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Old 03-19-2010, 10:15 AM
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Hi everyone,

For some time now I have been looking for my first Chi and I really want a long haired black or black/tan. I have seen Chi's of this colour available but they have always been boys. I have always had bitches and was looking for a bitch but I'm now considering a boy.

What I'd like to know is your opinions on girls versas boys ie: Are boys as affectionate as girls? Are they harder to housetrain (I would have him neutered as early as possible)? I couldn't cope with a dog cocking his leg in the house. In other words do you think I'd should continue looking for a bitch or would I be just as happy with a boy bearing in mind I've never had a boy before.

Thank you in advance for your opinions.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:05 AM
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I have 2 boys and one bitch, although only 1 is a Chi and its a boy.

He is really affectionate, he just loves his cuddles. We wanted a bitch and then right at the last minute we changed our mind as we have a very dominant Border Collie bitch so though another bitch may be a bad idea.

Elmo has only ever cocked his leg in the house once he's still entire, just house train as you normally would and it shouldnt be a problem. He was pretty hard to house train but just stick with it and everything should work out ok in the end.

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I'm a first time female dog owner,always had males the only difference i can tell is,they're not sex mad,don't sniff so much,don't wee as much at every tree,just as loving as my male.Cost more than neutering a male,she was easier to train.
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I think it depends on the actual dog rather than the sex to be honest. It Daisy's litter there were 3 girls and 1 boy.. The girls were all very bold and nosey the boy froze and shook. Training wise i don't think the gender matters (only with marking etc!!!) as long as you're on top of it i don't think it would make a difference whether it was a girl or a boy!!

Just go for the perfect dog for you.. don't worry about whats in between his/her legs!!!!
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I have always had female dogs. This time we got a boy. OH my gosh.... the difference between him and my former dogs is HUGE! He is so loving, and so playful. He always wants to be with us. He is such great entertainment, he has such a funny sense of humor and is always making us laugh. Yet he is so affectionate and cuddly. If you are sitting down, he is in your lap. Just the SWEETEST dog we have ever had.

Our girls were lovely, but they were independent. They did their own thing. Were content to be on the couch or in the same room, not needing to be on our laps all the time. They also were moody at times and could be snippy if they didn't get their way. Just subtle differences really.

Brody has NEVER cocked his leg. He squats to pee. Just be sure and get a male dog neutered before that happens and he'll likely also squat. He doesn't do any of the typical male behaviors (licking himself, etc.)

I am SO GLAD we decided on a boy and have never ever regretted it. Just judge the puppy on its personality and traits that you like and don't rule out boys. Boys are WONDERFUL!
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my male is much more affectionate and cuddly than my female who is more independant she loves cuddles but not as much as Bentley he does have a very outgoing personality and likes attention from everyone lol, he is intact and it was harder to toilet train him but if your going to have him neutered prob wont be so much of an issue, I wasnt sure about getting a boy at first but im glad i did
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Our chi was a male, and he was super loving, wanted cuddles ALL the time We never really had an issue of him lifting his leg in the house to mark, now outside was a different story. He would mark so much that eventually it was just a drip or nothing at all coming out.

I have to agree with Daisydoo as well that it will really depend on the individual chi. But I would say don't be afraid of a little man, they are great!
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I have to agree with Daisydoo as well that it will really depend on the individual chi. But I would say don't be afraid of a little man, they are great!

I agree with that too ( I have 5 boy dogs & 2 girl dogs )
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