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McDonough's Royal Standard Poodles

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Standard poodles male vs female.  As you probably know that standard poodles are super intelligent. That is true about males and females.  What we have found that differ is what they use the brain for.  Males are more apt to want to please you by being your best buddy, while our  females seek more petting .  It's Louie our sire that seems to want to take care of the other dogs in the pack.  Louie has to wash and groom all of our dogs, he has even approached Rio the African Grey but Rio refused the gesture.  Louie also avoids the little disagreements, unlike our females, KC and Indy. They are more ready to have a disagreement and to get snappy, what toys belongs to who and who is going to lay down in certain area, or on something that might belongs to someone else.  It seems to me that our females are ' highly strung' compare to our males.  Kaiser one of our males loved to play hide and seek, he would search me out whenever we started playing that game.  Once I hid behind a big tree he was on the other side of the tree.  I kept moving to avoid him seeing me, he kept looking out in the yard in all directions.  Once he found out that I had been hiding at the tree he put up such a fuss.  If he could had talked I'm sure he would had said, that was not fair and he did not like being tricked. Karise and Louie have both been exceptional dogs.  Even though Louie is our Sire he has never lifted his leg in the house. Unlike our Mr. Baggen our male pug who recently passed. Anyway   I do believe that standards just get that, and if they are neuter that should not be a problem at all.   Louie picks up so quickly on our expectations and wants to please us,  how to walk next to his masters, only eating out of his food bowls, not to reach for the table, and where it is okay to do his daily business out in the yard.    Males also tend to be larger than the females. In my experience males are less territorial, makes less demands, share more, and are more interdependent.  

Females have cycles and if not spay this can be a difficult time.  The female will need help to keep things cleaned up around her, and will have to be isolated and kept in a secure area.   Each person has their preference.  If I had to choose and could only choose one, I would go with a male.