Boys Vs. Girls
I don’t want a male because they lift their leg " they are just plain NASTY “
Altered [neutered] males are usually more affectionate, exuberant, attentive, and more demanding of attention while never getting enough always close by. They are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable and less moody. They are often more outing, more accepting of other pets and take quicker to children.
Most boys so eager to please, motivated by praise and food that training is easy. However unaltered males, can be easily distracted during training, unaltered males are territorial when a female is in heat and the 2 males have to compete.
Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as "humping" or marking and lifting of legs. Once testosterone levels recede after neutering, most of these behaviors will disappear. Boys who are neutered early (by 20 weeks) usually don't ever raise their legs to urinate.
Altered males more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always want to play games. Boys are fun loving until the day they die.
Unaltered females [in most breeds] are much more intent upon
exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behaviors [humping,
marking, fighting]. There is a reason people utilize the technical dog term of
"bitch" in a negative connotation - and it refers directly to the
behaviors exhibited by the females of the dog world. It is the females who
determine the pecking order, and who competes to maintain and/or alter that order.
The females are more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male
And while a female will usually come to you for attention, but when she's had enough, she will move away.
Females usually are less likely to be distracted during training, as she is more eager to get it over with and get back to her comfy spot on the couch. The female is can be cunning and resourceful in getting her own way. Females tend to become more reserved or dignified as they age.
A altered female [spayed] less likely to wage a dominance battle with you, but Unaltered Females also have periods of being "in heat" seasonal heats can be a month long nightmare - not just for the female, but for you and every male dog in the neighborhood. During this time, she can leave a bloody discharge on carpets, couches, or anywhere she goes. She will be particularly moody during this time. A walk outside during this period can be hazardous if male dogs are in the vicinity. She will leave a "scent" for wandering intact males to follow right to your yard, where they will hang out and "wait" for days. Unaltered females mark just like a male, a little known fact.
If she is not going to be used for breeding, it is best to have
Before deciding on a male or female, give consideration to any other dogs that may be in or around your home…