Litter born 3-4-20 2 females.
This little girl is the one still available.
Some of our Adults.
| I seldom post
pictures on my web site of older dogs, let's face it, none of us,
human or dog, looks their best after the years have had their way
with us. But I am going to make an exception for Davey.
He was born 6-15-04 so was 13 years old when I took this
picture. He was a handsome dog in his younger years, with a
thick, luxurious hair coat with his chocolate and tan markings.
His ears also stand up nicely, he just wouldn't cooperate for the
picture. He has a wonderful friendly disposition too.
And the amazing thing, he is still siring pups! There is so much to consider when being a dog breeder. Not just pedigrees and general health concerns, but longevity is an important factor so people can enjoy the pets they purchase from me for many years to come.
3 litters of Chihuahua's, a dozen pups and
out of all of those, only 2 female pups! And of course, it seems like
everyone wants females.
So I thought this might be a good time to share a file I've used when people ask me which is best, a male or female.
Boys are Best
Many people believe that female dogs
make better pets...female preference seems to be ingrained in these people.
Most calls for pet dogs have people wanting a 'sweet girl'. They don't think
females display alpha behaviors like 'marking' and/or 'humping'. They
believe that they are more docile and attentive and do not participate in
fighting over dominance. Well folks, this is not true and they don't call
them a 'bitch' for nothing!
In the dog pack makeup, females usually rule the roost, determine pecking order, and who compete to maintain and/or alter that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts. The females are much more intent upon exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behaviors such as 'humping'. There IS a reason people utilize the technical dog term of 'bitch' in a negative way-and it refers directly to the behaviors exhibited by the females of the dog world. Most fights will usually break out between 2 females. Males, on the other hand, are usually more affectionate, exuberant, attentive, and more demanding of attention. They are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody. They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, and take quicker to children. Most boys are easily motivated by food (how true!!) and praise, and so eager to please that training is easy. However, males can be more easily distracted during training, as males like to play so often. And no matter what age, he is more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always wanting to play games. Boys are fun loving until the day they die. Females tend to be more reserved or dignified as they age. Witness the human equivalent of the twinkling eyed Grandpa still playing catch at age 70, while Grandma quietly observes from the porch.
Boys do get bigger than girls, but only by an average of 1-2 inches and 3-5 pounds in the Cocker. In the Toy Poodle a variety of sizes can be found regardless of sex. There area a lot of self claimed 'Miniatures' in any breed out there, but those Breeders are not breeding to the standard as it is written for each breed. The difference between sizes and sexes is minimal, if bred correctly, and for improving the breed according to the standard.
Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as 'humping', or 'marking' and lifting of legs. Once the testosterone levels recede after neutering, most of these behaviors (if they ever existed) will disappear. Boys who were neutered early (by 5 months of age) usually don't ever raise their leg to urinate.
And while the female will usually come to you for attention, when she's had enough, she will move away. While boys are always waiting for your attention and near at hand. Females are usually less distracted during training, as she is more eager to get it over with, and get back to her comfy spot on the couch. The female is less likely to wage a dominance battle with YOU, but she can be cunning and resourceful in getting her own way. She is much more prone to mood swings. One day she may be sweet and affectionate-the next day reserved and withdrawn or even grumpy. The female also has periods of being 'in heat' unless she is spayed. Seasonal heats can be a month long nightmare-not just for the female, but you and every male dog in the neighborhood. If you are not breeding, you'd be best off to have her spayed. Since during this time she can leave a bloody discharge on carpets, couches, or anywhere she goes. She will be particularly moody and emotional during this time. A walk outside during this period can become hazardous if male dogs are in the vicinity, and she will leave a 'scent' for wandering intact males to follow right to your yard, where they will hang out, and 'wait' for days.
Before deciding on male or female, give consideration to any other dogs that may be in or around your home.
Don't forget to ask about having your pup micro chipped