Spayed Puppy Question
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πŸ˜• Daisy was spayed at 9 weeks. She had to be spayed that young by the rescue organization before she could be adopted out to me (against my better judgment, I had to abide) The question I have - Do spayed females have the breeding urge or moods that I read neutered males have? IMO observing Daisy the past few weeks, she's ascertained extreme dominate issues with Duke. My boy Duke, as I observe is reluctant to fall from his alpha status. Duke is 20 month (1 yr 8 mos old) and Daisy is today 9 mos old. Talk about feuds!! Geez - Duke is turning into a buttercup as of late, what seems to me - sparring top dog attention from Daisy. Anyone know what I'm talking about? πŸ˜•

My female german shepherd mix was spayed at a young age, and I never saw any breeding urges from her. But I never saw any breeding urges from Max, my male B who was neutered at 6 months either. The only thing Max did was chatter his little jaws if a female in heat had been around and left any scent..

When females are spayed, it removes the estrogen production which in turn had masked the natural androgen (female testosterone) in her body. So, yes, I believe that spayed females will sometimes have some more masculine characteristics. But also some unspayed females will exhibit more masculine traits during "the season"….the other day Bella decided she would try to breed Luna @@ and Luna seemed happy to oblige.

Hopefully Daisy will go back to her normal, less testosteroni, self in a few weeks.....

I agree with Andrea… and I have seen and heard that before....

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@MaxBooBooBear:

My female german shepherd mix was spayed at a young age, and I never saw any breeding urges from her. But I never saw any breeding urges from Max, my male B who was neutered at 6 months either. The only thing Max did was chatter his little jaws if a female in heat had been around and left any scent..

Hee hee! So "breeding" urge signals were or are present with your neutered male, Max - seemingly by the jaw chattering. However with females, the question is if they experience something - with Daisy having determination to over-alpha Duke. I know, it's a strange phenomenon, but something's happening to the status quo between them - excessive squabbling, etc. It's possible, Daisy is in her "fed up with you, Duke" cycle of life.

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@Quercus:

When females are spayed, it removes the estrogen production which in turn had masked the natural androgen (female testosterone) in her body. So, yes, I believe that spayed females will sometimes have some more masculine characteristics. But also some unspayed females will exhibit more masculine traits during "the season"….the other day Bella decided she would try to breed Luna @@ and Luna seemed happy to oblige.

Hopefully Daisy will go back to her normal, less testosteroni, self in a few weeks.....

Thanks for your replies Andrea and Pat. My curiosity in observing them is eye opening to say the least. I thought I'd seen it all with all the bickering and full out brawls when resolving together some time ago - in March.

LOL with the Bella and Luna!! πŸ˜ƒ Silly girls . . . I can guess you've seen and observed more than the average parents of furkids. Thanks again - will wait and see how the "world" changes here. πŸ˜ƒ

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