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    Sorry Bordeaux - I tend to have a very low tolerance of BYB's. I didnt realise that leaving it was the case in some instances? They may explain my dog Sam as well, he was desexed at five months and I have always said he seems a little short for his breed (Mastif x) considering he has such a large frame and massive feet. Very interesting. He was a rescue however.

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    *that may explain. Stupid spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    When I get my next shep I am waiting til 18 months because of development and breed survey. However, I have desexed many rescues far earlier without incident. I do think large and giant breeds need more time to grow where possible. If you can be responsible - why the hell not? Unfortunately, many owners are not responsible - let's hope this one is
    I remember talking to hubby about this when we had Rottweiler. We would see early desexed male rotties and they looked female due to lack of testoterone. Even some females looked a lot better than these early desexed males! As we all probably know...males develop their broad heads...chest etc after testoterone rush at 7-8 months and so on, but when they are desexed at 5 months...they look...in my opinion...less than desirable. Heads are not broad enough...chests have not developed enough...body just seem "under-done".

    The same thing happens to Staffies. I am glad Sumo didn't get desexed until 9 months or so (now that we had to do it)...his head had developed and his chest was getting there too.

    I guess that is the same with any large or giant breed really

    Occy...do you want to get a GSD at some piont to do showing?

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    Thanks everyone for your advise. Yes we are following our breeders adivse and since she has been breeding rotties for over 20 years we think she knows her stuff. She believes it really impacts on the life span and overall growth of giant breeds. We were unsure if we were going to show her as she is show quality but we have decided she is our pet and we will only compete in obedience and agility competitions. We will definately get her spayed immediately. We were very lucky I am on an extended holiday and can keep her safe from other dogs for 21 days.

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    No problem. Keep her safe

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