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Old 06-08-2019, 05:43 AM
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One of the most stressful issues is they have not met and we will not have time to slowly introduce he would need us to take him as soon as Sunday....But we would do neutral ground walks and keep separate for a while. His current owner said he is very submissive and they had a yorkie (his fiancé family took) he said he also did ver well at the dog park with all dogs since he was a puppy. On the other hand our 2 smaller dogs can be jerks , our English is sweet and gets along with other dogs.

Our pekingese is female she is pretty much alpha at 12 lbs. she’s older and grumpy . A big concern is her getting snappy with Drako (the dogo) and him snapping back- one snap could end her.
the Jack Russel and English are males both fixed.

Our neighbor just text me and said you taking in Drako would mean the world to him and eliminate a lot of his guilt and stress. I don’t see being able to say no but we also have to take all of the dogs well being into consideration.

Also, your dogs are beautiful!
You may be surprised.... the dogo Drako sounds like a male, so it would not surprise me if the Pekinese female gets him squared from the beginning and keeps running the pack.

It would be MUCH different (worse) if the Dogo would be a female... bitches like to challenge all the time. Just make sure that they have your full supervision until you know the hierarchy was established. Anytime you can't supervise, you separate them.**
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Well we met with our neighbor just now. I can see the hurt in his eyes. I can’t imagine what he’s going through. He really wants us to take him and I can’t say no to my friend who is hurting so bad. He is leaving Sunday for 2 weeks for a job. We committed to do a trial run for those 2 weeks. I really feel he will fit right in and worst case we will help find a great home. We also have done pit bull rescues in the past so we have some good contacts that can help with rehoming if needed. I feel good about this and I believe it will all work our fine with the right planing.
If it does not work, let me know... I'm in a couple of Dogo rescue groups in FB that might be able to help if the need comes
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:10 AM
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Try having 3 Newfoundlands!!!!!!!!!
I purchased one from a good breeder friend for our two little children as a companion to our 8 year old Lab. Lab passed at 10 so rescued a Newf that was still a puppy and after getting there the owner said he would give me her brother so he could winter in Florida. I accepted without telling my Bride or kids. Eventually had over 400# of Newf's and took them camping in our motor home.........kids were old enough to handle and we only warned people of their drool......not biting.
Now we are down to one and she is 13.......Yes looking for another.
Great with all kids.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:59 PM
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I have two pits, a husky and a JR. 99.44% of all dog problems involved the JR picking on the other three.
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:44 PM
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I couldn't do four dogs right now with two small kids, but you sound like you understand dogs and know what you're doing. On top of that your significant does too. I think youll be ok.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:51 PM
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What are your family plans for the next few years? If she gets pregnant and your have your first baby and 4 dogs, it will be a disaster. This is a fact.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:58 PM
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My parents have 4 dogs. They're smaller breeds. 10-35 lbs. I think it's nuts but they think it's normal.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:09 PM
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We are currently at 3 dogs. Were at 4. Had to put one down last year. He was about 17 y/o. Also had to put down another one about 5 years ago. She was about 16. All of them are / were rescue dogs. From the pound or from other sources. One of the ones we have now is very small (~9 lbs) and stays in the house. He's a nut. HAS to be touching someone at all times. Follows the wife around like a shadow. Told her a while back that if she stops too fast we're gonna have to dig that dog out her ass LOL. The other dogs stay outside. We have a 3 acre yard and about half of it is fenced in and they do fine back there. The small inside dog is the newest addition at about 5 years. One of the outside dogs is about 13 or so. She's really slowed down over the last year. The other is about 6. We've never had a problem with that many dogs but it sure hurts when you have to put one down - usually after a long down-hill spiral till they just can't function any more. I don't see 4 as a problem as long as they are not all inside dogs. We tried the inside thing and the house was just filthy all the time.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:30 PM
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As the old saying goes

1 dog perfect

2 dogs = 1/2 dog

3 dogs = 0 dogs

of course I’m a 1 dog man
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:07 PM
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This is not a serious question.

Humblebrag IMO, well deserved IMA.

Really, what’s one more?? Do it.

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Old 06-09-2019, 04:08 AM
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I think it's a great mix of dogs. I bet the English bulldog and Dogo get along great. Post pics together when you can.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:45 AM
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Maybe I missed it but I didn't see a dog in the second pic
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:44 AM
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F that. 3 is already too many.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:57 AM
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I can keep the new boat exercised. You won't have time to use it Nick.

Can take your gal out on it if she needs a break from the 5 Dogs.

Got that, Dog!
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
I can keep the new boat exercised. You won't have time to use it Nick.

Can take your gal out on it if she needs a break from the 5 Dogs.

Got that, Dog!
Lol, I made sure this pup can spend time on the boat!
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post


Lol, I made sure this pup can spend time on the boat!
It's all about time spent with them. It may be rough to start with but they will adapt.

I think your around enough to make it work.

My toy rat is mean as hell and a killer of many fish and yard critters. All my friends have bigger dogs and come over a lot with them as I have 2 acres of chain linked fenced and they can run ass wild.

She sets the program from the start as the alpha of the house. The larger dogs seem to understand not to screw with something very small that can run fast and fit underneath your legs and bite your nuts off before you can tuck your tail or get a lick in. Put up all food bowls and all the other dogs owners are to BYOWB, bring your own water bowl. Somethings dogs don't like to share. Food especially, will get your ass kicked with mine with other dogs.

Disclaimer: if the big dog gets crazy you may only have 1 dog soon if they aren't closely supervised. This sounds bad but is the truth and it ain't pretty.

Big dogs can hurt small dogs playing rough with no bad intent.

Go with your gut and explain your concerns to your gal. All rewards come with some risk.

I hope it works out for ya.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:47 PM
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They re great dogs....
but I’m biased, 6 years ago I had 11, I’m down to 5 now. All rescues. Can’t imagine ever having just 1.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
They re great dogs....
but I’m biased, 6 years ago I had 11, I’m down to 5 now. All rescues. Can’t imagine ever having just 1.
You had 11 Dogos?
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:23 PM
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It would really really suck for them, its like which child do we give up?. I have ha5d at once before. Its not easy, but doable
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:49 PM
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Take the dog. If it absolutely doesn't not work, you already have an offer from someone to help.
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