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 ?

Comments for Males - Get Along?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 27, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
nope
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.

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. Jake

    Sep 20, 18 02:20 PM

    *ADOPTING PENDING* Best guess: Pyr/Leonberger mix Companion dog Children: Over 16 due to his size - guess of 95 pounds Cats: Probably be fine but proper

    Read More

  2. Water - Drinking too much?

    Sep 19, 18 09:45 AM

    My Great Pyrenees drinks excessively. Is this normal? He is mainly indoors where it is cool and he is not high energy.

    Read More

  3. Diet

    Aug 30, 18 08:05 AM

    What age do you switch from Puppy food to Dog food with a Great Pyrenees ?

    Read More

  4. Daisy

    Aug 28, 18 08:15 AM

    Angel and Daisy came to us because someone did not do their research. They wanted dogs they could just let loose and expected them to hang around the home.

    Read More

  5. Angel

    Aug 28, 18 08:14 AM

    Angel and Daisy came to us because someone did not do their research. They wanted dogs they could just let loose and expected them to hang around the home.

    Read More

  6. Dew Claws - Single or Double

    Aug 27, 18 10:47 AM

    Is it a bad trait to have 1 or 0 dew claws on the back paws?

    Read More

  7. Milo walks fence line why does he do this ?

    Aug 26, 18 08:18 AM

    Milo walks fence line at the dog park. He is serious and dedicated in his attitude. If he meets any dogs that are submissive in thier personalitys .

    Read More

  8. Lion roar and wolf howl

    Aug 26, 18 08:17 AM

    We live in the country with Gabriel (Pyr) and Patches(mix). They are our much-loved house companions and guardians. Nothing passes their notice unannounced.

    Read More