09-05-2012, 01:36 PM
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To spay, or not to spay?
I got a puppy yesterday. She is a lab x cockador (so pretty much lab!) and she is called Hallie. She is lovely
Since having her (the last 24 hours!) I find people like to pass comment (fine when asked, can be annoying when not!) and a few people have said 'Hope you have a litter before you spay her'
Can someone please tell me the pro's and con's? Are the con's mainly because of dog overpopulation?
Is it true that it does the dog a lot of good to have a litter, or is this not really accurate?
She isn't pedigree so doesn't have papers etc, so it wouldn't be to 'breed' her if I did anyway, and what I would do, if having a litter really is best for her, is donate them to dogs for the disabled or a similar charity so they can be trained as a service dog (this is what we will be training Hallie to be, in a fashion)
Thanks (in advance!)