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New Springer X puppy(7 Posts)
Most vets advise the dog having a couple of seasons before spaying... for bone growth maturity and also less risk of continence problems which can occur if a dog is speayed early.
Mine is currently in season and it isn't awful.. she has spotted a bit but keeps herself clean and we just stay on a long line til she's done.
Lots of vets wont spay until they have had their first season.
Thankyou for replying!
It's the seasons I wouldn't be able to cope with at all. I think I'll give my vet a call.
Interesting about the male/ female combo!
I had an unspayed bitch (yorkie) and got a male jrt puppy when she was 2. He showed no interest in her, but did start humping the cushions at about 6 months, so I had them both neutered on the same (expensive) day. I thought I had read somewhere that dogs were less likely to fight/get jealous if you had male female rather than same sex, but I don't know how true that is, or even if I imagined it. Anyway, their relationship was best described as 'cordial'.
I knew someone years ago who got a male and female puppy from the same litter (aargh), and was then shocked when they started being sexual with each other. She seemed to think that dogs would understand that incest was wrong and would leave each other alone!
I have a neutered dog and and an unneutered bitch. No problems.
I've recently read that you should wait until your dog has matured before neutering (about 18 months) - something to do with bone growth.
I've got a dog and bitch but got them the other way round to you (had the bitch first, then got the dog) and haven't had any problems. My bitch is the dominant one so put my randy male puppy in his place before he got neutered 😂
I have a bitch springer x and the vet wouldn't spay her until she'd had her first 3 seasons. I think it was something to make sure she was mature enough first (like fully formed?). However, when I was a child we had a bitch lab and she was able to get spayed before her first season so I think it depends on the vet...
I currently have a 5 year old mini Schnauzer cross dog ( he's been neutered)
I'm looking at getting a Springer cross at the end of the month but considering getting a bitch.
Would I be able to get her spayed before her first season or should this be done after?
It it feasible having a bitch and a dog together?