Alright - decided on getting a dog!!! Have also decided on the breed - working cocker. Thinking it should be a bitch, as thinking less temperemental and with children - 3 and 7 - in the house. What do you think?
Depends whether you"re planning on neutering or not. If you neuter I can't imagine any more problems with one or the other. Unneutered dogs can be problematic (aggression, running away etc...), and unspayed bitches can be bitches. Our (neutered) dog is just a teddy bear.