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Offline Butts Mom

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What about a girl???
« on: November 12, 2007, 09:58:40 am »
I got an email back about the litter of pups I was looking at.I had my heart set on a male,but they have only 1 female left.Would it be a problem adding a girl to the pack? I've heard girls can be tempermental(dogs that is :D )any truth to that?? Anything else I should consider about adding a girl??
Michelle, Butt, Tub and Everybirdie

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 10:08:41 am »
I've always heard that males & females get along better than all of one gender, so I don't know.  Since you have two boys (and they get along fine), maybe a 3rd male would be fine, but I kinda like the idea of adding a female to the pack.  Do you have any pics of this little girl?   ;)  ;D
Marie

And my pups:
Daisy a 9 y/o Golden/Lab mix
Sammy a 6-7(?) y/o Great Pyrenees adopted 3/07
Cassie a 3 y/o Pyr/Mystery Snuggle Bunny mix adopted 2/07

My angel girls waiting at the Bridge:
Cara 1989-2001 Great Pyrenees
Sally ? - 1993 Dobie(rescued '92)
Halley 2002-2006 Great Pyrenees

lins_saving_grace

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 10:20:09 am »
I have usually had female dogs period and have not had a problem with 2 females together.  the younger one will learn her place with your girl now.  Look at the way Lady and Grace got a long.  they were always best friends.

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 10:24:18 am »
I think you'd probably have better luck introducing a girl, although...wit h two boys, you might end up with a fight over her later? I don't know.

I like boy dogs better, personally. But, that's just my preference.

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 10:26:53 am »
Ask and you shall receive.Here is some pics of her and her each of her parents too.
Michelle, Butt, Tub and Everybirdie

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 10:28:06 am »
those eyes are great

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 10:38:49 am »
Rosie is currently our only girl, and we have no experience with boys. We haven't observed any temperamental characteristic s from her. She's as sweet as can be and is usually the one that runs away when another dog is showing aggression.
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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 10:58:47 am »
Awwwww, I love the freckles on her nose and the white on the end of her tail is adorable!   :-*  :-*

Until Sammy we'd always had girls, too and generally two at a time, so I don't know.  I've always heard that it works better with both genders, but we haven't had a problem with 2 girls so I think that it just depends upon the individual dogs and your personal preference.  I just don't know if I could resist that pretty little face, though!  ;)  ;D  She's a beauty!
Marie

And my pups:
Daisy a 9 y/o Golden/Lab mix
Sammy a 6-7(?) y/o Great Pyrenees adopted 3/07
Cassie a 3 y/o Pyr/Mystery Snuggle Bunny mix adopted 2/07

My angel girls waiting at the Bridge:
Cara 1989-2001 Great Pyrenees
Sally ? - 1993 Dobie(rescued '92)
Halley 2002-2006 Great Pyrenees

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 02:05:07 pm »
Oh My Goodness Just Go Get Her  :-* :-*
I have always had one of each and no troubles I think it depends on the temperment of the pack.
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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007, 05:19:52 pm »
OK!  So it's all set now, right?  When do you pick her up??  :P  ;D  ;D
« Last Edit: November 12, 2007, 05:20:41 pm by GoldenPyrs »
Marie

And my pups:
Daisy a 9 y/o Golden/Lab mix
Sammy a 6-7(?) y/o Great Pyrenees adopted 3/07
Cassie a 3 y/o Pyr/Mystery Snuggle Bunny mix adopted 2/07

My angel girls waiting at the Bridge:
Cara 1989-2001 Great Pyrenees
Sally ? - 1993 Dobie(rescued '92)
Halley 2002-2006 Great Pyrenees

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 01:08:52 am »
I agree that with having 2 males, your best bet for canine harmony is with a girl. 

However, I really do think it depends so much on the individual dog. My mother's female BC is incredibly, well, for lack of a better word, b*&chy, and does not accept any other dog except for my submissive male, Tipper. Tipper accepts any and all beings, canine or human. Jenny, obviously a female, also is accepting of everyone, canine, feline, and human. So while your odds are better with adopting a female, I think it does really depend on the dog.

BTW, she's absolutely adorable!
Jennifer

Tipper (8 1/2 yrs) Golden Retriever/Sheltie mix
Jenny (4 yrs) Great Pyrenees
Gabriel (14 yrs) Sealpoint Himalayan cat
Melanie (11 yrs) Domestic medium hair cat

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 12:32:41 pm »
What a little sweetheart! Go bring her home!  ;D

As far as introducing a lady into the house, I don't think that should be a problem. My mother's Shetland Sheepdog is a male and he has taken to Mallory without a problem. In fact they played for half an hour this afternoon. I think he has a crush on her, but she's too young for him.  :D ;)
Mary, mommy to Mallory, the Saint Bernard pup

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Re: What about a girl???
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2007, 04:01:50 pm »
Well as cute as she was I still passed on her and a few others I looked at.I'm just so afraid of messing up the bous relationship.I'll wait until I know for sure the time is right.Besides the longer I wait the longer I can sleep in my own bed,I figured with 3 Saints I would end up sleeping on the floor ;)
Michelle, Butt, Tub and Everybirdie