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I`m getting my first boxer soon but after deciding i want a female i read some posts on some other forums that females are moody sometimes and they dont get along as much with other dogs and animals as male dogs do. Is that true ? or does it really depend on dogs training? The reason i wanted to get a female is because they are a bit smaller and i`m afraid of males humping around people that come over to my house. My friends has a male dog and he humps anything that walks. lol
 

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Kiah, my female is a bit more independent and sassy than Keegan but she is great with people and other dogs.  She did hump Keegan when I first got him but has quit now (at least I haven't seen it for awhile).  I have never seen Keegan hump anything.  It depends on the dog; most of the males at the dog park do not hump but some (various breeds) do.
 

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I think dogs getting along with other dogs is a matter of how well you socialize the dog, not a female/male issue. I can tell you, in my experience, I think the females are a bit more stubborn and harder to train. I believe the males are a bit more laid back.
As far as the humping issue, males and females will hump. It is usually a dominance issue, but can be decreased in the males with neutering. When I see my female doing it, I tell her "enough" and she will stop. I think it just needs to be discouraged as soon as they start.
 

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i second that about the male dog humping not all of them do it - on the other hand will this feamle be spayed right away that is the only reason i have ever thought about it- male or female i love em all! i have two boys and love them dearly!!
 

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My female-when introduced to the family- humped me  :lol:  only once though when we were playing.  But I explained to her that I wasn't her type and we remained good friends ever since  :lol:
 

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I have a male and female as well and have to be honest IMO my female has her own agenda (stubborn) but she is great around children and other dogs, she is my humper though.  We brought her home first so she was just trying to establish the pecking order when we brought Herbie home.  IMO, I believe it is all in the training and socalization of the dogs as tootsie said.
 

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i have a female and she is def a humper, my husbands male was not.and be advised the females are not always smaller than the males , depends on the line.good luck!!! :)
 

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Like mentioned above they both can hump. And saying famles are smaller...thats not always right it depends on the line

Good Luck on your puppy search!

I have a male and female
 

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8O isis is 80 plus pounds...Big head and chest and tall...towers over alot of males we have seen here..

good luck in finding the pup meant for you all :D
 

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I went female first.   Hanna is VERY independant and has attitude.   Its cute but she is not as affectionate at my male Kash.   Hanna took longer to train than Kash.  Kash is the lover dog, always wants to be with you Hanna can entertain herself.

They are my zing and zang.   Balance each other out and a perfect fit.   I think a lot depends on temperment too.
 

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I have a male and a female - they don't hump people but they do it to each other all the time when they are playing. I think Lucy is worse about it than Sam is. Ditto what everyone else said - females ARE stubborn and harder to train IMO. Sam was a breeze compared to Lucy.
 

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I've had 2 sets of m/f and let me tell you, I truly love my males ...It's not that my females are not special, cos they are, but don't be fooled into thinking that smaller is weak...Angel weighs 52 lbs and looks like a delicate hothouse flower, until she sees something she wants :) ..The females, IMO are a bit more independent, harder to housebreak as well...My males are my love bugs with me and generally stick closer to me as well..Any humping was done by Tia my first female, Buck never humped and neither has Samson...So like everyone else, what you have been told is to a certain degree myth...I also have noticed that my females, contrary to what has been said are more likely to "run" than my males as well....Males get a bad rap for being roamers, hmmmmm, not so sure about that
 

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I have one of each.  My male is close to perfect.  On the other hand my female, we live in her world.  Talk about attitude.  We love them both but two totally different dogs.
 

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thank you guys for all your responses. It looks like most of you agree that females are a bit more stubborn and have attitude. The size thing , yes i agree it depends on the line but if its from the same line then there would be a difference of male and female. I originally wanted to get a female, but after all this stuff i`m starting to lean towards a male. It would be my first dog and i`m not that much experienced with a stubborn dogs lol..
 

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is there a problem with males and marking territory at home? i read on another website that sometimes its an issue..
 

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My male is neutered and I don't have a problem.
 

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A neutered male should mark much less than an intact male.  Felix if neutered and will mark a little at the dog park, but never inside the house.
I also have a male and a female.  Delilah isn't as affectionate or needy as Felix but she was/is super easy to train.  She gets new concepts in the first session and remembers them for months afterward, even if I haven't tried it again since then.
Felix has been more difficult, but that could be b/c he is deaf. He is also velcroed to my side and likes to be touching someone when sleeping on the couch or in bed at night whereas Delilah is content to be in the same room on the other couch or across the bed.
I love them both and I couldn't say which personality was better.
 

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We've had a couple of different dogs to keep our male lab company, always picking a female, thinking they'd get along better.  The females have been a very challenging!  We got Duke last summer, and we were nervous, worried about putting another male with Chipper, who is definitely an alpha male.  This is the best combination of dogs we've ever had!  It all depends on the personalities of the dogs, I think.
 

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My first male Buck was not neutered and he never marked in the house. Samson was neutered when I rescued him and he also never marked, so to some degree that's a fallacy that the males will mark, altho Marie(Mastray) has been having some issues with Odin in that regard, so he's going in to be neutered soon
 
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