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52luge

Male or Female?

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I will be getting a GSP pup in June and I was wondering if there are really that big of differences between males and females as far as training and temperment goes. We have always had females (Brittanies), so it was just assumed that we would get another, but I just got to thinking, whats the difference?

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... whats the difference?

IMO, it boils down to their stance when urinating.

You will get a good hunting dog out of a male or a female. I know a lot of people that swear by one sex over the other. I have had both and, again IMO, it doesn't matter.

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Here's how I decided...I got sick of the urinating on everything issue. Pee on the decoy bag, pee on the gun lying down, pee on your hunting luggage as you get it out of truck and set it down. I never thought male dogs had such a big bladder. So we switched to females and spay them.

If you don't care about male or female pups, I also got a tidbit from a lab breeder/trainer that was a good friend of the family, pick a male with a bit of a female personality or pick a female with a bit of a male personality. Then you get the best traits of both worlds and it's worked for me with my females. I will be getting my new GWP in September and boy I can't wait.

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Originally Posted By: 52luge
... whats the difference?

IMO, it boils down to their stance when urinating.

Not all the time smile My male squats more often than not. He gets reprimanded when he lifts his leg.

Females, you have to deal with their cycle till you spay them.

Males, you have to deal with constant hard-ons, wiener-drips all over the house (although that goes away once neutered), and more humping than females.

I don't really think it matters either way. Personal preference.

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Thanks for the responses. I was just curious because I remember back in the day, they used to say a male was a bigger runner and more agressive but I guess thats probably not the case.

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I think that generalizing a dog by its gender is impossible. It totally depends on the dog, its breeding, the time you put into it, what its exposed to early in life, and countless other factors.

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