(Closed) Male vs. Female dogs? Need help deciding on whether or not to adopt this female.

posted 10 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have two female dogs and they are just awesome!!! they are the most cuddly dogs ive ever encountered and i have had male dogs before…. 🙂 i dont think the sex really matters.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I always grew up with female dogs but my brother now has a male and I don’t really see much of a difference. In our family we now have 4 dogs, mix between male and female and they all have their own personalities which I don’t believe are related to the sex of the dog. I would just make sure that no matter what you get, you have the spayed or neutured. I’m sure you don’t want a female dog to get her period or a male to hump everything.

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My fiance and I both prefer female dogs. To use they seem more loyal and listen better and are easier to train. We used to rent a house with my fiances brother and wife and they had a male dog that whenever a male dog got into the yard he would bark out the window and then go pee on everything. And when he was frisky he would hump anything that was left on the floor and get his love juices on everything. It was very gross!! Luckily we no longer live together. lol.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s not just males who hump. My spayed female is a humper, she humps her bed a lot. (Though at least there’s no “love juices” when females do it, LOL.)

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I prefer female dogs but male horses. We have a female lab, and she loves to be “riled up” and play fetch and tug. I think it depends on the personality of the dog more than its sex.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

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@Amaryllis: I was thinking of horses in my mind the whole time! The woman who sold me my first horse would ONLY buy geldings. ONLY. NO exceptions. I had a gelding for years, but my life changed when I got a filly. She was the sweetest, sassiest, little princess you’ve ever met. It was like my little pony playing around with her. 🙂

Oh–and I say get the girl! 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

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@RenoRose:  When I say I prefer females for hygiene reasons it’s more about cleanliness.  It just freaks me out when I look over at a male dog and his penis is out and he’s cleaning/licking.  I know, weird reason but it truly does bother me.  I know the females clean the exact same, but nothing literally comes out of their body. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@Pelikila: It freaks me out to see dogs clean themselves too…especially male dogs! We currently have a male and a female shih-tzu/miniature schnauzer mix. Granted our male dog is less than a year old and is still in the “innocent puppy” stage and our female is almost 2 but i like how we got the female first. Lucy (the female) is very territorial with her things, being moved when comfortable, etc–all of which are understandable–and I think that she’s been able to sorta calm down Fisher quite a bit. That and Fisher’s idea of “letting us know” when he has to go the bathroom is to sit down and literally stare at us! That doesn’t really work when we’re both passed out sleeping! So Lucy whines for him at night or when we aren’t paying attention. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

I have a girl dog and she’s wonderful.  She loves to play fetch and tug of war with her toys.  She’s very animated and friendly. 

I love that girl dogs don’t feel the need to “mark” their teritory every where they go!

Post # 26
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Worker bee

I always had male dogs growing up.  Now I have females.   (I’ve always had dogs of two specific breeds, and I’ve had males and females in both.)

I can’t say that one is better than the other.  The females are more cuddly, and tend to be a little more loyal (i.e. less likely to run off if you let them off the leash).  Male dogs tend to be a little more happy-go-lucky and not be as affected by “emotional” issues.  And female dogs tend to be a little more low-key (i.e. not as high energy).

My male dogs (even unneutered) never humped, so we never had to worry about that.  My female dogs (unspayed) do present the problem of having periods (messy!), but some dogs are messier and more frequent than others.  Either way, you won’t have that problem b/c all rescue dogs are spayed/neutered.

If I had to choose, I would probably go with another female.  But you really can’t go wrong either way. 

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