I am thinking about getting a pittbull puppy and I already have a pittbull mix. I recently read somewhere that pitbulls should never be left alone with another dog even if they are raised together. Does anyone know if this is true!
I've heard both stories stating the opposite. Since they weren't raised together, well, even if they were, just to be on the safe side, I'd crate them, or at least one, I have no idea if others think both should be crated or not. Definitely keep them seperated when their not supervised.
My 2 pitbulls,(male, female) were raised together and I refer to them as "doggie sole mates." But once in awhile, not very often, something will over excite them to the point of redirecting their exitement on each other and a scuffle with break out. If I wasn't there to "snap" them out of the moment I full blown fight could have happened. After the fact they totally forgot that they were ready to launch on one another and it's back to being lovey dovey again. So point is if they're home alone together and a fight transpires, one of your dogs could wind up seriously hurt or worse, dead. Usually when pitbulls start something that intense, they have tunnel vision. They will continue until their mission is accomplished unless someone is there to distract them.
Well when we got are pitty he was a stray but loved are rottie. He was 2 1/2 (we think) and she was 8 at the time she was the one with the problem LOL. But since the are first meeting be careful and supervise them for the first few days that goes for ANY dog not just pitt bulls.
I have heard that but i dont think it is true. I mean it could be a possibility but i really dont think they are likely to attack their pack memeber, as they think of it, unless you left some food or other things that one may want to be more dominant over.
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Unless the house is barren over anything that all that could be a resource every time you go out, it is a real concern to leave them alone. Might be great for two years, but it's your screw up when the unthinkable does happen to occur.
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I have had an Amstaff for 2 1/2 yrs. thats been raised with a husky. The Amstaff was 1 1/2 when I got him and the husky was 8 wks. They have always been left alone together and have had no problems what so ever. The only negitive I've run into is that the Amstaff is very protective of the husky when it comes in contact with other dogs.
i have a pit bull(riley) and hes great when hes alone with my mini poodle(teddy) in the yard. They just learned not to bother eachother and keep there distances when there together. and thats because both are males. they dont interact with eachother at all since they're a different size and also because teddy is scared of him cuz of his size.lol. so they learned to avoid eachother. and i think teddy is scared to get near him because riley accidently stepped on my him when he was about 6 wks old. he was too small for riley to see him.lol. at first we didnt trust riley alone with him so we kept a good watch to see how everything went. riley would bark and pick on him now and then but we kept getting mad at him and he finally understood to leave him alone. so now they do great and we trust them cuz its teddy that keeps his distance and that says it all for riley to keep away. well good luck and i hope u find the perfect dog for you.
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I debated on whether to even post this, but decided that it could probably benefit someone who read it and maybe that is my reason for posting.
As many of you know, I have three dogs, all of them Pit Bulls. For the most part, they get along well. Just minor scraps over triggers like toys or bones etc. I have always made a point to keep triggers to a minimum and not let things get out of hand.
In my backyard, I had three kennels set up and had got into the habit of leaving my dogs in the kennels while I wasn't at home. However , every since our house got broke into, I have made it a point to leave Bella my female dog inside the house when I am not home and leave the male dogs outside in the kennel.
However, I have a confession to make, I had gotten lackadaisical lately. It started where I would let the dogs play in the backyard unsupervised for an hour or so when I cleaned the house or vacuumed, because Bella goes crazy barking whenever I do so.
Over time, I guess I just let my guard down and would leave the dogs for longer periods of time, always without incident.
However recently something happen that will change the way I handle my dogs for the rest of my life.
I went to work like any other morning, and I put the dogs in the crate..my girlfriend was just going to drive me up there and drop me off. When she got home she let the dogs out of the crates and they hung around the house with her for a few hours. She had to run up to her school which is about 20 minutes away to pick up some papers. It was a nice day so she let the dogs into the backyard and left to go to school. She was only gone less than an hour
In reality , it is my mistake. The dogs are MY passion. I should have stressed the importance of not leaving them alone even for a minute. She has never been around Pit Bulls and everything she DOES know comes from me. I am the one who reads the books, browses the forums, works the dogs. It kills me.
I guess I will stop beating around the bush. My big boy Bane is dead. I received a phone call from tiffany on my lunch break, she was hysterical. Screaming that bane was dead and Bella had killed him. I asked her if she was sure he was dead, and she told me yes that she was sure. I told her to put the other dogs in their crates and to come pick me up.
I was sick to my stomach , the whole way home I was thinking it wasn't real and when I got home I would find Bane there and he would be ok.
When I got home, I didn't even check on the dogs, I went straight to the backyard. I could see Bane laying on his side. I approached him and he was very cold and stiff to the touch.
There wasn't much blood that I could see. He had some puncture wounds in his legs but he was covered in dirt so I really couldn't see where his injuries were. I went and got some warm water and soap and some rags. I cleaned him off the best I could. I removed his collar thinking I would find the wounds there under the collar. Tiffany brought some blankets. I closed his eyes and said a few words, his death was my fault.
When I went to move him onto the blankets, that is when I could see his wounds. Under his front legs, in the pits on both sides were huge wounds. It looked like both of his front legs had been ripped almost all the way off. I wrapped him in the blankets, and buried him. One of the hardest things I have ever had to do is dig a grave for my own dog.
I then went and took care of my other dogs. I know it was Bella that did it, even though really that is irrelevant. The blame belongs only to me. She had blood matted and dried all around her mouth. She had very minor wounds. Elvis also had puncture wounds on his face and his side, also on his legs.
I don't know if Bella fought Elvis as well, or if they ganged up on Bane. This really tore me up. However I know that I am the only person to blame for his death. Tiffany took it worse than I did however. She just can't understand that this can be a reality with these dogs if you handle it irresponsibly.
I understand people are going to say some things and have some words for me. I understand and respect that. I just ask you realize we are still mourning our dog and to have some kind of respect for that. Like I said the only reason I posted, is because I don't want to hide in the dark.
My dog is dead, and that is reality. I just hope someone can read this and learn from my experience. To realize that it doesn't matter how well you think your dogs get along or how much you can trust them. NEVER leave your Pit Bull alone with another animal.
Looking at the photo along with the story it is obvious that the dog is not neutered. So were any of the other three? And the fact that this guy kept his dog in separate kennels would seem to suggest he knew they were capable of violence... Clearly never trusted them in the first place.
Anyways I think that leaving any unneutered dogs together is risky, regardless of breed. I knew people that had two unneutered males, a golden and a lab , they got along as puppies but once they hit about a year they had fights that would draw blood.
But if your dogs are all spayed/neutered and grow up together, the chance they will harm each other should be drastically reduced.
I think I would base getting another dog on its temperment; how protective they were over food/me/territory would weigh heavily on the decision.
Lucy is very submissive and pretty much the happy go lucky bully so she does well with others. I do crate Lucy (its a huge great dane size crate) when I am not around... she usually takes a cat nap, chews on her tire, and curls up with her bah-bah (stuffed pup). She has even gone in their on her own when she wants to nap. I have only left her alone the dogs she has grown up with (min poodles & a siberian mix), making sure no food/bones are around. They all sleep on the sofa inside or out by the pool basking in the sun. I would go on gut feeling along with annalyzing past socialization experiences with other dogs. Good Luck!