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    I have just booked my Newfoundland George in at Easter time. He will be 14 months. My breeder told me I shouldn't think about desexing till at leat 12-18 months, something about it being a big risk to be put under anesthetic while they are still growing?

    Having him entire up until now has not been problematic, he doesn't seem all that interested in bitches, and as far as making some escape attempts, he rarely leaves his spot sleeping at the backdoor to explore the rest of his (huge) yard, let alone knock down fences to go flirting!

    I'd love to hear more info on desexing big breeds.


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    Thanks occy !
    Hope it stops soon!

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    Candy has been spayed! She got done yesterday and she was a very quite doggy lastnight...but come thismorning..she's back to her perky self.
    Trying to get her to settle down and not jump..OMG LOL

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    Glad all went ok...yes that's the hardest trying to keep them quite....

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    Arghh...she just wont settle down! We have a child safety gate thing up so my youngest can't get up to mischief down the other end of the house....well, Candy follows me everywhere...and yup...she climbed over the safety gate to follow me and made her wound have a light bleed!!
    The kids can't go out the back and play because Candy wants to run and play also...it's going to be a LONG 10 days!!

    I'm glad she's not chewing at the stiches though...she'd be too dangerous with the elizabeth collar on..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfienut View Post
    I have just booked my Newfoundland George in at Easter time. He will be 14 months. My breeder told me I shouldn't think about desexing till at leat 12-18 months, something about it being a big risk to be put under anesthetic while they are still growing?

    Having him entire up until now has not been problematic, he doesn't seem all that interested in bitches, and as far as making some escape attempts, he rarely leaves his spot sleeping at the backdoor to explore the rest of his (huge) yard, let alone knock down fences to go flirting!

    I'd love to hear more info on desexing big breeds.

    I was also a bit worried getting my big pup desexed too young while she still had A LOT of growing to do...but I also didn't want her to go on heat and have to deal with ALL the male dogs around here with irresponsible owners trying to get into our yard to her.

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    Hi Ozeymum!

    So happy to hear Candy is doing so well after her surgery. I tend to keep the doggies here quiet for 24 hours after desexing and then let them get back into the swing of things if they are so inclined...essecially the pups! They can't help themselves and are up to mischief in no time! If Candy's stiches become "sticky", red/nasty or inflammed you may need some AB's but i have no doubt it is straight forward and very much onwards and upwards for Candy!

    Just another view on desexing here (from an animal welfare point of view), and what is faced day in and day out by animal welfare groups working hard in reducing the over supply of dogs and subsequent killing in pounds and shelters.

    I will point out and make very clear that this is NOT attacking any group AT ALL! It simply shows the other side, and that
    many groups involved block change. Despite the carnage, many groups, no matter how great, are hell bent on ensuring their "rights" remain unchanged as they have had for eternity. Many insist upon, promote and oppose any change despite the fact that things are failing companion animals badly. This is backed up with kill figures from pounds and shelters. And it is getting so much worse.

    Amazing....out of all the breeder groups out there not ONE group will take any responsibility for anything. All they can do is point the finger at the "others".

    Nor do ANY of these groups or the org's who represent them, educate the public at a national level on responsible dog ownership and the plight of impounded animals

    Love your honest thoughts guys! Dont be affraid!!

    Here is the link!

    American Kennel Club - Vote Postponed on Chicago Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill

    If you would like to view a 'sample letter' in opposition to mandatory desexing just click on the links.

    I will add this article is American, though the same opposition and issues are evident/faced here. America often set trends for Australia.
    Nic
    Last edited by Billy; 03-21-2009 at 05:41 PM. Reason: to add

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    Bump

    Cause i think this deserves and needs discussion.

    Nic

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