Interesting. I had three male kitties, one of them passed away last feb. They all don't really use their claws to smack or whatever but two females I adopted last dec (2011) they both are female and did use their claws and smack etc. but we are teaching them not to bit or smack but one of them get better and the other one is better. interesting about male and female kitties.At first when they moved in, our dog was just curious and knew we are welcoming the kitties into the family so he was checking them out and we told him be good... so we trained him to be easy with the kitties until they get big enough, ya know. He didn't complain... but the female kitten didn't like any dog including him.. so she likes to hiss or growl like a dog at him causing trouble.. making him want to get back at her by growling and chasing her where ever she goes. Still do... tried to teach him but now been scolding her to cut it out, she has been cutting down some... but ya know they are only 8 months old... still learning. The male kitties and our dog does get along just fine. On some days, they play together... because the male kitties doesn't use their claws.. the female kitten does.