Will my dog calm down after she is fixed?

My female boxer will be 6 months on the 21st of March...So its time to get her it true dogs calm down after they are fixed? My only concern is i dont want her to calm down too much...her desire to be the best part..its who she is...i dont want a depressed not willing to play anymore if there are any boxer owners out their..give me some advice!!!!

Asked by Corona on Mar 10th 2008 in Boxer
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i hate to disagree with others, but sometimes male dogs will fight over bitches, and will wander a little more. but a nuetered male has no disadvantages except for health, or any other issue!

no not really anything will happen to a bitch if she is spayed, but can not reproduce,or will, yes u r correct, be as wild or silly.

but trust me, being calmer is up to ur bitch.

lucky for u, even if ur dog is spayed, unless very sleepy, not so energetic, or has had a long day, most of the spayed bitches and dogs (males) are up for fun until an old dog, not very likley to play rough and tumble games.

but trust me, there is nothing to worry "bout"!

i am a true boxer lover, corona is tooooooooo cute!

answered on Mar 10th.

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Gray Dawn Treader

I've never owned a Boxer, but my dad had a friend with a Boxer when he was a boy. My dad loves Boxers!
No, spaying will not affect personality in dogs in any way. Dogs are still the same when they are spayed, they just can't produce. Whether spayed dogs still have heat cycles I'm not sure. If they do, it's too slight to notice.

Gray Dawn Treader answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer

Miss Buddie

She might calm a little, but keep in mind that she's still going to be a puppy even after being fixed. The calming is more an age thing than anything else.

Miss Buddie answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 3 Report this answer


After we had our dog neutered we did not notice any difference in him what so ever. This article tells of some of the falacies of having your dog spayed or neutured.

Dagwood answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


We didn't notice any changes either, we still have the same silly playful pups! And aren't boxers playful dogs anyway? Our neighbor has one and she is so playful and friendly! I think she will be just fine, and congrats on making the decision to have her spayed, she is adorable!!

Member 497436 answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


I will go on record as saying that, once she recovers from the surgery, you most likely won't see any change in her behavior at all.

Boxers are notorious for being very hyper puppies, and also for having very long puppyhoods.

She most likely won't really mellow out until she's a few years old.

Boxers are amazing dogs, and I feel you won't see any changes. :-)

Jack answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Spay her anyways it will make your and her life happyier and a bit eaiser :)

Mattie answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

~*Phoebe Buffay*~

I had my Phoebe spayed when she was 6 months old. Sure didn't keep her down for long, she was still her nutty, playful self. She turned 2 yrs. in February, now..she has calmed down from what she was when she was 6 months. People stop me at the pet stores, park & dog park and say she's the calmest boxer they have ever seen, but I seriously doubt it has anything to do with her being spayed, believe me...she still has her BOXER moments! I really don't think it would effect Corona that way, and it is supposed to be better for them health wise. Hope this helps a little. Feel free to Paw Mail me if you want. She sure is a Beautiful Boxer, take lots of pictures because they sure grow up fast! Good Luck with your decision.

~*Phoebe Buffay*~ answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


No, no,no. Two of my last three dogs have been what people consider "hyper" (I consider fun) and spaying did not change that one bit. Mia was spayed at 5 1/2 months, and was playful until the month before she died at 5 1/2.
Sasha was spayed at 2 years, after she'd had puppies (a rescue) and she played 16 hours a day. No naps for that one. Whoops, they were not boxers, but were females from playful breeds.

Lily answered on 3/10/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Thank you Mattie! I have to find a vet but my ex-friend (who agve away Milo :( ) said that he will still be a hyber butt :) but a little more realxed. ( I really doubt that :) )

XOXO~ Milo

Member 494169 answered on 3/11/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Camille (R.I.P) 12/22/04-09/01

most likely not. Camille is 3 yo and she still plays like a puppy. I've heard that boxers don't reach maturity until about 7 y/o. Playfulness is just part of the breed

Camille (R.I.P) 12/22/04-09/01 answered on 3/12/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer