I am new to this forum, I am just after some info and to make sure I'm on the right track. I have two boxers female 8yrs male 9yrs. Neither have ever been aggressive in anyway (unless it's a cat) and we have never roughed or hit our dogs. I have three children 3yrs, 18yrs and 21yrs, all has been rosey up until 2 weeks ago.
My girl has started to attack my male. At first I thought all of a sudden she was becoming over protective of my 3yr old son but did think it was a bit strange that it's taken 3yrs for her to get like this. Last night however she attacked my male 3 times. Twice my son was not even in the same room. The first time he was laying down watching telly when my boy walked in and rushed over to him so we thought that she might have gotten a fright.
The second time my son was in my daughters bedroom down the other end of the house, my boy walked out of my bedroom and no sooner had he gotten to the living room my girl was up and attacking him. We put her outside for 15min (time out) and made sure he was ok as he was limping on his front leg. After the 15 minutes we let her back in (my son still in his sisters room) my girl went running straight to the living room where my boy was lying and attacked him again.
I have decided to take her to the vet as I am concerned its something medical as she is 8yrs old. I have had a few people tell me that she's just being a b*#ch and a vet can't do anything. Although I have no concerns for my sons safety (yet), I am worried it may get worse and with him being the smallest she may then target him. Am I over reacting by taking her to the vet?