Moonie is having his dreaded surgery today, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I am leaving him at the Vet's until Monday, because there is no way to keep him quiet here or out of the dirt.
Neutering is so worth the temporary stress and minimal expense. Male dogs are far less expensive to have neutered, and yet it seems to be up to the owners of the females to make the choice. Just because YOU don't have any females does not mean YOUR male dog can't get out and impregnate a zillion others. Keeping your dog intact does not make you more of a man, it makes you a complete idiot in my book.
Pet over population is a serious problem and will continue to be as long as people do not spay and neuter their animals. If you can't afford the shots/spay neuter (and there are low cost options) you can't afford a dog. Period.
I love Moon completely, but he does not need to sire a litter to fulfill himself or me. His breeders can take care of worrying about the bloodline-I just want to enjoy my dog.