Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:33 AM
A bit off topic..but, I really wish there was a big media/educational push by our various clubs/societies/controlling bodies to let people know the difference between a registered pup and a pup from a BYB. Most people, when you talk to them, have no idea why they should get a pup from a registered breeder and don't realise, that, quite often, they pay more for their non health tested BYB pup than they would from a registered breeder that does the right thing. I am probably being naive, but I feel that if their was a concerted effort to educate, then the question of pediatric sterilisation would not be such an issue.
Personally, I wish there was no need to put young pups through these procedures, but agree with the others that, if it is necessary, then vasectomy and tubal ligation are the way to go.