Hi there what a wonderful pack you have.
I have a large(in somes eyes) pack consisting atm of 3 Tibetan Mastiffs Bubba, Pearl & Bear(plus I have my sisters TM Jewels here alot while she finishes UNI so latey it's more like 4)2 poodles(Milly & Chuckie), 1 maltesse(Ling), 1 poodle/maltese x(Bella) & a Shih Tzu xMaltese/poodle(Jack) at my place.
At mums there is 2 Maremma boys(Snowy & Bono) & my older TM bitch Tori & at or other farm where the office is there is Baskar & when she isn't here Jewels my sisters TM.
All theres dogs can & have lived together before & do still mix when I take mine out to the farm.
It takes work & with the stronger breeds you have to be the boss por they will try to fill the position. I do have a boss dog Bubba but he's a wise old man & really true top dogs capable of keeping the peace are far & few between. But even Bubba deferes to me if I'm there. He is a tuff ruler though & will deal harshly with young males stepping out of line but if I leave it up to him the fights are over alot quicker & we can go back to living in a peaceful pack with little fuss. Where I have found if I interfere too much it can go on for ever & end with dogs having to be permittly keep apart. With saying that I have to say if your top dog is aggressive or not really true top potensal leaving them to sort it out could be fatal.
I feed all mine together exsept Tori as she is too nervous still to eat in a pack without causing drama. They eat even raw meaty bone like this with little to no fuss.
I do have some strict rules though as to no rough play, respecting my space, not getting up on anything without being invited & when walked they get some free time on a slack lead but mostly as they get their exercise at the farm I use a walk as a training season & they must walk beside me with no pulling. This allows me to walk 4 fully grown Tibetan Mastiffs or Maremmas by myself.
It is an ongoing daily job having a pack of dogs but also you'll learn more than you ever could just having a few pet dogs. For me a pack is a group of bonded dogs numbering 5 or more. The bond is so strong here that they will guard each others pups & my TM are the most guardy when it comes to their little dogs. We joke that the OH & myself have 3 pet dogs(the TM's) & the rest are really the TM's pets, lol............
I will start a thread today just for pictures of my pack & other animals so you can see just how close they all are to 1 & another.
Glad to have another multi breed pack member to chat with.
Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........