Female and female or female and male? - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
butterscoth28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 120
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Female and female or female and male?

I am thinking of getting a new pup when Butterscotch is one and a half or two years old. Is it best to get a male or another female? Butters LOVES all dogs but which situation is best and easiest. Just wondering so don't get tooooooo excited for more puppy breath!
butterscoth28 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 12:46 PM
Gigi
 
clare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastbourne by the sea England.
Posts: 2,468
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 21 Times in 19 Posts
Well we got our second pup when Dizzie was 16 months old,everyone seemed to think this is an ideal age gap, as the older one has learn't the ropes but is still puppyish and not too set in it's ways.Our older dog, Dizzie is a boy and we were advised to go for a little girl,although personality is probably the most important consideration,presuming that both dogs will be neutered.I must say it is lovely having one of each, we have never had a female pup before, and she is a delight, but then so is Dizzie!

clare is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
butterscoth28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 120
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks clare! Also do you think having more than one is just so much more work or is it more easy because they have each other.
butterscoth28 is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 01:30 PM
LINDA
 
lfung5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 6,496
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 36 Times in 33 Posts
In my opinion, if you get a passive boy, you will be set. I believe the girls tend to be more Alpha than the boys. If you get a more passive male, she will keep her Alpha position. I tend to like the boys better than the girls anyway. The boys are just more loving





lfung5 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 01:33 PM
LINDA
 
lfung5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 6,496
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 36 Times in 33 Posts
I want to add, I had my girl first. I added a more passive male and they are best buds. She accepted him immediately. They really are girlfriend and boyfriend.





lfung5 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 02:26 PM
Phoebe and Maxi's Mom
 
jacqui's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Detroit area
Posts: 189
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Hello to Butters' mom. I would also be in the camp of trying to identify your dog's personality as best you can. If she gets along well with other dogs without being 'bossy' she will likely get along with any dog you bring in. Just make certain the puppy does not get the bulk of the attention...at least not while Butterscotch is looking! Hard, I know, but they are just like children.

I have placed puppies in families that already had males and females and, to my knowledge, all have gotten along very well. I don't recommend it if the first dog is less than 18 months but it sounds like you are at that magic age where Butterscotch has had plenty of time to bond with you and yet is still very much a puppy. Of course, you are dealing with a breed that is, by nature, good natured. The only time I think there might be trouble is in families with two intact females or two intact males at breeding time.
jacqui is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 02:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Sandi Kerger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 219
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
We started off with 1 female, and we were definitely going to get a male, with our second pup. Well, the puppy that we liked was a female, so now we have two females, and they are just the best of friends, - Before we got our second dog, I agonized over it and was wondering if we did the right thing getting another female, but we have had absolutely no problems. So I wonder if it makes any difference what sex the second dog is?
Sandi Kerger is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 07:33 PM
Roscoe and Stella's Mom
 
galaxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,203
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
MALE for sure! The females tend to be more alpha and bossy, especially since you already have a female, you wouldn't want a girl fight for "top dog"

Natalie - Roscoe and Stella's mom, Maddie's part-time mom
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." - Gene Hill
galaxie is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 10:22 PM
Bugsy's Mom
 
juliav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 4,341
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 5 Posts
I think it really depends on the dog and it would be great if your girl could meet the prospective puppies when the time comes so she can help you pick.

I have two males and a female. Romeo the oldest fur child is The Alpha, no question about it, Bugsy is an alpha wanna be (tries to be just like big brother) and my standard female Brandy is a total Omega (much more submissive) girl. All are fixed. Let me tell you my bossy boys are absolutely the best of friends and they rough house all the time. Actually all three of them do and they all love each other.

Don't worry about the gender, but concentrate on personalities of the dogs.

-Julia
juliav is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2010, 05:55 AM
LINDA
 
lfung5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 6,496
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 36 Times in 33 Posts
I heard from many breeders that among the havanese, the females are alpha over the males. I don't know how true that is, but in my case, 7lb Bella rules the rooster over her 15 and 16 pound brothers!





lfung5 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome