Livestock guardian breeds do NOT do well with other dogs, as a general rule, particularly not dogs of the same sex. Including, and sometimes especially, siblings! It is important to remember that the functino of a LGD (pyrs and Akbash) are to protect the flock from other predators. Like coyotes, wolves, and dogs. They can do okay with other breeds if they're seen as part of the household/flock, but coming in together, at the same time - I'm far less sure.I adopted two 4 month old puppies several days ago. They are half Great Pyrenees... the other half is questionable, the shelter believed the other half was an Akbash.
Anyway, they have been randomly fighting... And not play fighting - Drawing blood. I thought this was supposed to be an extremely gentle breed? Clearly most sites do not mention that they fight for dominance.
I am in love with both of these boys and I cannot imagine getting rid of one. I have had many dogs before, but no strong breeds... so this is new to me.
I really don't want to have to separate them all the time, or when we are gone. Does anyone have any recommendations? I have been using positive energy to distract them before the fights start, but there is still at least one good fight a night (but they are licking each others faces a few minutes later)... :Cry:
They have been socialized well and have zero problems with other dogs or when they are walking together/playing outside. It is only when they are inside.
ANY suggestions!! I am worried for my two boys!!!!!!!!
Some people can do very well raising siblings together - of some breeds. Frankly, I don't think I'd even ATTEMPT it with LGDs, especially not ones with the size and power your pups must have, and if they're fighting to the point of drawing blood... Gotta be honest. I'd rehome in a hot minute. If you won't/can't, then you need to contact a professional, and keep them separated in the meanwhile (crate and rotate). And if you won't do THAT, especially when you're not supervised? Be prepared to come home to a seriously injured or dead dog or dogs.