Do your dogs fight?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by crazedACD, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Ratboy

    Ratboy New Member

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    LOL, he sounds like this guy, Farfel. The one vet called him "The Scrapper", due to his love of fights. His first vet called him "The Screamer", for his vocalizing. He didn't care how big the other dog was, he would really go at it. He was a lot bigger than most Beagles, about 35 pounds or so, and rock hard. He went grey early, same as his sire, who he was a near twin of. He was very tolerant of little dogs and pups, but dogs equal to or bigger than he was would set him off if they even just brushed by him. A couple of minutes before he dropped dead, he won his last fight against my 2 year old Beagle, Rusty. Farfel was a month away from 12. He had a lot of health issues and I was sure happy he went out the way he liked to live.

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    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    No... they've never fought. They haven't even grumbled at each other for YEARS! I'm really happy & lucky that they coexist so peacefully, they totally have each other figured out. They haven't fought any other dogs either, although they have been attacked, they haven't done any damage to another dog.

    Our female Chihuahua used to jump Gonzo, when we first got him, and he would just scream. She's the only dog we have ever had who picked fights - and the only female. I don't think I'll ever get a female dog. For that reason and others. Peaceful coexistence is super important to me with my dogs... it's one thing to be selective with strange dogs, but they need to be able to trust one another. I'm all about being proactive and preventing any stressful situations from testing them, or making them fear each other from day one. Now I never need to worry about that. I think I must be a control freak because out of years of supervising huge dog daycare groups, I never had a fight in there either.
     
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    The fights here are two different kinds. They have the "slapping" fights where they slap the hell out of each other, like machine guns and those always start over treats. King will miss catching something, he is the worst catcher I have ever seen, and Molly will try to get it. They scream and holler and each toss about 100 punches and then one of them sneezes, and it's over. Dirty looks will be the norm for a while, then all is forgotten. These happen about once or twice a year.

    The full blown fights happen when Molly waits till King is asleep, and then decides to hump him. He gets VERY angry, and last time, not long ago, Molly flew into the refrigerator, and King worked her over pretty good. When they were pups, a long time ago, she was on top of him a lot, and he seemed to really enjoy it:

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    Never. I'm actually kind of surprised, since I thought Gambit might buck up on Argon once he hit maturity, but that hasn't happened.

    Argon has acutally been pretty good with dogs in the home, and doesn't bother too much with Gambit at all. Except for Argon occasionally deciding to climb aboard and attempt some humping (easily redirected), they're pretty much ships passing in the night.
     
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    Maisy and Squash just about sound like a dogfight when they are playing. They play extremely hard with each other. And every so often the character and tone of the noise changes just so and I suspect in those moments that if it continued and if either was feeling particularly snarky things could escalate and cross the line from "we're getting overstimulated now" to "now we are fighting for real."

    They respond well to a simple "GUYS, EASY" though, so it's never happened.
     
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    speedydogs Allons-y!

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    No, not even a minor scuffle. Cricket will tell Journey off if she's trying to take something that belongs to Cricket (or if Journey's just being too obnoxious) but Journey never argues with her.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Just this morning I had to break up Nard and Mia. :rolleyes:
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Can they do much damage?
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Luckily nope, mostly a lot of noise and I can break them up when it first starts. Mia is goes off pretty easily and has a tendency to launch herself at the other dogs whenever she gets excited about anything. Summer and Rose won't fight back but the boys will.
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Eh, Macky will snark sometimes if Keeva tries to steal something, but that's rarely been a problem and if it happens once I just put Keeva up. Macky deserves her peace and quiet, lol.

    As for Keeva and my roommate's dog Balto... never. He's extremely tolerant of female dogs, and ever since she came into season for the first time she's had him wrapped around her paw, LOL. And sometimes they do the cutest, most loveydovey thing where he grooms her neck and she makes big flirty eyes at him. It's pretty **** cute.
     
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    We haven't had any fights. My second dog is still a puppy (5 months), so time will tell, of course, but I'm not anticipating any issues between my two. Bailey is just not a dog who gets into fights, and, while Grace can be an obnoxious puppy and is still figuring things out, she's not too pushy and submits when appropriate.

    They do snark at each other over higher value items. The only things B actually won't let her steal from him are really high value treats, like new marrow bones. She always backs off when it's clear he means it, and I never leave them together and unsupervised with items like that.

    They can play pretty hard. But I keep an eye on them, and I totally trust Bailey to be appropriate.
     
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    So far so good. Luckily neither one is a serious resource guarder, so I'm able to put both of them in the yard for mealtimes and leave toys out around the house. At the very most someone will get a little snarky, but it has never escalated. Bear is very forgiving of bitches, so Pig can get away with just about anything with him.

    When non-dog people come over and watch them play, they usually make some comment about the dogs fighting. One of Pig's favourite things to do is attach herself to Bear's face/neck. For some reason most guests like to take it upon themselves to intervene. Pig will usually stop and look up at the person with this nice toothy grin before launching herself at Bear again.
     
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    Yep. When Mini turned 7 she started fighting with our older female Rottweiler. They never had to be separated but silly things would set them off and they were fighting to kill. When the Rott died and Kyra turned 6-7ish her and Mini started fighting occasionally. They fight seriously too and have to be physically pulled apart. It was weird because they were perfectly fine together up to that point.

    The boys occasionally go at it, but stop if you yell.

    The girls and boys have never fought each other.
     
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    I have had fights but not a lot, worst time is when one of the girls is coming into heat. About 3 wks out from being in heat and anytime I've had a fight it was because I wasn't paying attention of that time line. The fights that we have had, have never resulted in vet bills, stitches or serious wounds. Typically easy to stop the fight/arguement, had to choke one girl off once to stop a fight. That has also included a lot of dogs here that are rescues, for a while there were a lot of dogs coming and going. Did have a terrier frenzy once, that was scary and if I had been alone the rescue that was attacked probably wouldn't have lived, as I wouldn't have been able to stop it in time to save him.
    I would have to say that considering how many jrts have lived here, how many of my dogs that are intact, lots that have come and gone (rescues) the fights would be considered minor.
     
  15. Renee750il

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    Kharma and Tallulah. *sigh*

    Kharma determined Tallulah WILL submit or DIE and Tallulah determined DEATH before submission -- and if she can she'll take Kharma with her. Hold one and the other one keeps going.

    Imagine holding a 150 lb. Fila bitch and a 50 lb. APBT bitch apart by yourself until you can wrangle one or the other through a door and slam it.

    They are never together anymore. It's a shame because they'll often lay on opposite sides of the glass patio door and want to play. :(
     
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    It's really interesting to see the breed tends in this thread :).
     
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    Zobby's snapped at Elsie, but she always backs down.

    Zobby's fought other dogs. He loves fighting; it's awful because a) I don't wanting him hurting someone else's dog, b) it's embarrassing and awful, and c) he's 22lbs with no sense of self-preservation. Luckily, since moving here, he's been much better supervised, managed and trained, but it's got to be kept in mind that, given the chance, he'd like to kick ass and take names.
     

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