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Old 07-03-2012, 10:21 PM
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Happy and Kota did. Bad fights that took two people to drag them apart. If you were alone trying to break it up yourself good luck because the dog you DIDN'T have ahold of would keep going at the other one. I ran in on a fight once and my dad was trying to kick them apart. Needless to say THAT wasn't working. Sigh.

Auggie used to snark at Georgie, and now he snarks at Henri, but it has never gone to "fight," but that's also because as soon as he tells the puppy off he gets put away where the puppy won't bug him.
The boys never even snark at each other. The only time I've ever had anything between them was one of the early days Payton was here and Auggie finished eating first and went to steal Payton's food. Payton showed him teeth and Auggie has never tried to steal food from him since.
Pepper snarked at Payton ONCE. I was so proud of her hahahaha. She never once even showed teeth to the obnoxious Auggie, but baby Payton was just too much and she was like NO PUPPY NO! That was the end of it. Maybe I shouldn't have been so proud but she FINALLY stood up for herself! Good girly.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:21 PM
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:31 PM
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Nope.

The worst conflicts we've had is when Jack tries to take a high value item from Sally. She makes growly-snarky sounds and sometimes will mouth him, but he backs down and it has never gone farther than that.

We are careful about high value items though. Jack sometimes will do "Labrador cost/benefit analysis" and decides that if he can manage to wolf down whatever it is that Sally has before she can take it back, whatever retaliation she dishes out is totally worth it. I never want her to feel like she has to work and escalate her responses to defend something high value.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:31 PM
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Happy and Kota did. Bad fights that took two people to drag them apart. If you were alone trying to break it up yourself good luck because the dog you DIDN'T have ahold of would keep going at the other one. I ran in on a fight once and my dad was trying to kick them apart. Needless to say THAT wasn't working. Sigh.
Yeah, I think that's the worst part of Romeo and Soldier...I can't unstick them from each other. Everyone else I can break up pretty easily but those two just keep going, and it usually ends with bloodshed. The last fight got redirected on my thigh when I was trying to break it up..it's just not worth letting them be together.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:34 PM
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Not now.... when Ada was here, yes. But no one fights here... they get scrappy when fosters come into the house though, which is why fosters are now kept separate from my personal dogs for the most part.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:39 PM
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6 dog household...none ever fought. Not even with additional fosters in the house, never any serious, true, fights between the dogs. Some snarking as far as, "No, this is my food bowl." Or "OMG PUPPY NO MORE PLAY PLEASE". But they all learned their boundaries, respected each other, and we never had problems.

One misunderstanding between Goose and Dante + a spray bark collar.
And Dante's sister ended up being legit psycho thanks to the people who raised her, and tried attacking everything in sight. She was out of the house within 24 hours, though, and PTS.

But that's it.

When I lived with a roommate, her pitty boys fought constantly. All out wars, with battle scars for humans and dogs. It was seriously unnerving. I don't think I could ever do it for any long amount of time. I'm way to anxious to be able to handle something like that.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:48 PM
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Never. Occasionally they have snarked appropriately at another but it has always been warranted. Generally when one gets too rough in play or something. We have always had a multi dog home and the only time we have ever had a fight was with two dogs we got as older pups or adults. Both dogs were not respectful of other dogs' body language and rightfully my existing dogs got irritated. But otherwise, no. I have been fortunate in that aside from those two odd dogs (and they really were), all of mine have always gotten along excellently.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:50 PM
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Yes. How often is determined by your definition of 'fight'. By my standards, we'll have 1 or 2 fights a year. Usually between Zoey and Rhyme. Before that it was Gyp and Bella, and after that Bella and Zoey. We had a little screaming match last week that looked like a fight with Simi and Rhyme, but neither were very serious about it.

Mostly they're just pissing matches. Someone looks at the other the wrong way, or steps on them (as is the case with Zoey), or so far with Simi it's a "things" issue. Simi is a very "This is mine. This too, oh and that. HEY I looked at that and so it's mine!" and usually if she has something else she doesn't care, but if a dog tries to take something out of her crate, not good. So we keep her crate closed when all dogs are out. No big issue.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:55 PM
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Mick will push Murphy (who is very laid back) too far occasionally and then Mick finds out why Murph is top dog. Afterwards, they tend to walk on their toes around each other and Mick gives Murph a wide berth for awhile before they go back to be best buds.

Of my old dogs, I had to rotate yard time because Abbey couldn't be trusted with Holly or Patch, Emily couldn't be trusted with Holly, Patch got along with Holly and Emily, Abbey got along with Emily. All of the girls got along fine with the boys. It was a royal pain...
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Nope not at all.

Worst has been a growl from Blaze when Solo steps on him.

They are a true bromance in every sense of the word lol.
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