When we want to enlarge our family with a new member, we are thinking of different aspects that come along with our expectations. Above all these, we still wondering if we’ll make the right choice.
First of all, most of puppy lovers want to establish if It is suitable for them to adopt a girl or a boy and they are searching lots of aspects in order to find out each gender’s characteristics.
You should know that the difference between male and female is little when they are children. When they grow up, the differences generated by sex hormones are more obvious. They are different because of the way they look, their bodily functions and their temperament and behavior.
Regarding the appearance, males are often a little larger than females depending on the breed. On average, male puppies grow slightly taller and heavier than females. They tend to have larger heads. Both genders are different when it comes to sexual maturity. Females come on heat for three to four weeks twice a year and they cannot be walked in public places.
The behavior and temperament are different at males and females. Females tend to be more loyal than males especially when they are left free. Male dogs generally roam and it is important to establish a clear perimeter all around the space they live in. Furthermore, male pups are six times more likely to bite than females. It is important to mention that their aggression depends on the breed they belong to.
Male dogs are more frequently used in competitive sports rather than females as the last ones can be tied up with pregnancy or lactation at competition time.
There are also certain differences in the way male and female dogs think and behave, but they vary also on the breeds. Their impact hasn’t been certainly proved on how trainable both genders are.
Generally, males from larger breeds have a different temperament than females that belong to the same breeds.
The most important aspect you should take into consideration in order to get the right pup for you is the selection of the breed. You have to do a research on dog breeds in terms of size, shedding, temperament, common health problems and longevity.
It is recommended to talk to persons that owns a dog from the breed you are interested in so you can be sure that that you select a dog that is compatible with your lifestyle. You should also think about the following aspects: the size of your pet at the maturity, the energy level of the breed, what he has bred to do, if it is good with children and strangers.
It is essential that you select the breed according to these aspects, but pay attention to not consider that all the aspects you have heard about the breeds are true.
In conclusion, the main characteristics of males and females pups don’t have consistent differences when it comes to small breeds, that’s why you should keep your focus on the certain breed you’ll select rather than on the pup’s gender.