Male v Female?
Male vs Female
Why male puppies are better than females!!!!
Many people believe that female dogs make a better pet….female preference seems to be ingrained in these people. Most calls for pet doges have people wanting a “sweet little girl”. They don’t’ think females display alpha behaviors like “marking” and or “humping”. They believe that they are more docile and attentive and do not participate in fighting over dominance. Well folks, this is not true and they don’t call them a “bitch” for nothing!
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 males. 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 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. 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
Boys do get somewhat bigger than girls, but only by an average of a pound or so in the Dachshunds. There are a lot of self claimed “miniatures” in any breed out there but those Breeders are not breeding to the standard as it is written for each breed. The difference between sizes and sexes is minimal, if bred correctly, and for improving the breed according to the standard.
Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as “humping” or “marking” and lifting of the 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.
While females will usually come to you for attention, when she’s had enough, she will move away. The 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 in getting her own way. She is much more prone to mood swings. One day she may be sweet and affectionate, the next day withdrawn, reserved, or even grumpy. The female also has periods of being “in heat” unless she is spayed. Seasonal heats can be a month long nightmare, not just for the female, but for you and every male dog in the neighborhood. If you are not breeding, you’d be better off to have her spayed. When in heat they will leave a bloody discharge everywhere she goes and it is also her calling card for every non-neutered male for miles around. She will also be particularly moody and emotional during this time.
Before deciding on male or female, give consideration to any other dogs that may be in or around your home.