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    Are there any significant differences between a boy and girl lab? Personality, temperament, etc?

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    All "differences" in temperament are a generalization. Temperament is all down to the individual. Some people will say that males are more aggressive and females are more independent. Sure, its true in some cases, but I've met aggressive females and independent males so you can't slap characteristics on each group.

    A much better way to access a pups temperament is to look at its parents. What are they like? YOU are the main influence for shaping your dogs personality but genetics also play a big part. Either way Labs should be friendly, outgoing dogs with no temperament faults unlike other breeds that are prone to aggression/dominance/etc.

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    In my opinion only, I have had 2 male labs and one female, I would say that males are more cuddly, females don't seem to 'need' you as much.* I also found that my female was easier to train due to concentrating more, but that just have been my particular one.* I would suggest that both get spayed/neutered, and ALL of mine have been totally MAD!!!


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    Are there any significant differences between a boy and girl lab? Personality, temperament, etc?
    NO!!
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    NO real differences...I personally PREFER males.
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    no diff. that I could say is significant but I just love my males...had a female once that was very clingly but havent had on since!
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    Personally I prefer males ;D
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    I think it is definitely a personal preference. I prefer females. Trickster is absolutely right. Parents' temperament as well as how the puppy behaves with you and its littermates is the best indication of temperament. Both males and females can be cuddly and loving, as well as more aloof and independent. The only differences are physical--male labs can often be altered later to allow more growth and filling out time. If you want to alter a female later, you will have to face the possibility of going through a heat.
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    In my experience (which isn't vast) I've found males to be more klingy, affectionate and loving. Females to be more independent, stubborn and dare I say smarter.

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