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Q: Will 4 female dogs live in one house safely?

November 22, 2008 | By Pam C. | 7 answers | Expired: 2095 days ago

Pam C.

There ais currently one Weimeriner and one 3yr old Stafforshire Terrier at my daughters. I'm considering bringin my dogs to visit there. They are a 6yr Stafforshire Terrier and 2yr Papillon/Tshitshu. Any advice for us?

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Mary L.
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Nov 22, 2008

I would be very careful considering the breeds you are talking about. Also are they spayed?

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Handyrob
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Nov 22, 2008

It depends on the dogs and their individual temperament. I have a female Pei and a female Boxer living together with no problems. Neither breed is known for females getting along but both girls are well-socialized and have established their pack order. The Pei is queen bee (and the brains) of the house and the Boxer is the obedient follower.

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Juliewho
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Nov 22, 2008

We have never had any problems with a group of females except 2 litter mates that became arch enemies over a male after getting along for years. MEN!

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Mferguson0405
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Nov 22, 2008

If they haven't met before I'd introduce on neutral territory. I wouldn't leave them unsupervised for a while but depending on how they react will tell you everything you need to know, pay careful attention to body movements and posture. I introduced a baby american staff to my 2 7yr old sister american staffs and they didn't like it at first. There were no aggression towards her just confusion. They are the best of friends now. All my 3 are spayed. It also helps if the dogs are socialized alot with other dogs. Good luck!

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Kim D.
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Nov 22, 2008

Yes but you have to let them establish dominance. All packs have a hierarchy. It will be harder if they are not spayed.

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Liane M.
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Nov 22, 2008

I would be very careful and never leave them unsupervised. Female are said to have the worst fights between themselves, I have two females who would get along most of the time, but ended up having some terrible fights usually over a resource, crumbs on the floor, etc. I now keep them separated 24/7 by a permanently mounted gate. It's less stressful for me and the dogs.

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Ethel02
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Nov 22, 2008

It depends on the dogs, sometimes dogs just don't like each other, depending on the dog sometimes they just don't bother the one they don't like or they fight you just have to get them together & observe them, there is no way to tell in advance unless you have a dog that you know doesn't like other dogs, I have 3 females and they are fine together, but one greyhound is the queen and she does get the first kiss, treat etc. and all is fine.

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