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Old 12-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Completely useless law...how is anyone ever going to regulate that? Do police officers walk up to every dog they see walking down the street and then check it for the goods? With a male its easy...but what do you do for a female?

In Milwaukee county its $24 to license an intact dog, and $12 to license a spayed/neutered one. But no matter the price its not really going to lead people to do it. I'm guessing more than 50% of animals aren't even licensed. You only get a small fine for your dog not being licensed if your dog does something stupid, but if nothing ever happens between your dog and the public, it really doesn't matter.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #42 (permalink)
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since we are on the topic of spaying i would like to all the experienced owners a question. Sorry if it does not belong here but i tried searching where to put this. My apologies. My puppy is 4 1/2 months and the vet says she should be spayed when she is 6 months. Is that so? And also will spaying calm her down since she is only a puppy? what after care do i need after her surgery? pls advise.

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since we are on the topic of spaying i would like to all the experienced owners a question. Sorry if it does not belong here but i tried searching where to put this. My apologies. My puppy is 4 1/2 months and the vet says she should be spayed when she is 6 months. Is that so? And also will spaying calm her down since she is only a puppy? what after care do i need after her surgery? pls advise.

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Spaying her won't make her not a puppy. She will still be rambunctious. I choose not to spay Fiona . There is another thread on neutering boys. Most folks wait until at least a year. Want to give hormones a chance to get things grown.


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Old 04-03-2013, 02:22 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Nope I don't wait a year. I had Ivan neutered at 4 months. All of my dogs get Sputered ASAP.

Meet Buddy he was neutered at 6 months. He is 11 now. Fully male features not overly tall and spoiled rotten.

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:09 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Look, here is my 2 cents worth....

I would not spay a female until She is mentally developed... I did mine at about 6-7 months, and she is squirley headed... It could just be her, but then again I have heard this from others.

I would not spay again until over 1 year old, even up to 2 year old when they are more mentally mature..

But what the heck do I know. I only have four Shepherds, getting my second bitch from a large Police Dog mother, and She will stay intact...
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #46 (permalink)
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The shelter did it when I adopted August at 12 weeks, but his vet said its better to wait until at least 16 weeks. However, the shelter does not need anymore animals than they already have, so I can understand their reasoning.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:48 AM   #47 (permalink)
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My breeder of 30 years says spay after growth plates have closed, after 2 heats, or around 1.5-2 years. Early spay reduces breast cancer risk, which is uncommon. I am going to wait. Spay early and the dog gets too tall. Not in proportion. Of course, they have to be under your control when in heat. I am. On my 4th GSD, 3 females. My current beauty is 6 months and I will wait a year or more. There is not much blood during heat, but my last female had 2 false pregnancies. No problem except worry om my part. Then she had a beautiful litter after a well controlled breeding.
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I am glad I found this thread. I was looking for when is a good time to neuter my new pup, but it looks like it might be in mine, as well as his, best interest to hold off on it for at least a year.

I have had family and friends say that if you don't neuter a male early, they will pee on everything. Is this usually due to lack of training or improper leadership?
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Spraying is a training issue.

Mine is 18 months. A few months ago, he was in a pet store and sprayed. I put a correction collar on him and just waited him out. He lifted his leg and I gave him a correction that counted.

He has never sprayed in the house. Ever. Or anyone else's house. Or any business other than that pet store and he has not there since I corrected him.
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Thanks to threads on here, and through talking with my trainer, we decided to wait until Ruger was 12-18 months old to talk neutering. The vet was pressuring once he reached 4 mo old, wanting to have it done before he reached 50lb/6mo. They've since accepted the fact we're waiting until at least 1 year.

The trainer also told us that the spraying is a training issue like Jax said. Ruger hasn't attempted spraying anywhere, but he also hasn't begun lifting his leg either lol.
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