St. Bernard havoc
Genuiss was raised by his previous owners who divorced & rehomed him with us. We have had him 2 months. The first month he was sweet (he still is) but in last 3 weeks he fought with Mastiff (male) and they both suffered serious injuries. He got a "balloon neck" that had to be shunted. Mastiff is near lame in back legs from neck shaking & bites. Then Genuiss (st. bernard) almost died from a flipped stomach. He was in vet for total 10 days tween these issues. there was only 2 or 3 days in between these issues. He had been home again a few days when our little shi tzu simply walked by his bone. He came charging over and raised her up in his jaws then put her down and backed off. She was TERRIFIED. she recieved "only" one staple on her head & side of mouth, but had to go back to vet that nite cuz she was not moving and held her head strangely. They kept her last nite & tonite.
Im concerned now that this dog will continue to be a problem. I was told he was trained, had grown up with a pit bull and they got along fine altho pit "picked on" genuiss. We were warned to be careful when he had a bone tho so I almost feel like its human error. we have 4 shi tzus, the mastiff and him. Are we in over our heads or is this going to taper off IF we keep sharp eye out? My husband already wants to rehome St. but kids (30, 24, 19, 17) dont. I cant decide ... but my heart wants to give him a seconc chance. Is it any part that a male shi tzu died this week after being sick? (heart & renal fsilure) He actually died at vet, but was sick here for 2 or 3 weeks.