Originally posted by Tulsa-Dan
I have always had female pets. My preference.
My hubby too prefers female pets. Somehow it's turned into his pets and mine
. (Not that we think like that, we've always been very much an OUR family) Just in jest, I'll say "Your naughty girl chased MY poor Basil (cat) behind the lounge." Truly, I love them all, but somehow Basil and Jasper just click more with me. They tend to choose my company more, and Tasha and Piper seek out Pat more. Strange, huh?
Akatrk, I DO think it's personal preference, though. Not just sex but the personality of your pet too. Both Jasper and Piper can be equally gentle or rough with the kids. Piper seems to be taking longer to house train, but she was an outside dog for the first 4 months of her life. But we tend to blame ourselves for accidents rather than the dog. So with the second, we may be a little more distracted than we were with Jasper alone.
Either way, if you approach the "adoption" of your new family member with the right attitude, I can't see how you can go wrong with a boxer, regardless of gender.