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    To help with the thread title: What sex of dog do you find easier to train, live with and understand ?

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    I wouldn't say that the sex of a dog necessarily effects my ability to 'train, live with and understand' the dog but i do prefer male dogs. Although i've only owned three dogs (two male and one female) I have had a lot of experience with various dogs and i generally find that I feel i can connect with male dogs better than female dogs. I generally feel the same with other animals too. Don't get me wrong, I will (and do) happily own female dogs, and I am sure that over the years i will have wonderful bonds with female dogs, but i just tend to prefer males. I have heard that apparently as a general rule male dogs will prefer female owners and female dogs will prefer male owners... That is true in my household, Dodge loves us all but her loyalty for my dad is unbelievable, and Koda just doesn't connect with men at all. But my first dog Oscar was a dog that just loved everyone He didn't choose one person to be 'his', he was a family dog.

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    i agree with maddog...
    but its rule of thumb of nature... opposing sex always gets along better with other.
    dogs being more a-tuned to nature this rule apply's more.
    its a simple thing to help people without much experience have a easier time getting along with and training there dog first time, and once they understand better get another.
    once you have a good understanding the rule no longer apply's.

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    All the dogs I lived with when I was growing up were male. My own dogs are/were female. We've had one male and one female foster pup and I've minded dogs of both sexes. I personally don't see much of a difference. I prefer to own female dogs, but I don't even know what that preference is based on. I think it might just be that I find the peeing on things quite disgusting. I think subconsciously I might also feel that male dogs are more likely to fight with other dogs though I know that isn't true, if they're desexed anyway. And my first female dog was a first class bully and my current one is a grumpy bitch in her interactions with other dogs!

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    well there not called bitches for nothing......

    what would happen if u put 2 bitches in a room in heat and one dog.........
    one happy dog thats for sure...
    but bitches would probably rip each other to shreds... lol

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    I have had both and I personally bond better with female dogs. I do find though that it seems also to depend on the dogs personaility. I get on better with high drive dogs.

    I have the most trouble with my 2 males always competing with each other and I have to watch them to make sure they dont take their quarrels to the next level. Never had the same trouble with my girls. They seem to get on well with each other and will often play with each other completely ignoring the boys. My heartdogs have been female.

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    Hmm interesting, my best bond with dogs has been the females that I have owned. When iI chose Maggie I deliberately chose a female because of that.
    Personal viewpoint I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderwick View Post
    well there not called bitches for nothing......

    what would happen if u put 2 bitches in a room in heat and one dog.........
    one happy dog thats for sure...
    but bitches would probably rip each other to shreds... lol
    You aren't suffering from the condition - anthropomorphism - are you ?
    Every boys dream ?

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    Interesting comments - thank you !

    I love both sexes of pups. I find the females easier to train and the boys bigger sooks than the females that I have owned in the past.

    Some links:

    Pets and owners 'become more alike over time' - Telegraph

    Do Female Dogs Prefer Male Owners? | Dog Care - The Daily Puppy

    Owner’s Gender and Personality Affect Dog Behavior | The Dogington Post

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    I've never owned a female ....never will if i can help it. 2 legs or 4 i'll never understand what goes on in the female mind. I dont want to head F### myself trying to find out either !!

    I can handle the pissing on everything ...the whole world is a males toilet ...canine or human . But the 'on heat' thing...freaks me out big time !!!


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