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    Good luck with this. Just remember if you do get her make sure you back the dog who will be top dog when they have an argument. That way it will only happen a couple of times! Just watch how they react, they will work out a pack order :P

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    I've introduced a 5 mth old and a 15mth old, over the past year to my current dogs; on both occasions I put the dogs on lead and with the help of another person took them for a walk together.

    I found this took away the initial circling etc. They took in the smell of each other without be totally focused on each other as they all wanted to go on the walk.

    But then my current dogs were very social and the dogs I purchased were also used to other dogs.

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    Thanks guys all advice sounds very helpful! So should I then back the male? Because he's been around first! When we tried today They had a good moment then a bad then a good then a bad, they seemed ok at times then would have a growl!

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    No, not necessarily.

    Sounds like you need to do more visits & testing.

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    Thanks again!

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    Good luck and hopefully they get along. If after a few meetings they still don't click, then I would not push your luck too much and wait until something more suitable comes along. Some dogs just don't get along and it's not worth risking a fight just because you really want the dog.
    As everyone has said, introduce them on neutral ground. Taking them for a long walk together can help.

    Are both dogs desexed?

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    All advice given has been good

    As Bully said though,if , after a few times they really dont 'click' , then I would advise not to push it. I know alot of behaviour of this particular breed is getting excused these days with the reasoning that "oh but its a breed thing".

    Yep fair enough,it was and still can be a trait of this breed. But it should not be an excuse either and dogs managed correctly can and do run together in multi dog households.But at the same time it can only take one good ding dong to flick that switch.

    Were they off lead together at all or was all this on lead ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyh View Post
    So should I then back the male? Because he's been around first! When we tried today They had a good moment then a bad then a good then a bad, they seemed ok at times then would have a growl!
    If I were you I would take my ques from the dogs. When they are together note who shows the submissive behaviour (tail down, head lower, even rollong on their back, etc.) You have a bit of a problem, you had the boy first but he is younger and in some breeds bitches like to be dominent. What ever you do, do not make to mistake of treating the dogs as equil or one is your fav on monday but the other is you fav on tuesday, you will have problems.
    Just take some observations and if you are not sure relay them here, Im sure we could help

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    Yeah dedinatley won't push it I don't want a fight at all that's why were taking it slow and yeah if if doesn't work it doesn't! Neither dog is desexed, and yes today both dogs were on lead but I think problem aswell could of been due to the fact we didn't walk them together they may of seen it as a stand off type thing so a long walk on the lead tommorow may help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyh View Post
    Yeah dedinatley won't push it I don't want a fight at all that's why were taking it slow and yeah if if doesn't work it doesn't! Neither dog is desexed, and yes today both dogs were on lead but I think problem aswell could of been due to the fact we didn't walk them together they may of seen it as a stand off type thing so a long walk on the lead tommorow may help!
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