Posted by:   Pat
Date:   Feb. 15, 2007
Subject: female vs. male


Pat
female vs. male
Thu Feb 15, 2007 16:54
68.114.225.34

Would any of you breeders have any information on females vs. males, desexed, personalities?? I have heard that once a pup is desexed that you can't tell if it's a male or a female based on how it acts. I have a perspective buyer that is stuck on a female and I've tried to explain to her that once they're desexed it doesn't matter...Hope this makes sense! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Joyce of Annabelle Doodles
Some of my very best pups have been
Thu Feb 15, 2007 17:39
24.198.61.88

the males. Sweet natures, gentle and loving. To date, my most alpha acting dogs have all been females. Every litter, I fall in love with the males and I am a FEmale dog owner for over 50 years.

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Marcia -Bay lake
yeah I will take a male anyday
Thu Feb 15, 2007 19:08
70.118.58.1

to bad they can not birth pups ! hahaha

I was always hell bent on girls until until 8 yrs ago and my male Standards and Doodles are the best of the best
Most of my dogs in therphy classes are MALES, most of your rescue and retrieve dogs are Males

Calmer and more attentive, Females change their mind too much, like some woman we know

hahaha

Marcia

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swarl
Give me a neutered male any day. -the women are complicated
Thu Feb 15, 2007 18:54
216.66.103.218

Now before anyone jumps down my throat for anti-feminism. I think women have an extra chromosome that makes them think about family, home, complex ramifications for the group etc. It makes them more complex than males.

Males are interested in one thing only. Then you cut off the balls et voila - you have a man who is easy going. Happy to be part of your life. Undemanding. no mood swings. No great wants and desires.

My females - cat, dogs, horses - are more complicated, moody, interesting. I'll stop here while my foot is firmly inserted into my mouth. LOL

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Shannon (Phantom, Star and Fozzie)
swarl. I was just emailing someone today
Fri Feb 16, 2007 01:14
24.15.150.212

with that exact description of females. I prefer my males hands down!! Females are moody even when spayed, and they have mood swings. I said female dogs are like women. LOL

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bonnie@heartsong
I had always been a girl dog lover...
Thu Feb 15, 2007 18:57
74.130.68.83

but there is something about this breed that I always fall in love with the guys.
I think they are just as sweet and adorable. I have had clients insist on a female, but were willing to accept the "right" male. If I have a male that has the personality they are looking for..... they usually take him.

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Cathy in NS
I am glad you asked this question.
Thu Feb 15, 2007 19:10
24.215.66.171

I have always had female dogs and am getting a second doodle next month. This time for the first time I am getting a male, so I have had a little apprehension but everyone continually says the males are great and really loving.

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Leah
I love my males
Thu Feb 15, 2007 21:01
66.41.120.210

My males are awesome dogs. So are my females. Right now I have 4 dogs in the house...Rubee 5 yo golden (pregnant) Dudley 18 month old GD (neutered) Zurri 5 month old standard poodle pup (intact) Coda 5 month old GD (neutered, and visiting for the week.) Zurri is definetly my bitchiest dog in the whole group. But...well bitchy doesn't even fit. She's BOSSY. She's the doggie police and wants all the wrestling and playtime to follow HER RULES. Rubee, on the other hand, could care less what everyone else is up to.

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Kathryn
I love my girls, but the boys are my favs. (nm)
Thu Feb 15, 2007 21:23
72.70.38.165

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Lee - Sandyhill Labradoodles
Males win hands down for me
Thu Feb 15, 2007 23:20
205.250.164.188

In every litter there is always a male that captures my heart.


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Carol/scl
there is something about the boys
Fri Feb 16, 2007 06:14
24.99.102.223

This comes up often and did even yesterday with a potential client. I sent her this chat to show that I wasn't just trying to sell her a boy and that most breeders of labradoodles anyway feel this way......

Rhett and Tucker and wonderful, sweet and loving souls and my Ace....he was in a league all his own......;(

Carol/scl

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Maria
Good question...
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:42
67.166.10.62

I am not a breeder, but visit here occasionally because you actually have real information about doodles! Our groomer, who has several dogs and horses, says females hands down. Her reasoning is that males pee on every post (translate: her fence) and tree. What is your take on that?

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swarl
My alpha female squats on top of the male's pee.
Fri Feb 16, 2007 14:08
216.66.103.218

go figure. Marking is no big deal in my book. I just enjoy watching who is marking whose pile as ages change in the pack. If you count marking, Trixie is my Alpha.

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Barbie
Angel has always marked everyone's pee, male, female
Sat Feb 17, 2007 18:07
68.9.56.179

she is my alpha and spayed, but you would never know it by just looking at her. I've never had an alpha male.

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Rochelle
Definitely my boys. : )
Fri Feb 16, 2007 15:41
71.36.204.176

They are easier going, jolly good fellas. I am in total agreement with the comments shared by others. : )

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Kiley
I was all about the girls...
Fri Feb 16, 2007 18:13
76.21.7.83

... for years. But now I have a boy and he is sweeter and more loving than my girls. Total mama's boy! I have sent a couple of boys to (former) girls only families and they all love the boy. I too have had more sweet boys per litter than girls. Ane we breeders are always on the prowl for sweet girls...

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Peggy - Seaspray Australian Labradoodles
Always had girl dogs when growing up ~ BUT now
Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:28
72.185.119.221

it is the boys that I would choose. They are the REAL snuggle bunnies - loyal, attentive, loving! Have never had a male be an alpha - not yet anyway!

Please do not get me wrong - the girls are also loving ~ they are just a little more complex and independent.

I recommend boys all the time!






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