|Barked: Thu Feb 21, '13 5:01pm PST |
|For this case, I'm gonna call it as a "know thy dog" situation.
Certainly you can live with a 3 male household. Could everyone, with everything breed? HECK no.
Personally, I would stay away from primitives like the Kai... not necessarily because of tendencies towards DA (which honestly I don't know enough about the breed, but if they are anything like all the other primitives, DO prone towards it), so much as once they have it in their mind that hey ARE going to be this way... you aren't going to break them of it. Plenty of breeds can be managed, can be taught to play nicely when they have to. But a breed like that, forget it, if its in the mind its done. Think Akita, you're not going to change his mind about anything... so why even gamble with it.
Dobie or a Dane? Sure, why not. You would need to careful with the selection of your Dobie, which of course you would need to be anyway, but especially so to select someone breeding for that ultra agreeable "gentlemen" temperament that so many WANT, but do not always have.
That said, you do have two GSD mixes to start with, a breed who is totally workable in this regard and who honestly I wouldn't worry about in terms of that dynamic. My worry would be selecting the RIGHT dog to bring into the mix once you are ready, and so long as you are careful with your selection, shouldn't cause you too much grief.
My pack is 2 males 1 female, 2 altered and one unaltered. All three get along fine for the most part, and its interesting to note that all three actually keep each other in check. There are times, for instance, where either Mulder or Ridley grates too hard on the other's nerves, and want to snark... but even before I can lift a finger, Sally is between them putting BOTH in their place Silly little dog, I knew she was good for something
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