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To start, here is the problem I am facing. I have a 4 1/2 year old unfixed male dog (I am not sure of his breed) who, in the past 6 or so months, have started becoming more aggressive towards other dogs.

Some background:
I adopted my dog about two years ago when I was stationed in Sicily, I don't really know much about his past before I got him except that he had 2-3 owners prior to me. He was very skittish/shy when I first adopted him but warmed up to me very quickly. I took him around other dogs (male and female) and he had no issues. In fact, he had little to no interest in other dogs at all. Fast forward to December of last year (2019), we adopted an 8 week old Catahoula puppy. The puppy constantly harasses (neck, tail, foot, ankle, etc. biting, licking, generally just bothering) the older dog who tolerates it for a bit before growling. He has never hurt the puppy, or tried to. He just warns him that he is annoyed. The puppy almost never backs off unless he is stopped or the older dog goes into a room the puppy isn't allowed into.

Now, whenever I take the 4 1/2 year old on walks, he growls at almost every other dog he sees or gets close to. This only ever happened before with certain males he would encounter. Now it is almost every dog.

What can I do? Help!
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