Hello everyone! It has been some time since I have posted so sorry for the long absence! I have a question that I am very excited to ask and hope to have my mind eased with your responses. So, we currently have 1 adult male boxer (Wrigley). Well recently Wrigley and my brothers female (Lexi) had puppies that are now 4 weeks old and my wife and I have had plans to keep one of the puppies as our newest family member! We have yet to decide on a male or female though. HOWEVER, my wife and I have recently found out we are expecting our first child! Here lies my dilemma though, Wrigley is 4 and will be 5 by the time baby arrives, he has always been amazing with children of all ages and was well socialized as a puppy and beyond around the nieces and nephews from 12 months-5 yrs old and above. My wife and I have had our hearts set on one of these pups, we have it down to 2, a male or female at this time. By the time the baby arrives the newest puppy will be about 11-12 months old and will leave us with Wrigley at 5, the puppy at 1 year and our newborn. Are we getting in over our heads with a new puppy right now? I don’t want to think we are but we have not been able to pick between the male and female as we have only had the male and I want to know what to expect with the sex of the dog. Now with the baby in the picture I am starting to think a puppy is not right at this time. If we were to move forward with a puppy, those with experience would a male be better suited for a new born as they are more laid back and tolerant usually rather than a female or would a female be better due to the “mothering” instincts? I’m torn and could use any experiences and thoughts! Thanks everyone!