Late night chinnie argument
I am a bit baffled. Last night, I heard a really loud argument between my chins around 2:30 in the morning. When I looked in on them, Max (my three neutered year old who is the daddy) was fighting with one of the other two. (Max is beige and the other two are grey. I was so tired that I was having trouble figuring out which one he was fighting with.) They were in his favorite corner and he was trying to kick them out of it. It looked like his grown son (Muad'dib). Anyway, they were barking at each other and trying to be the tallest and manhandling each other. Finally, it looked like Max tried to bite his partner and it broke up. I checked everyone's paws, and there was no blood, but Maureen was trying to groom one of her paws a lot and Max wouldn't leave her alone, so I figured he'd nipped her. I thought it was all over, but I heard some barking in a few minutes. I decided to give them some time to cool down and was going to put Max in a crate for the night, but Maureen proved easier to catch. With her removal, things calmed down, and I could tell that she was unhurt. Maybe it was the boys who were fighting, but they started to chill at that point.
Any suggestions? I figure I'll give Maureen some time running in the bathroom tonight and then try to put her back with the boys. This group has been together for almost two years (Max and Maureen have been together almost three), and we've had a few little fights before. The boy and his dad bark at each other some times. Max likes to sleep next the wheel, and the boy jumps over it and pounces on his about once a month. Max takes a bit from the boy, but he's not a pushover. Maureen likes to be a drama queen, but for most part, she doesn't actually fight.
Maybe Max just had a bad day. Or maybe he decided it was time to say 'Whose your daddy?' I don't know.