I went to my local oval this morning, with Jakey my desexed boy, a lady I sometimes see comes down with her 3 desexed BCs and one undesexed juvenile kelpie bitch she is using to work sheep.
Anyway Jake, who has no interest usually in other dogs, when he is "working" with the ball, was in LOVE, followed her round, sniffing, her rear, playing, then mounted her.
The lady said she wondered if she were coming into season as she had been "urinating a lot". Not sure what that has to do with it, but (setting aside the fact that she really ought to be more careful letting an undesexed female run around an off leash park when she is not sure she is in season and she is under 12 months), I was pretty surprised that Jake was so interested. He has been desexed for over 4 years and really is not interested in other dogs that much these days.
He was very persistent in mounting her (though we did pull him off) and I am pretty sure the girl was well in season as she was standing and moving her tail aside (we used to have undesexed Welshies in the UK and bred from them so I vaguely remember the signs).
My question is, can they actually mate and tie when they are desexed? I would have thought not. Its not like they are firing blanks, they have nothing to fire!!!
Also I understand you can chemically "castrate" a male. Does that stop them mating? Similarly if you give them a vasectomy?
This post has been edited by JakesMum: 28 May 2008 - 09:20 AM