I own a 4yr old APBT named Louie. He is my baby and I tell everyone that he is my son :0) but recently, about 4months ago, our border collie/mix, Rocky (who Louie grew up with) passed away at the age of 17. Louie took it just as hard as I did.
Rocky was a well mannered, gentle, kind dog who got along great with people and most other dogs. Now Louie on the other hand only likes puppies, humans, and his pack members. I guess you could say that he is dog aggressive towards fully grown dogs. We want to get a puppy, and I want more than anything to get another pit-bull, but the problem im having is, can I handle another APBT.
I mean, Louie is perfect and listens wonderfully and LOVES people and children. But, even though as APBT owners, we don't want to admit it, most APBT are dog aggressive to dogs outside there pack, especially if its a dog posing a challenge (which it is in most cases)& that's my problem. Do I really want to have not one dog that I have to watch like a hawk around other dogs, but two? I don't know if I can handle it, but im in-love with the breed and they are the only breed I love, apart from the Great Dane breed. Do I get another pit-bull, and if I did, would they fight each other? Louie and Rocky never had 1 single fight, they were best friends, but i worry that 2 pit-bulls may fight each other for dominance, bones, toys, etc.
What do I do?>?>? A pit bull or a great Dane?