Males vs Females

Female puppy vs. male puppy

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Many people assume that female dogs make better pets.  Many people used to tell  me they want a “sweet little girl”.   Lately people have become more educated and prefer male puppies over females and here is why…

Males tend to be more affectionate, playful, easier to house break and train, attentive and more demanding of attention. They adore their people and want to please. Most importantly if you have more than one person in your family, male dogs love everyone equally and share their affection with everyone. Female dogs tend to be a one person dog.

I explain it like this.  If you want a best girl friend, get a female.  If you want a baby/child then get a male.  If you want the closeness, affection and relationship with your dog likened to having a child then a male is the answer. Little girls are wonderful, cute, smart and affectionate but nothing like a boy.   My boys have always wanted to be on my lap when I sit down and follow me from room to room.  My female dogs love to be near me amd will lie on the couch or bed with me but not usually touching me where as my boys HAVE to be touching me.  If I go outside and God Forbid leave them in the yard and walk to the garbage without them, my boys will cry and wait sadly for me to return and my girls will go off and play on their own.

Female dogs in my opinion are more independent, territorial and protective than males.

So many people are worried that males will to lift their leg and mark their territory in the house. If you house break a little boy properly he will only go potty outside or inside where he is trained to go like on an indoor dog potty or piddle pad.  Neutering them at 6 months of age also helps greatly.

I take my little boy Maverick with me everywhere and he would never think of lifting his leg somewhere in appropriate.  He is a therapy dog, service dog and my baby.

Most people don’t know females display alpha behavior like marking, humping, fighting, especially if they are not spayed. People tend to believe that females are more docile and attentive. This could not be further from the truth.  My Sable was a very dominant spayed female.  She ruled the roost!  Whether she was with us, our border collie, keeshond, other poodles, cats, ducks or geese- she was the BOSS!  She would lift a leg to mark outside and humped many of our friends, much to our dismay.   We adored her all of her 15 years but she was a total Alpha.  My Maverick is a very docile, easy going little love sponge.

If you have multiple dogs in your household it is more likely that two females will not get a long then two males. The females are substantially more independent, stubborn and territorial than are their male counterparts.

The females are far more apt to participate in alpha behaviors and exercise dominance over the other dogs, and sometimes even humans being a little more resistant to training.

Many times a woman will call and say her female only wants to be with her husband and she wants a new puppy that will love and be hers.   Our Sable and our Storm are total “Daddy’s Girls” through and through.  They love all of our family members equally but Daddy is “theirs”.

Most breeders, if given the choice of only having one dog would choose a boy. Breeders have seen it all the years. They know that there is a reason that girls are called bitches. Now, if you have never had a boy, you would not know the difference. Coming from people that have had both, in my opinion, a male is the best choice for a pet.