Panzer meets Chucky

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Hi, my 8 1/2 week old dobe Panzer just met my 4 year old jack Russell Chucky yesterday!! After some tense moments they started playing and in two days they have become best friends!! I know it may sound odd, but if you love your dobe you should try a jack Russell they are great too! My doberman is great at making friends I must say!!!!!!

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Both males? 

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Yes, they have all been raised with a lot of love and children lol

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Love unfortunately is not the key on this topic, it's a doberman thing and the experienced people here will fill you in on this one, there are also ALOT of posts about same sex agression on this board. It will happen it's not IF but WHEN, right now Panzer is young and playful but as he ages it will happen so read up and listen to those in the know - for both dogs safety and I posted about the marking/peeing issue along this same line.......

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Tayoh tolerates other males in public, but I know if I ever brought another dog home, it would have to be a female. He does not, at all, like our neighbor's male pup (although, it may be because the pup is aggressive). I'm not one to take chances, though. Please don't take anyone's replys as offensive, as they are just trying to warn you. It does happen, unfortunately. 

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Male on male aggression is a known Doberman problem and i don't know where you got your Dobe from but if they were reputable they would have never let you take a male knowing you had another male in the house it does not matter how much bigger or smaller the other dog is or how friendly, passive and submissive it may be like Talisin said its not "if" it will happen but when it will happen and the results can be horrible in some cases you may end up even loosing the other dog now yes there are exceptions to this and some will get along but it is not a choice you can take lightly you may need to crate and rotate them for the rest of their lives once that Dobe reaches a certain age usually around 2 please do more research on this topic and be well prepared no amount of socialization can fix this issue it's just a Dobe thing please be careful for the safety of you and your dogs and the best of luck toy you all 

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Don't wanna be a parade rainer-on-er.. ( it's a word) But it sounds like a time bomb waiting to explode. JRT are reknown for tenacity and independence.. Guess what? Dobermans have 'terrier' in their illustrious lineage.

I know it's been done, and some people on this forum have managed with two males. But once they both become mature it's a CONSTANT vigile of keeping them apart not to mention the incredible speed and ferocious demeanor two males can have toward each other.

I hope this is not the case with you, Panzer and Chucky.. but it's a scary situation and I wish you the best of luck.

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Thanks everyone, but this isn't my first rodeo with a doberman. I do however take exception to all the self appointed 'experts' on this forum. It seems that even most of the members on here think dobes are violen, nasty beasts. I have had neutered males of terrier, doberman, and mixed breed together here with no problems. So thanks for the concern, but this forum already has enough negative posts about the doberman Thanks Jason

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Not wanting to stir the pot but feeling that the forum is getting a bad rap right now, I wanted to say  that this forum has alot of experience and that all sides of the doberman breed are covered, and with great care for information first, and that information may not be the most flattering at times. No breed is perfect and a forum capable of discussing the traits and behaviour issues that pertain to that particular breed with concern for the owner, children in the house and other animals is a must; otherwise the forum would just be to convince everyone that they should get a doberman which would be irresponsible.

This forum however, is to inform would-be dober owners and those having difficultly with their current dogs what to expect and why they might be having issues and to cover those issues with truth from experience. I have noticed that most posts state "it is possible" but not probable - always allowing for the exception that apparently you have in your household. I hope you will see the "negative" posts as informative and instructional and not a bashing of the doberman breed.

This forum educates and sometimes the truth is not what people want to hear or they want to hear it in a way that is less offensive - but the train coming at you might be described better if someone said "there is a large heavy moving object that may or may not hit you so you might want to take a look and assess it for yourself" during which time you have been run over by the train or you can expect that person watching you about to be run over to say "TRAIN!!!!"  and push you out of the way, either way you look at it - the train is coming - which way do you prefer to find out, after the tragedy or before it in time to do something about it?

Negative remarks are relative to what someone considers negative, facts and statistics should not be considered negative, just informative, and what a person does with any information is up to them in the end, even a "negative" remark can be seen by others as positive if it helps them to see or understand an issue or prevents a problem before it starts. It's all in how you process the information. I think negative is when someone is hateful or spiteful and is making personal attacks on someone that is negative for sure. Talking about the pros and cons of a breed should be taken for the spirit in which it is offered. I hope you can see where the people in this forum are trying to be helpful.......if you really want to see truly negative remarks about a breed BY people who have the breed visit the rottie forums.....wow now that's scary.......

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I haven't met anyone on this Forum who think Dobermans are 'violent nasty beasts..' In fact, without exception this forum is passionate about their dogs and are doing their best to help promote just the opposite.

Sorry if you took exception to the posts. And we all apologize if you think we were singling you out. I'm sure with your experience with your 'neutered males of Terrier, Doberman and mixed breeds,' you have found the key to harmony between them and have figured out a way to deter same sex aggression. I for one would love to hear it. We've lost many lovely Doberkids because we just didn't have the heart to contain them, keep them muzzled and separated for life,  and are totally blessed to have a REAL expert here. Thanking you in advance

Kate and Sofia

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My friend u r truly a doby expert. I have followed your advice and now my doby and russel are getting along great. Sending u a high five and a knuckle bump...