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    I agree with Natty ( No! Who would of thunk it ) that each dog should be judged on its own merits but I have to say , Bull breeds in particular , 2 females is something I wouldn't reccomend .

    But it has been done
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    Well they have been running around the back yard (off the lead) together playing and play fighting all afternoon, I couldnt be more relieved! I'm not leaving the unsupervised as yet, but still looking good!

    Thanks for all the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    My girls live together. But they have since youngsters so no problem.

    The young girl has had her life turned upsdide downand may well feel defensive. Did you try the introduction on neutral ground?

    The young girl may feel immediately on the back foot if she is meeting the older one on her established territory. I wouldn't write the relationship off just yet.

    Even try walking them together with the staffy girl wearing a nylon muzzle. This not only keeps your other girls safe, but gives you the confidence to handle her through and tell her off for any aggro without feeling fear. They will both pick up on you being nervous when handling them.

    Be their confident leader. If they walk together they are forming a pack bond. Jogging is even better, It's impossible to have face to face posturing and aggro when they are trotting along, getting worn out together.



    Where Mags?? She has two girls...
    Hey Natt
    I'm here!

    Hi Kikki
    I have a SBTgirl Misi. For the first 4 years of her life she was my only girl and a real part of the family, i'd take her with me everywhere...
    10 months ago I adopted our puppy girl Lola. I introduced them on neutral grounds, on lead then off.

    The 1st 2 days were stressful as Lola was very fearful and Misi became bossy (not aggressive). They had a couple of fights but nothing major no blood, injuries etc. After that, Lola knew that Misi was boss and she would follow her and copy her, and I think that Misi started to feel pretty special

    Within days they were chasing each other, play fighting and sleeping next too each other-first butt to butt (like in my avatar), now face to face. I started to leave them on their own for short periods after a week.

    Lola is now 14 months old and Misi is 5. Misi pretends to not care about Lola but I do think that she loves her. Lola knows that Misi is the boss and she's ok with it but whenever she gets cocky Misi reminds her- she uses her body weight to teach Lola a lesson eg. trip her over, she'll sit on her if Lola takes her toy,hump her or lay accross her etc.
    * Misi gets treated like top dog all the time, gets her food first, gets her lead put on first etc
    * They get left on their own (inside)all the time. They have a small sofa they share and sleep on when nobody's home
    * They eat their meals (inside)next to each other with no probs.
    * They eat bones (in the garden) together, just at opposite ends of the garden. I keep an eye on them but there's been no probs. Misi has tried once/twice to take a bone off Lola and after she saw Lola growling at her she backed away .

    Sooooo, 2 girls works for me. They're brilliant!
    I know it might not work with other female dogs, it depends on the dogs nature, level of training, socialization and the respect the dog has for you-the owner and prob. many other reasons but after training Misi to be nice to my rescue baby bunny,and then seeing her bond with him and run around the house with him and have my cockatiel land on her head and just sit there, I just felt like she would be ok, she could be trusted.
    It sounds like things are going to be ok Kikki
    Be patient, supervise, and reward good behaviour.
    Sorry to make this long and All the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    I agree with Natty ( No! Who would of thunk it ) that each dog should be judged on its own merits but I have to say , Bull breeds in particular , 2 females is something I wouldn't reccomend .

    But it has been done
    Snap Choppa!

    Kikki it sounds as if your kelpie/cattle girl has a good soft and submissive kelpie style nature which will hold her in good stead hanging out with a bull girl.

    Well done so far on your introductions!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Snap Choppa!

    Kikki it sounds as if your kelpie/cattle girl has a good soft and submissive kelpie style nature which will hold her in good stead hanging out with a bull girl.

    Well done so far on your introductions!!
    I agree Natt!
    She sounds like my Lola-gentle & submissive
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    Thanks heaps for the run down of your experience, its handy to know that it can be done! And my 2 seem to be prooving it too, so far so gooood!

    Jaz is getting a little annoyed with Mack, Mack is so full of energy and wants to play and keeps getting in Jaz's face when shes trying to sus out the yard and do her errrm business lol but Jaz gave a bit of a growl and stood with tail and ears up really strong looking and Mack nicked off pretty quick, so I think they have sorted out who the bigger bitch is lol.

    At first I was worried about Mack's reaction to another dog but I am quite surprised, she is gentle and a big sook, but still protective, so for her to roll over and let Jaz take over being head dog is a big surprise!

    Thanks again for the replies, and Magdelena your girls are just adorable!

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    FUnny you should mention this!!

    This weekend we tried to introduce our Chloe (GSD x Kelpie) to a friends female dog della (greyhound x staffy)... Della is 5, Chloe only 14 months .. Chloe had NO intentions of fighting and just laid over as soon as Della showed some agroness...

    Della was brought over to our house and left outside to get use to the surrounding, unfortunately Chloe didnt make it outside as the growling and carrying on that happened through the security door had us wayy to weary...

    Anyhow, Della went home and we went walking by we went over to her fence (chloe and I) and Della was sooo happy to see her, as if the 2 had NEVER met.. They were both leashed up but so ecstatic to see each other it was amazing,.. after 20 mins of them dying to play we let more of the leashes go so it was a more 'relaxed' environment ...

    Within the hour the 2 were off leashes and running and playing.. Chloe had completely dominated Della (who would of thought! chloe was petrified of her!) and Della was more then happy to let it happen... We left and both dogs whined for each other...

    I have NO idea if we introduced them correctly (i'll be honest!) but it was weird the way it changed from house to house...

    I had heard that 2 girls together isn't a good idea.. But in Della's case she only plays well with girls and not boys...

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    Well another update a little time on.

    Jaz had to have her first visit to the vet for a bit of a check up and just a look at her foot as she seemed to be limping a little when we got her, turns out she has a cracked nail so shes on antibiotics (which I must admit she is being SUPER good at taking) and she seems to be healing well, well the limp has gone anyway.

    So update on the girls, well they are getting along just great there is a slight amount of jealousy, which I'm guessing wont go anytime soon, just little things like if Mack comes near me, Jaz will put herself between us visa versa.

    Jaz is now outside all day & inside of a night. They have had a few "bitch fights" but nothing serious, it seems that Jaz is the biggest bitch of all and Mack seems to back off if she gets a bit annoyed. Jaz is a little slower than Mack when it comes to running and Mack just nicks off and Jaz tries to keep up but cant lol, rather humerous to watch!

    We have managed to stop Jaz and her jumping issue too, I have told the boys to turn around when she does it and its been a good 4-5 days since she last did it, so the training is going well, she has also learnt to "sleep" and is getting the hang of left, right & hi5.

    She is obviously happy, the lady who had her for only a week before me was constantly out trying to find her because she kept getting out and thus far she hasnt got out once, and even when out the front (of a night before bed) when i take her for a wee, she happily goes straight to the grass, does her bit then comes to me as if to let me know shes ready for bed time! No nicking off which is great.

    She is LAZY and wont get in the car on her own, but we're getting there with bribery! 19.8kgs isnt that easy to lift into a car! But on a positive note my BF moved in last week and he has fallen deeply in love with her, so now she is "his" dog apparently and when he's working away he requests regular updates and pics! Was rather cute to see a big tuff guy getting all soppy over her, so she is very loved.

    Anyways thats a looooong update so here are a couple of pics of our much loved new family member.

    1- Never wake a tired dog... Grumpy face or what!
    2- Shes trying to act subtle "I'm not here you cannot see me!" Busted in my bed, head on pillow and all.
    3- I had "Dad" on speaker phone lol
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    Just out of curiosity, why is there such an emphasis on two bitches and not two males or a male and female?

    My partner has two female staffies- both desexed. Isabelle, the older one had been there a couple of years when they brought home Sooty. Rather than do what they were supposed to (I suspect the family didn't know), they treated Sooty like the dominant dog rather then Isabelle. For a long while Isabelle remained the dominant female (and I suspect this was because she could sit on Sooty to win fights ), but now that she is older and slower, Sooty has most definitely taken over the dominance role.

    There hasn't been any issue, I believe, other then a growling match every now and again when one has the ball and the other wants it.

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    I'm glad that so far it seems to be working out for you and the two girls, kikki.

    Just don't forget to make sure you give your original dog as much attention as possible. Sometimes in the excitement of a new addition we can forget to lavish affection on the other one to a degree, and more problems can stem from that.

    All the best.

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