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    Your spiny burr looks a bit like our three corner jacks aka caltrop. Those things will puncture most anything, dogs feet, bike tyres, pram tyres, gofer tyres, crocs...

    and we've got regular burrs and grass seeds - the burrowing sort.

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    We have the jacks, we call them catheads, too. Spiny burr have many spines, are smaller and far more sticky. Walking through them your pants legs get covered and they are so hard to get out of my cat's coats as they are just so sharp and tenacious.

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    Hi DA. I hope things work out for you, it is very exciting!

    I think you'll find the requirements some breeders insist on regarding desexing have got to do with correct growth patterns etc and not with breeding.

    I don't know the intricacies, but as far as I do know desexing young can interfere with growth, maybe even speed it up or increase it? Which is not want you want with giant dogs. Slow and steady wins the race so to speak . Fast growth leads to big problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Hi DA. I hope things work out for you, it is very exciting!

    I think you'll find the requirements some breeders insist on regarding desexing have got to do with correct growth patterns etc and not with breeding.

    I don't know the intricacies, but as far as I do know desexing young can interfere with growth, maybe even speed it up or increase it? Which is not want you want with giant dogs. Slow and steady wins the race so to speak . Fast growth leads to big problems.
    Hi Nattylou,

    Yes I know it can be detrimental to correct growth formation in certain breeds. However, if a dog is sold as a pet and registered on the limited registrar, well desexing is imperative. Some breeders will even give you a rebate on your intitial purchase cost once you provide proof of desexing, which I personally think is a great idea!

    Some are just so far over the top though, it makes me wonder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hi Nattylou,

    Yes I know it can be detrimental to correct growth formation in certain breeds. However, if a dog is sold as a pet and registered on the limited registrar, well desexing is imperative. Some breeders will even give you a rebate on your intitial purchase cost once you provide proof of desexing, which I personally think is a great idea!

    Some are just so far over the top though, it makes me wonder...
    A friend who breeds Schipps takes a $200 (I think) desexing bond & gives them the refund when they produce the desexing certificate. This system has worked extremely well over many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    A friend who breeds Schipps takes a $200 (I think) desexing bond & gives them the refund when they produce the desexing certificate. This system has worked extremely well over many years.
    I agree. Brilliant incentive. Peace of mind for the breeder too.

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