spaying my pyrenees

by Peyton Ray
(Cassville, Mo. USA)

I just got a new Great Pyrenees puppy. She is only 8 weeks old and i know i will eventually have to have her spayed. This is my first working dog and I've heard that spaying or neutering these dogs effects their work instinct. Is this true and at what age should i have my Pyrenees spayed?

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Nov 26, 2016
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Spaying
by: Donna

No. Spaying does not affect their working instinct.

Wait as long as you can to spay her (1 - 2 years old) but know that she can get pregnant by 6 months old.

You must keep her away from males (unfortunately, not everybody will be as responsible as you and neuter their males) when she is in heat. A male and female will do anything to get at each other during this time. Even if she is in a fenced area, you would be amazed at what they can do through a fence.

Know that she won't be ready to be alone with her livestock until she is about 1.5 years old. She is still a puppy even past that age but you don't want her to be hurt by the livestock or her to hurt the livestock. Depending on the size of your herds, you'll want to get a neutered male to give her a break and vice-versa. Also for companionship.

Here is a great facebook page to join:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/658231070900934/

Know that over 3 million dogs are put down in the USA every year as the shelters are full to overflowing with mostly healthy dogs. You might consider adopting your next working dog. Know that those dogs who look like good candidates for working can be trained easily. Some dogs just prefer to be indoor house dogs.

You can contact the National Pyr Rescue. They have so many Pyrs who need homes.

Nov 27, 2016
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I made it!
by: Ed A. From NJ

You are getting sound advice at 1-1/2 to two years. It is true that it takes real commitment to keep her in tack that long. But it is worth it. Newfs take even longer and since I have had and still have them I know it is a chore. But if you want a healthy dog with good joins and a better Chace of being cancer free this is the way to go. Also know letting a female this young is very bad for them.last thing while waiting for

Nov 28, 2016
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Spaying or neutering
by: Anonymous

I have just purchased a pry. I was reading they don't do go on anesthesia can anyone debunk this?


Nov 28, 2016
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Spaying
by: Donna

Your vet has to do some blood work to determine how the dog would do under anesthetic.

I recommend you talk to the breeder. They can help you with all sorts of advice which is what they are there for.

Dec 04, 2016
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To strong
by: Ed A. From NJ

My boy beau was very sencitive to it but my vet handled it great. The few times he did have you go under it took only half what his weight should have needed. Tread lightly.

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