It is a matter of personal prefrnece most of the tmie. boths exes have positives, both sexes have negitives. SOme breeds havea slight behavioral variance from one sex to another but nothing spectacular.
From my experience in looking at pups, the females tend to be calmer, more willing to cuddle, however I met quite a few males that were just the same.. There shouldnt be any real large differences though.
In that case you really have to look at the dogs as individuals. Find a breed that you are intersted in, that fits that cuddly characteristic, and get to know each dog you are considering. Overall males may be slightly more cuddly in some instances but it really all comes down to the individual dog.
The only reason I perfer females over males is b/c some males constantly lift their legs to things/people. I know not all male dogs do but I know that knowing my luck if i were to get a boy dog he would do that. Other then that I dont care if a dog is male or female.
I have a male rottweiler and a female boxer. My personal opinion is that I like males better. I swore up and down I would never get another female after we had to put my female rottweiler to sleep in 2003. She was a wonderful dog but tried to push your buttons every opportunity she had. She was not clingy to anyone and basically liked to be left alone.
My female boxer also likes to push your buttons at times but she is very clingy and always wants to be around you. She was fairly easy to housetrain but I feel my male rottweiler was much easier. My females were easier to train basic obeience where my male just didn't care and was stubborn.
I really think it comes down to the breed of the dog and not if its a male or female.
I think it's just a personal preference. In the past, all i've had are male dogs, but for the last few years i have had 2 female dogs, and i haven't seen much of a difference. i had always thought i would want females because the male dogs have to stop and mark everything, but my female dog does the exact same thing. so i think it's really just a personal preference. i have heard though that male dogs are more cudly, although my females are just as cudly as my males!
I prefer females. I really love my male. He is very loving, but, the females never wet in the house. He is also housebroke, but, if there is something new (like carpet) he still thinks its his job to mark his little territory. Females, to me, are just easier and in alot of ways smarter.
I think they can both be cuddly. We had a male schnauzer poodle mix when I was a kid and he was just as cuddly as my females. I like females better because they don't hike their leg and kill your shrubs, that's the only thing I don't like about males. If I could be guaranteed a male that squatted when he peed I'd love to have one.
Agree with much of what has been stated thus far. Obviously each canine is an individual but there are sexual tendencies. Males "tend" to be more aggressive while females less. Females "tend" to learn at a quicker pace while males a little less. I've had females that had male behavorial tendencies and vice versa Suppose 90% of it is half training and upbringing....sorry Yogi Berra