It depends on the breed. I had three males at one time (2 Italian Greyhounds and 1 lab mix). Some breeds will tolerate same sex and some don't. Sorry, I should have looked at your name - lol. You have Huskies I'm assuming. I don't know the answer to that one, but there are many on here with Huskies.
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I have 2 huskies mixed with shepherd. They have never gotten along up until the night our garage caught on fire and all we worried about doing was letting every living being out of the house because the garage was part of the house. They were fine. And you know another time we had 2 brothers from the same litter always together never apart, but did not get along when they smelled a female in heat. Animals are funny. I think if your older dog tends to get along with other dogs he should be fine. Just you or family members do not be afraid when they get together. Its true what they say when a dog smells fear in a human its first instinct is to attack. I love Cesar Milan and I watch him a lot. The Dog Whisperer, Learn from what he teaches. Good Luck
I have 2 males, an intact labrador retriever, and a neutered german shepherd dog/border collie mix. it really does depend on the breed. There are a few breeds that have a tendency toward dog aggression in general, same sex aggression in particular. For instance, Akitas, bulldogs, american pit bull terriers, staffordshire terriers, boxers and other breeds. But it can still crop up in other breeds of course. having both male dogs altered can make a huge difference in aggression and fights, or 1 altered and the other not (the neutered dog will smell less like a male).
Gothusky2 I have five huskies. 2 unaltered female, 2 unaltered male, and one altered female. They all seem to get along great after the pack order has been established. It happens the same every day. They are kept in seperate pens at night and let to play during the day. Every morning when they are let out, my one male has to make sure they all know he is the top of the pack. He never hurts them though. He just growls at them a little. I am not sure how the males would act if penned together when a female was in heat, have never let that happen as I would think the younger would be all bloodied up. I have also been doing a little mushing training with them and the males have never fought when they are the two being "broke to harness".
I have always believed that main key to males and whether or not they get along is based on several factors and there is no real way of guaranteeing they will get along. - altered or unaltered - do you have any unaltered females around? altered males if they were fixed at an early age will generally not fight over a female in heat, if altered late in life and they have already a breeding experience, they may fight for dominance for the female. - the breed plays a part as well - Some dogs just plain do not get along
I have one male that does not like any other male, doesnt matter, he hates them. The rest of my males love each other play together, and even if there is a female around in season, they whimper about it together with no dominance issues.
My two un-neutered male doxies tolerate each other until someone is in heat, then they are ready to kill each other. I have a neutered male, never been bred, who doesn't care much for the other two and growls at them alot but they do respond submissively to him. Neither have any interest in fighting with him. My American Bulldog, neutered at 8 months pretty much ignores small males, and will tolerate a large male dog BUT if the dog trys to push him around in any way what-so-ever then he will gladly fight.
Thanks for the infor guys...I really appreciate it. I a little worried since the two breeds that I'll have are so "head strong". My male husky is six and the male dobe I'm suppost to get will be just a pup.
My question is...Which one should I neuter? My husky is 6 and not neutered and set in his ways. He's usually great with all dogs but ever since the neighbors american bull dog moved in and isn't neutered, Echo now is very dominate to all dogs. He immediately wants to establish "ALpha"
I agree with IcyHound 100%. My experience with 3 males in one household were 3 "altered" males. No aggression what so ever. They got along excellent and all slept together. I would assume that any unaltered male would be aggresive during heat, it's just natural.
I had a male Rottie and a male Dobie at the same time who grew up together (both neutered). They got along great...most of the time. In the time we had them (6+ years), we had to break up, oh, about 15 fights, I'd say. All of which the Dobie started and the Rottie would have finished (if given the chance, which he wasn't).
When I was a kid we had an altered male german shepherd and an intact Doberman. Once the Dobie became mature, they fought. Not all the time, but when they did it got ugly. Now I have an altered female wire fox terrier and two altered male miniature schnauzers who are littermates. So far this has worked out pretty well, they boys still get along, but the female has picked out one boy who she will pick on sometimes. But this combination is much better than when we had the female terrier with our female english springer spaniel. I will never have two females again, especially if a terrier is in the mix.
I have two unaltered males that are brothers that NEVER fight (even when I have girls in heat). At the most, they bicker a little from time to time (sounds like to old women squabbling :). Then I have two boys that are under a year that I'm raising together than get along great - the older one is 9 months and the less dominant of the two which helps (Brady loves everyone). My other boys (neutered) don't get along - but were neutered after they were bred.
Generally, with Sheties, if they are neutered young (before 7-8 months) they shouldn't have a problem. I have placed lots of male puppies in homes with an older male dog (just sent one to a home with an older male Sheltie and an 8 year old Husky male) and I've never heard of them having problems. But Shelties are pretty easy going most of the time.
I do agree, females tend to have more problems than males. I have several girls that will never be friends :).
I am in the same situation as you are. I have a 1 year old Dobie and I am getting an 8 week old GSD puppy next week. They will get along until they both mature and this little puppy is VERY dominant already but I have already planned to keep them seperate, at the first sign that they will challenge each other. Give them a chance to make peace but there is a chance that they might have to be seperated.