Not having owned a dog from 1977-2022, I don’t know much about dogs. But one thing I noticed at the dog park is that dog owners these days are extremely sensitive about getting your dog’s pronouns right. They are always apologizing for calling your dog by the wrong pronouns. Yet, I’ve never met any dog owner who thinks his or her dog is a different sex than what he or she was Assigned at Birth.
And all this is rather weird because dogs don’t seem all that gender specific. My wife is rather disappointed that our girl dog isn’t very girly. She’s just extremely doggy.
When I was a kid, dogs, whatever their sex, struck me as vaguely masculine and cats seemed vaguely feminine. And I haven’t seen much reason to change my mind.