Males - Together - 16 week and 2 year old

by Mike
(St. Louis)

I have a two yr old male (neutered) and recently got another male pup currently 16 weeks (also neutered)... at this point they seem to get along great but i have started looking into it and have learned that maybe i have made a mistake by have two males... i am afraid of comming home one day and one of them severely injured or worse by the other... should this be a convern or will they be fine ?

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Dec 03, 2017
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Two Males
by: Donna

It is never recommended to have two of the same sex as indicated by your research.

It won't happen all of a sudden. If it does happen, with luck, you'll see it happen when you're around.

You might get lucky and they'll get along. Watch their body language as the young one matures. If a fight does break out with no provocation over food or a toy, you know that, sadly, it will not work out.

Dec 04, 2017
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wait and see
by: Anonymous

This is a wait and see, sort of thing. It all depends on so many things. Dog relationships with each other are as nuanced as are human's. Your young pup may emerge eventually as the lead, or he may stay content to follow your older dog. It's too soon to tell until he's more mature.
We have Bernese X collie male paired with a Pyrenees male. Both neutered. Three years apart in age. The Pyr's the pup in this equation. Our older dog is a very kind individual...adored the pup from the moment we brought him home. They are so bonded that they cannot be separated. They sleep inches apart, eat their meals inches apart, play wrestle, bark at everything and nothing, lay down on our feet. We are lucky. We have always had male dogs in multiples and that experience comes in handy. The thing we teach most is respect, each for the other. And although our older dog doesn't demand it, we always see he gets everything first...his food dish, greetings at the door, treats, leashes on (getting dressed to go OUT!)...all that.
We have known Pyr male/female combinations that failed. In both cases the female was re-homed. One pair a female and her male pup, and the other pair siblings. But I have also heard of multiple Pyr families, of more than 2 dogs, all ages, both sexes, some related, that are very amicable and happy together.
Monitor yours...be observant. They will feel your emotions, so be neutral when you are all together. And, just gently insist that your older dog has precedence whenever you interact with them. They are vocal dogs, but don't try to interpret what they are saying to each other. Some of their conversations are at a sublevel that we cannot hear, and some are purely gestural that only they understand. Try to not leave them on their own together for long periods, if you can.
Good luck with your boys! I am confident you will succeed and be a happy family. Keep the good confident energy flow going, always.

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