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    Re: Difference between male vs female dogs?...

    I don't have much of an alliance in the male vs female battle.

    I've interacted with 2 males and 2 female with any half-significant time.

    One of them, of course, is Wally. He showed the "test/challenge you" streak. I still remember the battle it was to get him to first learn to lie down. He was like. "Oh **** no. I REFUSE. I did it once or twice to show you, yeah, I know what you mean. But that doesn't mean I do it when YOU tell me to unless I feel like it." But for the most part, he acts "like a girl" according to that profile. He'll sulk in a minute if I don't give him some of my dinner (you'd think I'd called him a loser-lowlife-no-good-mutt he looks so depressed). He'll flop on the ground and SIGH all loud. He'll try to look so sweet and helpless when he wants something from me. He actually turned his back on me one night when I wouldn't give him some of my sausage, egg, and cheese muffins I had for breakfast one day. He lied down and sighed so hard it blew a leaf across the room!

    He tried to mark - but I bellowed "NO" so loud his eyes got big as quarters (almost literally) and he never did it again.

    But yeah, he IS crazy when he's playing. Gets into it. Plays chase like he'll never play it again ever. He'll jump around and wag his tail off. When we're walking towards a field we play at sometimes, he'll look at me and wag like "hey let's hurry up and PLAY!"

    The other male is some kind of terrier, and older dog (I think a Westie maybe). He tried to challenge Wally a few times - until Wally told him to back off. Now Wally has this habit of strutting in front of the terrier when he sees him at the door, making the terrier howl and bark. Wally's bad sometimes

    The female - I don't know her breed, but she's hyper! So very energetic and loves belly rubs. First time she met me, she sniffed me and a pet her on the side - then she rolled over under my hand so I could rub her belly

    The only other female was a boxer that looked like she was pulling her owner. She pulled her way over to me after licking her nose twice, and I looked away. Then she sniffed me like I was a giant steak, licked my mouth/face for like a minute and sniffed me all over. Wally was looking like "what the...? What is she doing and why aren't you paying attention to me?" He even whined a little.

    So I'd have to say I don't know which I'd like more. Maybe males but only by a little.

    Edit: When I was a kid, a friend had a female German Shepard. She loved to play ball. One day, I was playing football with some friends, and the Shepard kept stealing the ball! LOL. It was crazy. Everytime someone threw a pass, the Shepard would be running with the guy the ball was thrown to like she was covering him or something.
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    Difference between male vs female dogs?...
    What's between their legs :P

    Hehe, no really. I've heard male dogs are sweeter, and female dogs are smarter. But I have no idea. I have a female dog who is extrememly smart, but pretty sweet as well. Good luck!

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    Okay
    Female dogs are more loyal and they do have the alpha thing going on. They are easier to train.
    While some on this thread have said females 'hump, are not as affectionate, and etc' none of these have applied to my female dog.
    Compared to other male dogs I have known she is calmer, smarter, sweeter, does not mark territory, and isnt on the lookout for the next animal to hump. Lol.
    I was able to train her within the first 2 weeks from the animal shelter when she was 8 weeks old. She potty trained herself at 11 weeks of age!
    I know I sound biased but I would definitely recommend a female dog!


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    Re: Difference between male vs female dogs?...

    I guess some can argue the females are better than male argument I can say that both have their good points and bad points. I have 3 males and one female. I love them all .. I agree with the fact that females are smart they are very smart I wouldnt say SMARTER. It really depends. Males are goofy, funny , handsome, loving and really gorgeous and females are just as great so Id say... you cant go wrong either way. Its your preference that matters. My husband loves the female and I love the males. I think its that way because he loves woman and I love men. ha So I really cant say one is better than the other, they are really special. I have 2 chihuahuas and 2 yorkies I have 2 toy sized dogs and 2 teacup sizes dogs.. I adore them all even tho its alot of hard work. Right now I have a 2 month old Yorkie and its alot of work to take care of but so worth it.
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    Question for everybody.
    I just put down a deposit on my first dog ever! He's a male standard poodle from a very good lineage. He's the only male out of the litter and the largest of the group so I was drawn to him. So the question is not really male vs. female, but neuter or not to neuter?
    Has anyone had experience with a non-neutered male dog, when he is the only dog in the house? I am concerned with behaviors like marking territory, and if there are any other behavioral differences. I was told that if he is the only dog in the house (esp. the only male dog) there should not be marking issues inside the house. And as far as humping, I have seen non-neutered dogs hump like crazy so is there any difference there?
    Any insight anyone can give would be appreciated. My reason for not wanting to neuter him is to possibly breed him later in life if he ends up being an excellent specimen like I think he will be.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Nueter him trust me you will be much happier. I never wanted to nueter mine and I had to replace my entire carpet in my house even when I only had one male dog for a year or so alone he marked and pee pee'd all over ,,,trust me Nueter him ,,, You will be happy
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    Re: Difference between male vs female dogs?...

    The animal shelter I adopted Donatello from neutered him without question and before I was allowed to bring him home, which I thought was wonderful.

    Male dogs do have a tendency to be more "lovey dovey", but actually that can sometimes just all rest on the dog's personality. My step-mother has a spayed female, and she at times can be "lovey dovey".

    Some dogs do well un-neutered and some don't... My Donatello has never tried to "hump" anything as of yet and I really don't think he will... He follows my step-mother's female around as if she's his mommy; He'll stand next to her, mimic her actions, and actually look for the attention that she gives to their other dog.

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    Thanks for the quick responses!
    Question for Regi... did he already start doing this by 6 months old? In other words, if I see that he's not marking territory by the usual age for neutering, maybe it would be safe to say he won't do it later on?
    If I can get away without neutering him I'd like to breed him later on because he has champions in his ancestry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billtill View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses!
    Question for Regi... did he already start doing this by 6 months old? In other words, if I see that he's not marking territory by the usual age for neutering, maybe it would be safe to say he won't do it later on?
    If I can get away without neutering him I'd like to breed him later on because he has champions in his ancestry.
    He has CHampions in his pedigree. The Only reason that this would be an argument for pro breeding him is if you are going to show your dog as well.

    My little Girl Kechara has Champions in her pedigree too but she is (physically) a horable example of the breed and I would never want to breed her so she is neutered.

    Do you plan on doing OFA testing on the dog and DNA testing to make sure he is as healthy as you think he is.

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    Just info on male dogs and markings.......

    I was told if I nuetured my male BEFORE he started lifting his leg he never would and then never have the urge to mark. I tried it and.....It WORKED!! He pees like a girl and I don't care.....

    Growing up we had a dog that marked all over the place. I didn't want to have to deal with that. Don't know if it works all the time but it worked for us. I would do it the same way again. I think vet said fix the male before 4 months. He is 8 years now.

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    Re: Difference between male vs female dogs?...

    when it comes to preference for dog gender, i will say that it is a matter of preference, which is usually based on behavioral tendencies of each sex. while some may like he the other may prefer she. generally those who like either of the gender may do so beacuse of any or more of the behavioral characteristics outlined below:

    Female Dogs

    They are eager to possess, to be in charge of situations.
    Female dogs are always withdrawn, very less friendly than the male counterpart.
    We notice this from the cradle as they grow.
    There is also mood change as a result of heat period. Of course this time is charactrised by bleeding and this may be disgustful to some.
    Bitches are generally sturbon but quick in response

    Male Dogs

    Friendly: male dogs are generally more friendly and affectionate. This is because they usually look for caresses from their owners and this makes them more loving than the females.
    Moved By Food: Male dogs eat a lot. Trainers find this trait beneficial as males dogs can easily be trained with rewards and punishment using food.
    Fun loving and out going.

    however, i would advise that you can get any one that appeals to your needs.

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    Re: Difference between male vs female dogs?...

    Female Australian Shepherds are more protective and stay with the family and the males are more likely to roam and enjoy long stays outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValtheAussie View Post
    Female Australian Shepherds are more protective and stay with the family and the males are more likely to roam and enjoy long stays outdoors.
    I've seen that as well in other shepherd breeds. My aussie as a kid was a female and was very protective of her brood of us kids. To the point she threw a fit if one of us stayed at a friends house so bad my parents just let her go and she'd be sleeping on our friends doorstep in the morning every time.

    I prefer females, maybe more serious etc. but I have also seen behavior changes after first heat, and even more changes after having puppies. Seem to "get" things quicker and be more compliant.

    My current rescue GSD has had at least one litter, maybe up to three nobody knows, and she definitely has momma dog behavior.. Not so playful, pretty serious, never wants to leave my side and likes to bury food etc. and shows above average nesting behavior at times.

    Boys tend to be a little more headstrong in what they want in some ways in my experience. Never had one that lifted a leg in the house though.

    I'd have either though really.

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    Yeah, the female dogs have that "mothering" instinct whereas the males have a more "happy go lucky" personality. I am sure there are exceptions to that, but I've noticed the difference with our new Aussie boy versus the ole girl what is in doggie heaven. RIP Mattie.

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    IMO, from my experiences, the males have been the better of the two. Again, this is based on my experiences only.



    Quote Originally Posted by zipbags View Post
    The puppy I was planning on getting was female. The rescue adoption company and called me to tell me that she.....is a he. I have always heard that females are better than males. Is this true? She is a lab/cocker mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowshoe View Post
    Females are usually master of the dramatic sigh, the sulk, and the prissy I-don't-hear-you-and-you-can't-make-me-look.

    Males tend to be good old boys- goofy, slobbery, clumsey...you name it.

    There are good and bad about both. Males mark, females go into heat...

    Both can be great pets...
    lol I must have a female pet then. My male dog exhibits the female traits and isnt goofy, slobbery, clumbsy, etc.

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    Has anyone had experience with a non-neutered male dog, when he is the only dog in the house? I am concerned with behaviors like marking territory, and if there are any other behavioral differences. I was told that if he is the only dog in the house (esp. the only male dog) there should not be marking issues inside the house. And as far as humping, I have seen non-neutered dogs hump like crazy so is there any difference there?
    We had an intact male GSD, the only dog in the household, who never marked in our house, however, he did try to mark while at the neighbor's! A simple "EhEh" took care of that!

    My current (SPoodle) male was intact when I first got him, and I didn't neuter him for close to a year (he was 16 mo. old). He was not the only dog in the household, and lifted his leg ONCE and only once. It's simply a training issue, easily handled. He never humped while he was intact, nor does he now that he's neutered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxRider View Post
    I've seen that as well in other shepherd breeds. My aussie as a kid was a female and was very protective of her brood of us kids. To the point she threw a fit if one of us stayed at a friends house so bad my parents just let her go and she'd be sleeping on our friends doorstep in the morning every time.
    I want an Aussie now. My GSD though acts almost like this but I doubt he would wait on a door step waiting for me.

    I seen two Aussies at the dog part a few months ago. They saw a small fluffy white dog (maybe they thought it was a sheep?). It was so freakin awesome. When the other dogs would come as close as to sniff it, the female Aussie would growl at them and bark. So this little dog was able to roam the big dog pin untouched. The Male Aussie didnt really care about the small dog too much. However, he protected the female Aussie if the other dogs became violent with the female.

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    I prefer my boys! They are much more lovey and listen better, I think they were easier to train, but that's just my boys. My female on the other hand, oh my, she wants to be in the same room with you at all times, but that's about it. She will play fetch and interact but when she's done, she just leaves. She doesn't "pay attention" as well as the boys either. She doesn't like to please people like the boys do. It's all about her! I honestly don't think I will ever get another female. Ever....lol. She does seem to be more protective of the house and kids though. Which people are more intimated by the males. So it's a catch 22. Different dogs for different people.

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    Honestly I think it's more the individual dog. My old female used to mark her territory outside. I've known plenty of males who don't do it inside, more of a training issue as someone else said. I've known several females with the male happy go lucky personality, and the more protective personality. I think most people you ask will have their own opinions based off of their experiences, and sure there are traits more common in one than the other, but depending on how you train them and socialize them either can make a great pet. My Star (female) and the neighbors dog (un-neutered male) seem to have the same personality (never met a stranger. "I love you, pet me!")
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