Yes, yes, yes! Boy are sweeter than sugar, with kisses like wine, oh they're so fine...
Absolutely my experience! Mine's a total love sponge, off the chart affectionate. Nothing whatsoever against the girls, I love them too. Chagall is our first male, and the start of a male dynasty for us.
Just be nice.
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I always had male dogs, and I have always heard that they were more affectionate than females, generally speaking. When I got my female toy poodle, I did not expect her to be very loving. She is a little girl who loves to ruin expectations. I have NEVER owned a dog that is so caring, loving and devoted as she is!
I have always heard that females love you, but males are in love with you
"I know that dogs are pack animals, but it is difficult to imagine a pack of standard poodles ... and if there was such a thing as a pack of standard poodles, where would they rove to? Bloomingdale's? " --Yvonne Clifford, American actress
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I have ONLY had male poodles and they have all become "momma's boy" but, that's probably more ME than them. I do notice my friends who have female spoos -- the females seem to bond more with the husband so maybe that's the same with boy dogs bonding more with a female? Just a thought.
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Poodle Type: Standards, Solid Silver and Parti Silver
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Interesting! Both of my girls are sweet and affectionate, but neither of them actively seek it out. I have to initiate it. They also don't "cuddle" unless you ask them to and manipulate them into cuddling position. Sookie wants to be near me, in the same room where she can keep an eye on me, but doesn't care if she's next to me or making contact. Nova doesn't even care if she's in the same room, and tends to actually prefer to be by herself.
I kind of want a dog that loves to cuddle and seeks out affection. Maybe I should consider a male next time around? I just can't handle how boy spoos pee on their legs :\
Names of dogs: Holly, Iris and Wiz, Quincy and Journey
Poodle Type: Standard red and black
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Sigh...I am so with you! I love my boys so much and they love me back the same way. My girlies are sweet too, but it always feels like there is a bit of an agenda with the ladies. With the boys it is all about unconditional love, love, love!
Arreau Standard Poodles
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