Males vs Females
hen a female dog is spayed or a male is neutered, their personalities are about the same. They both are eager to please and bond well with the whole family. Sometimes females are a little harder to house train because they are so picky about where they choose to releive themselves. It just takes a little longer to house train females then males; however, it can be done. If you are not planning on getting your puppy spayed or neutered then you have some important things to consider.
Some people seem to be ingrained with the idea that females are better pets then males. Many people want a sweet little girl. Often, people think females dogs don’t display marking or humping behaviors. They think that they are more playful and docile; so they don’t participate in fighting as the males do. This simply is not true.
In the dog pack females rule the roost and determine the pecking order. Females tend to be more independent, territorial and stubborn. The females exert their dominance through alpha behaviors such as humping and fighting. This is the reason people utilize the technical dog term ”bitch” in negative way. It refers directly to the behaviors exhibited in the female dog wold. Usually fights break out between two females. Males, on the other hand, are affectionate, more attentive and are more likely to seek human attention.
The males are very attached their people. They are steadfast, reliable, and less moody then the females. The boys seem to be more accepting of other pets and bond more quickly with children. Most males are easily motivated by using treats and praise. They are so eager to please that they house train easily; however, they are easily distracted during training because they love to play. No matter his age, he will act silly and be more puppy like, until the day he dies. Females tend to become more reserved and dignified as they age. Males tend to be a little bigger than girls. A neutered male rarely exhibits behaviors such as marking or humping. Once the testosterone level recedes after neutering most of these behaviors will disappear. Males that are neutered, by five month of age, usually don’t raise their leg to pee.
The female will come to you for attention but when she has enough she will move on. The males on the other hand, are readily available for attention. The female usually bonds well with one person, the main caregiver. The male will usually bonds with the entire family.
If your planing on keeping your puppy intact be sure to consider the needs of your other pets and family members when choosing a male or female dog.