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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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contemplating second dog

i think we are ready for another baby, ella will be two in august. should we be thinking girl or boy, or does it not matter? she is spayed. thanks!
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Thats what we around these parts call GOOD NEWS!!! Very exiting!
My first two are females & the last that I got was a male. As far as their interaction, it made no difference. But as most on this website say
Girls say - I love you I love you I love you

boys say - I am IN love with you ......

If I ever went for a 4th, I would get another boy. He just has a little less attitude.

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The vet recommended I get a girl but I got a boy .. I agee the boys are in love with you . Both hold their own very well and now they are bonded and love to play but there are times they get a little bratty so in retrospect maybe a girl might have been better ..
I love my boys but there are definetly jealousy issues . Maybe it will improve on they are a little older and settle down .. When Tulip is here she could not care less she just moves on and does her thing ..
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We have a boy & girl. Dreamer is queen but is the sweetest.She is very calm & well behaved, But definately has attitude. Everything is done in HER time.

Tripp is just a lover, not a fighter. He just wants to love love love all the time. He makes me melt!!

They are a total joy to have around. I am so thankful to have both.

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Ella'sMom, yes you should get another. We got a boy pup who's now 3 months old, to join our 11 month old spayed female. They did great together immediately. My opinion is boy or girl doesn't matter -- we just thought we'd try a boy this time.

There was a longish thread once before about getting 2nd Hav as boy versus girl and I tried to search for it but didn't find it right away -- maybe you can. I think there were a few people who said in general the boys seem sweeter? But that may totally be chance, since I think our's may go against the grain: puppy boy Tully is definitely more feisty than older girl Minka was at same age, and Minka's always been so sweet and mild and well-behaved. "Having attitude" as Laurie said, is a good way to put it; but in our case, Tully's the one who ignores you more or wants to squirm away or whines & squeals to not put up with something. Of course, he is just a young pup still. Minka is very loving with giving kisses and licking out your ears etc.; and we'll see if Tully does as much.
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I have one of each and see very little difference. In fact, Shelby is the needier one. Maybe because she is still a puppy. They are both affectionate and sweet. They play together all the time and get jealous if I pay more attention to the other one...just like human kids. You will be happy no matter what sex you decide on.


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MHS strikes again. I think Hav's get along just fine with which ever sex. I have heard that the females are the dominant of this breed if that makes any difference to you- possible harder to train-- but not from hearing the stories on the forum.




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let me clarify my question

sorry for any confusion. i am inquiring as to how the 2 dogs will interact, not their gender traits. i am wondering since i already have a female, will she? interact better with another girl or boy? thanks.
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I honestly don't think it makes much of a difference. What will make the difference is what personality traits will suit your current pup better. Is your female more of an in charge type of girl or is she the type that prefers to follow? When considering a boy or girl, what matters is how their personalities mesh. There are many examples here that have both male and female havs, so really I would consult with your breeder, as they should be able to help you make the right selection for your family and situation. They match up the families to the right pup.

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I also think it makes little difference what sex the pup is, so long as their personalities work well together. It's hard to know some traits in advance, in a young pup, but for the most part a good breeder can pick out some things about the pup that you may or may not find compatible.

If Ella is very active, playful, a bit dominant, very smart and knows a lot of commands, you might want a pup (boy or girl) that is either the same or the opposite so there is a bit of a balance. I wouldn't want two Sammy's for instance, although having both Sammy and Ricky works perfectly for us! Two Ricky's would mean me spending a lot more time with them, keeping them entertained as he is very active and playful.

If we were to get a 3rd, I'd be asking first about personality of the parents and if the pups are already born, then what the breeder thinks would work best with our family and lifestyle. The older dog will interact very well if you're confident in your choice of pup.




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