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    I have a kelpie and she got her done at 5 months cos she is my OH work dog and he didn't want her to have puppies..

    5kg is abit werid... Skip weighs about 10 kgs at the same age

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    Aww she is approx the same size as my little foxy/shih tzu - who is pretty little.

    She must be tiny.....she is gorgeous!

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    Love that big eared Kelpie reminds me of the dogs on the Egyptian tombs 8>)

    I have been told by several vets that early desexing does cause growth plates in all pups to close later thusu the dog gets a little taller, we have been desexing our small breed, pet only puppies early for years with no ill effects, younger dogs bounce back faster from the op than older dogs do and the difference in final size is not noticeable if indeed it does exist.

    I would not desex a working dog early as my working dogs are protection types so I feel they need to mature first as some studies insist dogs desexed early do stay more puppy-like, not sure this is true either, just don't want to risk it is a guard breed.

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    She is tiny, lol. I am starting to think she has a small mix in her from way back in her line.

    [QUOTE]I would not desex a working dog early as my working dogs are protection types so I feel they need to mature first as some studies insist dogs desexed early do stay more puppy-like, not sure this is true either, just don't want to risk it is a guard breed.
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    Does anyone have truth to this?. I have a 4yo that was neutered at 4months, he always acts like a puppy. I would like Serenity not to stay in that puppy stage her whole life, I think. She's a darn great, protective, smart, willing to listen almost always so she's great.

    I've heard operations are easier for younger dogs so I have to consider this to. I still can't decide.. Atleast I do have a month to think about it.

    Hey Peta, how big is the Kelpie now?.

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    She is still 10kgs.. She still got the big ears and everything.. She acts like a pup at home but when she gets into OH work car, she knows she is going to work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahsSunny View Post
    Does anyone have truth to this?. I have a 4yo that was neutered at 4months, he always acts like a puppy. I would like Serenity not to stay in that puppy stage her whole life, I think. She's a darn great, protective, smart, willing to listen almost always so she's great.

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    I have also heard this but it has never been the case with any of my dogs. They are all business when it comes to working. No acting like a puppy when they are working sheep. My adult dogs act like adults not puppies. They are all playful but just from the joy of being a dog. There is nothing puppy like about my alpha female when she sorts my youngsters out when they are getting on her nerves and she was spayed at 6 months.

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