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    Default Female or Male Puppy???

    So DF and I are looking to add a fur baby to our lives!

    Now my Q is...what are the differences of getting a male puppy VS getting a female puppy?

    What are the pro's and con's of each sex?

    TIA!

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    This is a very broad spectrum. Some think bitches are more loyal, others think boys are more affectionate.

    The best thing you can do is not worry about gender and let the pup pick you. Take the puppy who cuddles with you, plays with you, is sociable and not frightened of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    This is a very broad spectrum. Some think bitches are more loyal, others think boys are more affectionate.

    The best thing you can do is not worry about gender and let the pup pick you. Take the puppy who cuddles with you, plays with you, is sociable and not frightened of people.
    Thanks for the advice. One of the breeders I have contacted have said that there is a longer wait for boy puppies. It sounds as though wih this breeder I would not be able to go and pick the puppy I wanted from the litter but instead one would be 'assigned' to me. Is this not an ideal situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. One of the breeders I have contacted have said that there is a longer wait for boy puppies. It sounds as though wih this breeder I would not be able to go and pick the puppy I wanted from the litter but instead one would be 'assigned' to me. Is this not an ideal situation?
    responsible reputable breeders often do this...to match puppies with potential owners way of life...their personalities etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. One of the breeders I have contacted have said that there is a longer wait for boy puppies. It sounds as though wih this breeder I would not be able to go and pick the puppy I wanted from the litter but instead one would be 'assigned' to me. Is this not an ideal situation?
    This is a good thing. It means you have a reputable breeder! I say trust them, but when they offer you the pup and it doesn't feel 'right,' make sure you tell them immediately.

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    I have a male pup and a female pup. Same age, different breeds. Personally, I find Charlie to be more active than Bella, but that may just be his breed. Both are extremely affectionate and loyal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    responsible reputable breeders often do this...to match puppies with potential owners way of life...their personalities etc
    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    This is a good thing. It means you have a reputable breeder! I say trust them, but when they offer you the pup and it doesn't feel 'right,' make sure you tell them immediately.
    Thanks guys! Its good to know that its a good thing! This whole puppy business is all new to me! I do know that I shouldn't be buying from a pet shop but thats about it!

    We also liked the idea of some of the new cross breeds that are considered to be 'designer dogs' but after reading some threads on here is seems that they may not be such a great idea? WDYT?

    Thanks again for the advice!

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    Definately go purebred...Search. There'll be the perfect breed for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    I have a male pup and a female pup. Same age, different breeds. Personally, I find Charlie to be more active than Bella, but that may just be his breed. Both are extremely affectionate and loyal.
    Thanks! Thats good to know!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    Definately go purebred...Search. There'll be the perfect breed for you.
    Yeh! We are wanting a Beagle...just trying to find a breeder now!

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    I have always, all my life (am 53) have had male dogs or desexed older females as I wanted to avoid the hazzards of seasons, desexing females and they throw a season before that happens or the problems of keeping them locked up during that time.
    Males can tend to cock a leg on anything to mark territory. I loved having males.

    Now I have gone the opposite lol, I have Pretty and Jodi..both females and have now added Bandit (male) to my kept pups. (jodi and Bandit are Pretty's pups)

    I personally have not noticed differences in love/loyalty, to me it depends on the dog and it's personality.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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