There are many, many fine bitches running all the venues that you listed and field trials.In your opinion which one does better in venues like SRS, HRC grand and Master National.
I think generally a female learns quicker and the bigger males may be slower to mature. A maley bitch at her peak can beat the boys. The problem is not all of them are like that and many are hormonal or their heats get in the way. I don't have too much patience with the "I'm having a bad hair day" ones. Sometimes I think the men get along with bitches better. I know I like the boys and I have more patience with them.My experience with females and I have trained many, they learn quickly, have a strong sense of loyalty, you have to make then feel like they are the most important thing in your life
Not sure if I think females are smarter. I do agree they seem to mature quicker and progress through training a little faster initially, and yes, they can be a challenge, but the boys soon catch up. In all fairness it depends on the dog, breeding, training...but my males are all business in the field once they develop. I also have males that are real "thinkers" but independent. I really think my females perform and hunt for me or to please as you said. Whereas my males appear to do it for themselves!Training wise (personal observation), Initially girls progress much faster than the boys, then the boys catch up. Usually around 1-1.5 year of age. When girls start to go into season, and hormones, start entering the equation. Some trainers do better with one sex than another. Still it is much easier to campaign and run male dogs, just from the stand point that you don't lose a 1mt of running for every 7. I personally think females are smarter, they are more challenging to train, they just get things quicker. Of course they have they're own mind about doing those things, where-as the boys go out of their way to please .
That's my boy! Hate to admit it but you've hooked me on the Choc dogs!Depends on if they are black or chocolate....:wink:
Great write up, I enjoyed reading it and I agree 100%.There are many, many fine bitches running all the venues that you listed and field trials.
My experience with females and I have trained many, they learn quickly, have a strong sense of loyalty, you have to make then feel like they are the most important thing in your life, of course much like males depends on the breeding. As far as season go, I have had some that went as long as 23 months between and others like clockwork 6 plus months at a time. The best I have owned were "maley" types cock thier legs like a male, walk as they unrinate, scratch the ground etc. I owned and trained one alpha bitch (not considered maley) she was the ruler of the roost........ There are many out there that have been spayed and people run them because of the quality of the animal, not the gender. Some of these have gone on the the National level. As far as training the nicest FC/AFC I ever owned
would get really good just before she came in season. Others are just plain nuts when they come in and really get good as they come out, go figure. They can be unforgiving sometimes and you have work through it. My personal opinion is find the best breeding you can find, consider the gender, close your eyes and pick a pup. Please don't come up or buy into the concept if "she doesn't work out I can always breed her" there aren't too many old time brood bitches around that throw anything. Most of the good ones have done "something" and have titles of sorts no matter what venue.