American bully dog – Buying one
So you have decided to add a new American Bully dog to your family. You’ve decided on the breed, the markings, the color and where you are going to find your new Bully. You’ve researched foods, blankets, crates, and the latest in BullyMax supplements.
Every decision has been made, your deposit is for first pick puppy and here is where you find your dilemma, male or female?
The decision between the sexes seems easy, but there are pros and cons to both. The myths surrounding one or the other are also lengthy and can sway an individual easily. The emphasis on trainability, loyalty and playfulness are all arguments that are separated by the gender question.
Several factors will determine which is best for your situation and family. Let’s examine some of the factors that could help you make the best decision involving your new American bully dog family member.
Why are you getting the american bully dog puppy? Is it just a pet? Is it for future breedings in the future? To work or to show? Do you have other pets? Do you plan on getting more Bullies in the future?
These are important questions to ask yourself and the answers are not as simple as they would appear to an individual that just falls in love with a breed, or a specific american bully dog puppy. If you are just getting the puppy for a pet, it may matter less in regards to gender, but here are some variables to think about in the pet market.
Starting with the male, if your plan is to just add a family member and you have decided on a boy here’s some issues to prepare for. A single male is relatively simple enough after all a lot of famous dogs are boys. They look more impressive, generally are bigger and who doesn’t like a bouncing boy!
Well of course with males they are leg lifters, meaning that their aim or lack thereof will murder plants, but leave your lawn looking safe and green. If house training goes bad, be prepared to have your couches sprayed with the smell of urine laced potpourri that eliminates potential house guests!
American bully dog males can also grow up to become tyrants when it comes to encounters with other males. They often go through a few phases of dominance that make trips to dog parks into trips into hell. They can be stubborn in bully breeds and of the two genders males are more likely to be wanderers in search of love. Training is easy with some and a nightmare with others! Of the two sexes, males are rumored to be harder to train overall however! The testosterone associated with strange dogs is another issue you may face.
The positives of an american bully dog male are they tend to be playful, they don’t have heat cycles so the 6 month cycle is eliminated. They tend to enjoy being around their owners. In the event you show your dog or compete, you will have a dog that is more impressive, and the ability to dominate the Bully show ring is easier accomplished with a male than a female.
The overall impressiveness is also attractive for individuals that like to walk a dog that will deter shady individuals from approaching them with bad intentions. The fact that if you are looking to stud your male the process is far less intrusive on your family than having a litter of pups. The positives of a male usually can outweigh the negatives, but it comes down to your level of patience, and how you plan on containing your bodacious boy american bully dog when you aren’t at home. Of course a lot of the gender issues are curbed when individual dogs are neutered.
Now in purchasing a gorgeous girl american bully dog. The main deterrent is the heat cycle every six months. The diaper wearing twenty-one days of the experiencing of Mother Nature. White carpets? Perhaps a male will be better. Aside from the obvious heat cycle, females are devastating on your beautifully landscaped,Bermuda, sodded lawn.
No leg hiking, but the dead yellow grass circles that resemble crop circles from above are less than appealing for your home owners association. The constant stray males that hang out around your home is a little more than a nuisance as well. The stray males will be a welcome issue to have in comparison to the nightmare situation that comes from having an intact male in your home during that time period.
Believe it or not, american bully dog females can be more protective. Call it a motherly instinct, but several female supporters will attest to the fact that their females protect the family more readily than their males. Female Bully breeds are not always very tolerant of other females and due to the pestering of males, females can be a bit snappy with the opposite sex. Then their is the beauty of birth, nesting and placenta, oh joy. As with the males fixing your female does alleviate some of the issues described above.
The positives of owning a female, well the list is a powerful one and the attributes are great ones. They tend to be loving, known to curl up with, or near their owners around the house. Trainers have argued that a female of almost any breed is easier to train. In bully breeds perhaps it’s the less distractions running through their heads!
Loyalty that challenges Lassie are often bestowed upon young females and as they age the break down of the body is less noticeable as in their male counterparts. The miracle of birth is on both lists, positive and negative, almost every child dreams of playing with a yard full of puppies. The female is the carrier of life (just in case you didn’t know). This ability almost throws them over the top! The female Bully although not large would still serve as a detractor to crime and would serve the task just as well as a male.
So in the end the choice is yours, but be aware that this decision will be with you for the next twelve to fifteen years hopefully. If you plan on bringing in another american bully dog in that time the idea tip is to bring in a Bully of the opposite gender.
Two males, or two females can be quite disastrous for the novice dog owner. The fights between two rival dogs, or two bitches that can’t stand each other is a bloody expensive affair in any household. So think which will work best for you, a starter american bully dog can be great regardless of gender, but your preference between Lassie, or Old Yeller is a decision that only you can determine. In the end the best fit, is the fit that fits your family nucleus! Happy puppy searching!