"SHOULD I CHOOSE A MALE OR FEMALE PUPPY?"
This question will usually get a different answer every time you ask it!

HERE ARE THE FACTS THE WAY WE SEE IT:
Many dog owners and breeders will tell you anything from "Males are
sweeter" to "Females are much calmer". But you have to be really careful
when listening to these types of opinions because there is simply no truth to
broad statements like these.

If you think about this question by putting into "Human Perspective" you will
get  a better understanding of the truth to the matter. Some people would say
that men are more aggressive, work harder, and are more intelligent than
women. On the other hand women are much more emotional than men.
Although there may be some truth to these theories in the broadest sense,
there can also be alot of error. Many men are very aggressive in the work
place, but there are also women who can run circles around their male
counterparts. Likewise there are women who would never shed a tear while
some men are extremely compassionate.

This is also very accurate when you use this judgement when choosing a
puppy. Character traits are very much unique to each individual puppy in the
litter and often have nothing to do with gender. We have had female pups that
have been the bully in the whelping box just as often as the males. Broad
generalizations can be very misleading when you are trying to pick out a
puppy.

Some people tend to believe that male puppies will be larger than females.
This is also not true with the doodles. This can be true with purebred Golden
Retrievers for instance, but once you add the influence of the poodle - it is no
longer true. This is because in the background of the Standard Poodle you
can have dogs anywhere from about 15" at the shoulders up to 30" at the
shoulders and this is really huge! In any litter you could have a male take after
a smaller poodle in his background and a female take after a really large
poodle. So once again it is really important to evaluate each individual puppy
and it's own traits vs. listening to people's opinions that are not based in the
real facts!

Many people also say  "Well, I grew up with a female so that is what I want."  
There is nothing wrong with that, except you might overlook a better choice
only because of gender.
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