Females as guard dogs

by Jeri
(Henderson, TN USA)

Will female GP's keep stray male dogs away (like male GP's) or are they at risk for mating when stray males come around?

I have a 10 wk. old female GP. I would rather not have her spayed (at 6 months?), but I may have to since I don't have a fence to keep strays away from her.

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Unspayed female
by: Donna

Males will be there as soon as your bitch is in heat. Nothing will stop them except a pen with a top on it and make it so they are not able to dig underneath. That said, they will try mating through the fence.

So, if you spay her at 6 months, she won't have had a heat by then, with luck. However, the longer you can wait to spay her, the better. She'll have incontinent issues amongst other issues if she is spayed too young.

It's unfortunate other people aren't responsible enough to keep their dogs contained nor neutered.

She won't be ready to be alone with the animals she is guarding until 1.5 years old. You'll also need a second dog to relieve her. She can't work 24/7 without a break.

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The right thing to do
by: Ed A from NJ

Please spay you little girl, it is thr right thing to do. I suggest you keep her away from the males, let her go throught her first heat so you know she is fully developed. (She will still be to young to do guard duty anyway. The for her health and safty get het spay. In the mean time start looking for a male. She will need help and with a big male around the other boys won't be paying her any visits. Ine both yous are nutered ans spay you will have the perfect guarding pair with no worries about maternity leave!!

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