Male or female? Is there really a difference?

The answer to this question depends on who you ask.

Some leave this to personal choice. Pink or Blue? Its up to you….

A Veterinarian may say its relative to the environment, such as if there are other dogs in the home, how the puppy is trained or what age sterilization is performed.

A breeder with lots of male puppies may tell you boys are more protective and girls more aloof. I do not agree with that statement.

My thought is if you raise a puppy with love then you are going to receive back the effort regardless of sex.

A very strong factor is the age of neutering. If male pups are neutered appropriately before the sex hormones are engaged, then you are more likely to have a happy experience with a male pup that does not life his leg or display those negative behaviors male dogs are known for.

A female can safely be spayed at 6 to 8 months of age well before her first heat without any negative impact on her personality.

So with all that said, males are more readily available because more are born in most litters and therefore less costly. This doesn’t not mean females are “BETTER” than males or that males are “Better” than females. Either pet will be a wonderful addition to your family. Both take training, devotion and love to become a great pet.

 

 

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There are tremendous variations on how each breeder will recommend how to safely acclimate your new puppy to your home. It doesn’t mean one way is wrong, and another is right, they may just be different. It does really depend on the breed. The smaller dogs need more consideration. I recommend using and exercise pen… Continue Reading

Grooming Your Maltese’s Coat

One option for Maltese owners is to keep their hair long, and this would mean that extra grooming! Here are some great tips to help your puppy keep their lustrous coat. The first thing to know is that if you want to keep your puppy’s hair long, you will want to brush it every day.… Continue Reading

Tips for Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy can be extremely exciting! Everyone wants to play with them and help them learn their way around the house. However, in order to make the whole transition as smooth as possible there are a couple things that should be in their place first. Preparing for Puppy There are some things… Continue Reading