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Old 11-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife and I will be getting a Boxer in the spring. I have owned a male Boxer in the past and he was a great guy. I have heard many times that males tend to be more easy going and less independent than females in general. I am not sure how true this is,just what I have heard.

We currently own a male Boston Terrier who has a similar personality as my former Boxer. He loves everyone he meets, dogs included, and is pretty much always ready for action of any kind.

Our question is will getting a male Boxer be wise, since we already have a male Boston? Would a female be better in this situation? Our Boston is neutered, 35lbs, and VERY strong for his size. He has never shown any signs of same sex aggression. Any advice or comments would be appreciated.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All of my fur babies are females as I live in a house of all males. I need some females in the house with me. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are some cases where same sex dogs get along. Many more where they don't. Personally I would suggest a female since you have a male. With the rescue I volunteer at we only do same sex adoptions with a lot of teaching and discussion with the new family.

As for male better then female etc. I will say my female is the diva of the 2. My male is laid back and gets along with everyone. She can be pissy. But it is always with other females. Fixed or not. A lot depends on the breeding and the training of the dog as to how his/her temperment will be. Good luck.

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I had a two year old english bulldog mix when we got our female boxer puppy. Ther both girls and they love each other! The only problem was for the first week we brought the puppy home the bulldog wud try an snap at her if the pup tried to cum in between me an her. We corrected this behavior an now they can eat an drink out of the same bowl with no problem , the older dog maintained her leader of the pack position which we helped control, even tho the boxer is almost twice her size. I think if you correct aggression two females or males of different of same breed can get along happily. You as the alpha leader of your pack can help choose which dog should be dominant and usually every one will fall into their place in the pack, good luck with your decision.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a male & female. My male is easy going and laid back even though he's still intact, my spayed female is very much the boss and attention hog. Their best friend is a male boston who is also very dominant, he and Daisy have gotten into it a couple of times but they always work it out. If your boston is easy going I would say that either way you'll be ok.
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My male is a laid back sissy.
My female is bossy and demanding.

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We have an 11 yr old female min pin and Wyatt just turned six months and at first penny hated Wyatt ( still not fond of him) but she deals with him. Never had a huge issue with opposite sex dogs in the house.

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i have a male and he is extremely easy going and my sisters newly aquired female is much more highstrung but each dog is different i would pick the puppy whose personality is most compatible with my lifestyle regardless of sex he or she will be great!
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Originally Posted by Gypsiemouse View Post
My male is a laid back sissy.
My female is bossy and demanding.

Sounds exactly like our house

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I have both male and female. Our male is laid back and just wants to be with us. He listens and has manners. Our female is a bit of a crazy girl. She is the dominant one and runs the show she has an immense prey drive like no other

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