Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
I've only owned one male dog in my life, he was neutered but still liked to pee on everything in sight. It drove me insane so my personal preference is a feamle dog but every person is different and I'm not saying that if the perfect dog came along I'd refuse it cause it was male.
I don't think you have to treat dogs differently cause of their sex, but I think all dogs need to be treated somewhat differently to suit their personalities to get the best results out of them so when you get her just figure out her personality and work with that!
As for the bleeding, if you get her speyed at 6 months you'll miss any cycles and no she won't bleed afterwards. It's basically the human equivelant to a hystorectomy and it stops humans from getting their periods so it stops dogs from going on heat too. There are lots of myths about letting dogs have their first cycle, or a litter of pups. They are myths and if you choose to let her have one cycle it is up to you, but not necessary to improve her temperment, so don't feel bad if you don't want to deal with that and someone believes the myth. As for the one litter thing...I don't think anyone on here would say that is a good idea which gives you a pretty good idea on what to do cause I think it's safe to say everyone on here knows and cares a great deal about their pets.
I don't know if you knew about the myths but thought I'd post cause we had numerous phone calls at work getting asked those questions so there are people still believing it.
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