Those who own dogs, or any pets for that matter, often have gender preferences from the very time they decide to adopt a pet. Choosing a male or female puppy like the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen may involve various reasons which may be logical or illogical. Mostly, the decision to choose a certain gender is a personal thing, but there are a few reasons that you may need to think about before you opt for one or the other.
When you are faced with a gender choice for your first Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, one of the first things you should consider would be the attitudes that are inherent in each sex. Each gender has certain quirks and manners that may or may not suit your present home setup or even your own personality. Viewing the general aspects of each gender can give you a broad picture of what to expect from your future pet.
Let's begin with the male Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. As with most other dogs, a male Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen can be a bit more outgoing and a lot more aggressive in terms of asking for affection. He is gregarious and tends to be on the hyper-active side, and he is less likely to have erratic mood swings. A male Griffon Vendeen is often viewed as more fun since he does tend to act in silly ways like a kid starving for attention, which makes him extremely lovable and easier to get along with. While he may have his good points, he also has his shortcomings. A male Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens is essentially pretty domineering and if you are to have more than one, expect dominance fights between your dogs as they try to assert who is the alpha amongst them. A male Griffon Vendeen also has a habit of exposing his genital, and he is not that shy about humping anything that may catch his fancy when he is in the mood, be it another pet, a stuffed toy, or even your leg.
On the other hand, the female Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a gentler version of the breed. She is not as active or as demanding of attention as the male and she will gently ask for attention by using gentler techniques. She also has a knack for learning more tricks than the male Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen because she has better focus and attention span. It is also less likely that a female Griffon Vendeen will fight with another dog. The one thing that may throw you off when it comes to the female Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is her mood swings. Just like the females of other animal species, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen female is also pretty moody; she may be very friendly one moment and totally snobbish the next. She is less predictable than her male counterpart.