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"The bitches ,are definitely the ones in charge,although the males think they are."
I like that Howard, every now and then I pretend I'm in charge but sadly....
I've grown up with both dogs and bitches of various breeds and always preferred the boys. Can't be dealing with all the false pregnancies and accompanying hysteria. I prefer the physical solidity and mental steadfastness that boys can offer. Obviously that very much depends on age and how they are raised and kept. I now have three boys at home - 1 human and 2 canine, my idea of heaven. Mind you I don't know how they cope with the bitch from hell... :)
P.S. How cute is your little one?!
have had equal amounts of male and female irish setters and right enough the girls were definately the boss but my boys were so much more loving,only have girls now and I so miss my boys.
I have always had girls and so did my parents, I was always put off boys as they cock their legs all the time up our flowers walls anywhere.
I then use to walk my girl with 3 great Danes and a Lab all boys and watching how they were with their owners was very endearing.
When we had our first litter we were always going to keep a girl but fell in love with one of the boys and couldn't sell him so we kept 2 firstly not a great idea keeping 2 from the same litter and won't do that again but that's another story.
Oscar is a dream and so loving although my girls are too but that's Setters for you anyway. I would have a boy again over a girl so many less problems as they get older but Oscar is only 7 months old so things may be a bit different as he gets older and starts taking an interest in girls ! !