Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Spokane, Washington
There are little differences between males and females but there are enough to tell the two apart.
1. Females are more of a family dog; they have an equal bond with each of the family members. Males are a one-person dog; they usually only bond with one person in the family and actually will attack another family member if he thinks they will harm the family member they bonded with.
2. Males are more aggressive towards strangers and will often bite a newcomer even though they didn't do anything wrong. Females are more cautious and will only attack a stranger when they sense fear in their owner towards that person.
3. When it comes to actually protecting you, males are the way to go. Females will protect you, but to a point. Once the female is physically hurt, she will stop attacking the stranger and cower away. For example, if your female was attacking a stranger and they hit or kicked her, she will get hurt and scared and let go. While males will only see it as a challenge keep going after the stranger.
Ivy-2 (melanistic black GSD)
Jorden-3 (black and tan GSD)
New; Hunter-7 months (melanistic black GSD)
Spencer-5 months (don't-know-color-yet GSD)
Jake-Died at 16 years (faded bi-color)