Saturday, April 08, 2006

Spaying And Neutering

I am of the firm belief that we place too much emphasis on spaying and neutering. Not all dogs should be spayed or neutered, because their genetics are so excellent that they should be bred to improve the breed. In addition, male dogs can develop physical problems later in life if they were neutered at a young age… and no one talks about this stuff. I don’t think it is necessary to neuter male dogs at all, but if you are going to do it, I would recommend waiting until your dog is at least 2 years old. Spaying and neutering are unnatural things, and that can’t be good for any animal. If being intact is unhealthy, then all of us would have died off long ago. And any behavioral problems as a result of being intact can be solved with proper dog management and training. Make your choices and do what you wish. I know what I am going to do with my dogs… leave them intact.

Are you going to believe the animal rights wackos, or common sense?

1 comment:

ladybug1580 said...

I've had my dog for about 2 years now and he is intact (obviously there were no shelters involved) and I've had really conflicting feelings about having him "fixed" Only one person ever said it wasn't necessary and that if I was going to do it I should wait for the dog to be a bit older, and that was a dog trainer. Thanks! Now I feel even more reassured about my decision.