Is having two males problematic in Labradors (i.e. viscious fighting, dominance issues, etc.)?
The people on my Rottie forum have me totally freaking out because Marlan and Riggsy are so close in age.
Please help!!!! I love them both and am not prepared for this!!!
Well, we're talking labrador males not rotties, right? No, for labs (with proper temperments) two of the same sex in the house is not an issue....even less of an issue if they're neutered. One of Darwin's best friends is Laura's Seamus (both intact) and he get's along wonderfully with Bono, now that Bono isn't only interested in hanging from his neck
It's all up to temperment and training.
Here's the male/male aggression in my household. Kai and Samm are the same age.
Seriously, the worst it gets is a game of tug:
Or a rousing game of bitey face!
Alright... well that settles it. All I can do is love, train, and socialize them both and hope for the best!
Love those pix of Samm and Kai!! Will be getting Bo's little brother on Tuesday, and hope they're as happy as your two!
Thanks for this thread to reassure me.
Sorry to say, but this has nothing to do with a proper obedience training or what so else
Two male dog's .. the type of breed doesnt matter .. will show you the same behaviour, macho dog male behaviour .. They just want to know who's the boss :-\
How can you train a dog on this behaviour to do not so, while if you walk in the park (or some thing) you also can meet other male dog's .. so my opinion an training whould not work on this :-X
Yeah...Rider and Rookie HATE each other... Rider's best friend is a male yellow lab...he get's along fine with Nicole's Darwin and Bono and her JRT Scout....and lord knows how many stinking male foster's I've had in the house. He has only really not liked a few male dogs...but those were ones that tried to dominate him...which I would think that any dog is not very fond of.
Dani, Rider & Rookie
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I have two males (both neutered) who are 13 months apart. No dominance issues, whatsoever. The worst that ever occurs is when one may get a little out of hand during a bitey-face session, and the other "reminds" with a quick retort.
Are you getting a new dog? YOU get to set the standard in your household. Let the boys know what is acceptable to you and what isn't.
Murphy, Riley, and Piper
Anne said it best...you set the standard of what you will and won't accept. Yes, there are some exceptions, but for the most part, male labs can and go get along wonderfully. Look at all of the successful brother combos on this forum. Sure, sometimes there are some rough patches but mostly they get along great.
We took Elias to the beach with us for a week and he and Aidan were best buds.