|Barked: Wed Jul 17, '13 10:23am PST |
|I foster a lot, and what I can tell you is that with mingling dogs, particularly adults with their own opinions, you have to err on the side of perfect. I have had Dobermans, Sheps, Dachshunds, most notoriously Giant Schnauzer. Most of them intact males. My dogs had never, ever fought. But adult fosters have brought problems. These were not DA dogs whimsically fostered. These were dogs who cleared testing for dog receptiveness, but not on the soft scale of things.
Dobermans can have SSA and generally speaking are willing to assert themselves. Sorry to be a drag, but via breed or rescue experience.....totally would not do it. It may not be as simple as saying "wow, that didn't work" and returning the dog. When my Cocker was attacked by a foster, for some reason that made him get all issuey-y with my Giant Schnauzer, who never bullied my Cocker. Indeed if anything, it was the other way around. The two were very close. I guess for the trauma of getting attacked and for my Giant being the large, effusive dog in the house, my Cocker got very paranoid about it. Totally broke my heart, as the two had been best buddies.
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