To Neuter or Not to Neuter - That is the Question!

I recommend spaying and neutering your dog if you are not into conformation showing. Breeding dogs is an art, or at least it should be. One should only breed after studying the breed thoroughly, showing and having the best stock available and making sure you are familiar with the breed's hereditary problems. There are plenty of fun things you can do with your neutered obedience, agility and tracking. Your dog will not be proned to mammary, uterine, ovarian or testicular cancers or injuries from fights with other unaltered dogs.

You won't have bloody spots all over the house and furniture when your female comes in season and you won't have to worry about an unplanned pregnancy and can relax when she's out in the backyard by herself. Your dog won't be lifting his leg on your favorite plants, furniture or your leg!

Your dog won't be as aggressive with other dogs and can focus all its attention on you - the love of its life!

Best of all, you won't be adding to the overpopulation of animals. The fewer pups that come into the world, the fewer will have to be destroyed! Many unplanned breedings result when unaltered dogs are left to roam and mate with strays or a neighbor's dog and the poor puppies wind up in the pound to be put to death. None of us want to be responsible for loss of life to these poor innocent creatures.

Unfortunately, some people have a bunch of common reasons why they shouldn't have their animal neutered! Here are a few of the usual ones.....


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