've always observed Sassy around other dogs before - I knew she could handle hanging out with males as long as they're not dominant and that she would not stand to deal with females even if they were submissive. She was a bully. It's all in observing the dog, knowing his reactions to other dogs. When hubby and I adopted Toyota, we brought Sassy with us to meet him after choosing him. Sure enough, there was a moment of stiffness and Sassy humped him and he was submissive to her, then all was fine after that. Now? There's still a little bit of competition between them, but overall they are fine and slowly adjusting to each other. If he wasn't properly socialized, there might be some problems. Best thing? Take him out to areas with other dogs around - like taking him to the vet or a park. Get him used to seeing and meeting other dogs. That's the only thing I could think of. I'm sure others here have some great info as well. Good luck!
Having had AmBulls for many years, I can say the safest thing for you to do is to get a dog of the opposite sex of the AmBull and one that is younger (preferably puppy). Introduce them in neutral territory and make sure they are always supervised while together. If you are away, keep them both in separate crates. This has been the best recipe for success so far. AmBulls can be a very dominant breed and can be animal aggressive. They were bred as catch dogs for wild game, and tend to percieve small animals as prey.
I will have to disagree with Cecile about taking the AmBull to a dog park, etc. At 3 years old, if the AmBull has not been properly socialized around other dogs, it's a bit too late to start now. AmBulls and dog parks are something I don't recommend (even if the bulldog doesn't start the fight, it most likely will finish it and get the blame) Introducing the new dog gradually to the AmBull in a nuetral, quiet setting is best.... for the most part, my AB's have done well with puppies.
No one, not knowing his dog, can tell you how he will react to another dog, big or small. has he been to obiedence school at all? If not, why not take him to class and that way he will get socialized (and you can see how he reacts to other dogs) and he will learn to obey. I wouldn't take him to a dog park, what if he doesn't like other dogs and you let him loose and he harms himself or another dog, I am sure you would feel very bad. If you take him to classes you have more control over the situation. I would also suggest not getting a new dog right away, I feel you should first move and let his dog get used to having another person around ALL the time and after he is adjusted and has bonded with you then maybe think about another dog and bring that in slowly. Who knows, maybe after you and he have bonded you will not feel the need for your "Own" dog maybe he will be your dog as well as your boyfriends! Good luck!
I agree with what bully mom said. If you want to get a dog of your own, I think the safest bet is to bring one in while it is a tiny puppy. I think they generally can go to their new homes at about 8 or 9 weeks of age right? I really doubt his adult dog will try to brutalize a puppy that age. Let it grow up with the adult dog taking care of it. I'm no expert at all, but I just have a feeling that it's got a much better chance of working out that way.
I CAUTION YOU TO NEVER LEAVE TWO DOGS TOGETHER WITHOUT HUMAN SUPERVISION UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE THEY GET ALONG WELL. WITH TIME AND PATIENCE THEY WILL ADAPT TO EACH OTHER. DOGS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX USUALLY GET ALONG BETTER. GETTING THEM FIXED ALSO HELPS THE PROCESS
***Edited By: DogKnowIt All on 8/24/2005 1:43:59 AM*** Reason: ;-)