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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 11:36 PM
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The rescue group we got our GSD from enforces that they be fixed at the 6 month mark


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The rescue group we got our GSD from enforces that they be fixed at the 6 month mark


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I would have a huge problem with that.
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For a pet quality dog (which is what most our pets are and especially rescues) 6mos. is not horrible...we have done them younger than this and they have been fine
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Will having him fixed at 6 month negatively affect him?


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i've never neutered my dogs and i've never had a
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i've never neutered my dogs. if i were going to
neuter i would wait untill my dog was 2 yrs old.
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So do you believe that neutering the dog as a young pup can stunt the growth? Would there be dominance issues with our senior female GSD if he isn't neutered?
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how do you know most of us have pet quality dogs?

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For a pet quality dog (which is what most our pets are and especially rescues) 6mos. is not horrible...we have done them younger than this and they have been fine
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post #27 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:18 PM
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We did neuter our Jake at 6 months old. I read the pros and cons and we stuck with our decision. At 10 months old he seems to be on par for growth. His parents were smaller shepherd's at 75 and 80 pounds, so we never expected him to be a super big boy.


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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 PM
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My breeder suggested 18 months. I chose to do it a bit earlier at 15 months since the time period fit better into my schedule.

The only point of waiting for me was to get her x-rays done at the same time. That didn't happen either way, so when I spayed was not a big issue.

I have a pet dog, so performance/conformation/appearance aren't big factors for me. The only thing I had in mind was her health. I researched and made what I thought was the best decision.


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I'm still on the fence with this one... I don't know if I want to do it at all. Rocco is now 13 and 1/2 months. If I do it, I'll wait until he is 18 months to 2 years.

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He was fine before he went in. He lived to be almost 19, so he had quite a bit more aging to do.

This was a direct result of the surgery, and I took it all the way to the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine. So it was discussed a lot, and the vet got fined.
19 is an amazing age.....sorry I got a little off track, carry on with the thread

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