It happens all the time; after we have successfully delivered our first protection dog to our clients, we usually get a call from them, three to six months later, looking for a second dog. The questions that they always ask are: “Should we get a Female if we have a Male, will they get along,” and “how much more work is it to have two protection dogs?”
We have zero tolerance for food aggression, handler aggression and dog aggression. However, in all of our protection dogs, and guard dogs, we always recommend a female if you have a male. This is because the females are usually a lot sharper and will indicate a lot sooner than the male, while the male usually has greater size for intimidation. They will work together as a team and feed off each others energy.
The amount of work it would take to care for two protection dogs would be the same as one, for if one would have to walk one dog, to walk two would be the same. To feed two would be also be the same as one. The big different of having two protection dogs would be in the positives. If one dog can come out of the gate at 40 miles an hour to take down an unwelcome intruder, could you imagine what it would be like to have two protection dogs working together to protect you and your family?