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females fighting

Post by Eve M B Herman » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00



This has happened with us as well. Most of the time our girls
love each other. Play well, wrestle, and drink out of the same
water bowl at the same time. But on occasion they get into
death brawls. A ninety pound shepherd-akita-retriever mix versus
a 40 pound australian shepherd. It's awful for us. And we spend
about a week or two getting things back to normal, which is stressful.
It just seems like they get over e***d and then one of them
crosses some boundary and they go at each other.

We're not sure what to do. It has happened twice this year. And
it's hard for us not to be paranoid about putting them together
again.

 
 
 

females fighting

Post by Eduardo Suastegu » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> This has happened with us as well. Most of the time our girls
> love each other. Play well, wrestle, and drink out of the same
> water bowl at the same time. But on occasion they get into
> death brawls. A ninety pound shepherd-akita-retriever mix versus
> a 40 pound australian shepherd. It's awful for us. And we spend
> about a week or two getting things back to normal, which is stressful.
> It just seems like they get over e***d and then one of them
> crosses some boundary and they go at each other.

> We're not sure what to do. It has happened twice this year. And
> it's hard for us not to be paranoid about putting them together
> again.

I've heard that two females together often form a troublesome pair. Chelsea,
our 5-year old***er Spaniel, is the sister of my wife's sister's***er,
Casey (try saying that really fast). These two gals are great apart. But
bring them together, and all you experience is one black blur and plenty of
frightening growling. I don't know what happened in that litter, but I think
there are a lot of deep issues with those two.

--
Eduardo Suastegui
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Post by Mark Kreutzfel » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Littermates.  Awful.  I know of no two ***es from the same litter that
have been able to co-exist.


Quote:


>> This has happened with us as well. Most of the time our girls
>> love each other. Play well, wrestle, and drink out of the same
>> water bowl at the same time. But on occasion they get into
>> death brawls. A ninety pound shepherd-akita-retriever mix versus
>> a 40 pound australian shepherd. It's awful for us. And we spend
>> about a week or two getting things back to normal, which is stressful.
>> It just seems like they get over e***d and then one of them
>> crosses some boundary and they go at each other.

>> We're not sure what to do. It has happened twice this year. And
>> it's hard for us not to be paranoid about putting them together
>> again.

>I've heard that two females together often form a troublesome pair.
Chelsea,
>our 5-year old***er Spaniel, is the sister of my wife's sister's***er,
>Casey (try saying that really fast). These two gals are great apart. But
>bring them together, and all you experience is one black blur and plenty of
>frightening growling. I don't know what happened in that litter, but I
think
>there are a lot of deep issues with those two.

>--
>Eduardo Suastegui
>http://www.moonsgarden.com/
>If the e-mail address contains "701" remove these numbers

 
 
 

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Post by Jerry How » Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Littermates.  Awful.  I know of no two ***es from the same litter that
> have been able to co-exist.

Hello Mark,

That is because you don't know of anyone that understand the principles of
proper leadership and discipline. It is not the dogs job to determine who is
acceptable or not. The problem is management and communication. J>>>

 
 
 

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Post by LEHung » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


<<It just seems like they get over e***d and then one of them
crosses some boundary and they go at each other.   >>

Ever hear the words "*** fight"???

In my experience, there are some dogs that are incompatible.  I have the
veterinary bills to prove it.  And this is not a matter of the dogs' not
knowing who is in charge, cuz they do -  it's Me.

If serious damage is being done during the fights.....lacerations requiring
drains, muscle tears......these sorts of things, you may have to separate the
girls.  If it is liveable damage, twice a year,  you may be able to take the
chance and leave them together.

Depends on what you are comfortable with and how safe you think the situation
is.

ttfn......
Linda H. and the Route 66 pack

 
 
 

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Post by BRDO » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Mark K writes~

Quote:
>Littermates. Awful. I know of no two ***es
>from the same litter that have been able to >co-exist.

What is even worse is two males from the same litter.

I didn't have  male pups from the same litter but they were only three
weeks apart.

They were and the one that is still here : ) Old Whistler,is STILL a
handful.

In Chessies, for sure the males are definitely worse, as I also have
three females.

Paulette~

A dogs life is too short...
   Their only fault,really...

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Post by avrama gingol » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00


In Dobes, same-sex aggression is not unexpected (to put it mildly).  After
all, after saying that a "shy or vicious dog shall be dismissed from the
ring," our breed Standard goes on to explain that "a belligerant or
aggressive attitude toward other dogs shall not be deemed viciousness."
(Translation: want to kill the competition, fine; want to bite the judge or
handler and you're out on your duff.)

***es are a bit more likely to live together in harmony.  BUT, and that is
a "but" worthy of all caps, it is possible for two males to fight and
determine a hierarchy that permits co-existence; when two ***es get into a
fight it tends to be for life.  (Please note the weasel words of tends and
is possible.  Exceptions prove [test] every rule.)

avrama

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