Which sex of the dog to choose - male or female
Dog sellers often charge different prices for puppies of different sexes. This is only due to the current demand and popularity of the breed and is not evidence that dogs of the same sex are worse or better than dogs of the opposite sex. So, for example, when choosing a guard dog, a stereotype is triggered, and preference is given to the dog due to the fact that he has a more impressive appearance and is often more aggressive than a bitch. In fact, bitches are no worse than males to cope with the functions of a guard dog.
Thus, the common question among beginners, to take a male or female, does not have a clear answer. This should be decided by the owner, based on his preferences.
Consideradvantages and disadvantages of both sexes.
Malesattract the future owner by the fact that they are usually larger and more massive bitches and are distinguished by a more active lifestyle. Most often, the most powerful argument is the lack of seasonal sexual activity (lack of estrus), but he will be ready to run after the flowing bitches all year round. Moreover, it does not matter if he has sexual experience.
Bitches, as a rule, smaller than males, with a lighter skeleton. Usually bitches are more accommodating, more attached to the family, and more distrustful of strangers than males. From 6-8 months of age, twice a year, they have estrus, which lasts about a month. During this period, the bitch, obeying the call of the sex, is seized with a desire to find a partner. Therefore, even the most obedient bitch during estrus is recommended to be taken out onto the street only on a leash. The troubles associated with pregnancy and childbirth, caring for puppies will require patience and cost. But such chores are always pleasant.
At the same time, the widespread belief that a bitch must have puppies is a mistake. If you prefer a bitch and do not plan to engage in breeding and participate in show shows, foreign dog handlers are advised to resort to sterilization. True, there are different opinions on this.
Both males and femalesmay be equally aggressive towards other animals, especially towards dogs of the same sex. The tendency to fight depends on the individual inclinations of your dog.
Those who get a dog of a "serious" breed with a high tendency to dominate and did not have dogs before, it is better to take a bitch. Males of such breeds require more experience and considerable physical strength from the owner.
Who is suitable for whom?
The sex of the dog has practically no effect on its attitude to other animals. If the upbringing of the dog is correct and the owner’s attitude is competent, then both females and males can safely take pets.
As for the children, with them the female dog is more affectionate and supple. But even this advantage should not allow parents to leave the games of the child and dog unattended.
Dogs are more suitable for serious work, for example, security, guard duty (as well as for sports and outdoor activities). For those who have a soft character and want to minimize work with the dog, it is better to have a bitch.
A male dog is suitable for people with a strong character. It is not in vain that I focus on character, and not on physical strength. In relations with both males and females, the main thing is character, and only then everything else.
Bitches get along well in large families. Males very quickly “sit on the neck” to weak-tempered and gentle people.
Regardless of gender, the dog will require a lot of attention and care on your part. It is important to monitor the nutrition of the animal, properly educate and care for it. Experts believe that the best way to feed puppies is to combine dry and wet rations.