MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT FEMALE DOGS MAKE BETTER PETS.  MOST CALLS FOR PET DOGS HAVE
PEOPLE WANTING A "SWEET LITTLE GIRL."   THEY DON'T THINK FEMALES DISPLAY ALPHA
BEHAVIORS LIKE 'MARKING' AND/OR 'HUMPING'. THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE MORE DOCILE AND
ATTENTIVE AND DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN FIGHTING OVER DOMINANCE. THIS COULDN'T BE
FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH! IN THE DOG PACK MAKEUP, FEMALES USUALLY RULE THE ROOST, DETERMINE
PECKING ORDER, AND WHO COMPETES 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'.

MOST FIGHTS WILL USUALLY BREAK OUT BETWEEN 2 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 MORE OUTGOING, MORE ACCEPTING OF OTHER PETS, PLAYFUL FOR
MORE YEARS AND TAKE QUICKER TO CHILDREN. MOST BOYS ARE EASILY MOTIVATED BY FOOD (GO
FIGURE!!!) AND PRAISE AND ARE SO EAGER TO PLEASE THAT TRAINING IS EASY. HOWEVER, MALES
CAN BE MORE EASILY DISTRACTED DURING TRAINING BECAUSE OF THEIR PLAYFUL NATURE.  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 THEY DIE. FEMALES TEND TO BE MORE
RESERVED OR DIGNIFIED AS THEY AGE.

NEUTERED MALES RARELY EXHIBIT SECONDARY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR SUCH AS 'HUMPING', OR
'MARKING' AND LIFTING OF LEGS. ONCE THE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS RECEDE AFTER NEUTERING,
MOST OF THESE BEHAVIORS (IF THEY EVER EXISTED) WILL DISAPPEAR.  SOME WILL NEVER EVEN
LEARN TO HIKE THEIR LEG TO PEE AND WILL PEE JUST LIKE A GIRL!!!   BOYS WHO WERE NEUTERED
EARLY (BY 5 MONTHS OF AGE) USUALLY DON'T EVER RAISE THEIR LEG TO URINATE. AND WHILE
THE FEMALE WILL USUALLY COME TO YOU FOR ATTENTION, WHEN SHE'S HAD ENOUGH, SHE WILL
MOVE AWAY. WHILE 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 COUCH. 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 PRONE 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SWEET AND AFFECTIONATE-THE NEXT DAY RESERVED AND WITHDRAWN OR EVEN GRUMPY.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 YOU AND
EVERY MALE DOG IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. DID WE MENTION THAT THE SEASONAL HEATS HAPPEN
TWICE A YEAR?IF YOU ARE NOT BREEDING, IT IS BEST  TO HAVE HER SPAYED SINCE DURING 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 SHE WILL LEAVE A
'SCENT' FOR WANDERING INTACT MALES TO FOLLOW RIGHT TO YOUR YARD, WHERE THEY WILL
HANG OUT, AND 'WAIT' FOR DAYS. RESEARCH HAS ALSO PROVEN THAT A FEMALE NOT BRED DURING A HEAT
CYCLE STAYS IN A FLUX OF ESTROGEN LEVELS WHICH MAY GIVE US THE REASON AS TO WHY FEMALES ARE
MORE MOODY THAN MALES.

MALES GENERALLY COST 1/2 THE PRICE TO HAVE NEUTERED AS A FEMALE DOES TO BE SPAYED.

SO, BEFORE YOU DECIDE ON THAT AGE OLD DILEMMA OF MALE OR FEMALE, THERE ARE MANY
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT. TALK TO YOUR BREEDER ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN A PET FOR
YOUR FAMILY.  YOUR BREEDER KNOWS THE PUPPIES BETTER THAN ANYONE AND CAN HELP YOU DECIDE
WHICH PUP'S PERSONALITY AND GENDER IS BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY.  
MALE VS FEMALE. Which will make the better pet for your family......Male OR Female??
MALE VS FEMALE
Which will make the better pet for your family......
Male OR Female??