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03-24-2014 10:24 PM
Cara Fusinato I am female and I normally I prefer males -- they are always my babies. However, a female, once you click as a working team, is your best girlfriend. I have come to appreciate females as I have done more work with my sheltie female. My shepherd male at 3 years is still a baby. Waiting for UPS to deliver his brain any day!
03-24-2014 09:43 PM I have always had females. Ive been thinking about adding another dog in a year or so, probably a male, to see what all the fuss is about
03-24-2014 08:41 PM
gsdsar I have had both. I love both. That said, when my boy died, it was noticeable. There is a "way" a mature make GSD fills a room. Their presence is undeniable. I will always have a male.

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03-24-2014 08:36 PM
wildwolf60 Hmm. I personally prefer males, but have had a couple awesome females. Hubby, on the other hand, prefers females. Go figure. For some reason, I just like the deeper male bark, and their build. But am really happy regardless of the gender, as I love both!
Currently have a male now, would get a female for a 2nd dog if hubby relented!
03-24-2014 11:36 AM
Sarah~ My female pit mix is way harder to control than Eko lol. She's got her own idea about how she's going to do things and she is not easily persuaded.

I never had a male/female combo before, honestly I like it and I think I will do it this way from now on. Best of both worlds
03-24-2014 10:55 AM
Baillif Only problem is "more protective" and "easier to control" is often layman speak for nervy dog. Not always of course but often.

Its kind of like internet dating. When a girl describes herself as full figured read fat. When she says curvy read fat. Even when she says atheletic read fat. Read between those lines.
03-24-2014 10:35 AM
DonnaKay When I was a kid, the old wives' tale was females are more protective and easier to control, so I've always had females. I'd really like to get a male GSD now though, but will wait until my baby girl is 2 or 3 years old before I do.
03-24-2014 09:50 AM
MyHans-someBoy Males. I agree with the other posters who say they are goofier and more openly affectionate.

However, Hans can go from huge goofball to serious biz in about 2 seconds. I really like that about him.

I've never had a female GSD, but we do have a female HTC (Hangin' Tree Cowdog) and she is friendly but affectionate on HER terms. Very independent! Doesn't necessarily want to be touching you, but does want to be nearby. Hans, OTOH, seems to require touching me almost constantly, unless engaged in some type of activity. He will lie on my feet, have his head on my knee or will lean against my leg. He would sit on my lap if I could stand 80 lbs. of dog on my lap.

When my husband was searching for a Cowdog, and trying to decide between male and female, a trainer told him that when you're ready to work (cows) a female is ready to go instantly. A male will have to run around a bit and mark his territory a few times before getting to work. Really depends on what you prefer.

At our house, out of 7 pets (two dogs and five cats) there is only one female, so the preference is obvious.

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03-24-2014 09:02 AM
LaRen616 Males. I love males, I will always have multiple males. Not a big fan of females but my next dog will most likely be a female Doberman. Male/male aggression is very common in Dobermans and because I have 2 male dogs already no reputable breeder will sell me a male Doberman so I will have to get a female and I am ok with that, I know 3 female Dobermans and I like them all. If I don't get a Doberman then I would get another male Dalmatian.

I like males because they are larger, more masculine, they are more affectionate, more silly and they are mama's boys.
03-24-2014 08:36 AM
Baillif Fine I'll go there

I prefer males for sport work "mondio ring"

They jump better, they bite harder, they run faster, they're more muscular, they're far more likely to push a decoy around and take punishment in stride.

Top competition dogs are usually male for a reason. Not saying you can't have an awesome female that can play with the boys as they certainly do exist, but I am saying it is an aberration.
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