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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    Well turns out I HAVE to get him desexed at six months
    I really wanted to wait until he was atleast 12 months old

    But atleast mum has a good reason why... She does not want him to get any dog pregnant
    And I know if he did get out, if he wasnt desexed, I'd worry if he did get a dog pregnant... Most of the people here just give their puppies from unplanned litters away without really even knowing wether or not they are going to good homes
    Well if it is any comfort, all our boys over many years were desexed at 6 months old and they all lived long healthy lives.

    I delayed my current 2 boys because I was assessing them for their working ability and because there was no rush for me to do them.

    I am very glad that your mum is so aware of the problems of unplanned litters, she sounds like a responsible person that cares about what happens to the multitude of dogs that are given away to unknown homes and doesnt want to add to it.

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    I am also very pleased. It is her house so her rules apply. When kids move out is when they can have their own rules but hopefully they can use their parents as a sounding board if needed.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Most of the people here just give their puppies from unplanned litters away without really even knowing wether or not they are going to good homes
    This is not encouraged on this website forum. We encourage at least setting an adoption fee that covers the basics like vax, worming, microchip and desexing... and home checks are a good idea too. If people with accidental litters do not do this, they risk their dogs going to puppy farms, or dog fight groups.

    Is the 6 month desex rule from your council regulations? You could get a vet note for 18 months if you can find one that understands about the bone growth and agility. You could do all the agility foundation training - and then join dogs Vic and compete in the regular comps with an 18 mo desexed dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    This is not encouraged on this website forum. We encourage at least setting an adoption fee that covers the basics like vax, worming, microchip and desexing... and home checks are a good idea too. If people with accidental litters do not do this, they risk their dogs going to puppy farms, or dog fight groups.

    Is the 6 month desex rule from your council regulations? You could get a vet note for 18 months if you can find one that understands about the bone growth and agility. You could do all the agility foundation training - and then join dogs Vic and compete in the regular comps with an 18 mo desexed dog.
    I ment here as in my town.. not this forum

    No, the 6 month rule is mums rule, she will not have him living here unless he is desexed at 6 months

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    yeah got to listen to mum.
    atleast the thought of letting keep his man hood a little longer was there.

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    mums can be tough. Is one reason I moved out as soon as I could and won't move back with her. I can't stand her rules. And she won't compromise. We're a bit the same that way, no compromising and incompatible life rules.

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    Mums pretty good...
    Only says no to keeping them intact and no to more pets... but she usually gives in and lets me have more
    Working on being aloud 3 dogs... I prefere the idea of 3 rather than 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    My mother is determined to make me get my puppy desexed, I live in her house so she dos have some say with what I do with him.

    I used to think that all dogs needed to be desexed unless they're used for breeding, but doing some of my own reaserch I have compleatly changed my mind. Males seem to get more cancers and health risk after being desexed than what they would be if they where left entire.

    I do not wish to get my puppy desexed at all, but my mother doesn't like the idea of having a male entire dog, only because he could get a female dog pregnant.
    A vasectomy seems like a good idea, he wouldn't be able to get a female pregnant but he would still have all his hormones which is what I want.

    Does anyone know anything about this?
    From googling stuff, looking a report, ect, I can't find any information that would make this a bad idea. It doesn't seem to affect their health at all (other than the surgery and being infertile).


    I'm not sure if our vet would do this though, they are very very pushy on getting dogs desexed at 6 months, pure or mixed breed.
    But there are other vets about 1.5 hours away that may do it.

    Man where to start.
    i guess theres always 3 points of view
    you can either listen to one person or another, or think on it for a bit and make ya own mind
    no real person can choose what you do

    look at the reflection
    would a dog do that to you, and continue to be the same way forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderwick View Post
    look at the reflection
    would a dog do that to you, and continue to be the same way forever
    Again there are different points of view here as well. I actually think sterilising my dogs is better for them. I never want them to breed so why subject them to the frustration of coming into heat or scenting a bitch and being locked up. Would you want that done to you? Hows that for a reflection? locked up so you can never satisfy your natural urges.

    I have had a bitch that suffered through many phantom pregnancies because she wast allowed to breed and was entire. By spaying her eventually she was a much happier dog. The male dog we lost, there were so many bitches on heat in the farming area we lived in that we had to continually keep him locked up untill he one day escaped and got himself shot.

    I look at my 6 sterilised dogs and bitches that I own and they are free to associate with each other all the time with no periods of intense frustration where they need to be separated from each other. The boys are much more relaxed with each other since they were sterilised. Wheras before they would occasionally rip into each other and there would be torn ears and bites.

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    It comes down to point of view.
    And you dont have one. Your mothers got it.

    castrate the dog. her house, her rules. Your house, then you get to decide. Till then, this is all air.

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