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I believe that if you are a responsible pet owner, that you spay and neuter your dogs. All pets should be spayed and neutered in my opinion (unless there is some medical issue preventing the surgery). There is no reason to own an intact dog unless you show and breed.

Millions of dogs are euthanized in shelters each year..millions more are abandoned, abused, and killed on the streets. Why? Because people aren't spaying and neutering! It's not just puppymills and backyard breeders's irresponsible pet owners that have an "oops" litter, let their dogs roam, or "just want to experience puppies."

I think spaying and neutering does in fact deter behavioral is not a cure all but it does help. There are also health benefits to it, especially with females. I'd be so afraid that my intact female would get pyometria or mammary cancer as they got older. Pyometria is extremely dangerous and requires an emergency spay..very dangerous when you have a pus-filled, inflamed uterus.

The only reason I'd have an intact dog is if I am showing..and they will then be spayed after I am done showing.
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