CHARACTERISTICS OF MALES AND FEMALES
Choosing between a male and a female dog is a personal preference. Below are some common characteristics between a male and female. It is important to evaluate these characteristics to determine which sex would fit in best with your home environment and family.
- Independent - Females want to be in control. SAME with HUMANS! :) They may come to their owner when they are seeking affection, but will often move away when they have had enough.
- Stubborn - Female dogs crave more control of situations and are quick to respond to perceived challenges with intensity.
- Territorial - Female dogs react the same way with marking as males do. A spayed female may continue to mark for her entire lifetime.
- Reserved - Females are generally less affectionate. This characteristic is noticeable in puppies and becomes more pronounced with age.
- Changes in Mood or Behavior - Female heat cycles affect their mood.
- Affectionate - Male dogs are more affectionate than females.
- Highly Excitable - A male dog is also more likely to be fun-loving and outgoing throughout his lifetime. While a female tends to become more reserved as she ages, a male dog maintains a more puppy-like vitality throughout his lifetime.
- WILL WORK FOR FOOD - 100% food motivation. Treats can be used to lure and reward a dog to display desired behaviors.
- Attentive - Males tend to be more focused on their human companions and ready to please.
- Aggressive Behaviors - Intact males may display aggressive behaviors toward other males or exhibit marking behaviors.