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Comparison between a Male and Female
There is a reason the technical dog term 'bitch' is often used in a negative way—and
it refers directly to the behaviors exhibited by some female dogs. Most dog fights will break out when 2 females are involved.
Females are less likely to get along with other females, while males will naturally accept the alpha leader as the ruler of
the roost. Males are more affectionate, and more demanding of human attention. They become more attached to their people.
Males tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody; more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, and take quicker to
children. Most males are easily motivated by food and praise, and eager to please which makes training easier.
No matter what age, a male is more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always wanting
to play games. Males are fun-loving almost until the day they die. Females tend to be more reserved and dignified as they
Females will usually come to you for attention, but when she's
had enough of your loving affection, she's more likely to move on and go find a comfy spot for a nap. Males are always waiting
for your attention and will almost always want more. Females are less distracted during training periods and eager to get
it over with so she can get back to her favorite spot on the couch. Females are less likely to wage a dominance battle with
you, but she can also be very 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she may be sweet and affectionate—the next reserved and withdrawn or even grumpy.
**There is no real reason to have one sex over another. If you decide on a female, have her spayed as soon as
possible. If you decide on a male, have him neutered as soon as possible. Everyone involved will be happier and healthier.