Will 2 male springers be ok together?

by Orla kiernan
(West Sussex, uk)


We have an 8month old male springer and are considering another for him to have a play mate- I've seen an 18week old one for rehoming and wondered wether they'd be ok together, being 2 males?

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Jun 12, 2012
2 males together NEW
by: caroline w

We have 2 un-neutered male springers (3 and 5 years old) and they get on beautifully.

They eat, sleep, play and work together "beating".

Neither are allowed to "take" game or dummies from the other on retrieve nor do we allow eating from each others bowls. Treats are given at the same time or we alternate who gets 1st treat and we "fuss" both equally.

Neither is dominant as they both accept that we are the pack leaders - this is the key. If there is no reason to compete with each other then they are quite happy and leave the leadership to us.

Jan 19, 2012
two male springers NEW
by: Anonymous

My springer is ok with any female dog coming into the house and he lives with a big female dominant dog and they are the best of friends, but I wouldn't choose to bring another male in - just easier usually with one of each. I have had two male dogs before, as already said, totally depends upon the temperament of the two dogs

Jan 19, 2012
2 Male Springers NEW
by: Jo

I have two male Springers and they are the best of friends. However one is very much top dog compared with the other so that works fine. If you had two males who had a dominate streak you could have trouble.

I tried to introduce a third two years ago, he was a 8 month old rescue but he was too strong a character to live happily with us so he was rehomed.

Jan 12, 2012
Two males NEW
by: Michele

Two male dogs of any breed should be fine if they are both neutered and if you are the pack leader....meaning you are in control of them at all times and that they recognize you are the one in charge.

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