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Today's topic is on female vs male dogs. Since most pets are, I will be talking about the differences between altered animals. Obviously, an intact dog will have different issues. This is more core personality traits than hormonal effects.
Having both sexes (two altered, one intact), I've enjoyed seeing the differences between them. Of course, each dog is an individual and may not apply to these traits, ect.
Feel free to post what you've seen below!
We'll start with the lovely ladies. Growing up and as an adult, I've had females more often than males, so I might be a little bit biased towards them.
With the girls, you're kept guessing. Females tend to be more complex than males, and what you see isn't always what you get. Girls have layers. The tend to be more suspicious, are definitely quicker to judge and are more protective. There is a good reason people call them bitches, as they are usually the instigator! My girls have always been the bossy ones, where my boys are the peace makers.
A lot of people say that the girls love you while the boys are in love with you, and I've found that to be true. My girls adore me, but when they want their own space they have no problems going to get it. They tend to be a bit more tenacious with what they want, and they can be moody. As a whole, I've found females to be a bit more intelligent, and they tend to be better problem solvers.
My girls have always had a more steadfast bond than my males.
Ah, the boys! The lover to the female's fighter. With them, what you see is what you get. They wear their heart on their sleeve, and are more...hm, basic? I don't mean that to sound bad, but they don't have the complexity that females do, and for some it's refreshing. I have to say that Pike perfectly balances Nola's personality in that regard.
My boys have always been very even keel with a mode that general stays they same. They've been happy go lucky, level headed and open.
Compared to the girls, Pike is a hemorrhoid in that he is always on my ass! :p He wants to be touching me at all times, always wants my attention, and never seems to get sick of me. With him, it seems like I'm his world, where with the girls it's more like I'm just a very large part of theirs.
I've noticed that they are less protective, and more forgiving. They tend to be a bit more fickle than the girls when it comes to getting love and attention from others, and I feel their affection is more easily placed on another compared to a female.
So, who makes the better pet? It's a tie! One isn't better than the other. It's personal preference. I like both, obviously, and will have both again. I do think a male/female pair works better than any other combo, but that depends on the individual. I've had the best time when I've had one of each!
|Nola: Come on, we all really know that I'm the winner in all things. Why should this be different?|
Pike: Whatever Mom picks is the best choice. She knows best! Love you, momma!
|Olivia: Do I earn extra points because I'm cute?!|
Which do you prefer, and why?