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Do pitbull puppies do well in pairs?

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by LilasMommy85, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. LilasMommy85

    LilasMommy85 Puppy

    We currently have a 7month old red nose pitbull puppy, we have had her since she was 12weeks old. She seems to get lonely when we arent around. So we were thinking of getting another one for her to have the company. She is not dog aggressive, my brother in law has a 3yr old female shar pei that she plays with all the time. We dont just want to add another pup just for her, we would love to also have another, they are wonderful family dogs if brought up probably. But could it be a mistake to add another to the mix or should we be just satisfied with her? I dont want to upset her in anyway or make her jealous of a new pup? Does anyone have more than one pit pup in there home?
     
  2. rguerra

    rguerra Big Dog

    Stooppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp!

    Don't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. PitMomma24

    PitMomma24 Little Dog

    I have five at home, all pitbulls/bullies, and all of mine get along great, two females, and three males. Of course I've had all of mine since little puppies and thy were raised around around each other. I also take the precautions of keeping hem chained separately, feeding separately, and making sure they aren't out and about together unsupervised, especially since my males are unneutered.
    They've also been in obidience training so I can easily keep them under control, and if a fight were to ever happen, I have a break stick, but so far, they've been great with each other.
    I say you can do it, if you have the time and experience to train, or money for training, also getting the new dog as a puppy, so your dog sees him or her as less of a threat, and get acclimated to the new addition easier.
     
  4. joeplopez

    joeplopez Puppy


    My opinion is to get the other puppy before your older pit gets bigger Dont want her to get teratorial with the other pup your planning on getting And when and if you get the other puppy see how your dog reacts and if she acts nervous just get them together a few times a day wile watching them so they can get confortable with eachother Iv had pitbull pups around my pit wile she was around a year and somthing she just got annoyed and would do a little under breath growl and walk away But thats cause she was used to being an only dog haha

    Put up picks of your rednose=]
     
  5. pookie!

    pookie! GRCH Dog

    DO NOT GET ANOTHER DOG.

    Pitbull typed dogs dont need doggy friends. They need you. Get your puppy some toys or teach it tricks, but please dont get another dog.

    They MIGHT will get along just fine up until they mature, and that all might change in the worst possible way, seeing Dog Aggression is very common and usually expected in this breed.
     
  6. LilasMommy85

    LilasMommy85 Puppy

  7. LilasMommy85

    LilasMommy85 Puppy

    that is lila at 7 months those pics were taken yesterday she is a horse. Thank you guys for the feed back. I have some other pics of her in my profile pics that i just uploaded. She really is a sweet girl, she does wonderful with all my children and tolerants alot from them. I have a 9yr,6yr,4yr,& 2yr old and my kids will lay all over her but she doesnt bother them at all. In fact when my youngest childs cries at night she will sit next to her bed and lay her head on her pillow till she stops. We have had her in obedience training since she was a pup, she does really well.
     
  8. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    she may not be dog aggressive because she is 7 months old. alotta dogs dont start firing up until they are between 1 and 2 years old. i dont care how early you start them out together, that wont mean shit if they decide to scrap one day, then it will be game on and you will always have to keep them seperated. like Pookie said, pit bulls dont need doggy friends, despite who tells you what. a multi dog house can be a real pain in the ass and i wouldnt suggest it unless you have plenty of experience breaking up dogfights.
     
  9. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    This here.

    Don't do it. :nono:
     
  10. Sandi

    Sandi Big Dog


    +1
    My mutt is past 2 years now & her whole demeanor is changing, she is still tolerant with other dogs but she has a tipping point now & recently made me realise I need to up my game with regard to keeping her away from other dogs (or vice versa). I was not sure how she would turn out being a rescue & a mutt but it looks like I'm going to get the full package & heed 100% what I read here.
     
  11. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    Dog aggression is common. Happens at maturity or earlier in some cases. You don't know if your dog will become DA. You don't know if a pup would grow to be DA. You have 4 young children and, being a mom of 3, I know caring for and supervising the kids takes a lot of time. So, imagine getting another pup and having one of the dogs become DA. You'd probably find out the dog has turned on when a fight happens. Kids could be there and see it or be accidentally hurt during it. Afterward, assuming both dogs survive, you'd have to crate and rotate or otherwise keep them separated for the rest of their lives, which is also a lot of work. I'd join the crowd and suggest one dog is a good number :)
     
  12. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

  13. joeplopez

    joeplopez Puppy

    Negative negative So every dog is the same?
    I think having a pack is a good idea No matter what anybodys opinion is on here im going to add a pup to my family well my janes pup
     
  14. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Who the hell said that? But the breed as a whole is dog aggressive. I guess you think it's wrong to assume that a beagle will chase rabbits, eh? Or that a greyhound will like to run?

    This is what you're really saying: "I'm gonna be obstinate and refuse to learn because the truth isn't what I want to hear."
     
  15. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    good lock man, i hope you arent too sad IF you some day come home to a dead dog... (as alot of members on here have had happen)
     
  16. joeplopez

    joeplopez Puppy

    I know my dog Never bit anything in her entire life(nothing alive)
    And im not stupid i wouldnt leave them alone until they were confortable Iv read that you can focus theyr energy by getting them exorcised daily and train with them also daily Which i do Buuut i guess well see Ill put pics up and enlighten everybody on how theyr doing when i have my other pup=]
     
  17. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    I hope your ignorance doesn't result in a hurt or dead dog. I hope you have more luck than you have brains.
     
  18. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    I personally would avoid getting two puppies of similar age in any breed unless I had a professional dog set up (by this I mean indoor or outdoor kennels or a dog room with crates or chain setup if that's your deal... whatever) and the reason for getting more than one meant I had the $$ to pour into raising them specifically for work and/or dog sports such as schutzhund. Might I add that while my breed of choice may not be APBT, I am well aware that my top five favorite breeds often have same sex aggression like any other dog breed. Dogs are animals, not plush toys that sit there and look pretty no matter how many you've got stacked up. I feel that unless you can meet each dog's training and exercise needs while properly managing a multiple dog household, then you've got no business getting multiple puppies at once. Or multiple adult dogs for that matter.

    ---------- Post added at 09:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:09 AM ----------

    I agree.
     
  19. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    Hey look, it's genetics, they were bred for combat, DA is in the genes, also they are terriers so they won't back down to a challenge.

    At 7 months of age the dog is not mature, once they mature the genetics kicks in. yes, there are varying degrees of DA, but you shouldn't take a chance.

    If you think your pup is lonely, there are better ways to deal with that.
     
  20. rguerra

    rguerra Big Dog

    If you are so concerned about him feeling lonely and getting suicidal, get the dog an inflatable doll. That would be a better friend and won't mind getting humped :D
     

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