Aggressive traits

by Karen
(Colorado )

We are considering rescuing a 1-2 yr old pyr. They have been in foster care rather than a shelter so we know if they are good with dogs, kids etc. Since there is no way to know if they have been socialized during those first 13 weeks, what other traits can you look for to know if they will develop aggressive tendencies? I know you can’t tell for certain. Also, do Pyrs do better when they have a playmate? (Opposite sex, of course). Thx!

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Aggressive Traits
by: Donna

If the dog has been in foster care for at least a month, it is usually known in that time if they will be human aggressive if the foster has guests coming into the home. If the dog is going to turn on its own people, it should be known in that time.

If the pup is a year old, though, aggression could develop in the next year if it is going to be human aggressive.

Any dog does better with a dog of the opposite sex although some will be fine with the same sex. But, if you want to be sure, always the opposite sex. And, no, they don't have to have a playmate as long as they get play time with a friend's dog.

Avoid dog parks since people don't always pay attention to their dogs and fights can ensue as play escalates.

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