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    Default Calling female dog owners.. I've got questions

    I have a male dog, never owned a female, and was planning to get another male, but the dog that has caught my eye is a female- a kelpie x german sheperd- just like the dog I already have. But I was wondering if a desexed female will still get her period? Its probably a stupid question but anyway..
    And the second question, are females more temperamental than males?
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    good question. i have no clue, but i'd like to know. i'm getting a female dachshund, but want to get her fixed fast. i'll be waiting!
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    No, they will not go into heat. Females actually tend to be more protective than males, also, don't be surprised if they dominate the males. I've seen quite a few put the males in their place so that they could eat first/get the best sleeping spot/etc.
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    ^^ Yes that's true. My dog however is just as horny as the male dogs, so I am not really sure.

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    To get a female dog fixed you'd have to wait until her first heat cycle. Once a female dog get's spayed she won't have heats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMarsters View Post
    ^^ Yes that's true. My dog however is just as horny as the male dogs, so I am not really sure.
    If you mean horny as in: she's mounting (humping) the other dogs, that is actually a sign of dominance, proven by pups who do it, yet have no sex urge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDiva View Post
    To get a female dog fixed you'd have to wait until her first heat cycle. Once a female dog get's spayed she won't have heats.
    You really don't, most vets will spay at 6 months or a healthy weight..there are tons of debates about waiting until after the first heat.. But I have done both and noticed no difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelpMeRhonda View Post
    You really don't, most vets will spay at 6 months or a healthy weight..there are tons of debates about waiting until after the first heat.. But I have done both and noticed no difference.
    I know I've heard those debates tons of times on a dog forum...I just went with what seems safer..thanks Rhonda.
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    Haha, yeah she humps mostly my mother, so that explains a lot. She is really really dominant around other dogs, NO MATTER how LARGE they are, which is why I can't get another dog.

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    Thanks for the help I really wanted another boy because i've heard females are more trouble- much like humans I suppose!- but the dog I've found is female. I'm also worried my male will get his nose out of joint. I don't really want some bossy female coming in and trying to take over!

    As for the desexing; she already IS desexed so i don't have to go through that process. All i know is my friend has a female and she's an outside dog and leaves drops of blood everywhere- my dogs are living inside, and i don't want blood around the place.

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    As an owner/dog breeder told me once, "They don't call them bitches for nothing."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMarsters View Post
    Haha, yeah she humps mostly my mother, so that explains a lot. .
    gawd i am so sorry, but i laughed so hard at that!
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    I agree with everyone's posts. I have had both sexes and currently have one of each. I will say the females are much more loyal and protective of their family, regardless of size. The males have those traits but I haven't seen it as strong with the males as with the females. The males are generally 'just trying to get along and go with the flow' ... as do their human counterparts
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    I got my dog spayed at 6 months on the dot. Our vet felt that spaying them before the first heat cycle spared them from things (certain cancers) down the road. Also, I find that having a pair of the opposite sex makes for a better combination. Male/female is best, followed by male/male and lastly, female/female. Alpha bitches can make life miserable for one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDiva View Post
    To get a female dog fixed you'd have to wait until her first heat cycle. Once a female dog get's spayed she won't have heats.
    The part about having to wait for the first heat isnt true. My dog never went into heat, the vet reccomended getting her spayed before it in fact. He said the only reason to wait was only slight evidence of an added protection against breast cancer.

    As for the differences of male vs. female dogs, I really think the more important question is of their personality and the breed's temperment. I've had amazing dogs of both sexes.

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