Boys vs girls

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. Males are more inclined to have a stronger bond and “favor” one member of the family most strongly.

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 and 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 early also helps greatly.

I take my little boy Thor 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. I now have Ice, Storm, Gypsy, Lexi and Blaze that are girls…all mark and lift a leg to do so… very common in girls believe it or not…they are all independent and all want to be alpha… … My Thor is a very docile, easy going little love sponge. He is my boys Thor, Kip and Killian are easy going and minky want to be touching me and cuddling.

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.  They are also 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 girls are total “Daddy’s Girls” through and through.  They love all of our family members equally but Daddy is “theirs”. Boys tend to like women and girls tend to prefer men.

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. I have actually had several people that want a girl and for one reason or another, get a boy and then say they will only have boys from now on.