To fix or not to fix?

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To fix or not to fix?

Postby Duckranger26 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:42 pm

When I told the breeder that I was intending on neutering Ranger in the future she suggested that I didn't and with his bloodlines I could stud him out. Now I'm not looking to turn this dog into a stud machine and try to make money. The big question is will neutering make him less driven as a hunter? Thank you


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Re: To fix or not to fix?

Postby berudd » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:28 pm

I'm sure opinions vary on this and I've only had females so I'm not much of an expert. But I have heard experts say that females have great drive with never having had testicles so why wouldn't a fixed male? My uninformed opinion is that once he is mature it would be OK. I spayed both of my female Labs and it had zero affect on their drive. I think a hunting dogs motivation to hunt comes something other than their reproductive organs.
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Re: To fix or not to fix?

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:34 pm

"Some people pride themselves on how far they can shoot ducks others pride themselves on how close they can get them. I'm an other!!! "
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Re: To fix or not to fix?

Postby HNTFSH » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:58 pm

You have a pedigree for this pup to post?
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