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Male or Female
There is no difference in temperament between Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu or Poodle males & females.
Bichons, Shih Tzus and Poodles or mixes of any combination of the 3. They are not territorial like terriers (Yorkshire, Maltese, etc.), guard dogs or some other breeds.
Teaching a dog not be territorial is like trying to teach a hunting dog not to want to hunt. It can be done but you must have a strong leadership role and great follow through. Territorial means the dog thinks everything is his...mine, mine, mine and will defend (growl, snap at or bite) if anyone tries to share or take what the territorial dog believes is theirs.
The Lhasa Apso looks like a larger version of the Shih Tzu but isn't as excepting of strangers. It is true if the breed is territorial that a female is better with people.
Males are usually less expensive than females due to supply & demand.
Males areless expensive to neuter. The procedure is less dangerous since
it is considered out patient procedure. Leg lifting is to mark territory and neutering drastically reduces the drive for marking since they no longer have the drive to procreate. I show you how to establish that you are the alpha and this behavior alone stops the issue.
Spaying (females) is more expensive. This procedure adds more risk since it is surgery where the female needs to be put totally under.
Males tend to be larger in size. Males are the major winners of dog shows since they have the look the judges are seeking.
Some customers justdo not like the look of the male sexual parts.
There is more petting room on a female stomach.
You can teach a male to never lift its legsimply by never stopping while going for a walk and NOT allowing him to sniff every neighbor’s bush. When he needs to relieve himself he has no choice but to squat like a female.
Both males and females may attempt to go with the motion of trying to mate(humping)with your leg. This behavior can be stopped in an instant with my training methods, which I am happy to share with you.
The above applies to dogs that are fixed.