Boy vs Girl
I am often asked what's the difference between a boy puppy and a girl puppy?
I really believe that be it a boy or girl, dogs will be how you raise them. All my dogs are crazy about toys,
they love the attention I give them when they have toys. They all carry them around where ever they go so they
can hear me tell them how cute they are. I see no difference in raising a boy or girl dog, be it train-ability,
personality or behavior, they are very much alike. I have both and I love them both. Most people stick with
what they have had in the past. My experience with my own dogs has not revealed any major flaws or
bothersome genetic tendencies in the male or female puppy or adult.
Stereotyping the Sexes
Conventional wisdom suggests that male and female dogs behave differently from one another, but this isn't
necessarily the case. The only time that a dog's sex strongly impacts his behavior is when the dog has not been
spayed or neutered. Hormones are a powerful influence. This is especially noticeable when raising puppies,
because as they sexually mature, their hormones impact their behavior more and more. An intact dog may be
more driven to compete against other males and to dominate others. A female dog won't necessarily
demonstrate the same aggressive tendencies. This may contribute to the stereotype that males are more
rambunctious than females.
Nature Vs. Nurture
Raising your dogs responsibly influences their behavior significantly more than their sex. It's critical that you
start training and socializing your dog early in life and raise him with discipline, otherwise, he won't hesitate
to make the rules around your home. This is equally true of females, so whether you raise a boy or a girl, you
need to do so with a firm hand and a consistent routine. This establishes the mutual respect that makes raising
dogs significantly easier.
Which ever you decide to get you will be forever happy....boy or girl....it doesn't matter one bit.
HERE IS AN INTERESTING LINK WHERE BREEDERS ARE ASKED THERE OPINIONS ON BOY vs GIRL.
See what they think....Boy vs Girl
Apple Creek Doodles - Bernedoodles, Goldendoodles and Sheepadoodles