When one considers buying a puppy, one has to consider whether to have a male or female. The female is a bit smaller than the male, but this does not make much of a difference when you consider a male or female since both are still fairly large. Things to consider before getting a puppy are: do you plan on breeding? Are you going to use the puppy for tracking? Are you going to have the puppy spayed or neutered? And, what are the temperament of a female and a male and how does that apply to your lifestyle? It is important to know some facts about the breed and the sexes before deciding which one would be best for you.
The Attention Span of a Bloodhound
The female has a better attention span than the male does. The males seem to distract easily and training can be difficult whereas the female tends to pay more attention and strive to please her owner more than the male. The male dog is more of a "do what I want" dog where the female will listen to you and try to do as you say. Keep in mind that both the male and female are harder to train just because of the breed. Choosing a male or a female must be considered carefully and other things will need consideration more so than the attention span.
Breeding the Bloodhound
If you are planning to breed your Bloodhound, you have to consider the expenses that go into breeding and caring for the adult Bloodhound and the puppies. If you buy a female in hopes of making money, then you will be in for a big surprise. The vet checks before pregnancy and the puppy vet checks, shots, dewclaw removal, and care are going to cost you more than you would think. The male will only need a check up and then can be rented out for stud.
Socialization of a Female or a Male Bloodhound
Both the female and the male can be socialized, but the female is more understanding and accepts change more so than a male. The male will try to dominate the situation, where the females are more subtle in their new environments. The female has no desire to be the boss where the male will expect this in his new home. Proper training can correct this, but Bloodhounds are stubborn and it takes time and many hours of training.
Overall Considerations of the Bloodhound
The female or the male both need love and training; if you do not have the time, you can end up with a big brut of a dog that you cannot control. It does not matter what the sex is as long as you provide the proper training. They are both lovable and most of the time they want to please you. Males tend to track better than females, but again this depends on the training. Both are big lovable babies and can grow up to be a faithful companion that needs love back.