Are male or female dogs more popular?In fact, Brodie stares at me in a way that my son dubs “creepy.” But I’ve fostered many dogs and have found that the females seem to be more popular than the males with adopters. In an informal poll of many rescuers and fosters, they generally agreed: People tend to gravitate toward the girls.
Why do people not adopt female dogs?The primary reason that people don’t prefer female dogs is the inconvenience that they have to go through when the females come on heat twice a year and the males in the surrounding area getting attracted to them, usually resulting in aggression and fights.
Should you adopt a dog of the opposite sex?
Give your dog the best life possible by providing opportunities for ongoing socialization with other dogs.
Let’s say you have a male dog at home, and you’ve fallen in love with a male dog at the local animal shelter. It may be best to find a female instead.
Even if your current dog is sweet as pie, there’s bound to be a conflict between the two males. Things may be OK initially, but they may be at each other’s throats in the future when they decide that it’s time to change the pack order.
The two males, especially intact male dogs, may fight over toys and the affection of their humans.
You may wonder how to get two female dogs to get along. Like male dogs, two female dogs also may struggle with dominance issues, leading to dog aggression.
When two dogs of the same gender live in the same household, they will be forced to determine which one should be the “alpha” and which one should be the “beta,” or bottom dog.
The “decision-making” process can be violent and nasty. Ultimately, the conflict could change both dogs’ personalities. One may become excessively dominant, while the other may become overly submissive.
With a male and a female, the male can continue being the alpha, and the female can be the top female in the pack. If both dogs have been neutered, there’s an even higher chance the two dogs will get along well.
A male and female dog can live in harmony because they don’t have to compete over a position at the top of the totem pole.