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09-05-2014 11:51 AM
wolfy dog I am curious to know if there is a difference(male/female) in this adolescence's "craziness" between the show and working lines?
09-05-2014 02:56 AM
arctic If gender is not much of a factor in adolescent craziness, would a puppy's temperament between 8 weeks to 6 months be a reasonable predictor of how crazy they get during adolescence (say from 7 months to 1.5 years)?
09-04-2014 10:53 PM
Nigel We have 2 of each, the only major difference I've noticed with mine is the males being much more vocal.
09-04-2014 10:41 PM
elisabeth_00117 Going by my experience... that is totally NOT true... lol.

At 3.5 years old, my female is STILL "crazy". It doesn't seem as "bad" now though because I am use to the crazy... well... until she out smarts me and comes up with a whole new level of "crazy" and I am back to crying in the corner....
09-04-2014 10:09 PM
llombardo Neither of mine, one male and one female were crazy. High energy, yes. They didn't get into stuff or chew stuff. Now my male golden that is about 16 months has given me a run for my money...
09-04-2014 08:24 PM
LuvShepherds I don't get into conversations with people who make blanket statements like that based on limited knowledge or experience. My females have all been more challenging than the males. If there was no mischief to get into they made their own at that age. My males have all been easier and calmer.

In my experience it depends on the dog's temperament more than gender.
09-04-2014 08:16 PM
Ace GSD I dont know about the girls but my boy is gonna be 6 mos in a week and he been very easy. I notice the changes but still very easy.
09-04-2014 08:10 PM
Rangers_mom I don't think there is any truth to that. It really depends on the dog not the gender.
09-04-2014 07:53 PM
robk Nope. My 14 mo old female is INSANE right now. My male was a breeze compared to her.
09-04-2014 07:15 PM
wolfy dog
Originally Posted by N Smith View Post
My male was WAY easier through adolescence - had no marking, was not a punk with me at all, never really changed other than he liked the ladies more when they were in heat.

My female - oh dear lord, I nearly sold her...every week...LOL She was nuts, disobedient, testy, did everything she could think of to outsmart you - absolute nightmare!

Totally dog dependant - not sex dependant...
That is good to know. My males (WD and D) were challenging while the current female, Deja, is as mellow as pie. Because of the males I almost decided not to get another male GSD in a few years.
Unfortunately I had to part with the males before the end of their adolescence due to their health reasons, just as I was getting them where I wanted them to be.
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