Dog Breed Gender StereotypesFluffy, little, or lithe, sleek-looking dogs are more readily assumed to be female and large, beefy, muscular, or athletic-looking dogs are more readily assumed to be male. Some breeds of dog are more readily assumed to be female than others, particularly if they're delicately-built, have long, flowing, feathery hair, or are elaborately groomed. Sometimes, dog breed gender stereotypes are based on famous movie or television dogs that share the breed. Sometimes, dogs belonging to a given breed who are the opposite gender of the gender their breed is usually stereotyped as. These should be listed as aversions or, if they they portray the breed stereotypes otherwise, as subversions.
Breed Gender Stereotype Examples:
Stereotyped as FemalePoodles (whether standard, miniature, or toy)
Stereotyped as MaleSaint Bernards