can u show a dog after it was spayed

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  1. Fandogg

    Fandogg New Member

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    I know u obviously can't after neutering a male but what about spaying a female...can u still show the dog? I'm almost certain that u can't but just asking.
     
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    No the only altering you can do would be say ears or tail if it is part of what is acceptable for the breed. All show dogs must be able to be breed. It doesn't toally make sense to me but my husband used to show and breed dogs and when I started talking about it he went off a bit so I just never asked about it again. Not like he was mad but I guess it's a breeder'show person thing and I just didn't get it. I'm more of a mutt, rescue, ntr and spay type, but we get along so alls good.
     
  3. oc_spirit

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    The reason you can't is because the whole purpose of showing is to prove that your "speciman" is a great representation of the breed and thereby is worthy to be bred since s/he has great possibilities to produce conformationally sound offspring.

    At some shows there are categories specifically for altered dogs but if I have it right they don't count for points or anything, it's more just for fun and bragging rights LOL
     
  4. aurorab

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    That was mostly what my husband said but he just kept going and going and I just started to toon him out, HEHE. Just don't tell him I said that. Ha.
    Thanks for the additional info OC!
     
  5. wildwings811

    wildwings811 a.k.a: agilitydobemom

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    SORRY but you guys are wrong you can show a dog after it has been alterd male or female not in conformation but you can always participate in obedience, agility, flyball etc.... plus these are funner than conformation you get to interact with your dog and have alot of fun you can find alot of information on USDAA's website about agility or look in the phone book to contact your local dog club to find out what they offer
     
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    Oh yes you can compete in pretty much any other competition with altered dogs (I myself compete in dogsledding and usually 2 out of the 3 dogs I run are altered) but in this case I was talking about conformation showing ;) Sorry I should have specified myself
     
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    You can't neuter a show dog? I never knew that!
     
  8. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    Im pretty sure he meant conformation ;)
     
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    Nope, like it was said earlier, the whole purpose of the conformation show ring is to show your "breeding stock" to a judge. If a conformation show dog was altered (spayed/neutered) that would defeat the purpose. :)

    Once a dog retires from the show ring and/or breeding program then they should of course be spayed or neutered.
     
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    That does make a lot of sense... but I thought a show competition was just for the money and bragging rights, lol
     
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    In some ways you are right, at least about the bragging rights that is. LOL!! On the other hand, the majority of conformation show people don't make money, in fact they loose money. It is very expensive to breed and show dogs. Only the top of the top that allow celebrities to "sponser" or "finance" their dogs are the ones that are making money and that is few and far between. Most of us do it for the love of the sport and the breed, and that's the honest truth despite what all the stereotypes are. :)
     
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    mostly everyone already said it..the point of showing is to promote your breeding..but there are all kinds of fun classes, obidience, hunters at field trials for bird dogs..lots of things u can do...Sheow showed her dogs earned Good Citizen which i think is just a lovely thing to do..let us know if you found something fun!
     
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    I do believe conformation is the ONLY one the dogs have to be intact. It is to promote the best of all breeds.....though through the years I feel that politics in the show ring has ruined some breeds.. e.g. the shorter legs in goldens, the feathering in spaniels that are making them look like moving mops ! I do know though that my friends that show their Goldens in conformation sure don't make money !!
     
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    Showing is deffinately partially for bragging rights too! I mean honestly, lets say you had a Am. Can. CH ***** who produced 3 Am. CH, 2 Can. CH and 6 Am. Can. CH and a Am. Can. CH Dog with a CDX and TD who sired 8 Am. Can. CH and 3 Can. CH and 5 Am, CH wouldn't you want to tell the world about what your kennel has produced? (sorry to anyone who doesn't understand what I wrote...Am.= American, Can. = Canadian, CH = Champion (have recieve ?8? points in the conformation ring), CDX = Citizen Dog Excellent, TD = Therapy Dog)
     
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    Hey I understand ! Though I never showed my dogs, their pedigrees over my 40 years had all these titles plus some you didn't state. BTW...CDX and TDs have nothing to do with conformation.... thus can be obtained if fixed.
     
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    That's right Bubba! CDX is obtained through obedience trials and TD is obtained after taking a test (it allows your dog to be a therapy dog and go into hospitals and retirement homes and such)
     
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    Whats TD and CDX?
     
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    TD=Therapy Dog
    CDX-Companion Dog Excellent
     
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    some breed clubs include groups for spayed/neutered animals in their specialty shows, but you can't show a dog to a champion title that way.
     

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