I have two fur babies, a 3 year old American Bulldog x Labrador, and a 1 1/2 year old Bull Arab.
Now, we are the the THIRD owners of our Bull Arab Nova, in the first twelve months of his life.
I know nothing about his first owners, other than they made him pretty flinchy and his tail is broken in more than one place.
His second owners were a family of four, with two kids under 7. Nova was great with them (aside from occasionally knocking them on their bum when he ran past them), his biggest problem is dog aggression. Hence why they got rid of him, they just couldn't cope.
Basically, the minute he sees, smells, gets near ANY other dog, he tries to kill them. I'm not exaggerating. He grabs, shakes, and tries to rip them apart. None of the bicker some dogs do to figure out pack places, full on attacking.
We managed to socialise him with our female am. bulldog x, that took a muzzle, slip chain, spray bottle, and hour and my husband. But since then, we haven't had the same luck. We tried to introduce him to my mums dogs (bull terrier, fox terrier x pug & labrador), none of which are aggressive. We took him with his muzzle on, all went great. Took his muzzle off, fine. On the third or so visit, completely unprovoked, he grabbed the fox terrier x and shook. I was ropeable (I thought he had killed my little sister's dog!) luckily, she was okay.
Not long after, we had him at the father in laws (he has no dog), and the neighbour (not realizing there was a dog in the house) came around with her 12 year old collar, Nova went to the front door with him, and one sniff and Nova had her by the back of the head. Six stitches later.
Since then, we have not been able to successfully introduce him to another dog. We have tried taking him on their territory, or mutual grounds (thinking it might have been a territorial reaction), nothing.
We can't walk him because the minute he sees another dog, it's on.
We've been told he was probably made to fight and we will never be trustworthy with other dogs.
Any help, or anyone else have this problem?
p.s he does (like most bull arabs) have a huge prey response, and has killed birds and chickens, but is fine with our two twelve week old kittens.