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help me convince my mom

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Miro

Troublemaker
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 19, '12 7:24pm PST 
Ok, so I'm not sure this belongs here, but oh well. I am leaving Miro, my Australian shepherd puppy intact at least until he is fully mature. My mom however thinks that it doesn't affect anything if he is neutered now, he's only 4 months old. silenced Now I don't live with my mom, so your probably thinking well then who cares what she says... Here's the kicker, I frequently take my pups down to her house when I go to visit, I also have her baby sit them when I go out of town. She's saying that he isn't allowed to come down once he's over 6 months old unless he's fixed... I will not fix him just because of that, but he loves her house, as do all my dogs, and I want to take him wig me when I go. So does anyone have any links I can show my mom proving that leaving them intact until after maturity really is beneficial? She says its an old wives tale...shrug
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Nare

Woo-woo- whineybutt
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 19, '12 7:41pm PST 
Honestly.. He'll probably be fluffy enough that you could get away with saying hes neutered. Unless one of her dogs is intact.. it shouldn't be a problem.
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Saya

I want to play!
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 19, '12 8:35pm PST 
Well if she is adament about it then your dog might not be able to go..

I mean what if she baby sits him finds out he's intact and she takes him herself to get neutered?

Could lie and say had had a vasectomy.. Dogs still have private part when they had that done..

Your dog if you can control your dog and make sure he behaves and so on intact should be fine..
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Vladimir

Lady Killer
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 19, '12 8:36pm PST 
I'm with you on this. If a dog is to be fixed, please wait until he's matured a little more. 4 months old is too young in my opinion and could cause problems for their growth which testosterone plays a part in.

here are some links for pros and cons:

http://www.pet-informed-veterinary-advice-online.com/male-d og-neutering.html#pros-cons-neuter

Here a discussion that happened here on Dogster:

http://www.dogster.com/answers/question/does_having_a_do g_neutered_at_a_young_age_affect_his_growth-22717
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y

dog-sitter in- charge.
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 19, '12 9:23pm PST 
depends also what your breeder has to say about it, decent ones usually stipulate things regarding sterilization..
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Miro

Troublemaker
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 19, '12 10:21pm PST 
Haha at the he'll prob be fluffy enough she wont notice! I thought the same thing! Anyway, my mom would not take him and get him neutered, shes not loony! Just stubborn lol. Thanks to everyone who answered. I will check out those links. She has a male dog, but he's not intact. Although he is kind of bossy, Miro avoids him and is frightened of him(he snapped at Mir because Mir ran into him) for now. I suppose well have to see how their relationship develops as he gets more mature. I would go with the vasectomy thing, but there is no where in my area that does that, so she would know it was bs.
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