Im just curious if you guys say spay and neuters have to be done 100% of the time? I agree that they have to be done if your dog can come in contact with dogs of the opposite sex, if they can get lose, for health reasons etc. But do you ALWAYS have to alter a pet? My first pup was a cockapoo, he was the devil on earth and was not neutered. I truly wonder if neutering would have helped but I think not, he was born with that nasty temperment. Second dog was a Shih Tzu, she was never spayed because we started showing her, and later in her life she lived in our apartment with NO acess to dogs whatsoever. My father had a female pit, she was bred twice and then was spayed. The first was a planned litter the second an oops, but thats beside the point. We rescued two male pups, and one pregnant female, the female was spayed and the males were not. My mom has a Golden, she is not spayed but she does not come in contact with ANY dog as we live on a highly populated road. Her last heat there were no dogs around until her 18th day of heat and she was very secure. With my Collie I am still thinking of spaying her. She will not be bred ever but it gives me the chills to think she could die while having a spay procedure. She does not come into contact with ANY dogs except my moms dog and shes female so I dont think I should have to spay her. Any one else have similar thoughts?