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MrMilkdud March 20th, 2015 3:35pm

Spaying or neutering is widely accepted as the way to control overpopulation. But this dog breeder believes it limits the gene pool and placing breeds at risk of developing narrow, unhealthy breeding lines. Should we reconsider spaying and neutering?

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kilgoretrout my toes are cold.
03/21/15 8:48 am

Absolutely not. Look up heart sticks. Look up the statistics of how many animals are euthanized each DAY due to overbreeding and lack of spaying and neutering.

leilu SoCal
03/20/15 10:08 pm

My doggie has balls!

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MogoshKatz Wisconsin
03/20/15 7:07 pm

Spaying/neutering is not the problem here. Breeders breeding for very specific traits are the issue.

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king9975 Dallas, TX
03/20/15 6:10 pm

No way. And the next time I catch someone dumping their unwanted pets or litter of kittens or puppies I'm going to spay or neuter them. I live out in the country and it is a huge problem.

think4yourself Not a safe space
03/20/15 3:32 pm

No. There are plenty of mutts out there with the current level.

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Liberty 4,032,064
03/20/15 12:09 pm

Sure, everyone should consider it for their pets as they choose.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
03/20/15 10:53 am

Actually, it has the opposite effect. The ONLY reason to breed is to better the breed. This requires expensive genetic testing on both the male and female.

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DuckAndCower
03/20/15 9:37 am

Of all people, a breeder is criticizing actions that may shrink the canine gene pool? Really?

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thebarr
03/20/15 9:19 am

Plenty of people don't spay and neuter and the result is an overpopulation of mutts. How exactly is this helpful?

What you would need is more people to intentionally breed dogs to broaden the gene pool.

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droo Santa Barbara
03/20/15 9:10 am

Kinda related but not really. Thought you'd like this, Dud. youtu.be/aCv10_WvGxo

MrMilkdud
03/20/15 10:18 am

That is a great video, and is totally related to what I thought when I read that article. Specialized dog breeding is what is narrowing the gene pool, not fixing pets.

MrMilkdud
03/20/15 10:21 am

And I didn't know any of that about the bulldog. That's all sorts of wrong.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
03/20/15 12:15 pm

Yeah, and it's not only the bulldog w/the noses. All brachycephalic dogs have issues breathing. To me, breeding 2 brachycephalic dogs together is the most evil thing we humans do in dog breeding.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachycephalic_syndrome

BrittneyBunny Maryland
03/20/15 9:00 am

NOPE! We had Sheldon spayed and his attitude is 10x better. The last thing we need is for him to bring home an abundance of extra bunnies to feed.

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swervin Maryland
03/20/15 12:07 pm

Sheldon doesn't go outside, so there is no possible way for any other bunnies to come home with him.

think4yourself Not a safe space
03/20/15 3:36 pm

You should try that on swervin to see if you can better his attitude 10x. 🔪🔨✂️

TierasPet
03/20/15 8:59 am

No, just visit an animal shelter and you'll see how many kittens and puppies are just dumped because Someone didn't fix their pet.

Also, breeders are the ones producing a narrow gene pool. Purebred dogs are notorious for having problems.

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MrMilkdud
03/20/15 10:21 am

I totally agree. Broadening the gene pool within the same breed will eventually lead to the same problem. Specialized breeding is hurting pets in the long run.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/20/15 8:48 am

You mess in' with Bob Barker? PUNK!

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Axl752 NY
03/20/15 8:47 am

Absolutely not. There are already too many unwanted pets that have to be euthanized.

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