I never really believed those who said male dogs are more affectionate than females. M&J are so affectionate, especially Mitzi, they usually are right at my side. But after Bruno, I must agree that the males are real lover boys. Bruno always has to be touching me. He owns my lap; M&J never have a chance to sit on my lap any more. His recall off leash is 100%, I never worry about where he is. He seems to always want to please me. If the girls don't come when I call them, he rounds them up like he's a Border Collie.