Do Male and Female Dogs Behave Differently?
Over the years we have had both male and female dogs. We did a post a while back on the difference in appearance between males and females, but today we’re going to take a look at differences in behavior.
Conventional wisdom used to be that male dogs were tougher and more aggressive than females. They have a tendency to roam and are more aloof and quicker to get into fights. Females were said to be more loving and affectionate and happier to be part of a family. They can be a little snippy if they don’t get their way, but are generally more congenial than males.
As usually, I tried to find some research to back this up, but I found such diverse opinions that I took to Facebook to ask our readers their opinion based on their own experience.
What I heard back not only surprised me, it was surprisingly consistent. For fun, I made two word clouds of the adjectives folks used to describe the behaviors they see in their male and female dogs. See if you can guess which is which.
What’s your guess – which is male and which is female?