TWO MALE PYRENEES TOGETHER OK?

by ABBEY
(KANSAS CITY)

I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD MALE PYRENEES AND WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO OUR FAMILY. MY CURRENT PYRENEES IS WELL TRAINED AND SOCIALIZED. WE EVEN HAVE HIM DOING PET THERAPY. MY QUESTION IS WHEN CHOOSING A COMPANION FOR HIM IS IT BETTER TO GET A FEMALE OR A MALE. THE PUPPIES WE ARE LOOKING AT ARE 8 WEEKS OLD.

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Mar 20, 2015
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Adding to your family
by: Wendy

I will say that no matter what sex you choose, the pup will typically be submissive to the older dog. With that said, is your male neutered? do you intend to breed? If you get a female, will she be spayed? All of these questions will factor into your decision. Personally, I will say that 2 female dogs do more "bickering" amongst themselves and my unneutered male gets along great with my 2 spayed females (with the exception of an occasional "humping!"

Mar 20, 2015
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Male/Female Pyr
by: Donna

It's always prudent to get the opposite sex.

If you don't, and get the same sex, they may get along for awhile until 6 months old or so. That is only when any issues will arise and then, it's too late.

Mar 20, 2015
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better to get opposite sex pup
by: Kim

Hi, I have 4 dogs and have found that dogs of the same sex, even when neutered/spayed, do not seem to get along as well as dogs of the opposite sex. If you are not planning on puppies, be sure to spay/neuter as puppies can happen a lot sooner than you think. be sure to post pix of your new addition and best of luck!

Mar 21, 2015
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introduction to new puppies to other family members
by: Audrey

I live on a ranch have 10 dogs all ages, sex, size, l am the head of the pack. I dominate my dogs, so therefore l have no issues, maybe a spat between sisters but that is it. Introduction should be quite, slow, and patient. Animals feed from our emotions. Have fun enjoy your new family member. I have even had Akitas to which l not supposed to get along with any animal. I raise cattle and horse's no issue's

Mar 24, 2015
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pairings
by: Anonymous

All these comments are excellent advice. Just to remember that dogs will always be dogs first.

To expect your training and socialization to always override his "dogness" is to be blindsided by their instant reaction to what is in their perception a challenge, a threat, an imbalance from another individual in the pack.

You cannot trick a Pyr into believing you are "pack leader"... 60 seconds of that utter stillness of their penetrating regard and you are assessed by a master as being the real deal or not.

It is very important to know your Pyr's character type when you decide to add to your pack, and to choose a companion to fit with him as carefully as you can.

Always spay and/or neuter.

Treat your dogs with respect and expect it in return, and with each other. Discourage competitiveness and prey-drive between your dogs and always, always be a gentle but firm leader to them.

Remember that your Pyr(s) will take care of business if you do not.

Mar 25, 2015
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anonymous with respect
by: Audrey

Dear Anonymous
Your message was interesting in the fact you stated dogs will be dogs. We have dogs as our companions and our protectors. We are indeed the leader trusted one and guider of our dogs. We must teach and share them respect to us and to other dogs. And we as owners should not fear what a breed will do to the same or to others. Dogs where given to us for many purposes and to think pry are different do not have any knowledge of other breeds

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