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personality of female havs, male havs

I was wondering if someone could tell your experience of the male and female personality differences.

Henry is my first dog ever and as the name implies he's a boy.

From what I have seen, all the havs are fun loving little furballs with lots of energy....

Is this a breed where gender matters? As with some other breeds?
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I had always heard that boys were more loving than girls, and I have a female. I can't imagine having a more loving dog than my girl! She's very *nurturing* to us when we feel bad or get hurt, and she loves to crawl on my chest at night and snuggle! Or on my lap a few times a day to get her head scratched! lol

She actually seems more affectionate than the boy Hav's that come over for playdates, but I think it really just depends on their personality. Some boys are are more loving than others.

There is a saying on here that "A female Hav will love you, but a male Hav will be in LOVE with you" But my husband said NO way to a male dog, he didnt' want to deal with the *marking* issues.

No regrets here with my lil' girl. I get to dress her up in dresses and swarovski crytal collars and fancy charms and hair bows!

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I have one of each. Their temperment is pretty much the same, they play the same and they are both very affectionate. The difference is that Kodi is a little more timid, or it could be a stage he is going through right now.

Shelby...we call her brat. She is the rascal out of the two. She is only 8 mos so that could be why she is like that. She is harder to train, but 50% of that is my fault.

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I have 3 havanese, 2 boys and a girl. I got my girl first and thought she was the most loving, snuggly little thing. I couldn't image a boy being any more affectionate. My second was the boy and he is much more loving, he adores me. When I decided on a 3rd, I didn't even consider a girl! The boys are IN LONE with me!
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My Dora is a doll and I dont know if I could ever have another dog as great as she is. She isn't stuck to me like the maltese but she likes to be next to you when she sleeps in bed. As soon as I wake up she gets crazy excited every morning like we were just reunited. When she wants up, she runs up and paws at my legs to pick her up, she pretty much follows me everywhere- including bathroom or pawing at the door when we have guest (get ready to explain why your dog goes crazy when you shut the door!). She likes to run thru open feilds with me on our walks, she likes to chase squirrels and ducks, and she is also a lot of fun

I have heard many positive things about boys though and I will consider a boy for my next dog. I just didn't want to have to deal with marking- my friend had a boy bichon and walks were a pain! However, my alpha maltese marks just as much as any boy dog!

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Don't get me wrong, my girl is very affectionate and loving. She follows me everywhere and sleeps next to me in bed. The boys are just a bit more loving and adoring. You can't go wrong with a girl, but I wouldn't consider another one after having boys. All my guys mark outside, even my girl. She even lifts her leg! NONE of my guys mark inside and my youngest boy is still intact at 7months.
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