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Ok, for those of you who own or have owned multiple toys, are there basic temperament differences? I know of course they are little furry individuals too, but any observations are helpful.
I was thinking female but now I'm thinking that I shouldn't eliminate a male out of hand. With small litters, it's not as though there are 13 to choose from or some crazy thing. I know there will be a small litter and I'll be lucky to get one.

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Temperament is different in each puppy. Ask the breeder...which one is the alpha, who is in the middle, and who is the most timid. Best to pick the Middle one. i had a breeder say let me pick your puppy after she found out our daughter was bit bad by one of our dogs. She picked the perfect puppy for us. Breeder should know temperaments of each one. or at least have a good idea. We like females, other people prefer males. It is up to you on sex. But if you are open then temperament is the most important.
 

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I think its completely on the individual and the breeder will know best. I have a spayed female that’s hilarious, independent, bossy and even marks territory; and a goofy, pretty, velcro-dog, drama queen male
 

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I’ve always been told boy dogs are more cuddly, but honestly I think it just depends on the dog. They all have their own personalities.
 

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I wonder how many times toy poodle owners get to pick a puppy as the litters are small.
Also as far as males go do you have more marking issues?
 

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You stumbled on an older thread, I can however answer the I have 6 girls one boy, 6 were toys one a mini.
My 7th poodle Leonard is a toy boy, the answer is it's all in the training, I have rolled back the earned liberty of having full access to my home, I tethered to me. It took a bit and good cleaning. It is best not to allow them to start.
 

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My male is a mini rather than a toy so there could be differences but in general he has been good regarding marking even though he is intact. He tried marking indoors when he reached 6 months. After a couple tries and corrections, he never tried in our home again. He did go through a period where I could not trust him in places like Petco where there were definitely marks from other dogs. But consistent training and watching has generally resolved that issue. These days he is fine to take in Petco but I do still watch him like a hawk. The key is to watch the way they are sniffing. You can tell when it's the wrong kind of sniffing and you correct before they even start to lift a leg. If we go to a friend's house with another male dog, I do need to watch closely as any smells of pee in the house are likely to set both dogs to marking in each others' presence. But I know both sexes that will do that. I have found that any introduction to a new indoor space should be accompanied by very close watch while they inspect it so you can correct any ideas about marking. Both males and females will mark though. Mine absolutely loves to mark outdoors which I allow as long as surfaces are appropriate.
 
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