Can two male huskies get along? For those getting a new pup or adopting a second husky, it’s an important question to ask.
After all, it’s common to hear that two of the same sex, especially males, will often fight… But is that really the case?
Two male huskies can get along, but in general, it’s advised to adopt the opposite sex for an existing husky. It depends on the first husky’s level of socialization, friendliness, and territorial history.
Let’s explain this in more detail below.
Can Two Male Siberian Huskies Get Along?
Yes, in many cases, two male huskies can get along just fine, and it’s fairly common to find two same-sex huskies. And yes, the same goes for two female huskies!
But, indeed, this doesn’t always work out well… So what is it?
How To Know If Two Male Huskies Will Work
So what’s the final answer? Well, it depends on a few things. So let’s run through those now.
1. Are they puppy siblings?
Two male husky puppies will, of course, get on just fine together. They’ve been with each other from birth are will quickly develop a strong bond.
Or, even two male husky puppies that are not siblings will still work out just fine. The fact that they are both so young will make it easy for owners to manage their behavior and nurture a positive relationship.
2. Are both male huskies friendly?
If we’re talking about two male husky adults, it’s crucial to analyze their personalities. Are both very friendly with other dogs? How do they react when out on walks?
If the two male huskies often get along well playing with other male dogs, then the chances of forming a good relationship are high.
Still, caution must be taken at first, but if we’re dealing with two friendly males from the start, it can certainly work out.
3. Are they showing strong dominance or territorial behavior?
Two males may be friendly outside on neutral territory, but once you bring one male into the territory of another, it can become quite different.
If either of the male huskies have shown strong territorial behavior in the past, then this relationship may be too dangerous or difficult to try.
Has your current husky displayed aggression when other males come close to the yard or inside? The answer to this question may be all it takes to know the right decision.
4. Are both male huskies old or young?
Sometimes it’s easier to introduce two older huskies together or two VERY young huskies together (puppies).
The personalities of senior dogs is often mature, calm, and relaxed. And when it comes to puppies, we still have the chance to nurture good relationships without much difficulty.
However, if both male huskies are in their prime or adolescence, then they may have too much personality to handle when introducing them to each other…
But still, it does depend on everything we’ve discussed above. Both of their natural temperaments and past behavior are crucial in understanding whether it will work out or not.
So, Should You Get Two Male Huskies?
Ultimately, it depends on the situation.
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Many experts advise against getting a second dog of the same sex for the reason of constant fighting and territorial aggression. And in many cases, this is good advice that shouldn’t be ignored.
- However, the truth is, we know hundreds, if not thousands of families that have successfully brought in another husky of the same sex and made it work.
It depends on your current husky and the husky you’re looking to adopt.
If you’re considering getting two male husky puppies from a breeder, then go for it. Keeping siblings together is always a good idea.
How To Make It Work
A slow introduction is crucial if this relationship is to work out. If you plan to adopt a second male husky into your home with an existing male, it must be done slowly and carefully.
- The first thing to do is introduce the second male’s scent.
- Then it would be appropriate to have the two males meet outside on neutral territory on multiple occasions for them to develop an initial bond.
- If they both display signs of positive behavior with no hints of aggression or acts of dominance, then it would finally be time to introduce the second male into the home.
Both should always be kept on the leash and in the yard at first.
It’s crucial to consistently be building positive associations with one another by offering treats (separately) and showing both an equal amount of attention and praise.
With careful observation, most owners will know if this relationship will work out from the start.
If there’s any hints of bad behavior, aggression, or fighting, it’s a red flag that this relationship may not be possible.
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