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Other thant he obvious, is there a major difference between male and female goldens in general?

My first golden, Eddie, was extremely high strung. He was constantly bouncing off the walls, he'd run and swim and chase balls for hours on end and then want more. My second golden, Sassy, who we just lost was much more mellow. Don't get me wrong, she loved her walks and visits to the dog park, but she also loved laying on the driveway in the sun for hours on end or laying under the desk by my feet. She was very laid back, lazy dog who just didn't have a care in the world.

We are now considering a new golden. I loved Eddie, but I am 15 years older now and I'm not sure I can keep up with such a hyperactive dog again. Sassy, who was such a sweetheart was perfect.

Now I realize this isn't exactly a huge sample size and it doesn't really prove anything, which is why i'm asking here. Eddie is the only male golden i've known, however I've known several other female goldens, all of whom were more on the mellow side.

So my question is, are male goldens generally more hyperactive than females, or were those just the dogs I was dealt?
 

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My male is sweet, snuggly, and lovey. He is crazy with joy when he sees me (he now has some separation issues after being stolen and separated from me for a long time, and just recently coming home) but he is very calm and mellow once we greet and play some. He could walk all day, though.

My female is a wild child. Not hyper, but just playful, pushy, a strong personality. A quiet "no" stops my male in his tracks. A much firmer stance is needed with Holiday.

My Shepherd male is also a mellow, sweet, laid back snuggler, and so is my male Whippet.

I think girls are smarter and more stubborn, and are fun and playful.

I think boys are more cuddly and lovey and mellow.
 

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The real difference between the two genders is affection and goofiness. Males tend to be a lot more lovey-dovey and always want to be in your lap and do everything they can to please you. Females usually tend to be a bit more independent than males and can be a bit less goofy and generally a bit calmer. I love both males and females, bit I'll admit that I'm very partial to my boys. :bowl:
 

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I have 1 male that is a couch potato, the other one loves to play and retriever whatever, they both are lovely dovey. 1 of females is HIGH energy, lives her life to the fullest... always on the go and cant sit still, my other female is the "Boss". lovey, but not like the males.
 
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