What a surprise....

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We adopted a rescue dog which we were told was half-beagle and half-australian shepherd named Pepper.  We brought him in at 4 months to a home with a one year-old rescue "dalmeagle", named Monty.  We've had dogs before and successfully trained them and they lived long, happy and comfortable lives.  As Pepper got older - he's now just over one year - I became more and more convinced that he was NOT an australian shepherd by a longshot.  I know dogs can have litters from multiple fathers and Pepper was the one brown dog in a litter full of black and white dogs and he is the spitting image of a doberman puppy.  Pepper knows who the alpha is and is even subordinate to Monty.  He sits, stays, comes, knows "up" and "off" and "in the house".However, I have a few behavioral problems I am having trouble getting under control:


1.  He is very aggressive when other males enter the home or come near the house and also with other dogs, far more so than his "brother", who seems to quickly take his queue from me. 


2.  He pulls on the leash incessantly even when his brother maintains a steady pace. 


Pepper is a great dog, except in the above circumstances.  His "beagleness" appears to have kept his size in check and he will probably only to out at 40 lbs at the most. 

 

Any advice? 

dodyandrob

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I suppose I should add that since I've trained Setter/Retrievers, Shepherd/Collies and the Dalmatian/Beagle I am assuming that my difficulty with this Doberman/Beagle comes from characteristics of a Doberman that I am just not getting a handle on.  Any advice would be greatly welcome. 

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Welcome to the forum and you'll have to post pics here.....I am sure you will get great advice here and you are right puppies can come from different fathers, my mom's dogs came from one mom but there was a shepherd mix, a rottie mix, a lab, and a golden mix each one is obvious who the dad was......Ben says welcome to he's my rescue rottweiler and he thinks its great to adopt!!!

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I have no comment about the topic of surprise..because my surprise for my cat.

give me negative effect, wich make full depressed about their wrong behaviour with each other...