When speaking to a breeder for the first time, a home may feel they need to be specific about what they are seeking and can often approach a breeder with a fixed idea of the dog they are seeking and whether the future pup is to be male or female.
When deciding on the sex of their dream dog, I have had homes come up with the following reasons why;
I can only think of boys names.
I have two female cats, so a male puppy would even it out.
There are three male humans in my house so I want a girl puppy.
I want a girl because I want to buy pretty pink collars and leads.
Just stop !
Whenever someone tells me what sex puppy they want, I ignore them.
I am the experienced breeder with almost 15years of living and breathing Labradoodles. I know my lines, I know my dogs, I know their temperaments.
Unless a home has an existing dog that may influence the gender requirement, then your desire for a male or female is of absolutely no interest to me.
For me it is all about the temperament and suitability to the new home.
I'll say that again...
Temperament is more important than the sex of a puppy.
Temperament is more important than the collar colour you choose.
Temperament fit is more important than the sex ratio of the cats, hamsters, gerbil, fish or people in your home.