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#677183 - 19th Mar 2012 7:53am Can anyone help
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Hi,

Am in desperate need of help. We have had 2 bitches for the past 2 years who have lived in harmony up until about a month before I was due to give birth when they had a terrible fight. Despite phoning around all the local shelters and contacting Bulliesinneed we have been unable to rehome one of them. The shelters are unfortunately overun at this time with unwanted dogs. We have even had a trainer out and tried reintroducing them but one of them is unpredictable and we have therefore been keeping them separated which is not an easy task. Yesterday they had another fight. My partner got hurt trying to seperate them and this is not a safe environment for my 5 month old Baby, definately a very bad wake up call that one of them needs to go asap.

One of them is a an american bulldog (8 years old in Sept 2012) and the other a bullmastiff x rottie (the instigator).

We feel that sadly the american bulldog is more rehomable (the trainer said this too last year) as she is gentle natured, great round people and other animals.

If anyone knows of anywhere I can try or of anyone that may be willing to take our lovely american bulldog please let me know. Its not fair on her or the other dog that they are living with this. In an ideal world I would prefer for her to avoid the shelter and go straight into a new forever home but my family must take priority no matter how hard this is.

Many thanks

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#677202 - 19th Mar 2012 9:06am Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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There's no way I would keep the aggressive dog in the same environment as the Baby. Dogs have a pecking order, now the pecking order is you and your husband, bull mastiff and american, get rid of the american and the bull mastiff is still going to want the same pecking order as before. I would be in fear that it has shown aggression before regardless of whether it be towards the other dog that when the Baby starts crawling and looking for cuddles off mummy it kicks off again. I would think long and hard before I would have a dog who has shown aggression in the same house as a new born, got to be very careful of the jealous factor,. Hope you get it sorted.
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#677243 - 19th Mar 2012 10:24am Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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Get the dogs out of the house asap.

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#677244 - 19th Mar 2012 10:25am Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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Get it euthanised if you cant rehouse it, its the only way to be sure.

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#677255 - 19th Mar 2012 10:46am Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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Pm Tilly on here hun, she would help you to get in contact with someone and she can give some good advise.
the dogs need to be separated. and i think one to one ownership. no kids or other annimals if you get what i mean.


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#677257 - 19th Mar 2012 10:53am Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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anno its so sad but there right we have bin there and done that . we had a staff for 7 years from a 6 week pup then granchildren come along then he became Jealous one day while he was sitting on my knee my 2 year old grandaughter walked over and went to kiss him he went nuts and bit the tip off my thumb in a spit second . it was sad but do the right thing before its to late coz when these dogs turn it only takes a spit second .

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#677396 - 19th Mar 2012 7:38pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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The dog has issies with the other dog, it is not people aggressive, they have lived this long with them I doubt they need to 'get the dogs out now'!!!! I appreciate shelters are full, are you wanting to rehome both or one dog??? You need to keep the dogs apart and clearly. Let me just see if anyone can help without any of the dogs having to die.

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#677420 - 19th Mar 2012 8:15pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: DeanoBirko]
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Originally Posted By: DeanoBirko
Get it euthanised if you cant rehouse it, its the only way to be sure.


good god oshocked the owners needs advice and help. they have had the dog 8 years ffs.. there is no need to sentence the poor dog to death....

Herby...how old is the other dog you have, the Rotty x ??

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#677424 - 19th Mar 2012 8:24pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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Firstly you need to keep the good ABD and move the other one out, else you will just be keeping the problematic dog in your home, and wahst to say once the other dog has gone she won't turn still, she needs to go to a child free/ dog free home. Like Karen asks how old is the rottie x ???

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#677426 - 19th Mar 2012 8:29pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: BridgetMoans]
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Originally Posted By: BridgetMoans
Firstly you need to keep the good ABD and move the other one out, else you will just be keeping the problematic dog in your home, and wahst to say once the other dog has gone she won't turn still, she needs to go to a child free/ dog free home. Like Karen asks how old is the rottie x ???


spot on Bridget

Have either of them been spayed, if not... are they due in season..

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#677439 - 19th Mar 2012 8:52pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: herbie1974]
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What made you get such bloody horrible dogs in the first place? And before anyone starts, I've got two dogs myself ,but mine don't want to remove body parts if they get a bit peeved.Do you work in the security industry or is it a "macho" thing?

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#677440 - 19th Mar 2012 8:55pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: ludwigvan]
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Originally Posted By: ludwigvan
What made you get such bloody horrible dogs in the first place? And before anyone starts, I've got two dogs myself ,but mine don't want to remove body parts if they get a bit peeved.Do you work in the security industry or is it a "macho" thing?


what do you mean horrible dogs?? what dogs have you got?

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#677443 - 19th Mar 2012 9:01pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: Tilly]
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Two lovely girls of mixed heritage.

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#677444 - 19th Mar 2012 9:02pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: ludwigvan]
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Originally Posted By: ludwigvan
What made you get such bloody horrible dogs in the first place? And before anyone starts, I've got two dogs myself ,but mine don't want to remove body parts if they get a bit peeved.Do you work in the security industry or is it a "macho" thing?


Oh shut up.

People like certain breeds, take Labs for instance. They can be nasty, just the way people treat them.
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#677449 - 19th Mar 2012 9:07pm Re: Can anyone help [Re: tinapaula]
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Originally Posted By: ludwigvan
What made you get such bloody horrible dogs in the first place? And before anyone starts, I've got two dogs myself ,but mine don't want to remove body parts if they get a bit peeved.Do you work in the security industry or is it a "macho" thing?
I wouldn't have worded it quite that way but I agree with the sentiments.

Originally Posted By: tinapaula
anno its so sad but there right we have bin there and done that . we had a staff for 7 years from a 6 week pup then granchildren come along then he became Jealous one day while he was sitting on my knee my 2 year old grandaughter walked over and went to kiss him he went nuts and bit the tip off my thumb in a spit second . it was sad but do the right thing before its to late coz when these dogs turn it only takes a spit second .

Never mind how many times things like this happen many owners believe their own dog would never be dangerous. A dog is a dangerous as its jaw strength, you can't expect any creature to never have a bad teeth day during its life.
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