Is my dog gay?

A female dog in season can elicit quirky behaviors from intact males.

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Q. Our female dog is currently in heat and our unaltered male Labrador Retriever has been more interested in our unaltered male Chihuahua then in her! We are planning to get both our female and our male Lab spayed and neutered but until then, we are wondering why our dog has suddenly switched sides. Hope you can shed some light on this!

A. It might seem quirky, but it's quite normal for intact male dogs, especially young, inexperienced ones, to do this kind of thing when a female dog is in season. The female's season lasts for several weeks, but during that time there are only a few days when she'll allow a male to breed with her. Her scent during the whole period will excite any nearby males, sometimes even neutered males, and they'll try to court the female. If she's not ready to be interested in their advances yet, she'll rebuff them with a snarl or a nip. Males will then try to work off their hormonal urges by “playing” the mating dance with another dog, even another male if that's all who's available.

After you get your female spayed and your Lab neutered, this hormone-frenzy won't happen any more. It's possible, though, that your Lab might continue to try and mount your Chihuahua, either in play or as a bossy gesture. If that behavior doesn't seem to upset your Chi, you can stay out of it and they'll work out their own relationship. If the Lab persists after the Chi tells him to quit, give the little guy some support by calmly intervening. Put the dogs in their crates or in separate rooms for about 20 minutes, until they both calm down. Then you can let them be together again, with you monitoring for 10 minutes or so, to be sure the Lab won't start picking on the Chi again.


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Rev.Daniel Merkaldor   Arcola, Mississippi

1/4/2013 8:16:49 AM

If your dog is displaying "same-sex" attractions,then he or she is gay and possessed by the devil.Oh yes...the only real solution is to put the animal to sleep.It's in the Bible,and scripture clearly indicates that same-sex aroused animals be destroyed.They are considered perverse and sinister in the eyes of Almighty GOD.On Noah's Ark,all "gay" animals were thrown overboard in the flood waters.They were useless,and could not pro-create.Therefore,deemed vile and not welcome in the kindom of GOD.I should know,as I am an ordained minister and obedient christian.As for humans. "Conversion-Therapy" should be explored.We do it in our church-and it works !

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Rev.Daniel Merkaldor   Arcola, Mississippi

1/4/2013 8:09:57 AM

If your dog is displaying "same-sex" attractions,then he or she is gay and possessed by the devil.Oh yes...the only real solution is to put the animal to sleep.It's in the Bible,and scripture clearly indicates that same-sex aroused animals be destroyed.They are considered perverse and sinister in the eyes of Almighty GOD.On Noah's Ark,all "gay" animals were thrown overboard in the flood waters.They were useless,and could not pro-create.Therefore,deemed vile and not welcome in the kindom of GOD.I should know,as I am an ordained minister and obedient christian.As for humans. "Conversion-Therapy" should be explored.We do it in our church-and it works !

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Michael Dyno   Groveville, New Jersey

12/24/2012 7:04:20 AM

My Doberman Boris is gay ! Oh yes...he is a magnificent specimen and is only attracted to other male dogs. Big deal ? I am really not interested much in the sexual proclivities of my beloved pet dog.He only reponds to other male dogs,and basically ignores female ones.Isn't this a good thing? With so many unwanted animals breeding,a gay dog does not need to be "fixed" ! I think people that are judgemental and not accepting of gays are "DISTURB,ED" on some level.On this issue,it's their problem,and NOT the problem of same-sex attracted people in society.So, Boris is just fine as he is ! He does not need canine conversion therapy to make him a good hetereosexual dog,as these twisted kooks would advocate for people.-STOP IT !!!!!

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Hildegaard   Fairbanks, Alaska

12/24/2012 6:53:38 AM

Homosexual animals exist in nature-just like in humans.It is a normal and natural variant in sexuality of many species.Albeit,a minority one.It has been proven that a segment of the human population is exclusively homosexual (c. 4%).Add in the bi-sexual factor,and you reach,i.e. (c. 9%).Also,configure those that may be casually homosexual or bi-sexual,and others yet that are "curious",and the percentage goes up to say: (c. 33%).Human sexuality is complex and diverse.Therefore,it is what it is...live with it and celebrate it ! It's no longer the 1950's stiffled mentality...move on !

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