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A small collection of pointing dog breed websites that place emphasis on pointing dogs as family and hunting companions. Sites are informational, assist, inform, or offer material about their respective breed of pointing dog. Private breeders are welcomed as well as pointing dog related websites that offer services, supplies, or other commercial interests related to pointing dogs. In exceptional circumstances, websites about other working breeds MAY be considered for inclusion at the ring manager's discretion.
 

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New study suggests neutering affects dog health - 02/14/2013
Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animal’s risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of golden retrievers by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study, which examined the health records of 759 golden retrievers, found a surprising doubling of hip dysplasia among male dogs neutered before one year of age. This and other results will be published today (Feb. 13) in the  online scientific journal PLOS ONE . “The study results indicate that dog owners and service-dog trainers should carefully consider when to have their male or female dogs neutered,” said lead investigator Benjamin Hart, a distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. “It is important to remember, however, that because different dog breeds have different vulnerabilities to various diseases, the effects of early and late neutering also may vary from breed to breed,” he said. While results of the new study are revealing, Hart said the relationship between neutering and disease-risk remains a complex issue. For example, the increased incidence of joint diseases among early-neutered dogs is likely a combination of the effect of neutering on the young dog’s growth plates as well as the increase in weight on the joints that is commonly seen in neutered dogs. Dog owners in the United States are overwhelmingly choosing to neuter their dogs, in large part to prevent pet o...

New study suggests neutering affects dog health



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