Choosing A Male Or Female Siberian Husky Puppy
As you gaze lovingly upon the adorable litter of furry balls that you are selecting the next addition to your family from, it might occur to you to question the difference between the male and female Siberian Husky puppy. There is often a difference, and that means that one gender might very well be more compatible to your family than the other. It is wise to have an understanding of the differences between the males and females of the breed.
The Male Siberian Husky Puppy
First, there are some very general observations to be made about male dogs of any type or breed. A male dog can be more outgoing with people and more affectionate with his owner. His actions and intentions are all directed outward for the world to see. Male dogs seem to be less prone to mood swings and more apt to act like overgrown children. These characteristics make male dogs quite easy to love.
On the flip side, a male dog may be more difficult to train due to the dominance struggles that they like to engage in. Male dogs can also tend to be territorial which can make them more aggressive than their female counterparts. This territorial feature is also what draws male dogs to “mark” all vertical elements of their environment, including telephone poles, trees and your favorite dahlias.
Male Siberian Huskies are usually the leaders of the pack, which means that your male pup may have an interest in butting heads with you to see who will be the boss of the family. It is very important to establish your status as the Alpha dog right away with a male Siberian Husky pup. This can be done by entering rooms before your dog, eating before you feed your pup, and calling your dog to you for a pat or a cuddle. These procedures are called Alpha dog training, and become very important when establishing pack order with a dominant male Siberian Husky pup.
The Female Siberian Husky Puppy
In general, female dogs of any breed tend to learn quicker and focus better during training sessions. A female dog is also more apt to be fickle with her affections, preferring to come to you for attention on her own terms instead of yours. While female dogs do not like to engage in direct power struggles as often as her male counterparts, she can resist your rules and boundaries in more passive ways. This can present a challenge for training your female Siberian Husky pup.
Since female Siberian Huskies are generally not the Alpha dog of the pack, your female puppy is likely to submit to your authority quicker than a male would. Many of these characteristics would make you think that training a female Siberian Husky puppy would be easier than training a male pup. While this may be true in some cases, every puppy and each situation is quite different.
Another consideration when choosing the gender of your puppy is whether there are other dogs in the house. Often having a male dog with a female is more compatible than trying to encourage to territorial males to live together harmoniously. If in doubt, you can ask your breeder for advice in selecting the best gender of dog for your family. Once you have chosen your puppy, you will want to give that little guy a name as soon as possible. There are many great Siberian Husky puppy names to choose from if you find your own imagination running dry.