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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 09:05 AM
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Elvis is 4.5 years old, intact and has a super temperament, he marks as well
It's what is between the ears, that makes a dog's temperament. You use what's between the legs, to pass on that temperament to puppies.

If everyone listen to these vets, and spayed neutered their dogs early. We would lose the breed.
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It's what is between the ears, that makes a dog's temperament. You use what's between the legs, to pass on that temperament to puppies.

If everyone listen to these vets, and spayed neutered their dogs early. We would lose the breed.

WELL SAID. I never bought into "get him neutered so he comes down". I never understood that logic and still believe it fable or ole wives tales IMHO.
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he marks as well
AJ does as well, a small price to pay...you know, we never really possess them fully, that privilege is only granted to them about us...
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I have a dark sense of humor.

I would love to introduce some of these vets, to my daughter's dog. As a shelter dog, she was spayed at a year old. SHE will mark over another female dogs scent, and males if its low enough.
She plays great with other dog's, as long as they don't try to boss her.

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Just had Miksa`s 15 month wellness exam and rabies shot today. Vet, who does research too, first time ever made a comment how good of a decision it was to keep both of the boys intact. yeah. (should have seen vet tech face though, lol)
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My vet does not push spay/ neuter.
I think he has brought it up once.
The dog (not puppy) was being sedated for something else. He said " If I planned on spaying, he could do both at that time."
He might tell you his professional opinion on something. But doesn't try to push you to do something, you don't want done to your dog.

I was at the vet last week with Shine. I asked him a question on something, that was a little different than his normal treatment. I chatted with his vet tech for a little while, before Shine's paperwork was ready. The reason for the hold up. He was doing research on new studies to my question.
Then came back up to the front office, to go over it with me. Doc has to be in his 70s, but is open to new, and improved Veterinary Care.
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Eli is 1 year old. I'm waiting until he is 18 months to get him neutered. After the obligatory rough patch as younger puppy, he has turned out to be just an all-around great dog. Very social, not aggressive, energetic but controllable, and of course very affectionate. I'm a long time dog owner but he is my first Vizsla. I'm super happy about him. My question is should I even get him fixed?He seems great as he is and the only extra male behavior he seems to have is marking outside. I don't typically board my dogs or need doggy day care ( most here don't take intact dogs). Thanks for your input.
I have a 2 year old male that we have yet to neuter. Like you we got advice from the breeder to wait as long as we could and were told about the vizsla study. Really we’ve come to the point where we don’t think we will unless there is a medical reason.

Our experience has been about the same as yours but here’s some things to note that I’ve learned about having an intact dog:

1) Some perfectly friendly dogs (typically neutered males) will be dominant/bully/be aggressive towards your intact dog while being perfectly friendly to everyone else. The worst part of this is many owners are not aware their dog may act differently towards an intact male and are not vigilant or prepared. On a road trip we once stopped by a pretty empty dog park to let him run some and he got into two scuffles almost immediately- nothing serious. But I was yelled at by two different owners who were sitting far away on their phones telling me how I needed to leave with my vicious dog. One dog was trying to mount him repeatedly and the other was growling and chasing him/trying to run him over.


I do frequent a large ‘dog park’ (it’s a dog park but around 100 acres and you never get that prison yard feel) and he plays and coexists with 98% of dogs there.

2) He developed a habit of passionately licking pee spots of other dogs. Apparently this is more common in intact dogs. Not disruptive but kinda gross when his nose is wet when he comes over to check in

3) Dogs have wet dreams- he’s had one I’m like 99% sure.
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I have a 2 year old male that we have yet to neuter. Like you we got advice from the breeder to wait as long as we could and were told about the vizsla study. Really we’ve come to the point where we don’t think we will unless there is a medical reason.

Our experience has been about the same as yours but here’s some things to note that I’ve learned about having an intact dog:

1) Some perfectly friendly dogs (typically neutered males) will be dominant/bully/be aggressive towards your intact dog while being perfectly friendly to everyone else. The worst part of this is many owners are not aware their dog may act differently towards an intact male and are not vigilant or prepared. On a road trip we once stopped by a pretty empty dog park to let him run some and he got into two scuffles almost immediately- nothing serious. But I was yelled at by two different owners who were sitting far away on their phones telling me how I needed to leave with my vicious dog. One dog was trying to mount him repeatedly and the other was growling and chasing him/trying to run him over.


I do frequent a large ‘dog park’ (it’s a dog park but around 100 acres and you never get that prison yard feel) and he plays and coexists with 98% of dogs there.

2) He developed a habit of passionately licking pee spots of other dogs. Apparently this is more common in intact dogs. Not disruptive but kinda gross when his nose is wet when he comes over to check in

3) Dogs have wet dreams- he’s had one I’m like 99% sure.

Yup, just like us...
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