Males - Get Along?

We have a two year old male that my family adores ! We are discussing the possibility of rescuing a 6 year old male and was wondering if this was a good decision or not ?

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Nov 27, 2017
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Two males
by: Great Pyrenees Club

We never recommend two Pyrs of the same sex together. In some cases, it might work, but usually it does not.

A female rescue would make your household much more harmonious. Make sure to do proper introductions. This means, have them meet on neutral territory and go for a walk.

Make sure your dogs are neutered/spayed, as well.

Dec 04, 2017
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by: Anonymous

Personally, I wouldn't do this.
The rescue would come in as the older dog with more life experience. It's very possible that your lovely young dog, who you adore, will change into someone you no longer know as he readjusts to his new reality. If there are children in the house, and both dogs are allowed to live inside, the situation could be risky.
Pass on this one.

Dec 05, 2017
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Re: Males - Get Along?
by: Craig

I have fostered over 20 of these behemoths, some while I had my own 110 lb male. While many say "No", I believe it is an individual thing.
I had two 5-year-old, 110 lb males share my household for 5 months. When the weather was bad, they stayed in my sunroom together and they played much of the time.
You will see how they react when they are introduced; if they get along at the beginning chances are OK. However, take nothing for granted, they should be closely monitored when together for the first few weeks - food protection likely will be the biggest challenge. I never feed two males together and have made a point of making sure each has its own space for allot of the day.
So, "never say never" but just be vigilant and make sure they have a good amount of time to themselves.

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