German Shorthaired Pointer Questions

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German Shorthaired Pointer Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 1/21/2008
I have a 2 year old male GSP and a 9 month old Female GSP neither of which are fixed. They have been together for six months now with no problems. Actually they are virtually inseperable. Yesterday they got into a fight which they have never done before and then again this morning. Is this because the female is about to go into heat or for some other reason? My male has a very dominant personality and I've had this problem with him and my brothers male chocolate lab before but never with a female. HELP??

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2/9/08 I hope you dont intend on letting him breed with her!!! A gsp should not be bred until they are at least 2 and have all the proper health tests. Juliette
Von Lahrheim German Shorthaired Pointers
4/11/08 Sorry for the late response. There could be a few reasons for fighting and dominant behavior. The male is probably trying to breed to her, but please, make sure that won'thappen. She is too young. Or he is trying to prove to all the dogs he knows, he is the ladies man:) Just keep them separated until she is out of season, if this occurs and you have no breeding plans, spay/neuter might be a consideration. Thanks! Lantz Hartley Hartley's Quality Pointers Lantz
Hartley's Quality Shorthairs
4/21/08 I agree with Lantz. She at 9 months is probably coming into her first heat cycle. He knows and instictivly wants to breed her. She probably has no idea whats going on and wont let him mount. They usually wont until they are ovulating. He probably doesnt like being told no, and doesnt like being snaped at thus the fight starts. Most of the time females arent afraid of males because they typically dont want to fight only breed. I agree she shouldnt be bred until at least her 2nd heat cycle. Carl
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