Originally Posted by soilman
Duh. In other words, even domesticated animals with 1000's of years of genetic evolution behind them directed at adapting them to their present environment, are still not well-adapted for life as a "pet" unless, in addition, we surgically alter them to make them such. What this means to me is we should STOP making them into pets. Just leave them alone. But I'm changing the subject. So, back to no more spinning dogs.
Look, I agree you don't want no dogs to get pregnant. I heard a story a few days ago about someone with a tiny female dog that got knocked up by a big male, and died giving birth. But the solution is not to continue the business of animal husbandry that caused all these problems.
Actually, the male dogs I've seen that are not fixed are not alot more agressive than unfixed males. Agressiveness depends more on the basic neurological-type genetics of the dog and its environment (how people deal with it), than on whether it has testicles or not.
GAH! You just don't get it do you?! D< If we had perhaps left the ancestor of the domestic dog alone thousands of years ago, then yes, we shouldn't be keeping them as pets. But now that we have, most CAN'T survive alone. You aren't going to see a yorkie hunting for itself out in the wild. It just doesn't work like that. Leaving the animals alone now does NOT do them good, especially since people are ignorant and even if that were a good choice, people would still mistreat them anyways. So you would end up with poor, unhappy and underfed dogs dying from cars alone on the street, moreso than ever before because we did them good by 'leaving them alone'.
Your ignorance makes me very angry.
It depends on how the dog was raised and such, you are right about that. But testosterone plays a HUGE role in behavior, that is incredibly undeniable in any animal species, not just dogs. If the overpopulation problem wasn't such a huge dilemma, we wouldn't have to 'alter' them to 'make' them our pets. Dogs want to please, they love us. They find family with humans, and give us so much back in return. Believe me, most dogs are much happier after the procedure. It's not like declawing where we just do it for our own selfish cause of saving a couch. We do it for them. That's why bad owners, the ones that don't feed their pets, also don't fix them either. Not saying everyone who doesn't fix is a bad owner, but I think it is extremely irresponsable.
I'm not saying any more on this subject, because your ignorance obviously is going to make changing your mind impossible. Just like most omnivores.
I hope you never own another pet.