I find males to be MORE mellow than females most of the time
Wed Feb 1, 2012 1:46pm
First, like the other posts mention, there really is no difference in temperament once the puppy is desexed. I send out my pups already altered, so all pets that I sell are desexed. Each puppy is a little different, but there isn't any generalization that I can make about personality because of gender. They all want to bond with humans.
Even in my breeding dogs, there is no real difference in temperament... I have a male that is a bit controlling (over my other dogs), but I also have had females that were controlling and the Alpha pack member. Females are called bitches after all, I never understand why anyone would think that a female would be a "sweeter" family dog, or less likely to run.
But, people come with pre-set notions based on their past. Before I was a breeder, I would have always looked for a desexed male. Now, that I have known so many dogs, altered and unaltered, I would not base my preference on gender, though I would likely still lean to the males, I've know such great male dogs...
As a breeder, I find that most of my families request a female over a male at least 75% of the time. Although I am able to convince most of my new owners that the boys are super sweet, loving, loyal... more
I find males to be MORE mellow than females most of the time Andee - Labradoodlecanyon.com,Wed Feb 1 1:46pm
I simply tell people that female dogs are like female anything... they ALWAYS have an agenda. While male dogs are like male anything. It seems to get the point across without having to get into... more
Here is a repost of the Male vs Female article that was written by a poodle breeder. Sorry it is late and I can't remember her name. When I have people ask about the difference this is what I send... more