Many people feel that a female will make better pets than a male. This conclusion is usually based upon inaccurate information. We will take some of the common misconceptions of male and female behavior. In discussing these differences we will be speaking in terms of generalizations. These generalizations of female and male traits are like that of generalizations of female and male human traits. For every generalization there are always exceptions.
Female are sweeter and more affectionate that males... Males are usually more affectionate, exuberant, and attentive as compared to females. They seek your attention and are very attached to their people. They also tend to be more steadfast, reliable, and less moody. They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, and take quicker to children. When we have company we invariably have to put the females in another room until the company leaves. The female may be less likely to wage a dominance battle with you, but she can be cunning and resourceful in getting her own way. She is much more prone to mood swings. One day she may be sweet and affectionate the next day reserved and withdrawn or even grumpy. (Sounds just like human females.) Most females will usually come to you for attention, but as soon as she has had enough, she will move away. Males are always waiting for your attention and close by.
Females are more docile as compared to males.
In the dog pack framework, females usually rule the roost. Therefore they determine pecking order, and compete to maintain and/or alter that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territorial than their male counterparts. Most fights will usually break out between two females.
Females are easier to train than males.
Because females are, more independent, stubborn, territorial and males are easily motivated by praise, and are very eager to please, training a male can be easier than training a female. However, a male can be easily distracted during training, as they just want to get to playtime!
Females don’t display alpha behaviors such as “humping” and/or “marking”.
Females are much more intent upon exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behaviors such as humping and in fighting. Just as males will urinate on top of where another animal has, so as to mark, the female will follow this same pattern. Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as humping, or marking or lifting their leg. Males that are neutered at an early age usually don't ever raise their leg to urinate.
Some of the behavioral traits that we have discussed above are a result of having multiple dogs. In a household that only has one pet may never experience these behaviors.
In our opinion, females don’t make better pets than males nor do males make better pets than females. Also sometimes people want a female so they can 'doll' them up with ribbons and bows, but you must understand that no dog likes to be dressed up! One has to understand the differences and decide which sex better suits their lifestyle.
The other factor one should take into account is that males tend to bond to the woman in the household and females bond to the man in the household.
Yorkiepoos are so sweet natured and if you choose to have more than one, then I would highly suggest getting opposite sexes because at times the same sex won't get along. That's the main reason that the girls who don't get along well with each other are in seperate pens.