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Which breed is better with other dogs?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by wannabull123, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. wannabull123

    wannabull123 Puppy

    My wife and I torn between an SBT and a Bull Terrier. As mentioned in my prior post- We have a strong, dog friendly, neutered, 35LB Boston Terrier(everyone says he looks like a Boston Bulldog). I know every dog is an individual, but generally speaking, which breed do you think does better with opposite gender dogs they are raised with; Bull Terriers or Staffordshire Bull terriers? We would crate and rotate if need be, but would obviously prefer an amicable relationship between dogs. BTW, Our Boston is 3 and very playful.
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  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Don't get a bull breed at all.
  3. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    do eeny meeny miny moe
  4. jello

    jello Banned

    Both breeds can get pretty DA depending on the individual. Choose whichever you prefer and prepare to crate and rotate if there are issues.
    Research both breeds thoroughly before you make a decision. I don't mean just googling, I mean going to shows that feature the breeds you are considering and interact with them.
    ... I don't get why people respond if they aren't going to give serious recommendations...
  5. Atheist

    Atheist Good Dog

    Flip a coin
  6. Atheist

    Atheist Good Dog

    Probably because there is no such thing as a serious recommendation for this question. It is literally a toss up and a gamble either way. Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Unless the OP plans to get an adult dog with a history of non aggression, either breed has a pretty high chance of being DA at some point. Both are the wrong breeds if getting along with another dog is a priority.
  7. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    I gave a serious recommendation
  8. OBIWAN_dza

    OBIWAN_dza Little Dog

    subliminals are so unnecessary...... i think every one else got the point no need to be straight faced, dead serious all the time....
  9. Yorchi5m

    Yorchi5m Puppy

    I have a female bill terrier, she turn out to be the most friendly dog I ever met, I've seen other male bullterriers (not fix) getting aggressive toward other males
  10. Yorchi5m

    Yorchi5m Puppy

  11. jello

    jello Banned

    Not all of the time, no. I just wonder how many potential members have been chased off by non descriptive to even idiotic posts.
  12. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    I would say neither, I would go with a pack hunting dog like a beagle if you want a dog that is more likely to be good with other dogs (and there is never a guarantee, just wouldn't have genetics butting in)
  13. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    I wouldn't be surprised if no matter what the op picks, it doesn't work out....Bostons can be as nasty as any breed out there.
  14. jello

    jello Banned

    I don't think I've met a nasty BT but I've heard a lot of people say that... weird.
    I agree though. Prepare for crate and rotate because you'll never know. You could even get a Beagle or a Lab and it may not work out...
  15. OBIWAN_dza

    OBIWAN_dza Little Dog

    not to take it too far off topic but if people are still getting their feelings hurt by what someone says online on a forum then theres a bigger underlying issue than what was said to them.....

    how non-descriptive is "eenie meenie miney moe?", flip a coin, close ur eyes and grab one...

    at the end of the day a BULLY breed is going to be a BULLY and no matter what name u put before the BULLY its going to behave like a BULLY and u have to use caution.....

    just like people dogs have their own personalities and character traits and annoyances that will set them off.....just like i may get along with everyone here i may not get along with my neighbor.......just because your dog is great in public doesnt mean he will be great to the new puppy (or adult dog) invading his space, hogging his attention, stealing from his food bowl.......u dont know what triggers will set your dog off if youve never had another dog to press those buttons.....and BULLY breed dogs are great at pressing buttons
  16. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    that's because its the truth... years ago I had a little bitch and my brother owned a male and they both were absolute shitheads. his dog would hit my ice cold housedog as if it was trying to put an end to that old dog.
  17. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    As others have said, both breeds are genetically predisposed to other dog aggression. Whichever you choose, an opposite sex pairing has the best chance to work and if aggression does develop you can always crate and rotate.

    As to Boston Terrors...I mean, Terriers... I had one growing up. She was an amazing dog and my best buddy through adolescence. Decently well behaved, too, if you don't count shredding any books I left in her reach and occasionally laying one single turd at every doorway in the house if we left her alone for a few hours or more. But she was hit and miss with other dogs. She was outright hostile to most other dogs and a sweetie with the ones she liked. *shrug*
  18. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    My ex owns a BT who just may be the nastiest, ass dog I have ever met. Partly due to his owners, partly due to the breed itself. He's spoiled and has a horrible disposition, never sits still, is a hyper nutjob, so my ex went out and spent $3000 on english bulldog.

  19. Brunotheboxer

    Brunotheboxer Little Dog

    We're pretty sure our pit bull has some boston terrior in her and she is extremely DA. She even gets aggressive with dogs on TV.

    To the op. if you want to increase your chances don't get any bully breed.
  20. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Maybe you need to pay a little bit more attention.

    This thread was posted Sunday asking for opinions on the probability of dog aggression in SBTs. He was given several answers that were basically the same answers he's gotten here.


    Take a quick look at a previously posted thread from a year ago where he states he's looking for THE SAME THING as he inquired about in this thread. What do you know.. Same answers.


    He's asking the same question over and over expecting to get different answers. It's not going to happen.

    FWIW, I remember reading the SBT thread before this one came up. Went to his page to get the link and saw the thread from last year.

    Bottom line, if you don't mind dealing with any level of dog aggression, get a bull breed and take your chances. If you don't want to deal with it and it's not a task you'll gladly take on, then look at other breeds or wait until your Boston passes on to get into non-terrier breeds.

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