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Can 2 male Akitas live together? 7 years, 7 months ago #1638

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This is a question we get asked a lot, typically by people that already have a male and are looking to rescue another.

Whilst it is possible to have 2 male Akitas living together we would typically advise that if you have a male already, you look to rescue a bitch.

Male Akitas like to be the dominant force within the pets of a home, they always want to be the alpha dog. When you have 2 living together both will want to be the boss of the other and this is when problems can arise.

This is why we will typically look to have a male and female combination upon rehoming, there is less chance of there being any serious fall outs, although Akita bitches can and do hold their own ground and will often become the dominant force with the relationship.

As I said already though, 2 males can live together with no problems, this more often the case if you have a submissive male that will allow the other to be dominant.

If you already have a male Akita and would like to rescue another, please get in contact and we can discuss the options available to you.
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Re:Can 2 male Akitas live together? 7 years ago #3831

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Hi Iain i have been looking at getting another akita for some time i currently have a three year old male and would like to get another male as most females i have met appear to be a lot more aggressive and unpredictable
is this the case or am i just having bad luck

regards

gareth

Re:Can 2 male Akitas live together? 7 years ago #3862

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most females i have met appear to be a lot more aggressive and unpredictable


cant imagine what you mean....
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Re:Can 2 male Akitas live together? 7 years ago #3863

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cleo is brill with us very laid back

Re:Can 2 male Akitas live together? 7 years ago #3919

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I have 2 males and 2 females and it doesnt matter how laid back your dogs are there will always be problems, if you are looking to take on 2 dogs of the same sex you must have room to seperate and never leave them alone. My male was 2 years old when I brought in a rescue male also 2 years old, both had been neutered and my male was extremely well socialised as I run a home boarding service from home, he had met various other dogs of all shapes and sizes. I was lucky that both boys were laid back and got along fine and in 1 year we've only ever had 2 fights which is pretty good going but when these boys fought believe me they fought - if I hadnt managed to split them up i'm sure 1 of them would have been seriously injured. Even now when i'm in the boys are allowed to roam free and be together but when i'm out they are seperated as if a fight broke out when I was out, I would not like to see what I would come home to...Not writing this post to put anyone off but you need to be fully aware of what are doing before taking on 2 same sex large breed dogs, a male and female combination is deffo better. :silly:

Re:Can 2 male Akitas live together? 7 years ago #3953

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I have introduced donnie to tia a female akita who was fine in her own home when we went round happy to share food and water but when she visited my home she became dominant and aggressive even though donnie was being submissive she attacked him trying to get me in the process.
I mean donnie is no saint he gets on with most dogs
but as i have another akita living down the road he has had two fights with him. but he has ran free with another akita that has been known to do serious damage to other dogs yet they got on.
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