Male vs. Female, which one makes a better pet or does gender matter
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Whether it’s a male or a female, if you alter them between the ages of 7 to 12 months, both are easily potty trained and make excellent pets.
The generalization is that male dogs tend to love attention, affectionate, frisk, and are more focused on human beings than female dogs (known to be more needy on average), females are generally labled as more independent and inconsistent in their focus on their human companions. Females can be every bit as loving but after awhile they may prefer to go off on their own, whereas males are likely to accept as much pampering and attention as their human companions are willing to give them. First of all, Schnauzers are not all dogs and whether they are male or female they LOVE affection. Schnauzers are known to bond whether male or female very strongly with their family. I have seen both types of personalities in each gender and in my opinion--this is a general statement and not the rule. In my program all of my dogs are very loving and would be considered lapdogs. They love to play, they love to cuddle and they follow me around like a duckling whether they are male or female. Schnauzers are very loyal companions. One of the things I LOVE about the breed and my program is that I focus on breeding lapdogs who enjoy their families regardless of being male or female.
Training -- It is widely believed that female dogs are easier to train because they are less easily distracted. Male dogs have a tendency to remain like goofy, playful kids their whole lives, and it can be hard to get them to focus on one thing for long. It must be noted, however, that in the competitive world of dog shows and related events, when it comes time to hand out prizes and titles it is male dogs that have traditionally dominated. It is possible that male dogs may be more eager to please human beings and perhaps at the highest levels this helps them overcome the tendency to be more easily distracted. It is also possible that training female dogs for competition is too challenging for many because they are untrainable during the times when they are in heat. Also, male champions are more profitable for serious competitors because they can be bred out continuously, whereas female dogs can usually only have puppies once a year. Perhaps things would be quite different if spaying and neutering were the norm for competitive dogs, but of course this is not the case.
Good with Children? Almost any dog can be a loving companion for a child. Nevertheless, some believe female dogs make a better choice for children because they may be more naturally nurturing and protective of young ones, even if they are from another species. Male dogs, on the other hand, may see children only as playmates and they may tend to get a little bit too frisky at times as a result. Again, this is an assumption and male or female dogs are both devoted family pets and if raised right are both great with children. Teach your children to respect the dog and to be gentle.
The Final Decision. There really is not that much difference between a male and a female dog. Truthfully, the choice should be based on the sense of connection you feel with an individual dog more than anything else.
Decide what qualities you are looking for in a pet and pick. However, I think both genders make great pets.
Source: pedigreedatabase and my personal experience.