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Answers to what owners need to know about male vs female Pomeranian dogs. Which is the best choice for my family? Should I purchase a Pomeranian girl vs Boy Pomeranian Puppy? Are male or female Pomeranians better?

Prospective Pomeranian owners often ask about the advantages and any disadvantages to owning a male  or female Pomeranian. People who already have a Pom generally query,  if it is best to purchase a boy puppy for my male or if the better choice is to introduce a Pom of the opposite sex to ensure harmony within the home.

Female Pomeranian Temperament

Puppy purchasers seem to believe that a female Pomeranian puppy will be the best choice. Most enquiries for pet Pomeranian Puppies are for a sweet little girl puppy. This is probably true of enquiries for most toy breeds of dogs, in stark contrast to the larger breeds of dog, where enquiries are usually for Male Puppies. With the largest and most “macho” boy puppy in the litter sold first.

Would be Puppy buyers seem to have this idea that little girl Pomeranians are, sweet, docile, attentive, obedient and easier to house train than male Pomeranian Puppies. In reality this is a myth.

Pomeranian Females usually rule the roost, determine pecking order and can be very dominant.

Girl Pomeranians can be very independent, aloof, stubborn and very territorial. Female Pomeranians like to exercise there dominance over family members. Most fights in a kennel situation will break out between two girls fighting for dominance. There is a reason people utilize the technical term “bitch” in a negative way.

Female Pomeranians will usually come for attention, and when she has had enough, she will move away. While Boy Pomeranians are always waiting on attention from their human family. Female Pomeranian puppies are usually less distracted during training, as the Girl Pomeranian will want to get this training thing, over and done with so, she can get back up onto the comfy sofa. A Female Pom dog can be quite resourceful in getting her own way. 

Owing a girl Pom dog who has not been desexed can be a hassle during the period when she is in heat. 

Male Pomeranian Temperament

Boy Poms can be very fun loving, act silly-like and will want to play games well into old-age.

Male Pomeranians on the other hand are usually more affectionate, exuberant, steadfast, less moody, attentive and more demanding of attention from their human family. Male Pomeranians become very attached to their human family.

Boy Pomeranians are more accepting of other pets. Boy Poms are in most instances easily motivated by praise and food, thus making training easier. Male Pomeranians can be easily distracted from training as they retain puppy like behavior all through there life.

Neutered Boy Pomeranians rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as “humping”.or “marking”. Once the testosterone levels settle after desexing, most of these behaviors ( if they ever existed) will disappear. Boy Pomeranians should be neutered early at around 4 to 6 months of age.

The cost of desexing a male Pomeranian is usually around half the cost of desexing a Female Pomeranian.

Unless you intend breeding and exhibiting Pomeranians you should not be planning litters.

Boy Pomeranian vs Puppy Girl Training

House training a Boy or Girl Pom is exactly the same. An untrained or badly trained girl Pomeranian, will just as quickly back up to an item in your home and pee on it.

Male vs Female Pomeranian Gender Grooming Issues

There is absolutely no significant grooming difference between desexed boy and girl Pomeranians. Unspayed girl Poms generally have a heavy coat shed a couple of months following a season. Be prepared for plenty of brushing during this period to remove coat as it sheds

Pomeranian Male vs Female Health Issues

Females :  Entire girl Poms are typically in danger of developing mammary gland and uterine cancers.

Males: A greater likelihood is present of prostate and testicular cancers in undesexed boy Poms.

The possibilty of these cancers is greatly decreased after desexing.

Same Sex Pomeranian Puppy vs Opposite Sex Puppy in a Multiple Pom Family

The query regarding girl VS boy Pom pops up probably the most with people who  already have a Pomeranian.  Many owners want to purchase another puppy because of a real love for the breed, or in the case of working Pomeranian parents having two to keep each other company is considered a solution to relieve any loneliness and prevent seperation anxiety.

What If The Dogs Don’t Bond? 

Would it be advisable to maintain the gender the same?  Would the opposite sexes be more compatible?

As a Pomeranian owner for many decades, I would personally endorse opposite sex Pomeranians for complete home harmony.  Two boy Poms would certainly be my second preference. Male Pomeranians typically grow to become best buddies in a short time frame.  In an ideal household there shouldn’t be any dominance issues,  the leader of this pack is always their human parent. 

Older Poms usually require additonal time to get accustomed to living with an lively young Pomeranian puppy.  The senior Pom may need his own personal space away from the youngster on occasions.

Which Sex Puppy is Considered the Easiest to Acquire and Why? 

Girl Pom Puppies tend to be often scarce and in high demand.  The correct size Pomeranians. i.e. Pomeranians bred to the Pomeranian breed Standard only have very small litters. One to three puppies being the norm. Most often there is more boy puppies in each litter.

Registered Pomeranian Breeders breed mainly to produce show Pomeranians and if there is a girl in the litter, that puppy will often be the puppy retained by the Breeder of the Pomeranian litter. So quality girl Pomeranian Puppies are rarely available as pets. 

Elsewhere on this site I have a section on how and where to purchase a Pomeranian Puppy, this section has a list of important questions to ask the Pomeranian Breeder.

Final Thoughts on Whether a Pomeranian Male or Female is Best

Pomeranians are acknowledged as being incredibily loving towards other dogs. Adding a Pom sibling to your family frequently assists anxiety concerns, although this ought not be the sole purpose of acquiring another dog.

Before you decide on a Girl or Boy Pomeranian Puppy give a lot of thought to the issues I have mentioned in this article.

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References and Further Reading:
[1] Denise Leo “The Pomeranian Handbook”.
[2] Denise Leo “Training Your Pomeranian ”.

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