|Barked: Tue Dec 16, '08 5:45pm PST |
|I have found that even dog aggressive dogs will do well within their own packs for the most part.
When I started out I had a poorly bred ..aka..pet store...basenji. He was dog aggressive and very difficult...but I loved him so. Anyways...we brought in a female Viszla and he surprised me with his gentleness toward her. They became best of friends. When she died young, we brought in a male vizsla. Dakota (basenji) wasn't thrilled and was really never the same after losing Shawnee, and, it didn't help that Marlowe (vizsla) would run through the house grabbing his tail and unraveling it. Dakota made a lot of noise but they coexisted fine. Then, I got a female basenji, Cheyenne. She and Marlowe became fast friends but she ADORED Dakota. She would follow him around and mimic everything he did. He was a cranky old guy at that point and tolerated her. After Dakota died, we got Apache, our youngest basenji. I was nervous about how Chey would react but once again I was surprised. She was the best babysitter, watching and teaching him. The two of them are so close now and at times I swear they synchronize their movements.
Most dogs will tolerate a puppy in their midst and will generally get along better with the opposite sex.
Apache is still intact...Chey is spayed and Marlowe is neutered. From time to time Apache gets snarky with Marlowe but they've never gotten into a real fight..it's more noise then anything else.
Both my basenjis are dog aggressive with strange dogs..Apache gets along with some dogs of other breeds and some basenjis. They are all dogs that he met when he was a pup.
I would look into the opposite sex of Sadie. Males do well with females. Females tend to get bitchy. I have heard from numerous people that if a basenji bitch gets into a fight with another they will never forget and it's VERY hard to ever get them together again. I would think it would be the same with a basenji and a female of another breed.
I suggest you go to some dog shows and actually look at the dogs and talk to some of the breeders.
AND, I hope you join our group!
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