To Rod ( and others*)...
As you know...in another thread I firmly stated my thoughts regarding the appropriate age to neuter or spay your dog.
I still feel it is an individual choice...
HOWEVER... I have taken the last few days & spent MUCH time researching this topic further.
I humbly have to say I have been persuaded that "waiting" until maturity may be the BEST decision for our pets. What is a few more months anyway?
I know as long as I am alive... I will always have dogs.
So when the time comes again in the future..I do believe my decision will be to wait till maturity rather than do what we have always done..and that was have them spayed or neutered around 6 mo's.
See? There truly IS hope for me yet. I'm just a tad bit stubborn *!!