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Neutered????

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:08 pm

Never had a dog neutered before. Had a cat done once, with great results. What's the opinion of people here, neuter or not? The pup is just 8 weeks old, so I've got a while to make my mind up. Its a blue heeler, but I'm only interested in it being a family pet.
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:11 pm

Do it. He won't roam around looking for "companionship" if you get it done.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:14 pm

Last blue heeler I had was a Casanova sure nuff. Biggest problem with him was his wandering eye, and a bit hyper. I thought it might curb both.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby M-5 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:15 pm

don't do it. unless his name is chelsey. The dog deserves his dignity.
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Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:21 pm

M-5 wrote:don't do it. unless his name is chelsey. The dog deserves his dignity.

I know, that keeps coming back in my mind. It totally changed the cat I had done. Completely different animal for the better.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby highgrit » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:36 pm

I like to have all my pets fixed. I sure don't need anything more to do.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby Rafter S » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:34 pm

Do it. As far as his "dignity", I wouldn't hesitate to neuter a dog any more than I would to castrate a bull calf.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby branguscowgirl » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:38 pm

Neuter. But wait until he is a year old.
They have now proven that by neutering and spaying so young, before they have stopped growing, can be harmful. They need those hormones to tell the bones when to stop growing. So they can now identify orthopedic conditions associated with early "fixing." Just be cautious to keep him home.
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Postby sim.-ang.king » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:11 pm

The Chinese like their dogs neutered.




Makes them taste better.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby dun » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:38 pm

If an empty purse bothers your or the dogs self esteem, try neuticles
http://www.neuticles.com/facts.php
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Re: Neutered????

Postby branguscowgirl » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:59 pm

dun wrote:If an empty purse bothers your or the dogs self esteem, try neuticles
http://www.neuticles.com/facts.php

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Re: Neutered????

Postby lynnmcmahan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:18 pm

Had a black mouth cur cut when he was about a year old. He lived to be about 12 years. I saw him hang up twice. After the first time I called the Vet and he said, "sometimes it happens but I assure you he is shooting blanks". He was my only experience on that subject.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby suzorse » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:12 pm

you want to have them done before they become sexually active ,because if you have it done after
it dose not always curb the roaming behavior , 6 to 8 months is best,
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Re: Neutered????

Postby Luca Brasi » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:32 pm

suzorse wrote:you want to have them done before they become sexually active ,because if you have it done after
it dose not always curb the roaming behavior , 6 to 8 months is best,
Suzanne

Right. It is not the legs that they remove.

I can't believe that in this day and age there are still people who project their ideas about sexuality on to their dogs, and actually think that a dog even knows that he was neutered and what that means. If anyone who does not want to intentionally breed it has ever had a perfectly good male dog die at an early age from prostate cancer which was 100% preventable, they might rethink their neutering. Probably not, but I'd like to think that there are people out there who actually learn from their mistakes.
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Re: Neutered????

Postby milkmaid » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:22 pm

Neuter. If his genetics are not improving the canine population he shouldn't be allowed to reproduce. No different from a bull calf.

Edited to add... I do compete with my dogs and breed infrequently. I have some really high standards because there are very good stud dogs available AND because there's way too many mutts in shelters with health or temperament problems. Health clearances, genetic testing, competition and performance titles... there's no reason a family pet should reproduce. You don't have to neuter but there's very few people who seem to be able to prevent their intact dog from reproducing.
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