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Old 06-16-2007, 01:59 PM
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I agree with Boemy. While it may not be 100 percent fool proof, you can select a breed that is not typically known for animal aggression. I think breed and socialization together are determinants. I think a lot of problems we are running into with animal aggression is directly related to the owners not doing some intelligent research before selecting a dog. It can also be related to inexperienced dog people acquiring Too Much Dog for their own good.
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If you will start by looking at what dogs were bred to Do it will be a big help. Breeds that were bred to work together in teams are going to be less likely to cause you problems with dog aggression than breeds that were bred to do things alone.
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It's easier to pick a breed with the ideal traits to begin with rather than trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole through behavior modification.
A very GOOD statement Boemy! EXCELLENT

Male Dobermans are another example. Are there some males that can get along with other males? Yep, but as a norm THEY DON'T. Usually by the time they are mature, neutered OR NOT, they have issues with other male dogs of any breed.

I would never take a chance on getting another male anything to live here........this was Orson's house first, and I would be wrong to try and MAKE it work.
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I would never take a chance on getting another male anything to live here........this was Orson's house first, and I would be wrong to try and MAKE it work.
That's why I couldn't take Dempsey for Judy and Gary, much as I wanted to. I can't bring another male dog in with Bimmer, especially one who outweighs him over 2:1. If it is a male pup that Bimmer's raised, I think everything will be fine, but I know the limits and I won't put him in that kind of position - to either be hurt badly or have his spirit broken.

It's good to know your dog before you bring another dog in.
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