"It is a myth that all dogs should retain their ability to breed to maintain their masculinity/personality". Frankly, I've never heard such a myth, but I sure hear: "Should you spay/neuter? Just go to the pound and see why!" We live in an apartment. "Roaming" is not a problem. We have gotten the lad for companionship, but given that neutering has effects upon the personality and development of the dog, I am concerned that I am removing something essential (and something that belongs to him, not me) from my pet for the sake of convenience. As I understand it, health benefits centre largely on females. Can any Monkeys offer any personal examples, impartial info or sources for same?
Curious George: To Neuter or Not To Neuter We have a five month old "mini" Jack Russell and it's decision time. I've done some research on the web and, frankly, have been dismayed by the attitude of largely partial sources on the net.