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11-27-2012 05:51 AM
I'm not having my boy done until he is two/finished growing either.
11-26-2012 11:47 PM
Originally Posted by View Post
Will having him fixed at 6 month negatively affect him?
11-26-2012 11:46 PM
Originally Posted by doggiedad View Post
how do you know most of us have pet quality dogs?
That's what most dogs are, period.
Maybe you're an exceptional bunch who own show quality or working dogs...but I usually see lots of brags from those folks
11-26-2012 11:10 PM
Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
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
11-26-2012 09:24 PM
Angelina03 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.
11-26-2012 08:38 PM
marshies 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.
11-26-2012 08:18 PM
lzver 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.
11-26-2012 08:12 PM
doggiedad how do you know most of us have pet quality dogs?

Originally Posted by msvette2u View Post
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
11-26-2012 08:09 PM
doggiedad i've never neutered my dogs and i've never had a
problem with my in any manner.

Originally Posted by doggiedad View Post
i've never neutered my dogs. if i were going to
neuter i would wait untill my dog was 2 yrs old.
Originally Posted by MN GSD Fan View Post
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?
11-26-2012 05:08 PM Will having him fixed at 6 month negatively affect him?

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