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If someone is not planning on getting their puppy neutred, is it best for them to get a female or male??

I know females bleed at certain times, which would be messy, and you would have to keep her away from male dogs during that time. So thats the down side of a female un-neutred right?

Down side of having a male (neutred or not) is that they lift their leg to pee, meaning they pee on the walls/furniture while still a puppy and not yet trained right?

Anything else? What do you guys think? I don't know...
 

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Because it isn't really necessary. It won't be with other dogs very often. So I don't see why I should spend a lot of money and put it through a horrible operation for no reason.

So which sex is best to keep un-neutred?
 

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Ok, now I am positive you are a troll.

But here is some info in case you are not.

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Prevent A Litter - It's Good for You

Spayed and neutered pets are better, more affectionate, companions.
Neutered cats are less likely to spray and mark territory.
Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates its heat cycle, which can last twenty-one days, twice a year, in dogs, and anywhere from three to fifteen days, three or more times a year, in cats. Females in heat often cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted male animals.
Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to bite. Unaltered animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than those that have been spayed or neutered.

Prevent a Litter - It's Good for Your Pet

Spayed and neutered dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
Spaying female dogs and cats eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer.
Neutering male dogs and cats reduces the incidence of prostate cancer.
Neutered animals are less likely to roam and fight.
 

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I've got an idea! Get both puppies, don't get either of them fixed, and breed them! Then you can have a bunch more cute little puppies! It won't cost anything, because all vet care is unnecessary, and you can sell the offspring to your great local pet stores!
 

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Ok give me a break. I'm asking for help here....I didn't know it was that big of a deal ok.

What age should you get them spayed/neutred?

I want the female really, if she's spayed will she still bleed? And what age does that start?
 

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and why exactly is this a quick urgent question? and if you are buying your dog at a wonderful pet store wouldn't they answer questions of that type there?

oh I see on the other urgent thread you have a quick choice between two dogs.
Isn't spaying/neutering the sort of thing you should have researched fairly early on in the "I want a dog" game? You are quick to point out that you aren't an expert (and believe me no one needs the heads up on that) but you don't even seem to have done any real thinking about owning a dog, just about what kid of dog you would want, which is nice and all but usually that is not quite the order people go in.
step one- think about the responsibilities and costs associated with pets
step two- decide you can afford pet and vet bills and learn a bit about what is expected
step 3- decide which breed is best for you

maybe you should wait awhile before putting a dog in a shelter next month...Oh sorry I meant before getting a dog right now
 

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and why exactly is this a quick urgent question? and if you are buying your dog at a wonderful pet store wouldn't they answer questions of that type there?

nope i'm getting it originally from a breeder now! it's like fate! lol

I wanted one from a breeder all along but wasnt sure about the cost involved, so now this seems perfect! (I explained it in my other thread)

It's urgent because I will get the puppy within the next few days.
 

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Because it isn't really necessary. It won't be with other dogs very often. So I don't see why I should spend a lot of money and put it through a horrible operation for no reason.
Because that is what a responsible pet owner does!
 

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nope i'm getting it originally from a breeder now! it's like fate! lol

I wanted one from a breeder all along but wasnt sure about the cost involved, so now this seems perfect! (I explained it in my other thread)


I read a whole rant from you about how breeders were stupid and you say wanted a breeder dog all along? do you have mutiple personality disorder? you should have yourself checked out, the contradictory posts are becoming rather hard to swallow.
 

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I am going to get it done. I just didn't realise it was such a big deal, I know lots of un-neutred dogs..

Shannon I never said breeders were stupid, I think the prices of some breeder puppies are. Ofcourse you would get the best if you could afford it every time, if not there are other routes..
 

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Spayed female dogs dont bleed anymore. Spays and neuters are very simple, very common procedures, and wont change the dogs personality. There are varying opinions as to when it should be done, but the general thought is "not TOO early, but before any mistakes can happen". Most often, you can find programs that will have lower cost spays/neuters, check in your area, ask other pet owners.

Of course, we all know unneutered dogs, but its really not best for the dog, if you arent able to constantly moniter their actions. It essentially means never letting him or her be around other dogs unleashed or without a GREAT recall. There also can be health risks, as stated earlier.

You seem to change your mind (about this an other issues) quickly at the drop of a hat, what are your plans when you see a "better', "nicer", "cuter" dog than the one you wind up with? If your answer is something like find anoter home for it, please rethink getting any animal. Get a plant instead. Or do some volunteer work with animals. You HAVE to be aware of why everyone is a bit upset with you... are you?
 
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