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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training and Care

Should I Spay My Australian Shepherd?

by Clayton
(Missouri)


I have an Australian Shepherd. She's about 15 months old. Should I get her spayed? I'm not going to breed her.

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Up to you
by: Anonymous

It's really up to you. There are a lot of pros and cons for spaying and leaving her intact. Females are a little more complicated than males. Intact females can suffer pyometra, which is very serious. She is certainly old enough to spay without much threat of joint issues, and if you plan to frequent dog parks or other places where she could possibly interact with an intact male then it is probably a good idea to have her spayed.

Conversely, talk to her breeder to see what health issues have been found in her lines. Spaying increases the chance of osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma, CCL tears, and hypothyroidism. If any of those have been a problem in her lines, then it may be best to leave her intact for a while.

definately spay
by: pattie

Unspayed females, besides the constant worry of accidental breeding when they go in heat, can develop many uterine problems, some that can be fatal, and will result in spaying anyway. She will be happier, her personality will be better (no pms lol) and healthier. Please spay , don't need more puppies without homes going into shelters. thank you

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