Male vs. Female?

Male vs. Female?  I am often asked, which is better.  I think its more of a preference rather than one being better than the other.  It’s a personal choice that only you can make.  I read somewhere this: If you want your dog to fall in love with you, get a male.  If you want to be in love, get a female.

Personally, I find females a little more independent than males.  BUT every dog is different.  You can raise children in the same household and they all turn into their own person.  Same with dogs.  Each one is their own “person”.

Here is an article that I came across.  Read and see if this helps you in making that deciding factor.

“In the dog pack makeup, females usually rule the roost, determine pecking order, and who compete to maintain and/or alter that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts. The females are much more intent upon exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behaviors such as ‘humping’.

There IS a reason people utilize the technical dog term of ‘bitch’ in a negative way-and it refers directly to the behaviors exhibited by the females of the dog world. Most fights will usually break out between two females.

Males, on the other hand, are usually more affectionate, exuberant, attentive, and more
demanding of attention. They are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody.  They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, and take quicker to children. Most boys are easily motivated by food (how true!!) and praise, and so eager to please that training is easy. However, males
can be more easily distracted during training, as males like to play so often. And no matter what age, he is more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always wanting to play games. Boys are fun-loving until the day they die. Females tend to be more reserved or dignified as they age. Witness the human equivalent of the twinkling eyed Grandpa still playing catch at age 70, while Grandma quietly observes from the porch.

Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as ‘humping’, or ‘marking’ and lifting of legs. Once the testosterone levels recede after neutering, most of these behaviors (if they ever existed) will disappear. Boys who were neutered early (by 5 months of age) usually don’t ever raise their leg to urinate.  With this said, In my own research, I have found it best to wait to spay/neuter your dog till he/she is at least one year old.  I believe the hormones are needed in thier long term health and if you spay/neuter too young, you take away these hormones.

While the female will usually come to you for attention, when she’s had enough, she will move away. While boys are always waiting for your attention and near at hand. Females are usually less distracted during training, as she is more eager to get it over with, and get back to her comfy spot on the couch. The female is less likely to wage a dominance battle with YOU, but she can be cunning and resourceful in getting her own way. She is much more prone to mood swings. One day she may be sweet and affectionate-the next
day reserved and withdrawn or even grumpy, also has periods of being ‘in heat’ unless she is spayed.”

In the end, choosing male vs female is something only you can decide.  Do your research.

Published on January 4, 2019 at 8:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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