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Dog Vs Bitch?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Alice Childress, Mar 26, 2011.


  1. Alice Childress

    Alice Childress PetForums VIP

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    Ignoring the fact that every dog is different and temperament in pups is rather unpredictable (!), I was wondering if there are any general pros and cons to either gender?

    If there are any stereotypical traits of either gender that are breed specific, I'm especially interested in Golden retrievers. :)
     
  2. tashi

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    In our goldens here no difference at all in temperament, dogs tend to be slightly goofier than the bitches but other than that they are fine ;) All ours run together from the smallest to the largest, 11 of them running riot out in the paddock and sharing toys etc, out of those there are 2 golden males, 1 female, 1 welsh springer male, 1 female, 1 tibetan terrier male, 1 female, 1 german spitz male, 1 female, 1 hungarian puli male finally a welsh terrier female
     
  3. babycham2002

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    I honestly dont know
    Mainly cos I dont have two of the same breed but diff sex
    My old retriever cross male - aloof, smart
    Willow GR Bitch - She's loving and smart, sometimes stubborn. She's not one to want and lie on the sofa with you all night. But she enjoys a good tummy scratch and cuddle on the floor. She'll rest her head on the sofa for me to tickle her ears. She's loyal to me and knows im her mum but she's super friendly with everyone. She never forgets anyone either and will greet them like a long lost friend. (thats just goldie though )
    My CC Male - I am his world literally. :)
    Samba RR Bitch - Again its so hard to know cos of the different breeds, she's lies on the sofa all day. She loves her family and doesnt like being shut out or on her own but at the same time I dont find her particularly affectionate.
    I would be inclined to say that dogs work harder for your affection and bitchs are a bit more independent.
    But then I really cant say cos im basing that on the only 4 golden retrievers that I know well enough to make that judgement on
     
  4. metaldog

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    In my experience bitches are easier to manage than dogs so long as they are socialised. Dogs can have issues with other male dogs and your dog may be fine but meet another male who wants to kill him, whereas dog aggressive dogs can be ok with bitches. This makes walking a bitch easier than a dog.

    My bitch is more bonded with me than my dog. He wants to run off, explore and meet other dogs more often than not, but my bitch would rather hang out with me on a walk. The downside to having a bitch is managing her while she is in season, but if you have her spayed this is solved.

    I understand other will have different ideas but this is my own experience.
     
  5. babycham2002

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    oh dogs willies are ugly and they give less tummy to rub!!

    :lol: sorry im in a silly mood but that in the end was more or less what it came down to when deciding on a bitch or a dog as the reports were so mixed
    in fact i had a thread exact the same as this before i got my goldie :D
    http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-chat/70081-dogs-bitchs-best.html


    although then you have to consider bitchs seasons as well. hmmm
     
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    oh this so made me laugh out loud!! I have only had the pups or foster males never owned one, but i have to agree when they want a belly rub it aint easy!
     
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    Less tummy to rub:confused:, I just avoid the errrr ummmm area with Ted:eek: :D
     
  8. babycham2002

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    ah see but thats cos you have a larger general surface area
    Percy has a rubabble area approximately the size of a postage stamp :D

    hmmm but op is saying goldie not crestie so thats it the gates are swung right open again. darn this is hard :mad: :D :tongue_smilie:
    Just get the cutest one in the litter (good luck with that have you seeen goldie pups!!! )
     
  9. gizzmo341

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    golden retevers are a good breed i havn't owned one but i think you might want to think more of
    bitches - pregence, false pregence, more to spay, mood swings, recal in season, domanace
    dog - cheaper to netur, recal when there is a bitch in season, domanace
     
  10. Alice Childress

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    Great minds :D

    I was thinking, if not temperament, then maybe... Do boys droll more than girls? Or smell more? Or are lazier? You know, like the male of most other species ahem.
     
  11. Acacia86

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    I have only had boys, but i was given a sort of choice when i was bringing an RR pup home! But i honestly only felt comfortable with boys!

    Both my boys are affectionate, loving, easy, extremely loyal and just ''MY boys'' lol!!!

    I will probably own a bitch one day, but until i feel 110% comfortable with all a bitch brings (as in seasons etc) then i will remain bitchless :D :D :tongue_smilie:
     
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    i have had the complet oppsit my bitch has been soooo much harder than dogs i found it wasn't the domance but the strenght of will from the bitches mine says "if i don't want to do it i won't" lol
     
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    It's hard to say really as I've had dogs and bitches but all of different breeds.

    Currently got a bitch, originally went for a bitch as generally bitches are slightly smaller than dogs but my girl is the same size as a full grown male tibetan terrier. Have also heard dogs can be more 'aggressive' than bitches but that bitches can be 'hormonal' but my girl's a little tomboy anyway :D

    Can't really say I've noticed any of the so called traits in any of my dogs.

    That's probably not helped really but is just my experience!
     
  14. babycham2002

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    Ha ha yeah, well you definitely wont catch em hoovering or doing the washing :D
    They have more coat so in theory that could hold more smell but I know you will feed a great diet so that shouldnt be too much of an issue. I love dogs coats, they look so much better than Willows :mad: :).
    Lazier would just depend on the dog.
    Drooling, Willow doesnt actually drool over stuff but when she has a drink she gets it EVERYWHERE! there's a tea towel under and around the water bowl but the kitchen is a no-go zone without slippers on regardless, oh and she puts her feet in the water and splashes it around sometimes too. Usually to tell us its getting abit low but sometimes just for fun.
    My friends goldie male is the same as above. Droolwise, he's a lot older too he's 7.
     
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    I think some of the working breeds the males are more difficult than females I know I was told to get a female schnauzer as the males are harder to handle.

    Belly rubs are no problem just avoid that area
     
  16. Acacia86

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    Its hard to say! As its not the same in different breeds! My Springer Spaniel can smell ''doggie'' at times. And my Rhodesian Ridgeback doesn't at all.

    Yet my RR can drool, esp when drinking :eek:, and my ESS doesn't!!

    Each breed? Each individual dog? Always different... :D
     
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    ah see now samba doesnt drool when drinking, but when she wants some food or making her dinners, big dingle danglies hanging from her chops :eek:
     
  18. babycham2002

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    certainly no problems with that on a giant schnauzer. :001_smile:
     
  19. Alice Childress

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    Aww :eek: *glances over at the folder on the side full of alphabetised dog information including an entire section on diet and raw feeding* :cool:
     
  20. Acacia86

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    In regards to the ''willy'' area.........

    It is never a problem! Its just instinct to avoid it.

    But even if you did.............does it matter? Its not a penis! Its a sheath! The willy is retracted inside the sheath. So its basically skin covering the ''delicate'' organ.................lol!
     
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