Im glad yours have been working out well so far but I would spend some time reading abot this breed and traits that are common like DA. Alot of people in your situation have come home to a very sad sight thinking exactly as you do " they are one big happy family"Most def I have 3 Pitbulls and two picanies and they r one big happy family dogs usually have a way of working things out especialy if they r around each other all the time
AgreedThis can happen anytime really but common time for DA to kick in is between the ages of 1year- 2years of age.
You will want to watch 'triggers' such as food and treats and bones, make sure you feed seperately , toys - with multiples best bet is to put toys up after playing so they arent left out to cause jelousy issues.
What sex are your dogs? both males? intact?
Deff crate train the pup , then atleast you are prepared later on if you have to keep them apart , it will save you the headache of having to crate train an adult.
That's a recipe for disaster! I see it time and time again as a trainer. Most the time that peace will not last especially as the dogs mature. I have had dogs get along for 9 years then one day try and kill each other. With a little dog that's one snap!Most def I have 3 Pitbulls and two picanies and they r one big happy family dogs usually have a way of working things out especialy if they r around each other all the time
:cheers: good postPit Bulls as a breed tend towards DA (Dog Aggression). The #1 rule to follow when owning a pit bull breed is to NEVER trust your dog not to fight. Sure they can get along with other dogs but you should never leave the dogs alone together.
Every dog is different and may have varying levels of DA, or none at all. While some dogs may live their whole lives without showing signs of DA others may show it early on. I have even heard of dogs living their whole lives together and one day "turning on" and they would no longer tolerate a dog they've lived peacefully with up until that point.
Basically, you can have other dogs but be prepared to have to separate them at some point.
There are a few things you can try, raise them together but NEVER leave them alone when you are gone or crate them together. Do not feed them together or allow toys that will cause a fight. No food toys period like a bone or rawhide where both dogs have access.Thanks for all the info from everybody . So it dosent matter if the pitbull is ony 7 weeks old and it grows up with my Pug . So you guys are saying its not a good idea because the Pitbull can explode on my Pug when the Pitbull reaches his 1 year old age and older . ...
This thread is almost a year old. Im pretty sure that the 7 week old pup the OP had is more than a year old now and has already been handled. Thanks for the input but the "all how u raise them" shtik is a load ofIt all depends on how u raise ur puppy. I have been breeding with my family for 22 years, not only pitbulls but American bulldogs, beagles, vizsla, weimaraners. I have 6 dogs now they all get along and I have no problems with them I havehad all of them since they were 6 weeks old and the most recent since the day he was born. they show no aggression towards each other. yes they all play but they no the limit to which they are allowed to play, they r all crate trained but are never left in cage. I have a 3 year old Shepard pit mix(boy) a 2 year old black lab(girl) 2 year old American bulldog(girl), 1 1/2year old American pitbull(boy), 7 month old English mastiff Rottweiler mix, (girl) and now a 7week American pittbull American bulldog mix. (Boy). now the American bulldog and American pitfall are the mother and father of the 7 week old, all my dogs are very good with him, they are also good with the other 6 pups we have but are not around them as much due to my dogs get attached easily. they are wonderful with children and other dogs that come over, you just have to know how to train them, the first word a dog should know is his or his names and NO then go from there as far as good boy/girl, outside Sig lay down etc. . when they are puppies a little TAP on butt will not hurt them if they start chewing along with the word no, and when potty training never rub nose in it, always show them and tell them no then show them thur door and take them outside they should be completely potty trained by 3-4 months if doing it right. don't get rid of ur pit just start training him or her also show them who master is to do this lay them on the back gentle grab by the neck and that Is a submission of master they should lift there leg,