Let me just say that I am not asking for commentary on the dangers or benefits of having intact dogs. I am considering getting a dog and having ovary sparing spay or vasectomy, regardless of anybody’s opinions.
What I would like to know is, what is it like to own same sex dogs that are intact? I have been agonizing over whether I should get a male or female because at some point, it is my intention to have two dogs. If I opt for either of the surgeries that I mentioned, then I’d have to have two of the same sex dogs because I don’t have facilities to separate a male and female, when she would be in heat.
I currently live in the suburbs. I don’t have acres and acres of land, so keeping my dogs far from other dogs would be impossible.
I also plan on doing obedience, agility, and maybe some other things as well.
I have missed out on several litters because I cannot decide and, this is largely due to the fact that I have no idea what it’s like to live with mutkiple intact dogs.