Join Date: Nov 2006
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I have a male & two females. I truely feel that a lot of it is the temperment of the actual dog. Older female (3) is a lovey dog, but on her terms only. will not give kisses, and wants attention when SHE wants it.
Second female (2) it the most gentle & loving animal on the face of this earth!! Never leaves your side, always wants to be touching you. Kisses you forever until you call "uncle" Will let anyone to anything to her without complaint. She is just wonderful!!
Now the boy (5 months) is brother to the second female (same breeder, mom & dad) and he is just like his sister. Just a love bug, ear kisses, nose kisses, and always has to be touching you when he is sleeping. Very well behaved and a great personality.
So... after all that ... I wonder if a lot just has to do with the temperment they are born with and it is enhanced by the type of home that they go in to. Meaning - if the dog is normally a love bug, but is not allowed on furniture with the family, they lose a little of that since they dont have the opportunity to "practice" that behavior.
Sorry for rambling but I think it is a big decision for everyone #1 just getting a dog, #2 the kind of dog and then #3 the sex of the animal.