I may have found my poodle puppy . It's 3 month old partially potty trained(asuming that means not yet!LOL), good with cats and children. But its a boy. I was wanting a girl because i'm scared of it marking things...so is it just Duke thats been nutered and still marks and goes after females in heat or is my dog the exception? Hurry i need advice before someone else purchases my poodle!
I'm waiting on her to send me the pictures and I wanted the health info from the vet too. So at 3 months they should have detected some genetic flaws I assume. Females mark too? I learn something new everyday!LOL!
Don't let the possible marking problem deter you. I have yet to meet a male or female dog who marks indoors and I have had many dogs from childhood to present. I know it happens but I don't think it's extremely common. Now my shih tzu girl will pee pee like a boy outside. LOL
I used to only get female dogs for the same reason. I thought all male dogs marked in the house. I now have a male Chow mix and a male American Eskimo (the Chow is not fixed but the Eskie is) and neither mark in the house.
If you get him nuetered before 6months you should not have a problem with him marking.....I have a 4yr old male that is fixed and he has never marked in his life. If he is the puppy you want then I wouldn't worry about him marking.....just get him fixed and it will probably never happen.
Still waiting..... I guess being the only female in a house full of boys I had a vision of me and the poodle being the girls of the house! LOL! I guess I could get used to being the Queen with no princess.. I think because Duke has his leg cocked on every fence post down the field and Duchess never does that sort of thing. I was worried a male would be harder to house train.Or would want to stop and pee every where i walked with him.I really dont know the reason I perfer girls..maybe because i love Duchess so much and she's a girl? But I should know better than to stero type dogs. they are as individual as we are eh.I'll leave getting a male an option too. I'll just have to wait and see how this goes and if it dont work out, then it wasnt meant to be and i'll just wait for the right one. I gotta get me a camera so I can share pics when the time comes.
Maybe I am wrong, but reading between the lines makes me think you are wanting the female more than the male and just willing to "settle" for a male if that seems like what's available. If you have your heart set on a female, then I would get a female. You will have that dog for a long time so get what you are going to be happy with. Don't settle for the first puppy that comes along thinking that is your only chance. There are more puppies out there. If I am wrong, I apologize. I am just speaking from my own experience.
Yeah i know what your saying.Alex.. I dont want to settle either. I've been wanting a poodle for a long time and I've been waiting on the right time to introduce one into my home . I can cetainly wait longer. I had all intensions on a female but it wasnt from a educated decision it was just from never owning a male dog in the house and not knowing what to expect. I'm just expanding my field so my choices wont be so narrow.I'm not going to get goo-goo eyed over this one possiblity.I'll be patient and make a smart decision.
i have always preferred males to females. they always seemed to me to be more affectionate and more willing to please you then the females were.
as far as marking my male thunder marks a lot but never in the house. outside he will pee on everything , even if there isnt any pee left to come out lol.
i had one dog who marked inside. he was a stray my dh found on the street and brought home. he lifted his leg on everything in the house for like the first week he was in our home. then it stopped. i htink he was just declaring our house as his.
I find that females left intact mark as much if not more than males left intact. If you neuter your puppy at a young age (6 months) I see no reason you'd have a problem with him. I find it odd that people think that males are more inclined to mark. I guess its one of those old wives tales. Also, I find that males are sweeter and make more loving pets in general than females. This is just my experience in over 20 years in dogs. Males seem to really want to please and females usually have their own agenda.. sound familiar? LOL I've had a lot of families email and only want a female and I've talked them into a male. I've not had one of them not tell me I was right and that they LOVE their boys.
Boy thats convincing. I do notice Duke has to be the center of attension wanting loving and pushing Duchess away so he gets it all. But i just figured it was him being the dominate male and not being more loving. Oh I'll have to excuse my self and go give Dukie a big smooch!LOL!
Hey. A female marks and a male marks. Obviously, they mark differently, but nonetheless they do. Also, some male do not even mark. I have a male Min Pin and he doesn't mark. He is no alpha male. He is more a metro-male...lol...that's what we call him, but all jokes aside. I think you would be fine with a male or female. Thanks!
I have a female and male Min Pin. We first got a female for the same reason. Then when we got the second we just went with which one we thought would get along with Georgie.
Neither dog marks inside. They both mark outside. My female marks more than my male does.
My female is more independent. My male is more affectionate but my female is the kisser. He gives great hugs putting his two front legs on either side of your neck. My female was easier to potty break but they are both great now.
If I had a choice between the two I would go with the best personality and not worry about the sex.
I have 3 females and one male. I chose them based on personality not gender. ALL are extremely loving. Duchess, go meet the dog and if you are not head over heels then pass. Your perfect dog is out there. No need to rush it. Good luck to you.
Cody got fixed at 6 months and he does not mark, once in a blue moon if we are out for a long walk and he sees another dog coming he will lift his leg to go (he usually doesn't even go three drops) just to prove to the other dog he can! :) I was told by our vet that if you fix your dog at three months they will not mark, we did that with our other dog, he was a golden retriver/collie mix, much bigger than Cody and it worked, he never marked. When we got Cody I wanted to get him fixed at three months but our vet that with smaller dogs they wait until they are 6 months old, so we did and it too has worked. Good luck!