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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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OK--Another Question! Sorry!

I'm still obsessing!!!

OK, when I got my Jack Russell 9 yrs ago, I was told that females JR's are better family dogs because of their temperment.

Does anyone know if the same holds true for Havs? Or maybe the opposite? Thanks AGAIN!!!

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Susan, this is a personal preference. Supposedly boys are more "in love" with you and girls "love" you. I've always preferred males, being female. But MeMe, my Havanese is more affectionate than any other dog I've ever had.


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Susan,

They do say that about this breed. Supposedly the boys are mushier and fall "in love" with you rather than just "loving" you. I'm sure you'll hear much to the contrary though from people here who have females. Ultimately I'd guess it's more an individual temperament of the dog. I can tell you though, there's no doubt Milo is in love with me.

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If you have had both males and females in this breed, you will see it is a general rule that the males are more affectionate, faster to learn/willing to please, and nicer to have around. That doesn't take away from the females who are also wonderful as a whole. They can just be a little more goofy and willing to put on the brakes to be stubborn.

There are always exceptions to the rule. If you didn't have a male Hav before, you probably wouldn't even think the females were anything less than they are because they're pretty fab too!
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In my experiece, males are really "in love". Lizzie is affectionate and a cuddle bug, but I can "feel" Benji's attachment to us. Lizzie, in comparison, is more independent.

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I have have all four females!!! I really do not know if there is a difference. I am sure you will get alot of input on this....one day we will add a male......way down the road!!!!

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I have found them to all be different in small ways regardless of sex but in general they are all very smart, want to please, learn fast and love to be by your side. I cant say males are this way and females are the other because I have seen what some say their males are like are like some of my females and what they say their females are like are like some of males. I think they all have their own little qwirks regardless of sex. Hope that helps.

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My girl is definitely stubborn and independent...the Drama Queen hihihi!
But she surely does follow me around most of the time and always checks where I am...and if I say "bye" she comes out of her hinding place hahaha
Don't get me wrong, she is affectionate and will come for kisses and cuddles...but she's definitely an independent strong willed lady....

I'm glad that she's not a chewing gum stuck to the shoe....that's my personal preference!
I wouldn't want a male... but again that's a very personal preference...mostly I guess because the experience with males sofar has been that "accidents" happen when we have males on visit....my girl never has accidents if we go anywhere... I'd be dead embarrassed!
I know on here are many members with males who do not have the marking issue....it's just that I have never met any yet in personal...So I guess it's not easy getting them to stop marking in new places....

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Wow! I thought I wanted a girl b/c I didn't want a "humping" male!! Now I might be second-guessing that idea! I would love for my doggie to fall in love with me!

My friend has a male yorkie who is the most wonderful yorkie I've ever met, except for one thing--he humps like crazy! I was hoping to avoid that! Oh well!
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Susan,

I have a flash for you, a lot of the girls hump too. It's more of a dominance issue. Milo does hump my other dog but nobody else and I'm hoping once he gets neutered he'll stop. He may or may not, but he doesn't do it often enough for it to be a problem.

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