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    results were concerning enough that davis has now expanded the study to more breeds.

    thank you for the links!  

    as you mention, there are other risks, too, for unspayed females - pyometra is one of those.

    what the issue is for me is that early spay and neuter (4 months as H$U$ pushes) doesn't give the body a chance to use those necessary hormones for growth and development.

    there are good reasons to neuter and spay - but blanket automatic spay/neuter that is part of an agenda without considering the risks you and i both speak of - that is just wrong!

    i won't breed lyublyu - he is not the best representative of the breed - so i won't breed him - i did breed my first sammy - she and her mate had 52 champions in their combined pedigrees - and they were awesome!  after that first litter, though, when i realized how difficult it was in the 70s to find people who understood or could handle samoyeds, i spayed her.

    knowing your dog - the breed - having a wonderful breeder who works to make sure the pups are the healthiest and best possible - that is the best way to get a wonderful pup!

    that said, i've also had my great share of adorable crosses and have loved every single one of the little rascals to pieces.  still, i want the ability to have my samoyed pups.  they are unique!

    btw, what breed pups do you have?

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 03:07:45 PM PDT

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