My friend's pomeranian has just had puppies and I'm going to get one. I've got a 4 year old (not sure how the dog years thing works) male kelpie x german sheperd (he's only knee high - the german sheperd part of him is in his face and colouring, but not size.) and I'm not sure to get a boy or a girl. My friend said girl for obvious reasons- the whole he'll have a girlfriend thing (but maybe I have a gay dog? haha. He gets on REALLY well with my neighbors boy ) which makes me think he might be fine with a male. I want a male because I've heard that females can be temperamental and they get their period, and I don't want to deal with that - since she'll be living inside and my male pretty much owns the place - sits on the couch, etc. He's not allowed on my bed, that's the only exception. So she'll be following him and leaving blood on the furniture, so that puts me off.
Another friend with a male and female dog said the male is very protective of the female. She is HIS woman, and he makes it clear! He won't even let the female get any attention from humans. He growls and gets aggressive. I'm worried that'll happen with my dog too. Then the flip side is, males can be aggressive and territorial. Ideally, my dog now would be 'boss' and treated with respect by the new puppy Thats what I hope happens. And my dog now will take on that role in a fair way . I'm just worried that someone will get their nose out of joint.
I'd appreciate any advice, and experiences.