|Barked: Thu Feb 7, '08 10:13pm PST |
|I am very glad to hear you decided to spay her.
I know you will get mixed opinions on this, but I tend to think being spayed would make them better performers, for simple fact that a female coming into heat, in heat, and going out of heat has other things on her mind. Also, though I have no idea, I would imagine physically they may feel less up to par then when they are not in heat. However, there are those who insist for sports like schutzhund, having the animal intact is better, especially if it is a male.
But, again, I am sure you will get both sides of the debate on this one, but I would say spay sooner rather than later. A spay is a much bigger surgery on an adult female than a neuter on an adult male, and the younger and healthier the animal the better.
There is an endless debate on the best time to alter an animal, and neither side, in my opinion, has an overwhelming upper hand in the debate. Since you are planning on doing it anyway, I would spay as soon as possible.
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