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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
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(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
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Which is a better pet: a male or female puppy/dog?

We hear this question a lot, and we think there isn't a whole lot of difference...certainly not enough to eliminate one gender from your search for the best puppy.

During my research to answer this question for people that inquire about our puppies, I noticed that some of the online opinions that were alike were breed specific (meaning that if a person raised Breed X puppies, his opinion matched other people that raised Breed X puppies). So evidently, there are some male/female differences that might be more true within a certain breed than within the dog population as a whole.

There are many opinions about male and female dog dispositions ... often conflicting. Here are some of the opinions we have seen posted on web pages:

  • Males are friendlier.

  • Females are friendlier.

  • Females are more easily trained, while males are more playful and forgetful.

  • Males always hike their legs to urinate, and we don't want that in the house (this we know is NOT true).

  • If you neuter a male at 4 to 6 months, over 90% won't hike their legs.

  • Males are more likely to try to exert dominance over their owners. (Hmmmm...I am not sure this one is correct at all!)

  • Males and females are both able to be potty trained, so it doesn't matter which gender you buy.

  • Yada, yada, yada.

See what I mean? 

We recommend that you do your research before deciding, BUT keep in mind that the research and opinions (some biased) on the Internet are "in general," and are blanket statements for the entire dog population (from Pit Bulls to Chihuahuas). Because beagles are so uniquely loving and friendly, we feel many of these biases don't apply to many beagles. Still, seek out the biased and unbiased opinions that are available online, and just keep in mind that some of those are opinions and some are breed specific.

So, since others are throwing their opinions out on the 'net, I guess I will, also.  :-)   Note: These opinions are with the assumption that your beagle will be spayed or neutered at an early age.

  • Both male and female beagles can make loving pets. Much of their disposition/behavior is determined by the environment of your home and how the people in your home behave with the dog...more so than what influence the gender has.

  • Males "will often" mature to a few pounds heavier than females. This is not always the case, but in general, is true.

  • Both males and females should be neutered/spayed at between 4 and 6 months to avoid hormone-specific behaviors that are not desirable in pets (both personality and habits). In general, if males are neutered before 5 months, they will never lift their legs to urinate, for example.

  • Male dogs are supposedly more playful/energetic than females, according to most references on the 'net. However, we have found this to be the opposite of the truth with our beagles. Our males are more laid back, while the females are more go-go-go.

  • Neutering a male is less expensive than spaying a female. If cost is an issue, consider a male. Both males and females recover quickly, and the surgery is more stressful for the owners than for the dogs from my experience. :-)

  • When choosing, keep in mind your current dog's breed and gender, if you have a current dog. If your current dog is of a breed that tends to be aggressive, it might be best to wait until he has passed on from old age before getting a new dog. Beagles are widely accepted to be a breed with an exceptionally easy-going disposition. But if your current dog gets aggressive toward other dogs, don't expect it to change its ways when you bring a new puppy into the home...especially if the new puppy is of the same gender.

For More Information About Spaying/Neutering

Visit this page for information and many links and opinions. We highly recommend spaying/neutering for any dog that will be a pet. It can prevent health problems down the road, avoid training problems, and also can spare your home from damage caused by hormone-induced behaviors.

 

 

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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
info@grullablue.com
(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
Click here for additional contact information.

Our premises are monitored via video surveillance for your puppy's safety!

 

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