There are some physical differences between male and female dogs. Have you ever wondered if biological sex explained certain behaviors or health conditions in dogs? Dog-behavior experts and veterinarians have pointed out how biological sex can yield differences between dogs. Below is a list of some of the most common differences between male and female dogs.
- Female dogs are said to be easier to house train. Pet owners have reported that female dogs are much easier to house train compared to male dogs. They are said to be more attentive than male dogs.
- Un-neutered male dogs are more likely to mark their territory. These male dogs are prone to urine marking and humping. Although urine marking is natural, it can be unwelcome behavior. The same applies to humping.
- Un-spayed female dogs “go in heat” twice a year. An un-spayed, mature female dog will typicallyundergo estrus or “go into heat”about two times a year, though this varies from dog to dog and can be influenced by an animal’s size and breed.
- There are different health issues depending on biological sex. There may be health issues with unneutered pets. Female dogs may develop mammary tumors or experience an infection in the uterus. Testicular cancer and prostate issues occur in male dogs.
Biological gender doesn’t play a huge role in a dog’s personality. We also want to point out that there is no proof of whether a male or female dog makes a better pet. Every dog is unique, and that’s what makes them special!