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Old 05-21-2013, 03:08 PM
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But ... I don't understand if you don't want the dog to breed why not just spay/neuter?
Since I think this has been answered a lot of times throughout the forum I'm just going to link you to different articles that will answer your question.

Long-Term Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay / Neuter in Dogs

EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO NEUTER SURGERY AND INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICAL PRACTICE


Pros and Cons of Neutering

Non-reproductive Effects of Spaying and Neutering

New Views on Neutering

ISSUES REGARDING CASTRATION IN DOGS

Will We Change on Early Spay-Neuter?

NEUTERING MALE AND FEMALE DOGS

A Veterinary "Review" Article on Neutering, with Implications
for Dalmatian Stone-Formers


Determining the optimal age for gonadectomy of dogs and cats

The Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Canine Behavior

Revisiting The Idea Of Early-Age Neutering


Benefits & Risks of Neutering

Endogenous Gonadal Hormone Exposure and Bone Sarcoma Risk

Exploring mechanisms of sex differences in longevity:
lifetime ovary exposure and exceptional longevity in dogs


Message for women and dogs: keeping ovaries is linked to longevity

A Healthier Respect for Ovaries

Now, some of these are more opinionated than others but most lay out a nice idea of pros and cons.

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I prefer intact males, yes but since all the other animals are natured or spayed the infect animal for some reason doesn't mesh well with them.

SO ... If I had to choose btw neutering (I have never really seen a change in behavior in male as much as I have in females) & possibly having to deal with a huge fight(s), possible vet bills & crating/rotating, I of course lot to neuter.

Females I spay partly because of the risk of pyrometera, & partly because I LIKE the behavior changes in females after spay ... Intact females are to me too horny/bitchy/moody/fickle for my tastes.
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Females I spay partly because of the risk of pyrometera, & partly because I LIKE the behavior changes in females after spay ... Intact females are to me too horny/bitchy/moody/fickle for my tastes.
I'm horny, bitchy, moody, and fickle myself, so I commiserate with my girls and don't grudge them their bouts of hormonal behavior. I don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to that, lol.
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my intact bitches are pretty stable, it's me you have to watch out for
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my intact bitches are pretty stable, it's me you have to watch out for
Well that's why you should be neutered.
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ETA: I can't believe I didn't get moderated for this massive post of links!
You rise above moderation, I on the other hand can't even link within the forum
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Well that's why you should be neutered.
I guess I could become that middle aged woman rather quickly
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I'm horny, bitchy, moody, and fickle myself, so I commiserate with my girls and don't grudge them their bouts of hormonal behavior. I don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to that, lol.
Which is why I want/need a dog that is NOT like me. Which is why if I ever would have an intact anything it would be a male.

Plus a moody/fickle working dog who's work ethic is effected isn't good for me either.
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You rise above moderation, I on the other hand can't even link within the forum
They don't bother with moderating me, they go straight for the ban.
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Clearly my bitches are missing out on this whole hormonal cycles changing their personalities thing. Pepper has only once (and I do mean literally one time, one moment) acted like a complete ***** and that was with neutered Auggie...
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