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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Spaying Indra

I am still debating whether or not I should spay Indra. I just don't know if I should or shouldn't. It would make life much easier for me if I simply did it, however I could never show her which I intended to do.

But maybe I should have just done and over with it. She's an awesome working dog and do I really have to breed her? Just because somebody else wants me to?

What would you do in my position?
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I dunno much about your situation but I totally regret spaying my last dog... And so did her breeder. I even cancelled the appointment twice because I just couldn't do it... Then I forced myself to because the vet said it was "best"
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If you made an agreement to breed her with whomever you acquired her from, then, unless there is a reason you should not, such as a disqualifying conformation fault or temperament fault, then you have an obligation to do so.

Otherwise, it is completely up to you.

The one annoying thing about having intact bitches, is that it interferes with training and trialing in AKC.

I think that spaying for convenience is fine, but I would prefer people wait until they have reached their full size, 18 months for females minimum. But that is certainly a matter of opinion.

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I dunno much about your situation but I totally regret spaying my last dog... And so did her breeder. I even cancelled the appointment twice because I just couldn't do it... Then I forced myself to because the vet said it was "best"
I regreted it with Zenzy but that was because of a medical condition. She would have died if we did not do it and she was never the same dog. That is the only reason why I wouldn't do it.

However, with two intact males in the house, it ought to be interesting. I really hope we move before she is completely going into heat because I can either put her outside, or the two males outside, since I plan to put an outdoor kennel into the garage.
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I think that you should make the decision that you feel best with-this is not a decision that I would ask other people on this board to make for me
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Nah, they are not supposed to make it for me. I just want to see what other people think. The decision will be mine, if I don't spay her now, I can always spay her later but if I do spay her, I can't reverse that. So it's a final decision and I'd like to see peoples opinion on that and if they ever regretted spaying their dog, just like Jax's Mom already said.

I am also curious as of why they regretted it.
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I neutered my boy, I dont regret it.

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If you intended to show her, then I'd wait until I reached that goal. If (for what ever reason) things have changed and you are no longer going to show her, then no harm no foul, I'd get her spayed.

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do I really have to breed her?
No dog HAS to be bred. Unless there is some sort of contractual obligation to another party, the decision is entirely yours. What other people want doesn't matter.

Unless absolutely sure that she is breed worthy, and absolutely sure that YOU want to be a breeder and take on all that entails, spay her.


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No dog HAS to be bred. Unless there is some sort of contractual obligation to another party, the decision is entirely yours. What other people want doesn't matter.

Unless absolutely sure that she is breed worthy, and absolutely sure that YOU want to be a breeder and take on all that entails, spay her.
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