So..... I own a doberman he was bred for temperament and not for looks or at least that’s what the ad said, before I bought a doberman I researched high and low about 30 different breds of dog, nothing suggested what I have read recently on some recent forum feeds so wanted some clarity. My doberman is a male he is currently 14 months old he has always loved other dogs all breds all sex’s he just loves to play. His never been aggressive and has had a dog snap at him in which he has just moved away. He has not been given the snip as I wasn’t sure if this was nessary if a dogs temprament stays well natured. I stay at home with him all the time but go out often on Saturday nights fortnightly and on occasions through out the day, I was considering getting him a companion as the neighbors told me he seems a little sad at times I go out he is also super bouncy and loves to play for hours and due to his love for other dogs I thought it would be nice that he would have a dog to play with when out and in the house. I always wanted a French bulldog and really wanted a male, I had recently read that two male dogs should not be put together, a little while ago a friend of mine who owns a German Shepard aged 2 yrs found that her working hours have increased and bought him a male French bulldog companion he too is male and not as dog friendly as my dobe. At current they seem to get along when my dog met her puppy he was in love he cradled him and was so gentle they licked each other and laid on the grass for 1 hour no rough play. Is this because the puppy is young and there is no challenging behaviour? Everywhere I read after this consideration is saying under no circumstances don’t put 2 male dogs together, it is also saying doberman are more prone to male on male aggression I’ve never seen this with my boy and his 14 months old other dogs have shown him aggression and he has walked away that has been a jack Russel, Beagal and a black lab. I’ve noticed a change in my boy not with other dogs but in terms of being more protective over the family in the last month, more alert, more concerned more restless if we are out of sight. If a dog is smaller such as a French bulldog as there is quite a big Size difference will male on male aggression still be an issue even if my dobe nurtures him as a puppy? And is my friend potentially in for a rough ride having housed a German Shepard male with a male Frenchie?