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Another Male vs. Female Question
Hi everyone, I am really new to the forum and have been browsing around here the last few days. I am really liking the people on here and the honest advice everyone has to give. I am from Kentucky and live with 3 miniature pinschers, 2 snakes, and a husband. Anyways, to the point.
I am in the process of getting a new doberman puppy and I cannot decide if I want a male doberman or a female doberman. I have read the threads on here about this issue but still cannot come to a decision. I'm leaning towards a male because the male min pin that I have now is my little baby and I love having a companion attached to me. My females are both daddy's girls. I also like the size and masculine look of the males, but the females are gorgeous also with that elegant, feminine look. And for some reason I am just drawn to a male.
My min pin male, Loki, is house broken from going on the floor and marking his territory. I am concerned about bringing another male into the house, because I do not want them to mark everywhere because we have 2 females. We are having our females fixed BEFORE we get the new puppy regardless of sex. And my male is not the "Alpha" male and is very submissive to my females, which I think is my fault because I baby him, as my husband says.
My husband doesn't mind either way, but has said he wanted a male more than a female. Are males more laid back? I have been doing a lot of research on EVERYTHING from health issues, to their diets, to obedience training, grooming and even what is good for them to chew on and what is not. I am just stuck on what sex to get.
Any and all opinions are greatly accepted and I can't wait to own my very first Doberman Pinscher. (which I know is NOT anything related to the miniature pinscher.) Glad I joined and can't wait to learn more about everyone. Sorry for such a long thread.