Many years ago I did an informal survey on one of the Dal Lists. The question was "if you could have just one dog, would it be a male or a female?" I asked this of people who had experience owning both sexes. The response was that about 2/3 of them would own a male.
Max had his puppy class last night and we had so much fun. He's a terrific little guy and I'm just crazy about him, but is it because he is from such a wonderful litter, or is that enhanced by the fact that I have always preferred male dogs? Decided to do a Facebook question and ask the same question. Lots of responses already, and again about 2/3 of them, if they could only have one dog, would choose a male.
However, just as in my previous survey, most of the respondents are women. Does that make a difference? My ex-husband, as well as my current partner, have both been more strongly attached to the resident female dogs. I guess if one was to do a serious survey, that would have to be taken into account!
The picture is my two girls, Josie and Fernly, both of whom I dearly love - but I still prefer the boys.