Males vs. Females

Male vs. Female

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While socialization and training are most important in raising well behaved dogs, there are a few characteristics which may determine how difficult the socialization and training process might be. Generally, in a dog pack, a female takes the alpha position. Females tend to be more independent, willful, and possessive. Males, on the other hand, tend to be more affectionate, playful, and demanding of attention. Males tend to respond better to food or praise based training methods. Repetition seems to be the key to training females. Females are inclined to come to you for attention and when they have had enough, they will move off. Males are more likely to hang close to you and demand attention. If you are considering a multiple dog household, it is good to remember that two females are more likely to get into a serious fight than are two males. Male on male encounters tend to be more vocal while female on female are more physical. Just keep in mind that every dog, male or female, has its own individual personality and you will learn to love all their unique tendencies. When you are making a decision on your new puppy it is more important to find the right personality for your home than the right gender.
So, you’ve decided that you want a dog, and you’ve chosen a mini or toy Australian Shepherd. Your off to a good start. Now you need to decide if you want a boy or a girl. Physically males tend to mature to be slightly larger than the females and have more masculine features (more hair in the mane area, larger heads, etc.) Other than the slight physical differences there are no major differences between girls and boys.

Males vs.

Females

2021 Rafter B Mini & Toy Aussies and/or circleofdreamers.com
Rafter B Mini & Toy Aussies
While socialization and training are most important in raising well behaved dogs, there are a few characteristics which may determine how difficult the socialization and training process might be.  Generally, in a dog pack, a female takes the alpha position.  Females tend to be more independent, willful, and possessive.  Males, on the other hand, tend to be more affectionate, playful, and demanding of attention.  Males tend to respond better to food or praise based training methods.  Repetition seems to be the key to training females.    Females are inclined to come to you for attention and when they have had enough, they will move off.  Males are more likely to hang close to you and demand attention.  If you are considering a multiple dog household, it is good to remember that two females are more likely to get into a serious fight than are two males.  Male on male encounters tend to be more vocal while female on female are more physical.    Just keep in mind that every dog, male or female, has its own individual personality and you will learn to love all their unique tendencies.  When you are making a decision on your new puppy it is more important to find the right personality for your home than the right gender.
So, you’ve decided that you want a dog, and you’ve chosen a mini or toy Australian Shepherd. Your off to a good start. Now you need to decide if you want a boy or a girl. Physically males tend to mature to be slightly larger than the females and have more masculine features (more hair in the mane area, larger heads, etc.) Other than the slight physical differences there are no major differences between girls and boys.