Boy or Girl - You Pick!

Everyone wants a girl.
My reply is, "Why?"

Neutered boys are excellent family pets!
Don't discount that sweet boy because you always had a girl puppy growing up.
If you have your mind set on one sex for your Goldendoodle puppy, just remember that most of what you have heard about male pets are probably based on a particular dog, his/her habits and how they were raised.

Boy or girl, both sexes make for wonderful pets.

The age old dilemma of which is better!

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.

In the dog pack make-up, females usually rule the roost, determine pecking order and compete to maintain and/or alter that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts. Females can show their dominance by humping. Girls can be somewhat quicker and easier to train as they mature quicker. They also get along well with other males. Girls tend to fight other girls and the fight is intense and long.

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- 6 months of age) usually don't ever raise their leg to urinate. Usually after being neutered, boys are more laid back, more lovable, more attentive to all family members and, due to slow maturity, are more puppy-like for a longer period of time and get over squabbles faster or are more forgiving.

I had a neutered male in my home and he was the sweetest, most loving of all the dogs we have ever owned. He did not fight any other dog for or over anything. He could and did learn new tricks even when he was 10 years old. He was, though, very attached and very loyal to one person, my husband, even though I trained him and showed him in AKC events.

There are many health benefits associated with getting your puppy spayed/neutered by the age of 6-7 months. The risk of cancer in the reproductive organs will be reduced by about 75% when your pet is spayed/neutered.