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

    I prefer female dogs, I find them more gentle and easier to train and no house marking.

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

    We've had male and female dogs throughout my life. Both altered and not. Never had a male who marked in the house. That seems like a training or dominance issue...maybe there is some confusion as to who the pack leader is.

    We have a year old female who is the most loyal, loving and affectionate dog I've ever met. She loves all people. She can get a bit snarky with other dogs...mainly dogs that try to dominate her, but I have never seen her mount or even attempt to mount another dog.

    My parents have a 2 year old male who is very wary of strangers, elderly or young people. He's obedient, but definitely more goofy than mine. He is affectionate and we refer to him as a Velcro dog, because that's what it seems like :-)

    We just got a male and he's a little more reserved than the other two. Very spunky nonetheless.

    All that said, it may depend on the breed. Definitely depends on how they are raised and socialized.
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    Re: Difference between male vs female dogs?...

    I have always had female dogs but we got a male Toy Fox Terrier puppy at Christmas. This will be my first experience having a male so I am curious to see if there are significant differences. So far he does seem to be much more of a snuggle bunny than Lola but he is still a baby - 10 weeks old.

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    For my breed (JRTs) I prefer females. Of course there will be exceptions but typically females are 'bitchier' which makes sense really..) they also tend to be more handler focused, more serious and harder workers. Males tend to be more forgiving and more social. For me I click better with the girls.

    Though I have found the girls mark just as much or as little as the boys. Dekka marks all over the place outside. Seren has been a pain to house train (to be fair she was a kennel dog up until recently)

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    Growing up we had a few male dogs, but mostly females. Since then, I've had the best luck with females. They've all been fiercely loyal, quite intelligent, sweet as pie, loving as can be, athletes and all around good companions. We also had two females and never had any difficulty with fighting. The older dog always seemed to rule the roost. Never had any issues with drama, sulkiness or any of the other mood issues listed by folks in this thread.

    The males we had, mixed breeds every time, were all sweet but not quite as quick-witted, had excitement urination issues but never marked territory in the house. One was quite a sulker. They were great buddies, but our personalities always seemed to fit better with the females.

    I think dogs all have their own personalities and it's best to meet puppies and see which chooses you, regardless of gender.

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

    I've only had males so far in the family, now I just got my first female, her learning is same as the male I had previously but potty training is abit slower, and well she's more calm than all males I had, I guess it all depends about the dog itselfs, her/his character, how she was raised since birth till you had him/her. Both genders can be great it just depends on how you raise them

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    I've had two male dogs and one female dogs, and have known plenty of both gender. I really think it all depends on the dogs personality, and how good you are at training dogs haha. Bailey(male) acts way more prissy than Bella. But Bella humps him when he's lying on the couch, so I think they're confused XD I love both, and some part of me has a personal preference for male dogs, and I have no idea why XD

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

    Wow! What an old thread!

    It would be nice to be able to establish reliable and distinct male/female differences.

    Dogs vary so much between individuals, one could almost say that their sex is downright trivial.

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    I've had bad experiences with male cats in both gender specific health problems and in gender specific marking behavior - some things simply go across the species barrier in similarities, so yes, I'm comparing them - any pet I own in the future I deeply hope to be female. All dogs I've had in the family have been female, in the past the family had male dogs, before I was born... I recall one sprayed, a few others were snappy.

    - Males can spray, even when neutered.
    - They lift their leg, not a fan of that.
    - Males can continue to hump thing after being neutered. I know females can too, but not as often.
    - Males are more often goofy, loving everyone, not what I'm interested in.
    - Possibility to be snappy/aggressive.
    - Lifespan may be longer in females.
    - I don't want to see dog genitalia. Like, at all... it's all... hanging out. Maybe most people don't care, but I really don't want to see it, or them cleaning it, or anything to do with it on a regular basis for ~15 years.

    Of course it all comes down to the individual dog! Except for the genitalia issue, which is really a deal breaker for me. But based on those things overall I definitely will want to own strictly females. Plenty of people also prefer male dogs, so hopefully it's somewhat of an even split.
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    Re: Difference between male vs female dogs?...

    Heh, just had a funny thought: dog sexism activists, campaigning against the prejudices and preconceptions about male and female dogs

    Made me laugh, thought I'd share it

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    I'm guessing that one could only discuss personality probabilities that are more or less likely in males or females.

    I have a female pup, and I do agree about the exposed genitals (although it is less important in larger dogs). With smaller dogs, it is difficult to scratch their belly without making contact with their "Junk".

    Male dogs, to me, are generally more good looking... wider muzzles and heads.

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    I would prefer female dogs over males. They are more cute and adorable-looking for me. But I don't say that males are bad, it's just that female dogs have the power of attraction to many soon-to-be dog owners. If I want to buy another breed, it would be a female Japanese Spitz.

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

    I can only speak to my personal experiences, which are far fewer than most on this forum, but:

    I grew up owning nothing but male dogs, and they were everything that was said here, effectionate to a fault, goofy, slow to train, humppers, lovers and amazing protectors of the women and children in the family.

    I currently own a 5 month old female, and she is so incredibly smart, that sometimes I get worried that she will bore easily and tear up my house . She is incredibly loyal to me, though, when any human male is in the house, she gravitates towards them, and the children as well (I swear, its like I dissapear when there are other people in the house LOL). She only showed a "protective" instinct with me once, two nights ago in fact. She's generally a very quiet dog, but we were alone for hours, and when my roomie put her key in the door, Delilah shot up on the couch and growled in a manner that was definitely not play, and I grabbed her coller as she began to lunge for the door, barking like a maniac . I told her to hush, and she settled back down quickly, thank goodness. And I was told that pitbulls dont make good guard dogs.....that growl would have woke the dead....LOL.

    I've always been told that female owners have an easier time with male dogs, and that male owners have an easier time with females (the whole alpha thing), but I have to say, that Delilah hasnt challenged me one time, aside from the occassional "I cant heeeearrrr you" as she's staring right at me but I hear that that is a phase all puppies go through, so I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt.

    In conclusion, I prefer both. You just have to make the decision on whether you want a pup that is stuck to you like glue, or if you want one that tends to find her own way.

    Just my two cents
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    I grew up with a female Pitbull, and a female Collie back in Brazil. Now, about 7 years later-- I have a male dog, and it's the same thing to me. (But I heard that females kind of have periods. I didn't remember much back then, but everyone I know tell me about their experiences with female dogs. And then, males, start marking the house from 7+ months. If you're easily grossed out by the (MINIMUM) blood and how females go into heat, and the factor of pregnancy (and etc. ) I'd get a male. If you don't want him peeing on your curtains and all that, and "searching"(I forgot the term name. ) (Literally trying to escape from your fenced in yard and searching/ doing whatever it takes to find and mate with females in heat) I'd get a female.

    My male Bichon X Shih tzu is seriously the smartest dog I've ever had in my entire life, and never in my life (Or my brother's and parent's lives.) have we ever been so attached to a dog. We haven't had one for years since moving to Canada. He's 9 months old now, and has many tricks at hands. He recognizes daily routines (JUST like a human's. He knows commands like "Vamos." which to him means "let's go pick Barbara up from school!" And knows when we are leaving and what hour we come home. Like.. it's crazy. I could go on forever on this subject.)

    After he goes potty in the backyard, he races back inside, jumping and yipping like crazy for a treat. That's when we know he's actually gone potty. (We spy at him from the window, so no worries c; ) He is also very loyal, and has helped us through hard times. Even though he has undergone a neutering surgery, he still manages to cuddle with us and follow us around the house to occupy us. He's very quick to learn new things, too. Best. dOG. EVER.

    But then again, you could consider spaying or neuter. Totally worth it. Females can start going into heat at 6 months of age, while males will start marking/etc. at around 7 months and up. As for personalities.. I don't see a difference. (: Good luck.

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    We continue to respond to a six year old thread and to an OP who hasn't been here for 5-1/2 years.

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