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Old 08-07-2014, 09:51 AM   #1401
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No, I don't breed. It's healthier for the dog (males too) to let them go through puberty before spaying or neutering. Especially a large breed dog. And it helps the females to be more feminine and the males more masculine to get that shot of hormones. I always wait until the dog is 1-1/2 to 2 years old.

I didn't know that.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:21 PM   #1402
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I didn't know that.
I didn't either. Good to know.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:42 PM   #1403
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I knew that and tried it with my beautiful Aussie pup. We had her in our yard with a six foot fence, and panties when a big mutt fence jumper ruined our plans of letting her come into her first heat. I took out after that brute with water hose in hand but it was too late. It was a horrible experience for the whole family, her included. Never again.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:50 PM   #1404
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I didn't either. Good to know.
Yeah, something to do with the growth plates not closing correctly if they don't get their hormones. Along with certain features, especially in males. They don't get that muscular look and blocky head if they are snipped too soon.
Some vets will recommend not neutering a male if it is diagnosed with dyplasia early enough for that reason, but of course they still want to spay the female. Too many reckless people in our country to have unspayed females, even if it's healthier for them.

And I just noticed this was random pics and not the pet thread... carry on
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:14 PM   #1405
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No prob, random photos are random!
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #1406
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My daughter and I had to re-certify in CPR on Tuesday. Everyone else in our family here had to work, so we had no child care for my 4 year old grandson and had to bring him with us. The instructor was awesome! He gave Tyler his own practice dummy to 'work on', and Tyler learned something at the same time!

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:33 PM   #1407
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Cool Cheryl! I would have done the same thing. Never to young to learn CPR, safety and first aid.
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Cool Cheryl! I would have done the same thing. Never to young to learn CPR, safety and first aid.
Ditto!
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Ditto!

Indeed! Good for you, Gramma!
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:51 PM   #1410
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Good for Tyler, and good for that instructor too.
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