Ok so I dont have any little kids, and I didnt buy this. If you had a $10.00 purchase you got one free today at a local store that I shop at. So with that said, I got one. Isnt she cute. And yes its a she. My mom and dad use to have a white poodle for years that was named TRISHA, so of course this is the one that I picked and I will name her Tisha. I just got her, and have no idea what is in store for me on line, but Im gonna play around and check it out.