Can you put two male staffordshire bull terriers together without them fighting?
I have a 4 year old male staffordshire bull terrier Zeus, i'm thinking of buying another S.B.T male puppy.
Zeus has a wonderful temperament and i know he would be fine with the puppy.It's when the puppy matures is what is worrying me, are they likely to fight or is it possible that they can get on fine with each other?
I would be very grateful for some feedback on this as i am not 100% sure,thank you
Hi Staffy's are wonderful dogs, I had a female that I loved to pieces! However, you're right to give this some consideration as they do tend towards being dog aggressive when adult.
And even when not being 'combative', they play very rough and can end up getting into a squabble over nothing at all!
If you want to add another pup to your family, of any breed, I would suggest that you make it a female puppy.
To avoid unwanted puppies, and help to reduce the chances of fighting, have your male neutered (if you've not already done so) and the female spayed when old enough.
Two adult dogs of the same sex are much more likely to fight and challenge each other than two dogs of the opposite sex. You're right to think that Zeus will probably be fine with the puppy, but it's once that pup starts to mature that the potential for trouble increases.
If two dogs of the same sex do get in a fight it's likely to be more serious than a fight between a male and a female. Actually two females fighting is probably the worst scenario believe it or not.
If you manage their behavior carefully and make sure that the 'pack structure' is maintained when you add your new, female, puppy I think it's definitely possible for the two dogs to get along even when adult. It will just need patience, training and a watchful eye.