|Barked: Sun Jul 29, '07 8:12pm PST |
|Wellllllll.... that again depends on the dog. Its more often than not FEMALE's that have the most problem with that. But it can happen with males as well. Are you looking at getting a rescue or a pup? In most cases, you can tell pretty fast during introductions by body language as to how they will get along. But not always.
I know about 100 boxers. They are very popular in this area. In that number, not one of the males is aggressive. This doesn't mean that it doesn't happen, because it can and does, just means that the ones that I know aren't. Now they do NOT take being bullied.... boxer nature generally says if somebody is coming at them they aren't going to run. But I do know say, roughly 30 females outta the hundred. Of that 30, maybe 10 are same sex dog aggressive. (and 3 that are dog aggressive to all but THEIR family)
During the boxer shows that we have gone to, we have talked shop with a lot of breeders..... cant help it I am addicted. Anyway, I would say that in a large showing with 500 boxers, you might have say, 30 or so that are kept well controlled so they cant challenge other dogs. And these are well bred, well trained boxers, not your average back yard breeder pups. (you might have seen mom on TV when they've scanned the crowd, cause our big show in January is televised on animal planet and she attends all 4 days. )
So statistically, yes it does happen, but its not all that prevalent and its mostly girls.
Please don't tell Brigid I said that...... She will never forgive me!
Either way you go though, I am guessing you are going to love us! Just make sure you watch the body language going during introductions, and watch how they play.
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