Puppy Page
Many people believe that female dogs make better
pets...female preferences seem to be ingrained in
these people. most calls for pet dogs have people
wanting a "sweet girl". They don't think females
display alpha behaviors like "marking" and /or
"humping". They believe they are more docile and
attentive and do not participate in fighting over male
dominance. Well folks, this no not true and they do
not call them a "bitch" for nothing! In the dog pack
makeup, females usually rule the roost, determine
pecking order, and 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
behaviours exhibited by the females of th 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 very outgoing,
more accepting of other pets, and take quicker to
children. Most boys are easily motivated by food 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 ofter. 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 try die. Females tend to be
more reserved and dignified as they age. Boys do get
bigger than girls, but only by an average of 1-2 inches
and 3-5 pounds. 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 are neutered early, by the age of 5 months,
usually don"t ever raise their leg to urinate. And
while the female will usually come to for attention,
when she's had enough, she will move away. While
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 sofa. 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 pron to mood
swings.One day she may be sweet and affectionate.
The next day reserved and withdrawn 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 would be best off to have her
spayed, since defining this time she can leave a
bloody discharge on carpets, couches, or anywhere
she goes. She will be particularly moody and
emotional during this time. A walk outside during this
period can become hazardous if male dogs are in the
vicinity, and whe will leave a "scent" for wandering
intact males to follow her right to your yard, where
they will hang out, and "wait" for days. Before
deciding on male or female, give consideration to any
other dogs that may be in or around your home!
With all this said , you decide!