Can You Tell a Male Dog from a Female Dog?
Yes, there is an obvious way to tell – we all know they have some different parts. But I’m talking about just by looking at their face or their physique – can you tell the difference?
I started thinking about this when I came upon this picture of my brother’s dog, Serene. This old picture doesn’t do her justice, she was a beautiful dog with flowing blond and white fur (think Farrah Fawcett in her heyday) and I don’t think anyone could ever mistake her for a male, she was just too darn pretty.
Our chocolate Lab Sally was also very feminine looking and no one ever mistook her for a male. It probably helped that she was also petite and typically weighed in about 55lbs, small for a Lab. Certainly size can be an indicator to some extent, but I think their features tell a lot too.
On some dogs I don’t think it’s as evident. I think Tino could have been (and was) taken for a male or female, although his personality was definitely male all the way. Becca could have passed as a male because she was larger and on the strong side, but Jack, well you’d never mistake him for a female, especially when you see him next to a beautiful yellow female like Daisy (from No Dog About It Blog) who has a lovely, feminine look. Jack is big and muscular with no femininity about him whatsoever.
Many of you have males and females – do you think you can tell the difference? I thought it might be fun to post a few pictures of males and females and see if you can tell just from looking at them. Some of these are easy and some hard, but see how many you can guess right. A SlimDoggy bandana to the person with the most right answers.