question about male puppies - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Puppy Area * Do not advertise dogs for sale here*

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,482
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
question about male puppies

Hi all, My husband and I are going to look at puppies next weekend. He wants a girl and there is only one so that will severely limit our chances of coming home with a puppy. If he thought a male wouldn't hump or mark he'd have a more open mind.

Now, I've learned here that humping is a dominance issue and can be controlled.

From reading the forum it looks like many have males that neither lift their leg or mark, while others do. My question: can a dog that wants to lift his leg be taught not to or is it ingrained in some dog's nature?

Thanks!
JanB is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:18 PM
Amanda
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 9,576
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 31 Times in 22 Posts
Jan,
I was thinking the same way as your husband. I have my two girls. I have never owned a boy dog but I have a friend who breeds yorkies and her guys have to have belly bands or they mark. So I just thought no boys for me.

Then I was at my friends house and she has a few stud dogs (not neutered!) and she has other dogs in and out of her house. She said she usually has to correct marking once and it is a dead subject. She just doesn't allow it in her house or on walks, etc. I have had her poodle at my house and he doesn't mark at all. So I am thinking a boy might be in future as well. Besides always being told they make better pets. I realized there is something behind what everyone says when I look at the top performance dogs all being males!

So if you can get your husband to have an open mind, I think it is a very smart idea!

Amanda

Dora, Dasher, & Belle's Mommy
www.belledoradasher.blogspot.com

Thinking of adding a Neezer, check out this thread!
ama0722 is offline  
post #3 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Paige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,166
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 4 Posts
I know there is a breeder on here that doesn't allow them to lift their leg to pee...I have three males and they have never tried to hump any human, they do it to each other, but stop when I tell them to...and they have never tried to mark in my home..they are all fixed.

I have never known of any male dog to mark in their owners home..but most that I have known have all been fixed...I have a female lab and she marks over the boys urine outside. I could see where if they were not fixed they would mark around a unspayed female...I'm sure the breeders could tell you more about that.

I have always owned males..my lab is my first female...

Good luck in finding your perfect furbaby.

Peace, Love & Havanese
Paige is offline  
 
post #4 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:38 PM
Senior Member
 
casperkeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,119
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
I was told by a breeder that they learn to mark from there mommies....do not know how true that is.....i believe that if they start to mark then you can redirect them just like chewing and jumping!!!!! I know you will get the right one for you.....I would go by the temperent and not rule out a little boy!!!Keep us posted!!!!!

~~Mommy"s Little Angel~~
casperkeep is offline  
post #5 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:39 PM
Senior Member
 
casperkeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,119
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
My lab marks whenever we take her to the groomers all the time...we do not take her to my parents house anymore because she was trying to mark inside so she is only allowed outside!!!!

~~Mommy"s Little Angel~~
casperkeep is offline  
post #6 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Laurief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,794
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 28 Times in 20 Posts
I second Paige's response!! I have two girls, and one boy. He has NEVER ever marked anywhere!!!! He lifts his leg to pee on the ground, and maybe 4 times has he lifted is left for a bush. He humps right along with the girls as they all try to be in charge when they are playing. Logan has NEVER ever humped a person! I think if they are trained as to what is acceptable and what is not, you should have no problem. My guy is fixed.

Lily, Lexi ,Logan, Laila & Lizzie's Mom
www.HillsboroughHavanese.com
(Gigi, Lucas, Dugan, Madeline,Reo,Alvin, Lucky, Lukey, Punch, Colby & Ben-(we will always Love you!!)
Laurief is offline  
post #7 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Paige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,166
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by casperkeep View Post
My lab marks whenever we take her to the groomers all the time...we do not take her to my parents house anymore because she was trying to mark inside so she is only allowed outside!!!!

Megan, the female labs must have attitude...every male I have met is way more laid back than my female...

Peace, Love & Havanese
Paige is offline  
post #8 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:50 PM
Riley & Monte's mom
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: MA
Posts: 5,579
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 13 Posts
These are the exact same things that scared me when I was looking, never owning a dog before and then to think about dealing with marking, humping males Yikes. Then I end up with not only one boy, I went back for a second.

Both my boys are neutered and the only marking I have had is my little one Monte likes to mark over where Riley pottyís outside once in awhile. Neither one of them have marked in my house, Riley squats like a girl and Monte will only hike his leg a little but not always.
As far as humping well Ry will try and hump Monte when playing just to let him know he is top dog. When Riley first came home he would try and hump me, never my husband, but it didnít last long with correction and he finally gave up trying to be alpha over me. I think when people think of humping dogs they fear the dogs are going to hump everything or person in sight. I donít think I have heard of any Havanese like that, yes a few humping incidents but it mostly seems to be the dominance issue of trying to establish their place in the pack.
Good luck in your search.

Leeann, Riley, Monte & Rumor


Leeann is offline  
post #9 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 12:58 PM
Senior Member
 
casperkeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,119
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
Are you looking at the puppies from Payassa? Let us know how things go for you guys!!!! Maybe Jillee and I could meet you down there sometime????Then you can play with her???

~~Mommy"s Little Angel~~
casperkeep is offline  
post #10 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:00 PM
Senior Member
 
casperkeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,119
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
Yes my lab Lizzie never marks in our house just other peoples or places!!!!! Very interesting!!!

~~Mommy"s Little Angel~~
casperkeep 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