Why did you alter your dog?

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Why did you spay or neuter?

  1. Spayed - required by rescue/breeder

    26 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. Spayed - to protect their health

    11 vote(s)
    12.4%
  3. Spayed - to modify behavior

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Spayed - for birth control

    23 vote(s)
    25.8%
  5. Other (please explain in comments)

    17 vote(s)
    19.1%
  6. Neutered - required by rescue/breeder

    27 vote(s)
    30.3%
  7. Neutered - to protect their health

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  8. Neutered - to modify behavior

    16 vote(s)
    18.0%
  9. Neutered - for birth control

    18 vote(s)
    20.2%
  10. chocolate orange!

    11 vote(s)
    12.4%
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  1. Sit Stay

    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    None of the above? Dally was spayed at almost 3 years old. We would have had no problem preventing unwanted puppies, but we had no intentions of breeding her and she was prone to false pregnancies, and heats are annoying!

    Both Quinn and Ned are intact.
     
  2. GingerKid

    GingerKid New Member

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    Snowball came that way. If I ever get a female (from a breeder) I will probably get her spayed because, as SitStay said "heats are annoying". I'm undecided about whether I'd get a future male neutered. Would likely depend on the individual, but we'll see when/if we get to that point.
     
  3. Toller_08

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    Journey's still intact and will remain that way for a while yet unless it becomes a health issue. Haven't decided when I want to spay her. I honestly don't really want to, for the most absurd reason (I loathe spay coat), but will eventually for convenience I am sure once we get more into trialing and stuff.

    Dance is spayed because her false pregnancies were terrible and she was super irregular, so it was more convenient to spay her. Plus she has a temperament that I believe should not be bred, so not much point keeping her intact.

    Keira was spayed because we planned on spaying her anyway, but she went into heat for three months and wouldn't come out due to cysts apparently (didn't know until she was spayed).

    Ripley was neutered because he wouldn't eat or keep weight on mostly. But I also neutered him for hormonal behaviour reasons and was tired of constantly nagging at him to behave himself (always teeth chattering/urine tasting, couldn't play for long periods without over-excitement mounting, and just being a general pest/obsessed with following my girls' hind ends around). I could have worked on everything more, but I felt like I was just annoying him all the time telling him to knock it off and keep himself in check.
     
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    FransterDoo New Member

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    I picked "other" for Marvel b/c he was a big slut boy.
    Pee licking, foaming chatter face, pervert boy.

    And we weren't breeding him and he was 16 months.

    We will see how long we last with Gnome. It's up to us a bit but having an intact girl is a PITA with scheduling.
     
  5. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I have had late neutered males who would still do that, now I don't normally go around leash popping my dogs but I will give them a sharp tug to redirect their attention and if they keep it up, we leave.

    Neutered or not, I don't tolerate "horny" behavior from my males.i know it's "natural" but I personally find it gross lol. I don't neuter them because of that, I neutered bear, my show dog after I was finished showing him and I knew I wasn't going to breed him anymore (he had a couple of litters) because I ran out of time to campaign him and whatnot.

    My females? Yeah I spay them for convenience, I will admit it lol.
     
  6. katielou

    katielou Slave to the Aussie

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    Abe was chopped at about 2 per the shelter. He should have been done before he came home but with references and a contract I was able to get them to allow me to wait until he was 2.
    I'm glad I did.
     

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