Why does female yorkie lift her leg and mark territory like a male?

Daisy is a seven year old yorkie and the only female dog in the house. She sometimes pees like a female, but she will also lift her leg and urinate like the males. She is the oldest dog in the house by several years, so she didn't learn this from the others when she was a pup.

Asked by Daisy on Jan 2nd 2009 in Behavior & Training
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Usually in a dog pack there is a dominant male and a dominant female and that is just understood. If she marks like a male sometimes our guess is she is just showing her dominance to the other dogs.

Tiberius answered on 1/2/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I have an adopted female Boston and a male Dandi. Boston was raised with only males and is with only males in our neighborhood. My feeling is that she does it because she has never seen a female squat.

Member 139093 answered on 1/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer