Alice Los Angeles, California 9/8/2012 12:56:40 AM I have small breed dogs and I would never spay/neuter them before the age of 2. They don't reach their full size until 8 to 9 months of age, and then they start to body-up until about 2 years of age. Why put a halt to that process? Disrupting their growth cycle by cutting of their hormones is just wrong. What's wrong with you people? Of course, the dog owner must be responsible and not allow their dog(s) to breed indiscriminately. All of mine have been s/n with the exception of a 5 year old female who will likely be spayed this year. Her mother, a show champion, was spayed at 7 when she developed pyo, emergency surgery. As I don't plan to breed my last intact girl, spaying at 5 is something I'm ok with.Folks -- do NOT spay/neuter before at least 1 year, unless you know you're not responsible enough to keep an eye on your dog so an unwanted breeding doesn't occur.