Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Spaying, Neutering and Aggression?

    If this has been asked before sorry. I am one of the few that believes that you should spay and neuter a dog after it is 18 months old if you can I understand sometimes you can not wait and I respect that. I just believe you should let the dog finish growing. I am not up for debateing this my mind is made up on that issue. However I was told that if you own an agressive breed of dog that spaying or neutering a dog early can prevent them from becoming too aggressive. Have any of you found this to be true with your APBT's? Also all my dogs are fixed but Matilda and I will be getting her spayed. I am planing on having this done when she turns 18 months old but I do want to learn more about this. I am not a breeder and I can $#@!ure you no male will get to her and if one did get to her I would have her spayed the next day. So with that said will spaying a dog early make them less aggressive as they mature?

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by ~D~ View Post
    I was told that if you own an agressive breed of dog that spaying or neutering a dog early can prevent them from becoming too aggressive.
    I don't have much experience to go off of. Just Debo who was neutered around 18 months. I think it just really depends on the individual dog & where their aggression is coming from. Debo actually was quite dog tolerant before 18 months, but became less & less tolerant as time went on. But I really don't think it had anything to do w/ neutering; that just coincided w/ him maturing.

  3. #3
    What type of aggression are you speaking of?

  4. #4
    I think it helps DA but not human aggression (human aggression is the result of a genetically unsound dog).

    Unless your getting a dog from a rescue, I prefer to wait until 12 months for health reasons.

    However, if the dog is HA, it should be altered so there's 0% chance of any offspring.

  5. #5
    This is kind of a complicated topic and there are many opinions on it.
    In my own experience, altering a dog will stop or reduce certain behaviors. In males, obviously, it will curb breeding aggression...the specific aggression with other male dogs over a female in heat, will reduce their urge to wander, and the obnoxious behavior when there's a female in heat within a mile of them. With females, you won't have to worry about nesting behaviors (usually) and the menstrual mood swings.
    However, when you're talking about genetic dog aggression, no, I don't think altering them changed it in the least. In the APBT, dog aggression is genetic , spawning from the brain, and not hormonal, so altering them has no effect.

  6. She is showing a little DA with strange dogs. I took her to my brother-in-law house and they have a Rottweiler a month younger and Matilda tried to jump her. I had her on a leash so I just put her back in the car. However I do not think she would have done that if the Rottweiler would have left her alone the rottweiler was not on a leash. This was her first time showing DA then 2 days later Matilda jumped Peek-A-Boo my toy poodle and pinned her down with her mouth over her neck and growled over a chew. I was in the room with them both. Normally they are best friends. I do not think she was going to hurt Peek-A-Boo I think she was telling her to leave the chew alone very loud. It did make me uneasy.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by ~D~ View Post
    Matilda jumped Peek-A-Boo my toy poodle and pinned her down with her mouth over her neck and growled over a chew. I was in the room with them both. Normally they are best friends. I do not think she was going to hurt Peek-A-Boo I think she was telling her to leave the chew alone very loud. It did make me uneasy.
    I would suggest separating them when there are high value treats around. Much better to prevent an incident than having to clean up after one.

  8. Oh I agree 100% I was sitting here with Pee-A-Boo on the chair and my son knocked on the door and dogs barking and running around everywhere and Peek-A-Boo went for the chew that Matilda had. She did not want a chew at all the only reason Pee-A-Boo takes chews is to just bother the other dogs. Pee-A-Boo is a poodle but she is DA and is an alpha dog I have to stay on her all the time. I am glad she is not a pit bull. However I love her so much and I do not want her to die over a chew or anything but she is a problem. She is more aggressive in nature than Matilda is but her size is so small that it makes it look like less of a problem.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    3,166
    Images
    16
    females are best spayed before their first heat, and males after 2 years (when they are fully mature) if your concerned about health issues.
    but it won't reduce DA.
    Galadriel made an excellent post

Similar Threads

  1. Question about spaying & neutering.
    By Drebropurp in forum Health & Nutritional Care
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10-31-2012, 10:51 PM
  2. Spaying, neutering, dinner and comedy
    By ohmidog! in forum Dog Blogs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-21-2011, 04:10 AM
  3. Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Behavior
    By KC Dog Blog in forum Dog Blogs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-21-2011, 01:40 PM
  4. The unspoken truth about spaying and neutering our pets
    By Vicki in forum Health & Nutritional Care
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-11-2010, 07:33 PM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

spayed pitbull behavior

are neutered pit bulls less aggressive

neutered pitbull less aggressive

neutered pit bull aggression

are female pitbulls less aggressive

female pitbull aggression

does neutering make a dog less aggressive

will spaying stop aggressionneuter pit bull aggressionneutered pitbull behaviordoes neutering a pitbull reduce aggressionis a neutered pitbull less aggressivewill neutering a pitbull stop aggressionneuter a pitbull help with aggressionwill spaying a female dog make her less aggressivewhat makes pitbulls aggressivedoes neutering a pitbull make them less aggressiveare neutered pitbulls less aggressiveare female pitbulls less aggressive than malesare male pits aggressive around females in heatwill neutering my bulldog make him less aggressivewhat are the after effects of neutering your pitIs female pitbull dog less aggresiveneutering pitbulls and agressionpitbull female or male less aggressiveare male or female pitbulls more aggressiveare fixed pit bulls are less or more aggressiveWill Spaying My Dog Make Her Less Aggressivepitbull aggresive after spayingrecently spayed pitbull behavoirneutered pit bulls behaviorwill neutering my pitbull make him less aggressive toward my other dogwww.female pit bull behaviors.comdoes spaying a pitbull make it less aggressiveTRAINING PIT BULL TERRIOR AFTER NEUTERING

Bookmarks