One reason people sometimes consider getting a girl is that they feel a
girl will be sweeter or more loving, however, females are usually more
independent and stubborn than the males.
Females are much more intent upon showing their dominance by
participating in behaviors such as fighting to establish who is in charge.
Most fights will usually break out between two females. I have had to
break up fights between two males or between a male and female, but
the majority of the time, it's fights between two girls. (Yes, dogs have
cat fights too! :-)
Males, on the other hand, are usually more affectionate, outgoing,
attentive, and seek your attention more often.. They are very attached
to their people. They can also be more accepting of other pets. Most
boys are easily motivated by praise, and are very eager to please which
makes training easier. Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual
behavior such as "marking" or lifting their leg. Boys who are neutered
early (by 5 months of age) usually don't ever raise their leg to urinate
since they no longer have the higher testosterone level of an "intact"
The house training of a neutered male is no different than the house
training of a female.
One reason a female is sometimes chosen is so that it can wear bows
and can be dressed up. There is now a variety of choices of clothing and
accessories for both boys and girls. In the show ring, both boys and
girls wear the topknot and a bow in their hair, if the breed calls for it.
Most pet boutiques carry clothing for boys as well as girls.
No matter which you choose, since it is YOUR adorable baby - you will
love it!!!!! A puppy of either sex will be a wonderful friend for many
years, bringing you joy and unconditional love.
BOY or GIRL?