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Thread: Desexing - Before or After a Season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Over many years I have also noticed a difference in a dog's (bitch or dog) ability to focus on it's master/leader (whatever you all call it) to a far more loyal degree once de-sexed. Other hormones/instincts are not raging through it's body, therefore the only thing it concerns itself with is owner.
    That is interesting, and if I think about the average pet I may tend to agree ... dunno. But I have always owned entire dogs and have never had issues with their attention, but then again, I have found since taking on clients that a lot of things they have problems with I have never seen in my own dogs I think that came out wrong lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    master/leader (whatever you all call it)
    I think the word your looking for is handler Its the one we always use when talking about clients.

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    Yep you worded it well.

    I personally for a pet prefer a de-sexed male. I do find sometimes that you lower it's drive (ever so slightly) after de-sexing. A professional trainer I know has 7 entire males, he loves that drive in the entire male. But for the average competitor and pet owner the benefits gained (if they can bring them out in the dog in the first place), are outweighed by the disadvantages and de-sexing is far more beneficial all round.

    Having said all that. I and other Whippet breeders have found no difference in our Whippet males. This may be a breed specific thing. Because I certainly wouldn't choose to live with an entire male Kelpie (particularly after a mating & I'm talking more from that point of view) or a Chi. There may be other breeds out there that are the same.

    And of course I've lived with more entire dogs/bitches than I have desexed and more bitches than males and haven't encountered a focus problem unless their are girls around or the fluctuations of a season though some bitches can become very clingy to their owners during a season, I've experienced that in several of my Kelpie girls.

    Anyway I digress, people should just get the dog/bitch de-sexed and all round everyone is more happy.
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    yes Ashaari and MAC, I was referring to the average owner out there living with dogs as pets. I possibly should have been a wee bit more specific. Thanks for putting it better.

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    I think personality and behaviour are two seperate things
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I think personality and behaviour are two seperate things
    I would agree with this Although a lot people only see their dogs behaviour as its personality lol

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    I agree Myf, which is why I went into further detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I think personality and behaviour are two seperate things
    Of course they are. I would think any dog-owner or parent would agree with that.

    For instance, I love my son's personality all the time, but I don't always love his behaviour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    For instance, I love my son's personality all the time, but I don't always love his behaviour.

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    DA, I love my family but don't always like them.

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    ^^^^^^^Wot mousy said.

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