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View Poll Results: To neuter or not to neuter
Neutered ( 10wks- 12months) 16 25.81%
Neutered (1 yr-5 yrs) 25 40.32%
Spayed( 10wks-12months) 11 17.74%
Spayed ( 1 yr- 5 yrs) 2 3.23%
Not Neutered 7 11.29%
Not spayed 1 1.61%
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Neutering is the responible thing to do, it will definitely prevent him from wandering and well there is a ton of reasons to just search for it in the forum.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:34 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I think the vast majority of owners are not willing or not capable of managing intact animals, both the potential behavior issues that may arise as well as the prevention of accidental breedings. I think you need to give a lot of thought to whether you are really capable of it. The rescuer in me has seen too many cases of accidental litters born because of a small mistake. There are certainly downsides to both choices; I would really recommend talking with your vet who knows you as an owner and can help guide you in decision-making.
The clinic last week had an owner that had brother, sister intact dogs. And lo and behold the dog bred the bitch and guess what, PUPPIES. The owner was so fricking dumb and just said, "they're brother and sister. They are not supposed to do that." God, I just cannot believe the lack of brains people have.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:37 AM   #28 (permalink)
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The clinic last week had an owner that had brother, sister intact dogs. And lo and behold the dog bred the bitch and guess what, PUPPIES. The owner was so fricking dumb and just said, "they're brother and sister. They are not supposed to do that." God, I just cannot believe the lack of brains people have.
I've told this story before, but we had a woman dump a cat who was an intact indoor/outdoor kitty.

Reason for dumping?

"She keeps going out and sleeping around and coming back pregnant. We are a Christian household here, and she was NOT RAISED THAT WAY!"
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Im not all that firmilar with the doberman breed but personally i would NEVER own a un neutered male. Earlier the neuter the better. They are much more docile and laid back.
I know people with un neutered males and when theres a female in heat there dog will get skin and bones refuse to eat and claw at doors and go crazy trying to find the female.

My sisters dog, Well behaved and listens well. One nite she let him out to potty off leash like she has did all his life and this time there must have been a dog in heat and he took off and disapeared into the woods for 5-6 hours. She was devistated and finally he just returned on his own. Luckily he wasnt hit by a car, or picked up or worse.

So i am one for neutering males!

I can handle unspayed females better, But you have the mess. Also they will attract every male dog in the area and ive actually had peoples dogs clawing at my first door trying to get in to get at her. It will almost drive you nuts worrying about some random dog getting with her when you take her for potty breaks. So its hard to keep a unaltered female.

I dont really know of any down falls to spaying or neutering but i do know that spaying and neutering will help eliminate and reduce the risk of health problems related to being intact.

But again im talking in general about a average dog i dont know the pros and cons of dobermans as of yet. Thats why im here
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:59 AM   #30 (permalink)
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i personally disagree with neutering unless its necessary.

but its personal and down to the owner, if you feel you cannot control the dog around bitches or other dogs and you think that neutering is the answer then it should be considered (with great research and certainty it will work) but for me sufficient control or a leash/removal from location or situation is all it takes
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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i personally disagree with neutering unless its necessary.

but its personal and down to the owner, if you feel you cannot control the dog around bitches or other dogs and you think that neutering is the answer then it should be considered (with great research and certainty it will work) but for me sufficient control or a leash/removal from location or situation is all it takes
Are you originally from America?

Just asking, because your comment clearly shows you have no grasp of the context.

We are euthanizing millions of animals DAILY over here.

And my (and others') tax dollars are paying for that hideous situation.

The OP on this thread is clearly a novice dog person, and yet you post something encouraging her to keep a BYB animal intact.

I just don't get it.
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if you feel you cannot control the dog around bitches or other dogs
Well that's not very fair. There are a variety of reasons that a dog may end up getting a bitch pregnant other than the owner not having control.

To be perfectly honest, if you don't plan on showing your dog then it really isn't necessary for him to keep his testicles anyway. Added bonus, no need to worry about testicular cancer or other issues that can affect dogs at some point in their lives.

I'm getting Murphy neutered, I feel that as a responsible pet owner (notice I did not say a pet owner with no control) it is my duty.
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We are euthanizing millions of animals DAILY over here.
This. Exactly why I consider it my responsibility to spay/neuter. I don't even have my doberman yet and already know I will be spaying/neutering my pup. All of my animals; cats, dogs and horses, have been altered with the exception of the horses in the breeding program at the stables I worked at. And almost all of the colts we dropped and sold were sold already gelded unless previously stated that the colt was going to be going into another stable's breeding program.
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