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Bouvier Des Flandres / Poodle Mix Becoming Agressive with my other dogs

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Greetings. I have an issue I hope you can help me with. I have 3 male dogs. 5 yo lab/shepherd, 2 yo lab/pit & the most recent addition a 11+ mo bouvie/poodle mix. All the dogs are neutered and get along great......until recently. My bouvie has started to aggressively attack my lab/pit mix Milo. Milo is the sweetest most gentle dog, and does not "fight" back. We have had the bouvie since March (got him from a reputable breeder when he was 16 wks). We just recently had the bouvie neutered as we noticed some aggression, but only with Milo. The breeder suggested we wait until he was 18 mo so he would receive all his growth hormones, he currently weights 82 lbs. I am guessing this is a pack dominance behavior but have to say I do not care for it. We do not use harmful training technics and the dogs are never hit. How do I stop this behavior before one of my dogs gets hurt? We do not have professional training centers in the small town I live in, the best we have is agility training. We have a large fenced in yard and all the dogs have plenty of exercise daily. Also the aggression only happens when the dogs are in the house. They play just fine outside.
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Thank you so much for your input. Sometimes the trigger is a chew toy or ball that Milo has, sometimes it's nothing at all that I can identify. But it seems the bouvie (his name is Khan) only picks on Milo, not our other dog. When we feed them, Khan and Milo will eat together (from separate bowls) fine - no food aggression from either. They will even share their food with each other. Khan was just neutered last week. I scheduled it before 18 months because we were seeing some aggression with Milo. I know it is too soon for that to make a difference in his behavior. And you may be correct that Khan needs to be an only dog, but I hope not. I love Khan and all my dogs and I hate to think he can't adjust.
And I don't know why the breeder mixed bouvie with poodle. Around here the "doodle" is all the rage.
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