A neighbor was considering getting a new puppy and they were curious about the differences of a male vs. female Goldendoodle. Have had both male and female dogs over the years, it got me thinking about the similarities and differences. Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between male and female goldendoodles?
If so, this article is just for you!
Male vs. Female Goldendoodles: Is there a difference?
Yes, there is a difference between male and female Goldendoodles. While neither gender is better or worse than the other in any area of their life, there are a few small differences between the two.
These differences between male and female Goldendoodles relate to their physical growth concerning height and weight. It can also relate to how they look in appearance.
There is no difference in the temperament or nature and personality of male or female Goldendoodles. These qualities are related to the breed background’s genetics and quality breeding practices.
Character, nature, and personality are also as individual as each dog.
There is also the apparent difference between male and female Goldendoodles concerning reproduction and how they behave when going through these phases and hormonal changes.
If spay or neutered or not, male and female Goldendoodles can act differently when relating to the opposite gender and humans and others around them, including their puppies.
Females may naturally be more protective of their litter of puppies, and males may be more territorial in relation to other dogs of the same gender. There is no difference when training a male or female Goldendoodle. Both will train efficiently and effectively due to their high intelligence and eagerness to please.
Regarding Goldendoodles grooming, there is no difference between males and females. Regardless of gender, each dog will need much grooming to keep them looking good.
In Goldendoodle health, both male and female Goldendoodles can suffer an assortment of health issues, with some variances that are gender-specific and related to their reproductive health and organs. Most importantly, it is best to remember that each dog is unique regardless of gender.
Goldendoodles are unique hybrid dogs. In this dog grouping, we have the two genders of male and female. In each gender, each dog is unique and individual.
When comparing the male and female Goldendoodle to see if there are differences between the two genders, there are a few slight differences from one to the other.
These differences relate to the apparent physical state of growth and development. Male Goldendoodles are generally larger both in height and weight than female Goldendoodles. This doesn’t mean that there will never be a female Goldendoodle that isn’t bigger than a male, but that the chance is less likely.
Another small area where a difference can be seen between male and female Goldendoodles is their appearance. While both male and female Goldendoodles will look similar, there will be some slight differences in larger bones, bigger muscles, broader shoulders, and more oversized paws.
Again this doesn’t mean that there will never be a unique female that will be larger or bigger in these areas than a certain male Goldendoodle.
When we look at the personality, temperament, and nature of the Goldendoodle, there is no difference between gender. Both male and female Goldendoodles are friendly, loving, gentle, smart, and active.
There are noticeable differences between each gender regarding reproductions, hormones, and life cycles. These differences can be seen in both male and female Goldendoodles spayed, neutered or not.
Differences can be seen in how they respond to the litter of puppies and other dogs of the same gender or opposite gender.
When going through their youthful teenage phase, Males can mark a lot as they develop sexually. Females may become more protective of their litter of puppies, and males can sometimes be more territorial with dogs of the same gender.
These traits are natural and directly related to their specific genders; while they show a slight difference between the male and female Goldendoodles, it is only a little difference.
There is no difference between the male and female Goldendoodles when we examine health, intelligence, training, and grooming.
Regardless of gender, each dog can suffer health issues and accepts training well due to their high level of intelligence. They also have the same grooming issues related to their coat of hair.
There are some slight differences in the productive health and issues that can arise. These are natural and specifically related to their gender and the organs that come with that gender.
It is important to remember that each dog is unique and individual.
If there are very few differences between male and female Goldendoodles, how can one compare them?
With very few differences between male and female Goldendoodles, they should be compared individually when looking for specific traits and qualities in a furry companion.
Gender will not specifically matter unless it is related to welcoming them into a home that already has a dog of a specific gender. In this case, breeders can instruct and inform the best way to select a Goldendoodle.
If a potential pet parent wants a Goldendoodle that is of a specific size or has certain physical features, such as a robust and muscular body, then they can be compared for these attributes.
However, the comparison can be unfair since each dog has unique qualities and gifts. Sometimes it is better not to compare and select a dog that fits the pet parents’ needs and wants.
What is the difference between the male Goldendoodle than the female Goldendoodle in relationship to size?
The male Goldendoodle will always be larger than the female Goldendoodle related to height and weight.
The exact difference will depend significantly on the size of Goldendoodle a pet parent welcomes into their family.
There will only be a slight difference in weight and height for the miniature or medium-sized Goldendoodles that could even potentially go unnoticed.
The most significant difference is when it comes to the male and female standard-sized Goldendoodles. There can be substantial differences in weight and height in this size group. These differences can sometimes be as significant as close to thirty or forty pounds, the male being bigger.
What about male and female Goldendoodle puppies, are there differences?
Yes, there are differences between male and female Goldendoodle puppies, but these are only slight differences. These differences are again related to physical attributes of height, weight, and overall appearance.
If being male or female for a Goldendoodle isn’t so different, what makes them seem so unique from the other?
While there are not many differences between the male and female Goldendoodle, what can make them unique when compared to each other is their family and home environment.
The environment a Goldendoodle lives in, regardless of gender, directly impacts the dog they grow up to become. What a male or female Goldendoodle might experience in their home life affects how they act, what they do and don’t do and how they respond to their lives.
If their family and home environment is favorable, loving, all-inclusive, and welcoming, then a Goldendoodle will physically, mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally grow up and maintain positive character traits. If the Goldendoodle grows up in a negative, abusive or neglectful environment where their family doesn’t show them love, kindness, and care, they will reflect this.
It is important to remember that each dog is unique in all these qualities and how a Goldendoodle, whether male or female, will become is as individual as the life they live.
The only effective way to make this comparison would be to have both a male and a female Goldendoodle living in the same household and receiving the same treatment from the family. If comparing male and female Goldendoodles in this way, there may be some other slight differences related to gender.
This, however, can be hard to tell since each Goldendoodle is unique and individual. Comparing each dog to another, regardless of gender, allows us to know the individual dog better, where gender is only a small piece of the puzzle.
Is there any difference between male and female Goldendoodles concerning negative behaviors like barking, chewing, and scratching?
There is no difference between male and female Goldendoodles concerning negative behaviors like barking, chewing, or scratching. Gender doesn’t play a part in the behaviors of a dog, when it is related to house training and understanding what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. This is a part of their special nature and personality.
One male Goldendoodle may respond to a situation one way, with a female responding the same. Another male Goldendoodle in that same situation may not respond the same.
Each dog is an individual, uniquely their own, with gender only playing a small part in that equation. How they respond to the world around them, whether positive or negative, is a direct reflection of who they are, not their gender.
Gender, whether male or female, may show slight differences in Goldendoodles but can never fully reveal the individual dog.
While comparisons can be significant in many areas of life, when one looks at a dog, one can never fully express the dog’s true nature, personality, and uniqueness!