Hello! I am brand new to the forum and wanted to ask a couple of questions. I get my new GSD male this week. I have an adult, female Golden Retriever and 2 cats, both female. I chose a male because I owned a female GSD with my GR and as Elsa grew, she became more dominant and the girls ended up having a few bloody fights!! Anyway, I do not know much about males. He is from WGSL and will be 9 weeks old. One thing I loved about Elsa is that she was very alert and protective but a drawback for me was that she was aloof and I could not really love on her much. She was definitely my girl but I would have liked more touch/Cuddle time with her. She was super easy to housebreak (was completely housebroken in a week). She was even easy in heat. My first question is this: Do males mark inside? I have heard that they are more territorial and I pray that he isn't marking territory inside. When should he be neutered? If marking is an issue, can I get him fixed at a young age? Will it make a difference? I hear about how so many GSD lovers adore their males and so many seem to prefer them. One thing I really want is the protectiveness and affection. I have read that males are typically much more lovey dovey than females. That's a plus. I am just concerned that I will get him and he will be a goof ball who would rather lick strangers than protect and will want to water everything in the house!
thanks for any input you can give