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Old 07-19-2005, 02:39 PM
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Default can u show a dog after it was spayed

I know u obviously can't after neutering a male but what about spaying a female...can u still show the dog? I'm almost certain that u can't but just asking.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:46 PM
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No the only altering you can do would be say ears or tail if it is part of what is acceptable for the breed. All show dogs must be able to be breed. It doesn't toally make sense to me but my husband used to show and breed dogs and when I started talking about it he went off a bit so I just never asked about it again. Not like he was mad but I guess it's a breeder'show person thing and I just didn't get it. I'm more of a mutt, rescue, ntr and spay type, but we get along so alls good.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:56 PM
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The reason you can't is because the whole purpose of showing is to prove that your "speciman" is a great representation of the breed and thereby is worthy to be bred since s/he has great possibilities to produce conformationally sound offspring.

At some shows there are categories specifically for altered dogs but if I have it right they don't count for points or anything, it's more just for fun and bragging rights LOL
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:59 PM
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That was mostly what my husband said but he just kept going and going and I just started to toon him out, HEHE. Just don't tell him I said that. Ha.
Thanks for the additional info OC!
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:03 PM
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SORRY but you guys are wrong you can show a dog after it has been alterd male or female not in conformation but you can always participate in obedience, agility, flyball etc.... plus these are funner than conformation you get to interact with your dog and have alot of fun you can find alot of information on USDAA's website about agility or look in the phone book to contact your local dog club to find out what they offer
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:46 PM
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SORRY but you guys are wrong you can show a dog after it has been alterd male or female not in conformation but you can always participate in obedience, agility, flyball etc.... plus these are funner than conformation you get to interact with your dog and have alot of fun you can find alot of information on USDAA's website about agility or look in the phone book to contact your local dog club to find out what they offer
Im pretty sure he meant conformation
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:10 PM
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Oh yes you can compete in pretty much any other competition with altered dogs (I myself compete in dogsledding and usually 2 out of the 3 dogs I run are altered) but in this case I was talking about conformation showing Sorry I should have specified myself
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:40 PM
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You can't neuter a show dog? I never knew that!
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:50 PM
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You can't neuter a show dog? I never knew that!
Nope, like it was said earlier, the whole purpose of the conformation show ring is to show your "breeding stock" to a judge. If a conformation show dog was altered (spayed/neutered) that would defeat the purpose.

Once a dog retires from the show ring and/or breeding program then they should of course be spayed or neutered.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:52 PM
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Nope, like it was said earlier, the whole purpose of the conformation show ring is to show your "breeding stock" to a judge. If a conformation show dog was altered (spayed/neutered) that would defeat the purpose.
That does make a lot of sense... but I thought a show competition was just for the money and bragging rights, lol
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