I really like my male - he is everything I could have hope for in my next competition/breeding dog...BUT it took me a long time to appreciate him.
I LOVE my female - she is my heart dog - and even thinking about her not being around someday can bring me to tears. I prefer females in general as they tend to get a little more serious at a younger age, and I have found them better problem solvers in general.
I definitely love Gladiator now, and I love how he is truly dedicated to me, but no dog can ever take Ironhide's place.
We have 3 females in house and 3 males, so we are pretty balanced, but the boys tend to make me laugh more, while the girls are my go to dogs when I need the job done right...LOL