i'm having an issue with a couple of my pups. I currently have 4...2 lab/mutts a springer spaniel and bloodhound. the bloodhound has always been really weird around his food...he is very protective of it, at least towards the other dogs. he will be 3 in June, and he has gotten into several fights with my male lab, who is about 8-9. we have about 4 acres that are fenced, and they're most outside dogs, but i bring them in at night. this morning, i turned them out so they could go pee, and went to get ready for work. when i came out to leave, they were fighting over by the fence. i ran over and broke them up, and then they went at it again a couple of minutes later. i got them broken up again, grabbed the lab by the collar, and drug him back in the house. he had a cut by his eye and a cut ear, but seems OK. I couldn't find any blood on the hound. both are un-nuetered, and i think there is a powerplay for who is alpha (excluding me). neither has ever shown any aggression at all toward me, my wife or anyone else. would nuetering the bloodhound help? would it matter at all for the lab, given his age? eta: bad picture of the morons.