The Agility Rocks! Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Ask the breeder to help you pick. They should know their dogs and tendencies. Generally it's better to get the opposite sex, but if your dog loves male dogs, and the breeders males also don't have issues with males, then that makes it easier to get a male (or not).
Generally I've found that knowing my CURRENT dog and results of all the years of socialization tell me how the older dog will do and if they have a preference (or not). I let them lead the decision because, frankly, they aren't asking for any extra dogs to be added to the house so I owe it to them to make the transition as smooth as possible.
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus
"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude