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Are you a dog or a bitch person ?

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Charliebean Sat 23-Oct-10 09:48:17

Just wondered. We have just chosen a gorgeous little boy from a litter of 2 boys and 5 girls. Everyone that we know lately that has got a puppy seems to have gone for a bitch. One friend even sounded a little bit surprised when we said that we had chosen a little boy. The bitches seem to be more expensive in some litters as well. Is this because people breed from them ? In peoples experience do they find that there is much difference in temperament between a dog and a bitch. Just wondered because we have two young children. Thanks everyone.

Bellaween Sat 23-Oct-10 11:39:29

Have had oodles of dogs and no difference in temperament, ime. It's a very common misconception that bitches are more placid, loving etc., etc.

sharbie Sat 23-Oct-10 11:46:22

i wd have a dog every time.we have a female cat and she is v moody i was told this cd be the case with bitches as well.bitches cost more because of the breeding afaik.

Scaredandalone Sat 23-Oct-10 16:56:25

I have a dog I know many people who say bitches are better but to be honest it is a load of crap it is the temperament that matters no the sex smile What kind of dog are you getting?

Charliebean Sat 23-Oct-10 17:32:44

Thanks for your replies. We are getting a cocker spaniel.

Bellaween Sat 23-Oct-10 17:35:38

Ooh lovely. Enjoy x

DooinMeCleanin Sat 23-Oct-10 17:42:20

Either. From vast experience both dogs and bitches can both be as mad as the other and as loving.

I currently have one of each. The dog likes me and loves nothing more than snuggling with me, but he is not too fond of anyone else. My bitch is a hussy and will cuddle anyone.

Scaredandalone Sat 23-Oct-10 22:28:17

I like cocker spaniels smile

BellasFormerFriend Sat 23-Oct-10 22:30:00

Dogs for me - bitches are too messy and, well...bitchy!

Having said that I am considering getting a bitch...but only because my dog would like one grin

Bellaween Sat 23-Oct-10 22:47:43

shock @ BFF grin

midlandsmumof4 Sun 24-Oct-10 01:00:04

Have always had dogs but only because my OH couldn't cope with another

SkylineDrifter Sun 24-Oct-10 01:28:02

Charliebean, we've had a number of cockers over the years, all boys apart from the last wee girl, who we lost a few years ago. They have lovely temperaments, full of spirit and are such happy wee dogs, and I don't think the sex of the dog makes any difference whatsoever - our boys were all lovely and our girl was a delight too. I wish so much I could have another one, but where we live is open to farmland so a dog would be hopeless here. We have a cat these days, and his name, believe it or not, is Charlie. smile

I hope your new boy has a long, happy and wonderful life with his new family - I am green with envy.

NickOfTime Sun 24-Oct-10 01:34:00

we have one of each. in truth the dog has been far less fuss, mess and trouble than the bitch, but suspect this is less to do with sex and more to do with their individual personality.

he is a soft pudding who can't bear to be parted from human company, whereas she is houdini on heat.

AScaryFuckingLemonadeDrinker Sun 24-Oct-10 01:34:29

dogs & gelding. Bitches and mares are too moody (generally) but we have homed a bitch 15 mo and she is lovely!

DryYourEyesMate Sun 24-Oct-10 02:08:25

I have both and found my bitch harder to train and a bit more snobbish than my dog

but I still love thwm both the same grin

midori1999 Sun 24-Oct-10 11:56:08

I have mainly had bitches, but that is for practical reasons, as our first Golden happened to be a bitch and it was easier to keep several bitches as we keep our dogs entire. I actually much prefer the look of Golden boys.

I think which I preferred would depend on what the breed was and what the differences visually between dog and bitches were in that breed. I think temprement depends on indivudal dogs personally, not gender.

As for people selling bitch puppies for more than dog puppies, these people are not reputable and I wouldn't buy any puppy from them. hmm

larahusky Mon 25-Oct-10 00:35:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JaxTellersOldLady Mon 25-Oct-10 11:07:25

I have always favoured dogs more than bitches. But having just chosen a bitch well, she is lovely.

Ime bitches are more 'bitchy' and moody, and dogs more affable.

Time will tell with this one, she is definitely a fire cracker at 8 weeks old, but has the dog look, not quite as dainty as the other bitches in the litter.

LotteryWinnersOnAcid Mon 25-Oct-10 12:52:38

I have one of each.

The dog is a complete laptop, a real 'human-snuggler'. The bitch is a bit more stand-offish, she is quite snuggly with me at times but no-one else. She is definitely the more unpredictable one, whereas my boy is very predictable, reliable, etc (even if reliable = you can rely on him to beg for scraps whilst we're sat down to our roast dinner - the bitch doesn't beg but you don't know if she is just going to randomly attack the boy, which she does sometimes!).

If pressed I would have to say I prefer dogs in general, but only because in my experience I have just found them a bit more predictable. This most likely isn't the rule!

I love having one of each though!

Enjoy your new boy. Ahh new puppy smell...

LotteryWinnersOnAcid Mon 25-Oct-10 12:53:19

Ooh I just realised I wrote 'laptop' as opposed to 'lapDOG'. blush

He is not a laptop. grin

JaxTellersOldLady Mon 25-Oct-10 19:31:43

haha lottery are you really on acid? grin

My new puppy is a bitch!

LotteryWinnersOnAcid Mon 25-Oct-10 19:42:34

No no just a case of crap typing syndrome!

Although wouldn't mind being a lottery winner!

What breed is your new bitch Jax?

Mine has a touch of the dog-like to her too, definitely not the daintiest of the litter - she's like a barrel on legs these days!

JaxTellersOldLady Tue 26-Oct-10 10:05:58

she is a GSD, there are pics of both my sheps on profile.

Cant believe how much she has grown in a week, she is a little hungry hound! grin

and no, she doesnt have worms, wormed her yesterday.

LotteryWinnersOnAcid Tue 26-Oct-10 10:29:08

They are beautiful, love GSDs, when they are pups they look like little bears!

Lizcat Tue 26-Oct-10 13:45:08

Dog person here, bitches always have a back story to everything (don't we all). Neutered male dogs that are well trained always take the path of least resistance.
Having just observed current divine boy have a very stressful morning at work - a sleep on his back with his legs in the air dreaming!!!!

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