If you were to ever see your dog mounting other male dogs, the first thing that’ll come to mind and the first few question you’re going to ask yourself instinctively are “Is my dog gay? Can dogs be gay? Is there really such a thing as a gay dog? If not, then why is my dog mounting another male dog?”.
This is one of the subjects that’s not often talked about within the community of dog owners among one another, but is one of the most commonly asked and searched questions on the internet in regards to dogs and pets alike, much thanks to the anonymity factor involved in the online world as opposed to the offline one.
This can all be confusing and a little hard for you to grasp at first, which is why we’re here to set the record straight about this issue and clear up everything you need to know about it.
Can Dogs Be Gay? Is There Really Such A Thing As A Gay Dog?
First of all, the subject of gay dogs is one where huge controversy is involved, with one side of the debate arguing that gay dogs do in fact exist while the other side arguing that such a thing does not exist, never has and never will.
Unfortunately, not enough scientific research has been conducted about this subject in order to come up with a definite and accurate answer to this question, and there is no scientific data to this date that drives anyone to firmly conclude whether or not there is such a thing as a gay dog.
The fact of the matter is that you could go and ask the most experienced and knowledgeable of experts in the field right now, you’re not going to be getting an accurate answer from them, regardless of what their answer may be.
Whether your veterinarian or any other expert in the field gives you a “yes” or a “no” as an answer for this question, the fact remains that it isn’t necessarily true, even they aren’t 100% sure of their answer and no one to this date can be exactly sure about this.
What’s Your Explanation For My Male Dog Humping Other Male Dogs Then?
“So”, you may ask, “if there still hasn’t been enough scientific research done and data existing about this subject in order to give a definitive and clear answer, then how else can you explain my male dog humping other male dogs?”.
Well, as a matter of fact, dogs of the same sex tend to “hump” one another and do all sorts of weird stuff together all the time that gets interpreted as homosexual behavior, this is just one aspect of their curious personality that likes to discover and experiment with anything they get the chance to explore.
Just ask your veterinarian about whether or not such behavior (same-sex humping) is common, and they’ll reassure you that it’s much more common than you think.
So, your dog may very well in fact be participating in activities we deem to be homosexual when humping other male dogs, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that your dog is doing it from a homosexual nature.
So, My Dog That Likes To Hump Other Dogs From The Same Sex Isn’t Gay?
No, that’s not what we’re trying to say.
What we’re trying to make clear here is that just because your dog likes to mount other dogs from the same sex doesn’t necessarily mean that your dog is a homosexual dog.
This may very well be the case, and this may not be the case – till this day, science isn’t able to tell precisely which of the two is true.
Homosexual behavior is and has been observed in all kinds of animals alike for hundreds of years, and there’s no type of animal out there capable of having sexual relationships that hasn’t exhibited homosexual behavior.
It’s just that science isn’t yet able to determine what exactly is prompting this homosexual behavior, whether it’s because the animal is homosexual himself or whether there’s another underlying reason causing such actions without the animal being gay.
Should I Spay And Neuter My Dog If He’s Engaging In “Homosexual” Activities?
The short answer to this question is no, except if there’s a valid medical reason you should do this for.
If your dog is mounting other male dogs or they’re humping one another, it could all be for fun, games and just for entertainment’s sake for all we know, or it could be something more than that that’s going on in our dog’s brains.
The fact of the matter is that we don’t really know, and by the looks of it, it’s going to be a fairly long time before we get a definitive answer about this.
So, unless there’s a medical reason determined by your veterinarian for you to spay and neuter your dog so they stop humping/mounting other male dogs, then don’t do so, as your dog isn’t causing any harm and there’s no real reason to have that happen.
Conclusion On The Issue Of “Gay Dogs”
So, to sum this topic up, and regardless of which side of the debate you’re on – whether you’re a firm believer of the concept that gay dogs do indeed exist (and gay animals exist in general) and you’re pro allowing them to live life by their own rules, or you’re a firm believer of the concept that gay dogs do not exist and their sexual behavior preference should solely remain focused on the opposite sex, it makes no real difference in the end.
Some people out there will tell you that dogs can in fact be homosexual, others will tell you that there’s no way they can ever be so, and even others will tell you that dogs are bisexual in nature.
Whichever is true doesn’t really matter if it’s not affecting any breeding purposes you’ve been planning to do with your dog, and as long as it’s not affecting your dog’s health and they’re not affecting any other dog’s health with such actions.
In fact, if you were to want to correct your dog’s behavior and prevent them from mounting/humping other male dogs, that should be from the principle of good behavior and preventing foul play, as many male dogs like to hump/mount other male dogs as nothing more than an “i can do whatever I want and get away with it” kind of attitude because they’re looking to show off how powerful they are and assert their dominance over other dogs they come across.
Such type of behavior is most commonly noticed in dog parks where many dogs come into contact with each other for the first time ever, and your dog may want to assert their “dominance” because of the exceptionally strong personality they have.
And the best way they see that they’re able to do that is by humping/mounting another male dog that doesn’t retaliate because of fear.
It isn’t necessarily only humping/mounting we’re talking about here, your dog could establish physical contact with the other dog in all sorts of ways that you may recognize as being homosexual acts, but all your dog may be actually doing is establishing dominance and an “upper hand” on the other dog they’re doing this to.