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Old 01-02-2009, 06:24 PM
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Neither of mine are spayed yet, and I didn't know my last dog before he got neutered. Raja's first heat did change her, though. She's matured quite a bit.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:48 PM
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Daisy was spayed at 6 months before her first heat. Her energy level didn't change, and she didn't get fat or anything like the myth says because we watched her diet and exercised her properly. She does have incontinence, which I have heard can be caused by spaying early, and we give her hormone pills for it. The incontinence problem didn't start until she was three years old or so. I think if she was intact, she'd probably be more annoying and moody.

Benji was neutered around 8 months (I think he was about that old when he came to live with us) and he still marks everywhere outside; once he matured his prey drive and DA toward male dogs larger than he is came out. terriers. He humps other dogs at times, but he never humps people or objects (well, my sister said he humped one of her girl friends once before he was neutered, and she put a stop to it immediately). If Benji was intact, he'd probably mark in the house and be even more stubborn than he is.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:24 PM
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I've never had an intact dog so I don't really have anything to compare them to... Molly was spayed when we got her; Lucy was spayed at 6 months old and I don't think it made any difference on her. She's always been lazy, lol.

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:32 AM
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Spay and neuter has always gone very well with both my cats and dogs. We always neutered and spayed but this time around I decided to keep my male intact to full maturity. He is very well mannered and very well behaved. I have worked with dogs for over 15 years and I have seen alot of unruly ill-mannered males that should have been neutered but I blame the owners for that. You can keep an intact male as long as you are responsible and TRAINING is a must! Caiza will most likely be neutered eventually. He was shown in conformation as a pup and I was going to do some schutzhund with him but I still haven't pursued that avenue as of yet.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:36 AM
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There was really no difference in Sally. Jack stopped humping every dog that would stand still long enough and stopped marking for a while (he was altered at a year old) but then started marking again when he approached 2 years old....

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Old 01-04-2009, 11:20 AM
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Bronki was intact and certainly well mannered and never hiked his leg where he shouldn't have nor humped. None of my male dogs did. THat said his father did develop testicle cancer when he was 12.

VIctor had a reaction to the gas that made him look like he had been stung by a billion bees. I wish i had known before hand that his breed was sensitive. I was lucky for one man posted on CHazhound that his ENglish pointer did not survive his neutering.

Mary was fine with her ordeal but her mother was quite sick and vomitted ALOT until it was all out of her system.

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