Originally Posted by MrsBoats
Also be aware that in the larger breeds, there is a strong link between spay and neutering before the age of at least 1 years old and osteosarcoma later in life. I think that the reason that bone cancer is so prevalent in larger breeds it it has been common place to alter larger breed puppies before a year old.
It is in my both of my puppy contracts for Lars and Ocean that neither dog is to be neutered before the age of 2. I will be really curious to see if the rates of Osteo drops now that people are more educated to the fallout of neutering larger breed dogs before they reach maturity.
That's an interesting point. Any dog we get won't be altered young or at all.