(Closed) Need dog advice!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Male or Female and Show Quality or Pet Quality?
    Male : (14 votes)
    20 %
    Female : (19 votes)
    27 %
    Show : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Pet : (37 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Honestly – sex doesn’t really matter IMO.

    And if you aren’t planning to show, why pay more for a show quality dog over a pet quality dog?  Pet quality just means that the dog doesn’t have the “perfect” breed apperance/representation to be able to be successful at show.

    Post # 4
    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d say male but that’s cause our male dog is way more easy going.

    Get pet quality if you’re not planning on showing – otherwise you’ll just pay more. Usually there can be very minor things that would keep a dog from being show quality (larger nose or ears, even coloring) but it only means that they are slightly off breed standard. Even within the standard there are more “preferred qualities” (example: For Poms the standard weight is 3-7 lbs but SHOW standards are 4-6lbs).

    Post # 5
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    hmmm i have two female dogs… so i cant imagine having a male. they are the sweetest most lovable little biatches ever!!! hehe… and as far as show or pet quality… you are going to pay more for show quality just because they may have perfect markings or perfect body structure… alot of times to an untrained eye… you cannot even tell the difference between show and pet quality animal…. i would definately go with pet quality if you dont plan on showing the dog.

    Post # 6
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’ve always been told that male dogs bond to females and female dogs bond to males.  That was until my dog met Fiance.  He loves him more than me now.  But that’s neither here nor there.  I tihnk male dogs are more relaxed than female dogs.  As for show vs pet…go for pet. 

    Post # 7
    1679 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I started with a male.  I’m getting a female next.

    People wall assign certain characteristics to males and females.  In the end, I just decided that I’d eventually have both, but start with a male.  Just personal preference there.  Plus, I had a boy name already picked out. 🙂

    Post # 9
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    An example of a non-show quality dog…

    If dalmatians have a really big patch of black spot, it is considered a “defect” to the breed & not show quality. My dog has this on her ear & it doesn’t make her any less of a dog, just (if I had her papers) she wouldn’t be able to compete in dog shows. IDK what the requirements are for bulldogs, but it would mean it didn’t have any disqualifying marks or be “too small” or “too big” (thou its hard to tell what they will grow into) for the breed requirements

    Sorry the pic is so huge! Couldn’t resize it :(. See how her ear is like one big black spot? Show quality dals have individual spots on their ears.

    Post # 10
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Another thing to keep in mind about the sex.  When I picked out my dog, I had originally said I wanted a female.  When I got to the breeder, my dog picked me…he’s a boy.  None of the girls wanted anything to do with me, but that male puppy did not leave my side from the minute I walked in. 

    Post # 11
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Usually male dogs are more manageable after they’re neutered.

    Post # 12
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I prefer male dogs (maybe they really do prefer girls??). I am so jealous you are getting a bulldog, post tons of pics after he/she arrives!

    Post # 13
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love female dogs.  I have always had them and have had very good experiences.  But I think personality (that which varies from dog to dog) matters most.

    I would get a show quality dog.  Why not?  I have a dog with champion lines and she is gorgeous.  (Although I would love any dog.)

    Post # 14
    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think you should get a male, pet quality.  I can tell the difference between my (male) Jack who has papers compared to the ones who don’t.  Some things are visible but most people will not notice if your dog is “show quality” and someone already pointed out, you’ll pay a lot more.

    Males are much more easy-going and contrary to what people believe, less inclined to fight.  Females really are bitchy, I hate to say and they definitely do not get along with other females at all.  Then again, temperment obviously dictates some of these traits.  I’m just generalizing and going by my own experiences and what I’ve observed.

    But congrats on your choice-I came thisclose to getting a bulldog. Love them.  Dying for a Frenchie too:)

    Post # 15
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I used to be all pro male dogs – but I just love my female dog so much, and will only have females from here on out. They are just so prissy, I love it!

    But in all honestly, I think you should show up and see which dog really gravitates towards you.

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