I'm getting a 6 month old female gsd which I will train for Sch with and wondered what the best age to spay was? I've been told by some that the earlier the better and others say wait until she has matured as that shapes her character?
I'm allowing my girl to go through a couple of cycles before spaying.
There has been discussions that early spay prevents mammary cancer. But in this day and age, with all sorts of toxins and carcinogens rampant in our daily lives, cancer is always a bit of a Russian roulette, so to speak.
I personally prefer allowing my female to mature, and take the published risks (since we are all always at risk) since an early spay does not mean a cancer-free dog.