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Old 08-28-2012, 09:40 PM
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I live in the house with 7 dogs. 5 APBT two of which are females and three are males, intact, the females are spayed. I also have a Boxer/APBT mix, male who is nuetered and a Shepard/Lab female spayed.

4 of the APBT are kin (momma & 3 babies) all the other dogs were brought in at a later time.

The "family" of APBT have always gotten along peachy. The other 3 who were brought in, are welcomed of course (after MUCH training due to the DA) however they are not "included" in the closeness the originals share. And there have been 7 total for many years.

If you are wanting same sex, or more then one, I suggest selecting siblings from a pups age.
DA is very common in this breed, so is prey drive. I have indeed seen it, but have never had success in the mixture of APBT and livestock. I have had horrible experiences personally with this issue even after an APBT had been raised with goats. They were so close they would keep each other warm on cold nights, and the dog literally grazed on hay with the goats for a year......then "it" happened

Anyways, good luck on your choice, but to even own an APBT for any reason, please educate yourself to the max first. Lord knows we neeed NO more bad rap!
the bolded just cracked me up because the most intent to kill each other DA dogs i've seen have been female littermates. one pair was pit bulldogs & the other two pairs were catahoulas. the houla owners tried like hell to stop their fighting including liberal use of a knotted rope, a hotshot (cattle prod) & hotsauce in a squirt gun. eventually one gave up & sold one & the other just never hunted them together anymore. i've never seen that kind of obstinance outside the box in dogs like i saw in those gyps.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:12 PM
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^ Yikes...yeah..I distinctly remember patching up two sibling teenage female pits in the vets office. It wasn't even like one bad fight, it just looked like the product of constant bickering, holes all over them. As a general rule dogs don't do well being raised together as siblings..not even on the fighting side, but even learning to look to you for interaction.
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If you are wanting same sex, or more then one, I suggest selecting siblings from a pups age.
Holy crap, did you really just suggest people get same sex SIBLINGS? Generally speaking, that's a huge no-no, in any breed!
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:39 AM
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Holy crap, did you really just suggest people get same sex SIBLINGS? Generally speaking, that's a huge no-no, in any breed!
I have several same sex siblings AND in the past often chose same sex siblings. Never had a problem. And I highly do ubt it was "just my luck" however I reckin you never know....so just be careful in what you do choose. I believe the reason they always work out for me is because they are born together and raised together. If two are removed from the other siblings fairly young enough, that eliminated much of the "competition" right there. The two together usually bond well.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:43 AM
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I really wonder why that is an issue. The two RT females I was speaking of that tried to kill one another were sisters.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:49 AM
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My siblings have always seemed to be more "caring" towards one another. Cleaning each others faces, etc... I seriously have never had an issue.

The ONLY issues that I have had in all my years of dogs were that the siblings werent very welcoming of "newbies". They would sit around and chill with each other but if another one stuck their head in the way to be cleaned or what have you, they would either warn the dog or turn away and go to sleep!
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I would say same sex siblings is definitely a better bet than same sex random-dogs-that-don't-even-know-each-other.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:42 AM
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Holy crap, did you really just suggest people get same sex SIBLINGS? Generally speaking, that's a huge no-no, in any breed!
For what it's worth, the only bitch fight I've ever heard of with borzois involved litter sisters lovingly raised together. They were intent to kill and one's chest was torn open pretty bad.
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One of the worst dog fight aftermaths I've seen was a pair of altered JRT brothers. One dog lost an eye and an ear and the other nearly lost a leg.

I'm not saying siblings can't get along but it's certainly no more a guarantee than other dogs.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:45 AM
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In my (very) limited experience, they're a lot more out of the blue than fights with unrelated dogs. The two girls were fine and lovey just like any other zois cohabiting, until one day one got irritated at the other and instead of snarking it turned into a death match.
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