Same-Sex Pairings

Should you pair up dogs of the same sex?

To ensure successful, long-term, happy relationships in your multi-dog home, it’s been said that one should pair up dogs of the opposite sex. However, many same-sex pairings do work out well. Chemistry between two dogs plays an important role. Having opposite sexes does not guarantee that they will never misbehave; good management is always key, no matter what combinations of dogs you have.

Marthina McClay, CPDT
Animal Behavior College Mentor Trainer
Certified Tester/Observer for Therapy Dogs, Inc.
AKC Certified CGC Evaluator