Question Males living together????

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by mamad21975, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. mamad21975

    mamad21975 New Member

    Hello All,

    I am new to this forum and have a question. I have a 12 weeks old mastiff male named Samsom. I also have 9 year old neutered male manchester terrier mix, a 2 year old spayed female pitbull mix, and a 2 1/2 year old chihuahua female that will be spayed very soon.

    My question is can this pack live in harmony. My male manchester terrier was neutered at 7 months yet, occassionally will mount my female pitbull mix. I know this is probably due to being neutered at 7 months. I have no plans to neuter my mastiff male as he is beautiful and have no plans of bringing an unspayed female mastiff into our pack. My families plan is to stud my male when he is ready, and has been tested genetically.

    What is your view on this, are there any examples out there of a pack of two spayed females, 1 neutered male and one unaltered male working out together, or any combination of this scenario? I really encourage spaying and neutering and have done it for all but my chi, and numerous fosters (pitbulls) in my home. They have all managed to live in harmony. Do you think this could work?
     
  2. Sabrina

    Sabrina New Member

    I say sure, it can work! Just be sure to provide good leadership!
     
  3. Bentley

    Bentley New Member

    I have managed to integrate a male bullmastiff/DDB into a group consisting of a 9 year old lurcher and 15 year old poodle cross but it took time and small steps. I do not claim any great expertise but I believe that you can do it successfully, just watch how the terrier is with your mastiff, I reckon that's where any clashes could occur.
     
  4. lavajeep

    lavajeep New Member

    We had a neutered Dogue de Bordeaux and a spayed Lab/Shepherd cross when I adopted Tanner, a middle-aged, intact male pit bull. We never had any issues with the dogs. Tanner knew that he wasn't top dog (the lab cross was). I think since your mastiff is a puppy, he'll quickly realize that he's not in charge of the other dogs and won't challenge them.

    Amber our current pit bull is somewhat selective with new dogs she meets and Andre (our DDB pup) is about 25 pounds heavier than her and she's still in charge. The giant breed dogs I've met don't seem to realize they're GIANTS. Andre thinks he's a tiny little guy. Dozer (previous DDB) thought he was a lap dog and would always end up flat on his back when wrestling with the neighbor's corgi.
     
  5. Tailcreek

    Tailcreek New Member

    Yes, they can absolutely live in harmony. We have intact and spayed/neutered dogs (males and females) of varying ages and they get along wonderfully!

    Jennifer
    www.tailcreekmastiffs.com
     
  6. mamad21975

    mamad21975 New Member

    Thank you to everyone!!! All of your information made me feel much better. I now know that I need to continue to be the leader. Your answers were very helpful. :)
     

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