So a little backstory....first we got Kodi...he is a dream dog. Perfect in every way, except he sheds year round haha. But that can be overlooked. We fell in love with the breed and decided to get another, and everything we read said the best dynamic would be a male and a female. We got a little female named Riley when Kodi was about a year old...she was spunky as can be, and tiny....she never got over 22lbs. She was very "in your face" and demanding for attention. She was potty trained, but when I had my daughter she started peeing/pooping in the house every day. We had a dog trainer come out and teach us how to train her...basically they told us things we already knew, and they couldn't even get her to do basic obedience stuff. She was just downright defiant. She also was constantly trying to dominate our male, and they'd get into fights frequently as she got older. Well, we put up with this for about a year after my daughter was born, and though we'd never dream of just getting "rid of" a dog, it just so happened that my Father in law's wife died and he came to visit us...while he was here he met Riley for the first time and fell in love. She listened to him, and he is the only person she EVER listened to. We knew it was the right thing, so we let him take her. We still consider her "ours" and since he is an older man we asked that if anything ever happened where he couldn't keep her that we wanted her back.
Anyway...fast forward a year...my husband and I have been missing having 2 dogs, but we wanted to avoid another situation like before...we decided that the only way that it would work out is if we could possibly find another male with the same sweet, laid back personality that Kodi has. A few days ago on craigslist we found an ad for a 7 month old male corgi. We were wary at first because it is craigslist, but we scheduled a meeting and Shortee has had our heart ever since. He is the personality twin of Kodi, which is what we wanted, and we stil get our "puppy" but he's already house broken and crate trained which is soo nice! They get along SO well and are not having any dominance issues at all. He also came from a reputable breeder and we saw pics of the parents and have the registration papers. It is so rare to come across such a dog for free on craigslist! IT was totally meant to be! The owner said he picked us since we already have a corgi and we told him we are "corgi" people :)
Anyway, so I am wondering, have you all noticed such a marked difference between males and females? They almost feel like different breeds...my female was sooo prey driven and neurotic and high strung, and the males seem as laid back and couch potato like as they come. I don't think I ever want to own another female now. Was my female just not typical?
Does anyone else agree that 2 males is a better dynamic together vs male and female? I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts!