Will neutering and adult male Pyr stop aggression with my male border collie?

by Jane Kessler
(Ontario)

Hello,
Mac is our 5 yr old, intact male Pyr. An amazing dog, guaradian of our sheep,
terrific with people and smart enough to do our taxes. He and my 4 yr old intact BC have had 2 nasty fights recently. I am wondering if neutering Mac will reduce this. Mac is good with our female pyr and female English Shepherd. We remove Mac from pasture when there are visiting working dogs in with the ewes.
The reactivity seems to be mainly between our boys.
Would appreciate any insights on neutering / behaviour or otherwise.
Many thanks.

Comments for Will neutering and adult male Pyr stop aggression with my male border collie?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 05, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Past time
by: Ed A from NJ

If your not a breeder, your boy should have been neutered 3 years ago. Any benefit in personality is too late. However, there still is health benefit to be had so neutering is still in his best interest.I can't help you with the male on male agression. As good as my boys have been GP male just have to be king of all they preside over.

Jul 06, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Great Pyrs and Border Collies - hmmmmm
by: Anonymous

My Pyr Frankie (now 11 yrs old) started acting out with Border Collies in particular several years ago. She still is quite rude with new BCs we meet out in public, but at least she has stopped the nasty habit of "pushing down", "putting down", "forcing down" any Border Collie who starts off the introduction by lowering his head and staring Frankie down. For some reason, she found this "stance" threatening, or doggy rude or whatever. It still takes a lot of correction on my part to ensure things don't go down hill when we meet a new BC.

We worked hard with our neighbour's dog Kennedy and another local BC named Murphy, to help Frankie practise her BC social skills.

I guess one can't take the herder out of the collie any more than one can take the guardian out of the pyr. Neutering almost always helps with aggression. Wishing you best of luck to remedy this issue.

Jul 26, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
unfortunate
by: Anonymous

Oy! This is not good. It's going to end with the death of the BC, unfortunately.
Both males are in the business of establishing 'turf', and neither will ever tolerate the other, especially in the presence of females. Even if the females are spayed your intact males will still need to settle the matter in the only way they know.
Neutering them at this late date will not change anything much. You need to be more responsible. Neuter the males...permanently re-home one of them ...and spay your females.
And remember when re-homing, both dogs have learned to be reactive to another male, so be careful to not set someone else up for a disaster that you have created.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.









Breaking News

  1. Pyrs with Cats

    Oct 11, 17 02:28 PM

    Are great pyrenees good with cats?

    Read More

  2. Puppies died

    Oct 05, 17 01:02 PM

    We just had 8 puppies born yesterday and 3 died last night. Are they hard to raise or are we doing something wrong. We have her a secure place on the porch

    Read More

  3. New puppy

    Oct 05, 17 05:10 AM

    I have an 8 week old great pyrenees/great bernese cross, he seems to be paning and hot all the time and drinking a lot of water is this normal?

    Read More

  4. Retraining

    Oct 02, 17 06:49 AM

    I have a friend (family of 5) whom has asked if I would like to take ownership of 1 of their female 10 month old Great Pyrenees,due to they cant care for

    Read More

  5. Shepherd/Pyr Mix

    Sep 28, 17 05:24 PM

    I don't know if you can answer this or not but do mix Pyrenees never have back dew claws and if dad is shepperd and mom is pyrennes, how much will my pup

    Read More

  6. Dew claws in question

    Sep 27, 17 12:47 PM

    four months ago me and my cousin where given two great pyrenees puppies who where brothers sadly my cousins puppy passed away due to some health problems

    Read More

  7. Digging big holes

    Sep 26, 17 04:45 PM

    Each Pyr I have owned digs huge holes and lots of them, I mean he digs heading straight for China!! Then goes to another hole. Where does this digging

    Read More

  8. Weight

    Sep 26, 17 05:32 AM

    Is it normal for a female to be bigger then the male

    Read More