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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

Other than the obvious. Are there any difference between dogs and bitches regarding temperment, way the dog acts, bonding and general stuff like that?

I only ask because the litter has been born with only 1 bitch (which the breeder is keeping). Although we had our hearts set on a bitch i am struggling to justify why. We wouldnt be looking to breed of her. Do you think it would be wise to wait and see if a bitch comes along that we liked from different breeder? Or just go woth a dog as they're exactly the same as bitches?
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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

I would put more importance on the litter than male or female. Your going to have different personalities in litter mates, even in the same sex. Its more important that the right temperament is matched to the owner.
Male or female is a matter of preference but should not come before the right match. I would go with another litter only if they didn't have a pup that fit what I was wanting.

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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

Thanks for the reply but it didnt answer the question.
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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

I do not own a male, but I have friends who do not own females and some who have both. The most popular answer among them is that males are more affectionate and in general a little softer than the females. With one friend saying that the only drwaback to having a female is dealing with the "seasonal" down times from hunting and training.

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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

More affectionate? wow i was thinking that a female would be hence some of the reasoning behind preferring a female.

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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

My female is more gentle and has a calmer, "softer" temperament than my male. They're equally as affectionate. I have a sample size of 2 though, one male and one female. The bottom line is, I think everyone will have a different opinion because a lot of it comes down to breeding, like TexasRed said.
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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

Colinstab,

How much research have you done on this breed? How many actual Vizslas have you met in person? How many owners have you visited with? Have you contacted your local Vizsla Club?
Do you have small children? Do you live in a place that a Vizsla will thrive?
Maybe buy the book "The Versatile Vizsla" and read. It will give you details about the male and female differences.

TexasRed gave you great advice. It is the liter first and foremost.

This Hungarian Pointer you are considering is a 15 year commitment. Worth spending extra time doing it right. The internet is good. The HVF is great. But nothing compared to the real world.

By the way, I am not known for my bed-side manners. So please don't take offense.

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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

The males Ive owned have been more mommas boys than the girls. A little more affectionate and clingy. They also stayed in the goofy puppy stage longer. The girls were more independent as pups. They also were more bossy with other dogs.
The girls trained faster at first but both were equal after the teenage stage.
This is just what I have encountered with my dogs and would not say it is a overall rule.

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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

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Re: Difference between Dogs and Bitches.

Hi,

About 12 months worth of research looking at Origins, Conformation, temperment, character, traits and stuff like that. Looking at the advantages and disadvantages of different breeds that fit into my and my families lifestyle.

I have 2 good friends that own Vizsla's unfortunately all are bitches. Reason why i ask here and not them.

I have 2 small children yes. Live in the UK lake district place where im pretty sure a Vizsla would be more then happy.

Im an active triathlete and long distance runner. My wife is very active with her horses and other activities, we often go for walks as a family in the lakes. Not from a hunting background sorry!

Any more questions ?

I have said all this previously and dont wish to be posting a full bio with every question i ask. All i want to know if people would please. Are there any sex related differences like; are males more independant than females? stuff that can not be answered by going and looking at a litter.
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