View Full Version : Dog Aggression - same or opposite sex?

01-25-2007, 09:00 PM
Has Your Acd Been In Any Dog Fights Or Serious Squabbles? If So, Has It Been With Males Or Females Or Both?

04-01-2007, 12:09 AM
Honda and Tag hate eachother to the point where they will fight to the finish. A scary quiet latched on type of fight. They are for ever and ever never ever ever alound to be together. Did I say ever? <g> It's odd because I decided when I wanted to get another ACD it would be a male because my Breezy was the one who was iffy around other females. Honda nuetered never had fought with another dog in his life. He was always reliable at any park, could fit in with any pack...that is until Tag. To this day Honda has only ever fought with Tag. It took about a year for them to hate eachother and I'm sure much of it was my not seeing things I should have. But much is also that they just absolutely hate each other, most likely due to jealousy over me. Honda has had no problems with Phoebe or Sydney and they came after Tag so in retrospect I should have been looking for a female back in 2001.

My Breezy and my Mom's Echo hated eachother in a similar way. Echo and her co-hort E-Z Rider once tried to kill Breezy under my Mom's truck.
Gee other than that no fights all is well:s4: I've learned to be much more alpha and aware of what can cause these issues. In hopes that I will never have two that are so dangerous around eachother again.


04-01-2007, 12:43 AM
Wow Alison, that must be so heartbreaking for you. Not to mention scary!
My boy Bud periodically goes after Chip, but only if I start giving Chip preferential treatment. it is usually one big lunge and latch on while barking ferociously and luckily Chip has never been seriously injured. At least they only do it while I am at home so I can stop it worsening.
They've been good for a while now but I can never get complacent. Certain things set Bud off so I have learned to stop putting Chip in a position where he might be seen to be moving up the ladder in the pack.
Hard lesson learnt by me when I copped Bud's teeth in my calf once, resulting in a SERIOUS bruise and toothmarks.
I'd given them both a bone inside and Chip went to walk past Bud while he was still eating his and Bud lunged at Chip and I put my leg in the way.
After that it was a long time before I gave them a bone inside again, and I had to actually give them as their dinner, in their dinner bowl for Bud to not consider them all his.
They both respect that each has his own dinner and has the right to eat it all.

Chip on the other hand, will go after any dog other than Bud and a couple of select others he has grown to know well. Having said that, he does seem to like females more than males and it seems to be easier to socialise him with bitches than dogs.

They make life interesting don't they. :s18:

04-01-2007, 11:14 AM
Reina and Yoda used to fight periodically. Usually over who got the spot next momma and poppa.

Now Reina is turning into a grumpy old gal. She runs the house with an iron paw and no one of any sex is aloud to have fun. :s15:

04-01-2007, 04:31 PM
13 years with my beloved Jack and never a sign of aggression. :s1:
Oh wait, Alison reads this board... nevermind. :s5:

For Jack's first two years, my roommate and I successfully took him and her Cheaspeake Bay retriever to dog park without TOO much problem.

He wasn't aggressive exactly. But his idea of play was roughhousing and he started seeking out the park's more passive dogs. Total "school-yard bully" syndrome. It wasn't aggressive, per se, (that's my story and I'm sticking to it), but it was obnoxious. So we finally gave up on off-leash areas just to be good citizens.

When he was a recreational therapy dog, he was rather possessive of the Health Center as his domain when it came to visiting canines.

One time, he passed a huge german shepherd dog that was coming out of one of his favorite resident's room. The dog growled at him as it passed, and Jack jumped on him with a roar. Inappropriate? Yes. But not out of left field. Jack was VERY popular with the residents and fortunately their were several of them nearby who (figuratively) leapt to his defense with a chorus of, "That strange dog started it!!!". But after that, I kept him in my office if there was visiting dogs in the center.

Pea-green with jealously; that's my Jack.

I'm trying to think of other dogs... he and Honda Deilke have been pretty much ignoring each other their whole lives - no play, but no problems either. Miss Breezy had to beat him over the head with her rulebook once for a gross infraction of house rules, but it was fair and it only happened that one time. Hmmm... who else? He and Tag met once, both on lead, and both being held by owners who anticipated a train wreck... and surprise, surprise, it didn't go well.

My brother-in-law has two basset hounds, one who Jack has always ignored and one who he's been madly in love with for about 12 years. Even now, as two grouchy old dogs, they fall into each others arms! I guess it's sort of a canine Brokeback Mountain story. Go figure.

04-02-2007, 06:35 AM
Caiza plays AWESOME with neutered males and females of any breed. However, if another dominant intact male comes along it usually results in a fight being as how Caiza also has his testicles :s1:

Jakie's Mom
04-03-2007, 12:10 AM
Jake is only aggresive with one dog that he knows. Duke is a shina itzu/corgie cross and he just nips at him or barks at him. My girlfriend's dog actually tried to attack him. We've decided that he is too smarmy for the other dogs, even though he seems cute to us humans! Jake is so easy going, even if another dog gets aggresive with him, he just ignores them! I love my peace loving boy!

BRB Ranch
04-14-2007, 01:34 AM
Rosin likes any small fuzzy dog. They're squeaky, lol. She's great with my cat though, she's just got a thing about little fuzzy dogs...

04-19-2007, 01:08 PM
i don't know what is going on but sady Our german Shepherd has been picking fights with tonka WHO will end them or if I yell HEY he stops too!!!

WHat am I going to do with them!!

06-29-2007, 12:30 AM
I have 2 female ACDS and a female Border Collie and fortunately they all get on incredibly well. Bones are the only thing that gets the odd growl going and the oldest at 6 years old definitely thinks that she is the boss but will still rough and tumble with the 2 youngsters.

Unfortunately the younger ACD can be a bit iffy with strange dogs unless they are very small. The other two are nice and social with any sex as long as the strange dog doesnt rudely jump on them.


08-28-2008, 05:02 PM
Gina, who is half ACD and the rest rottweiler/bulldog/lab, was always good with other dogs....then my boyfriend got a pit bull puppy, 5 months old, and the puppy was dog aggressive!! he attacked gina and they got in some nasty fights. I've been bitten in the middle of a fight. It got so bad cooper, the pit bull, had to go live at my bf's parents house!! good thing though, because they love him :)

I got a foster dog, pit bull/american bulldog....she was food aggressive and attacked gina a few times. gina will fight back but not grab and hold like the pit bulls do.

Gina and my pit bull, who is 8 months old now, have never had any problems. donnie, the pit bull, is a little aggressive towards other dogs and has only been in one fight before, with his own brother!!! he also tried to attack a 4 month old puppy I was fostering for a week, and was a little iffy at first with my foster ACDx Remi. Now they're rough-playing brothers :)

Cooper, my bf's dog, is 1.5 years old now and will still try to attack black dogs. We're not sure if it's because of his awful time with gina or he just doesn't like black dogs!! We tried walking cooper and donnie together (the two pit bulls) and they did it, but snapped at each other a bunch of times and seemed to be like "I better get him before he gets me" but I was actually pretty happy with how they did together, I think they wanted to enjoy the day.

Generally I've heard female/female have more fights than male/male or male/female, but from my experiences I've never had that with gina :) just my foster pit/bulldog, who didn't care what gender she was biting!

06-03-2009, 10:05 AM
Wow, I guess I'm lucky so far....Lucy is afraid of aggressive dogs and doesn't tend to be agressive herself. She's only 2 though, so maybe that'll change. I hope things go smoothly when we add another dog to the mix later this year!

11-05-2011, 10:28 PM
My current foster and the one before (both mini Heelers) are dog aggressive females. The worst was a JRT/Heeler mix. I'm not found of Terriers! My 2 Heelers & my Rottie girl are best buddies, as was the Rotties that they grew up with (now at the bridge) I've only had 2 dogs that had to be separated for their entire lives (I will never do that again) My dogs are OK with any foster or strange dog, but my last 2 fosters have been aggressive to males & females. My male Heeler Opie, seems to prefer giant male dogs. If around a large group of dogs, he will pick out the largest male & instigate play. When he came to live here at 4months, his best buddy was a huge male Rottie. He passed away when Opie was 18months. He really missed that old dog. Opie has been attacked by a JRT twice- the one I fostered & one at a park. He has little tolerance for my mini Heeler fosters.