Is there any one out there with two Akitas of the same sex iv'e got to dogs who are 1 year old they get along fine i have read lots of books on Akitas and it states you should never have two of the same sex.
Not every dog will turn out to be same sex aggressive. Books are telling you to be cautious and make informed choices. You chose to have two dogs of the same sex in a breed that can be same sex aggressive, then know it can still happen and be proactive.
One year old is a baby dog who hasn't reached maturity. Same sex aggression may still happen. May not, but know it can.
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Most Akita breeders, or the ones I know anyway, will never kennel 2 together, especially 2 males. Under supervision and at shows, etc they are obviously together, but never when you are not right there. Seems same sex aggression is more prone between 2 males.
Most same sex aggression starts between 18 mos-3 yrs. I agree with mafiaprincess, it could still happen. Just be prepared. I haven't dealt with any aggression issues with my dogs. But my daughter & son-in-law (he's actually her fiance, but I've called him my son-in-law for a few years now) rescued an 18 mos old male weimaraner, Mully, in May. My daugher only kept him for a little over a month until they could find a home for him. Mully & their oldest male weim, Hunter (2.5 yrs old), who had never shown any dog aggression, didn't get along at all. They never had any problems with their other male weim, Remy. They did everything that you're supposed to do; they tried training, had made an appointment with a behaviorist, & never left Mully & Hunter alone together. They only had 2 fights; the last one was the worst b/c my daughter ended up with a bad bite wound to her hand. She & I eventually broke that fight up. If your dogs do start fighting, stay as calm as possible; it can be very scary. Don't grab them just anywhere to separate them. The best way that I've heard to insure that you don't get injured & the fight is stopped is to have 2 people. Each person grabs the back end of a dog & pulls. As you're pulling you should turn in a circle to keep the dog from biting you. That's how we were able to stop the fight between Mully & Hunter the last time. BTW Mully now has a wonderful home with her fiance's parents. His dad even calls Mully his other son.
Well you already have the dogs and I'm guessing you got them at the same time. Another no no IMO, especially for this breed. I would kept that, what to look for in a responsible breeder and the issue of same sex aggression in mind next time you are looking for a pet.
For now, talk to people experienced in your breed: breeders, experienced owners, trainers, etc. Make sure your dogs are well trained before there's a problem. This will reduce the chances of a fight and increase your chances of preventing and/or stopping one. Also, if push comes to shove, it's much easier to rehome a well trained animal. If it were me, I would separate them when I wasn't around. I have a male Rottie who is very sweet and never shown the least bit of aggression toward my smaller male dog or my cats. I still keep him separate when I'm not home.
If they have been spayed you may get off with them getting along, but if they have not been, you are probably going to have problems. Honestly at 1 year they are not fully mature, but are going to start maturing and this is when problems will likely arise if they are going too.
I didn't set out to own 2 Akita dogs we bought 1 from my father in law and because he found it difficult to sell the three remaining pups my girlfriend suggested we take 1 till he sold it but we've ended up with it ever since anyway Thank you to everyone who responded much appreciated