Getting a puppy... Need opinions! Boy or girl??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Iowa Roo Mom, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    So Chris and I are going out tonight to get a puppy, they're Jack Russle/Welsh Corgi cross, 8 weeks old... what I was wondering is, should we get a boy or a girl? I've only had male dogs in the past and I have had good luck. Does anyone have any opinions on which we should go with and why? It WILL BE nutered or spayed, so that is not an issue...

    Any opinions will be appreciated!!!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I personally have found females to be better pets. They tend to be more affectionate and "mothering" when older.
  3. Widget

    Widget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Limington, Maine
    All things being equal I prefer females. They tend to wander off less, listen better and are easier to train.
    Having said that my best obedience dog was an intact male collie (the one in my avatar). Not that he was an easy dog to work with but I knew that going in based on how hard headed his mother and grandmother were. And the current 'alpha' dog in the household is a female who is also the smallest and the oldest of the five dogs (two males and three females).
  4. Females, males pee on curtains. Plus, in the past I have found females sweeter :)
  5. MiniatureCochin

    MiniatureCochin Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    I personally like male dogs, but yes, females can be sweet, and less prone to distraction, since they're not usually looking to mark out their territory or assert their dominance on other dogs. Some are also more gentle. However, with a mix like a JRT/Corgi, that pup is going to be a ball of fire, regardless of gender! I have a JRT/Sheltie/Corgi mix, and he loves to bark, chase chickens, attack cars, chase ATVs, bark, act all tough around other dogs, bark, play tug-o-war and bite, and oh, did I mention bark?
    (Actually he's much better now that he is 7years old, but he still loves to ''talk'')

    Better keep that pup busy with lots of exercise and play, and training. He'll be an awesome dog if well-balanced!

    Good luck with your pup,

  6. NikkiMiChickie

    NikkiMiChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2012
    Bridgeport, WV
    Pick based on personality, not sex :). Check for submission by holding the pup upside down (belly up, like a human baby in your arms). Super submissive dogs will lay like that all day, medium will allow it for awhile then flip back over, and the most high strung dominant dogs will not allow themselves to be put into a belly up position at all and will flail around like crazy.
    If you have 2 pups with the same energy level, then you can decide based on sex (and I tend to prefer males, contrary to everyone else so far! Lol)
    Good luck!
  7. [​IMG]I agree!
  8. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    personality unless there is a specific reason you NEED a certain gender. you want a pup that will fit in with you and your family. :)

    Do a google search for temperament tests for dogs and talk to the breeder about the personalities of the different pups.

    That said, give me the boys! :) And peeing on the curtains isn't a "boy" thing, it's a training issue. I've always owned males and have never had a single one mark in the house.
  9. Nslangton

    Nslangton Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2012
    I have owned and then bred labs for over 30 years! I agree to go with temperament, but I would pick a male over a female any day !!!
  10. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would go with the personality as the deciding factor, but personally I do like female dogs (as long as they are fixed, annoying to have a female in season in your house and who needs a bunch of puppies with all the unwanted dogs in the world)

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