Pup choice? Male or Female?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by rebelcowboysnb, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    What do you prefer an why? Felt like being nosy.

    I prefer girl dogs mainly to stay away from marking behavior but they also seem to get along better to me.

  2. DanEP

    DanEP Songster

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    I always get girls they just seem a little easier to train and less hyper. besides I live on 18 acres with one wife one mother in law one daughter and two grand daughters and a sister in law, it's nice to have a least one girl in my life that is below me in the pecking order


    Yep I spend my life treading water in a sea of estrogen.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I always had female dogs when I was young so when my husband and I started looking for a dog, we wanted a female. Of course now we have two males [​IMG] . My biggest objection to males is humping but we have trained ours from the beginning that behavior like that is not allowed so we don't have a problem with it. However, if I didn't have any dogs and went out to get one right now, I would go for a female.
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    We've had a lot of dogs over the years and I personally just really prefer the females. They've all just seemed to be easier all the way around and no leg lifting on EVERTHING!! [​IMG]

  5. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    I've had more female dogs, and in general I'd go intending to get a female dog.

    I haven't found any disadvantage to either, if they are trained properly. Unneutered males may fight with other males, but females can fight like the very devil, too - with either gender.
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Females all the way! We have a dog of both sex but I preferr my indoor female dog. Our male dog marks on everything and is just a pain in the behind! The only thing I hate about my female is when she is in heat... [​IMG] We live way out in the middle of nowhere and when she comes in heat she trys to get w/ our male dog ( who is not neutered ( sp? ) and they kept getting out and we'd have to go chase them down and ... UGH!
  7. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    I prefer female if I were to pick although I do have an equal amount of each. I feel bad for the boys they stay outside a lot.

  8. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    female dogs here too.... the winky gets in the way of a belly rub [​IMG]

    funny little story:
    I was at my aunts, I was sitting on the couch with the dog at my feet. he lied down so I bent down a little to continue petting him he rolled over without me noticing and yep you guessed it.... Mr. Winky got in the way. I was so embarrassed:eek:
  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing 9 Years

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY

    I have one of each - my girl is a very spoiled diva (she's a lab-pit mix) who whines to get her way

    My boy GSD is THE biggest doofus

    I have to add - they are this way because we MADE them this way, so it is an isolated opinion [​IMG]

  10. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I actually prefer males. (I am, indeed, a FEmale. I know, Louieandthecrew: Louie is my top roosters name and the others are his 'crew'. [​IMG]) We love our male boxer who is now 7yrs. old [​IMG]

    He's just the sweetest thing:

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