Male Or Female Dogs
Which Is Best For You
The question of whether your
next dog (or your first one) should be male or female leaves some people in a
quandary. Some people choose the sex of the dog they're going to get purely on emotion.
If you ask
them why they chose the sex that they did, they usually can't give you a good reason,
unless, of course, it's because they want a litter of puppies.
To alleviate this problem, here
are ten characteristics that differ depending on the sex of the dog.
1. Independent – Female dogs are more
independent than male dogs.
2. Stubborn - Female dogs are usually
the Alpha dog and tend to be controlling and therefore,
want their own way more than male dogs
3. Territorial - Female dogs mark the same way
as male dogs do. Female dogs may mark after spaying. Male dogs usually, but not always stop
marking after neutering and the testosterone level
4. Reserved - Female dogs are more
reserved and show less affection to humans than male
5. Exuberance - Male dogs are more
exuberant and playful than female dogs.
6. Attentiveness - Male dogs are more focused on
humans and tend to want to please humans and want to be near humans more than female dogs.
7. Food - Male dogs are more
motivated by food than female dogs, which makes training with treats easier with male dogs.
8. Bladder Control - female dogs have greater
bladder control and urinate once, when taken out.
Male dogs tend to urinate on every tree, lamppost and fire hydrant that they see, or pass.
9. Protective - Female dogs will be more
protective of children than male dogs.
10. Aggression -
Intact male dogs tend to be
towards other male dogs than female dogs, but
neutered male dogs are usually not.
The characteristics that are
more important to you will help you
decide whether a male or female
dog is more appropriate for you.
Whether your dog is a male or a
female, neutered or not, it definitely should be trained.
A trained dog is a happy dog and has a happy
For information on all the
advantages and benefits of training your dog go to: Dog Training.