Male or Female - How to choose?
I have the luxury of spending the next 8 weeks visiting the litter of GSD's from which I get to choose my puppy. Of course over that period of time their personalities will begin to emerge and certain pups will be drawn to me and me to them, but my SO and I have not yet decided if we want to get a male or a female. Reason it's important to us?
We have a female (spayed) border terrier, 2 yrs old, and a male (neutered border collie/lab mix (9 yrs old). The dogs we "hang out with" most often are his brother's two, a female spayed border collie and a spayed female corgi mix, and my sister's unspayed female chihuahua. (She plans on spaying her soon)
We do like the aspect of unhindered belly rubs on female dogs, and the fact that females tend not to pee all over everything in strange areas.
But, with so many females interacting, there may be a chance of more tension/stress/pecking order problems etc right?
And of course burn marks on the lawn in the yard aren't pretty but we don't really care so much about that...
I want this dog as a tracking/schutzhund/obedience dog.
Any thoughts? Is a female appropriate or are we asking for a problem?