Having 2 male Rottweilers together?

by mary
(north carolina)

I have a wonderful 5 year old neutered male Rottweiler. He is my second Rottweiler; I love the breed. I'm considering adopting another neutered male Rottweiler. My dog is relatively well trained and gets along with most other dogs. He has shown aggression to 2 other dogs who initiated aggressive behavior towards him first.

I don't know much about the dog that I'm considering adopting. He is at the local animal shelter where I volunteer, appears to get along with other dogs, and was surrendered by a family who claimed they didn't know he'd get so big.

I've spent time with him at the animal shelter and he exhibits all of the typical lapdog behaviors of the male Rottweilers that I have known. Would it be mistake to have 2 males?






Hi Mary
Having two adult males together, even if they're both neutered, could be a problem. So could having two adult females together. Generally it's best to have two dogs of the opposite sex.

BUT, it depends greatly on the personality and temperaments of both dogs involved, and there's no way you can tell for sure one way or the other without them spending time together.

Before committing to this I would suggest introducing them on neutral ground (you'll need a friend or colleague to help you with this) and see how they get along. Then if that works out okay, perhaps you could bring this second Rottie into your home on a 'trial basis' for a couple of weeks and evaluate how it works on your home turf!

In my opinion that's really the only way to know whether or not this is a situation that can work or not. Hope it helps and that things go the way you hope they will. Good luck.

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Jul 25, 2016
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IT POSSIBLE IF... NEW
by: sadat

WELL HAVING MULTIPLE DOGS ISNT AND SHOULDNT BE A PROBLEM, I LIVE IN ACCRA GHANA AND I LIVE WITH 2 PURE BREED ROTWEILLERS AND ONE DOBERMAN, I TRIED AS MUCH TO LET THEM FEEL AT EASE AROUND ME, I GIVE THEM THE CONSEQUENCES OF FIGHTING AND UNECCESAY MOUNTING, SPANK AND IMMEDIATELY REBUKE ANY FORM OF SIGN OF AGRESSION, I LOVE THEM SAME AND WHENEVR ANY OF THEM SHOWS SIGN OF AGGRESSION WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER I SENT IT STRIGHT TO THE CAGE,I FEED THEM DIFFERENTLY IN THIER CAGES, EACH DOG WITH HIS BOWL AND WATER, I DONT ENCOURAGE FOOD AGGRESSION OR UNECCESARY STAND OFF, AND FOR YEARS HAVENT EXPERIENCED ANY SORT OF INCIDENT YET

Apr 04, 2015
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2 male Rottweilers NEW
by: Alex

We rescued Rocky from Battersea when he was 15 months old. After about 6 months we got Reggie a pedigree Rottie at 8weeks old. Rocky was so gentle with Reg and now Rocky is 7 and Reg 5 they are inseparable. Best decision we made our boys are a big part of our family wouldn't be without them.

Mar 20, 2012
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NOT A PROBLEM NEW
by: essa

hey there, i have to adult male dogs both 2 years old, a rottweiler and a dobberman.... they are both NOT nuetered, and it is not a problem at all. you have to show both dogs that you are there alpha and you decide what happens and when, the only time u can face a problem is if u put one food bowl for both the dogs, other than that it is very easily managable. I suggest you dont keep them both alone at home for the first while however.

Mar 19, 2012
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It can work great NEW
by: Rob van de Vechte

I have about the same description rottie as you have and now also a son of him about a year and they go great together. Think a pup will be no problem

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