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    Female Siberian Husky Puppy aggressive towards female labrador

    Hello everyone, I am a new dog owner and just last week we got a 11 weeks old Siberian Husky. We thought we would give her a friend to play with while we were gone since huskies don't like being alone so we just got a 8 weeks old female labrador. After the Husky sniff around for a while it became extremly aggressive towards the new puppy, biting her and everything. I understand that dogs are aggressive towards the same sex. But if I were to exchange the female lab with a male lab, will the result still be aggression? Or will the husky live peacefully with the male lab? Thanks.

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    sounds mor like puppy play to me

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    A universal game among most every species is "I'm gonna bite your head" - every litter of puppies, kittens, lion cubs, hyenas, meerkats - every nature documentary that shows youngsters invariably includes a session of this game.

    If it's just mouthing and nipping, it's play behavior, and just something to keep an eye on so no pup gets hurt. They're establishing their relationship, only instead of bickering like human childen, they'll do so in puppy form.

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    I'm note quite sure and I don't think it's a playful gesture. I mean the female siberian was like growling and she has never growled at anyone or anything before. She was aggressively "trying" to attack the new puppy. Can anyone else comment on this? Thanks.

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    Blue I have raised rotties for 25 yrs have dobies and small dogs also at their age the growling barking and biting is NORMAL and simply 2 sister establing order and hierachy neither one is old enough to do damage and as long as you let them work their issues out as youngsters they will grow up fast friends.

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    If I were you, I would keep an eye on them. If they are rough-housing and not actually hurting each other then fine. If either one becomes to aggresive then stop them both and lay them down on the floor beside each other. Let them both be submissive to you. Hope it helps. I know it works with my jack russell and schauzer mix.
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    Arrow how aggressive is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueshining76
    Hello everyone, I am a new dog owner and just last week we got a 11 weeks old Siberian Husky. We thought we would give her a friend to play with while we were gone since huskies don't like being alone so we just got a 8 weeks old female labrador. After the Husky sniff around for a while it became extremly aggressive towards the new puppy, biting her and everything. I understand that dogs are aggressive towards the same sex. But if I were to exchange the female lab with a male lab, will the result still be aggression? Or will the husky live peacefully with the male lab? Thanks.
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    ---hi, do you think maybe it's just a satge of learning? My dog bit and jumped on other dogs when he was a puppy and he nearly got himself bitten because he scratched a boxer in the face. If it is worse than that, then that IS agressive, but if it's just like my dog it might be a stage of learning. OK? I'm sure things will work out.

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    Thanks guys for your observation, however I've decided to return the lab puppy as two puppies can be a handfull. I thought that I would get a friend for the sibe but it is tough to take care of both puppies at once. Sibe are very smart dogs, other than the fact that they don't obey everytime, they are perfect dogs.

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    I am sorry to hear that. Your lab loses out on a great family and a wonderful packmate. Dogs are like kids if you are going to train one then train 2 or more. I have been in your shoes(trust me) and a handful now is a home full later. Please think hard before you make a life choice. I wish you luck and blessings.

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