National Entlebucher Mountain Dog Association
Conventional wisdom in the US is to spay and neuter dogs at an early age, for supposed benefits to male temperament and to avoid reproductive system cancers, as well as to prevent unwanted puppies. But breeders and breed clubs (including NEMDA) increasingly recommend keeping dogs intact until later in life, to decrease the risk of orthopedic problems, cancers, and other health issues. Meanwhile, European dogs are often kept intact well into adulthood. How can a responsible Entlebucher owner make sense of all of this? Should we spay or neuter our Entlebuchers? If so, at what age? And what are the options for spay and neuter methods?
Dr. Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT, is a veterinary specialist in reproductive health and a full professor at Oregon State University. She has been closely following and contributing to the changing conversation around spaying and neutering our canine companions. Join Dr. Kutzler for an eye-opening discussion on this topic, including:
Dr. Kutzler is a leading speaker on this important topic, and we are honored to have her present and answer questions for our club.
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