That was an intresting read. I always thought that incontinence came from being old. My 14yr od dog suffers from it on and off.
As for spaying and neutering. All my mixed dogs are fixed. My purebred pit isnt but i may be fixing her in the near future. I dont have any plans to breed her because although she is a great dog she just isnt what i would look for in breeding stock.
I have plans in the future to possibly breed APBTs and none of them will be fixed. They will also all be seperated so there would be no chance of suprise litters either. If your not going to spay or nueter than you need to take extra precautions to make sure you arent adding to the pet overpopulation.
I think that rottweilers was a very poor choice of breeds to do a study like this on. Why? Because cancer (and not just bone cancer but leukemia and other types) is the leading killer among rottweilerl. As the breed is already so prone to cancer, I think it's hard to estimate what effects spaying/neutering will have on dogs across all breeds.
It's also important to remember that *NOT* spaying/neutering vastly increases dogs health risks in the form of cancers, pyometra, and other health issues. Not to mention the pet overpopulation problems.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 7/22/2005 4:46:11 PM*** Reason: add