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    Hi

    We are considering a rescue dog. We are going to meet him on Sunday.

    He is 13 weeks old and a pet shop failure (2 homes in 5 weeks)
    I hate pet shops!!

    Thing is HE is a BOY!!!

    I've never had a boy dog!! Ever!?!
    All the dogs I've had, even growing up -female!!!

    Tell me (besides the obvious lol) what's the difference???

    Tia

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    I've never noticed any major difference.

    Coming from a rescue I'm guessing he will be de-sexed despite his age, meaning he is less likely to want to jump the fence to find a female (as well as other possible issues).

    Personally, I've found males to be more eager to please while females are a bit more 'prissy' lol. Though I'm sure that their will be dogs that don't meet the characteristics of mine.
    If you are prepared for a female dog, then I can't see a male being a problem

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    I think Julieanne hit the nail on the head, girl dogs are gonna be needy, just like their human counterparts. Boy dogs will be cool, happy go lucky dudes.

    Honestly I have no idea, but I've only ever had males. I wouldn't be too concerned either way unless you're considering having more than one dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Honestly I have no idea, but I've only ever had males. I wouldn't be too concerned either way unless you're considering having more than one dog.
    We have another dog now... A 12 month old female bc x retriever (my baby)
    Thought wed get another working dog to keep up with her!!
    She LOOOOOVES other dogs

    This little dude is only 12 weeks old....

    Problem do you think????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    girl dogs are gonna be needy, just like their human counterparts.
    Hey! What are you trying to say!!

    I find with my two Harley is way more of a cuddle bug then Bella is, she can be a right little bitch where as Harley is far more relaxed. He doesn't get very boisterous (unlike his sister lol). If he is already desexed that will solve some issues with territory, marking and escaping where possible!

    Poor pup though, two homes already and he is only 13 weeks old not a good start to life! What kind of dog is it?

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I think it is entirely dependent on the the individual dog. I have a male rescue that is the most needy dog I have ever owned, he is desperate to please and almost cloying in his neediness. I also have a male who is confident, cool but also snuggly. My females also differ, several have been very outgoing and outrageously confident extroverts, others have been more snuggly.

    Personally I prefer working with bitches as they are more inclined to work as a team with me, but I have a heap of fun with my boys too, I just have to give them a bit more time to mature. (I call it boy brain heh heh)

    So as long as you are happy with the personality of the dog I dont think it matters one bit. At 13 weeks you have plenty of opportunity to mould him.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 04-13-2013 at 12:51 PM.

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    I don't think all females are bitchy. My two girls ate the most loyal, willing to please dogs ever. They are constantly by my side or in my lap if I let them and try so hard to never put a foot wrong. I'm outside with my ipad and a cup of coffee at the moment and they're glued to my side

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    My females have never been bitchy either. I never really understand what people mean when they say that about female dogs. Mine have always been loyal, hardworking, fun and easy to train.

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    The reason I like girl dogs - is they don't usually cock their legs. But boy puppies can be trained not to.

    And girl dogs have more available belly to rub - tho I'm sure that isn't something that stops MMJ.

    Personality wise - I haven't noticed any consistent differences. Undesexed dogs of both sexes can get more grumpy when it comes to breeding time. And all dogs desexed or not boy or girl, can pick fights. It's down to the indivual dog and how it has been raised.

    I'd really want to know why this dog got returned twice (destructo dog? Houdini dog?), and be sure I could cope with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I'd really want to know why this dog got returned twice (destructo dog? Houdini dog?), and be sure I could cope with that.
    Yes I would want to know too. Sometimes dogs that are a handful can be fine with an experienced person. Nothing that some good training and understanding to bring out the best in them wont fix.

    Sometimes a dog may need some specific training and some may have a personailty flaw that is largely genetically determined and these can be tough going without specific knowledge on how to deal with them. Problems often get worse with age if not appropriately diagnosed and dealt with. I would really be wary of this unless you are prepared to deal with it.

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