Please Spay & Neuter!
Our puppies are sold as, and intended to be, much cherished pets. They are not supposed to be breeding dogs and we do not promote them as such. We HIGHLY recommend that for the ongoing health of your puppy, so there are no unwanted litters, and to avoid some un-wanted personality traits, that you get your puppy spayed or neutered as soon as your vet feels it is of a safe age to have the procedure done.
Un-neutered dogs can have a variety of health issues related to them not being spayed/neutered, such as testicular, ovarian and uterine cancer. "Breast" cancer risk is also somewhat lessened by spaying.
There are also a number of unwanted personality traits that come through in un-neutered animals, and if you spay/neuter them young, these traits are lessened or completely avoided (eg: marking, humping, excessive dominance).
If you have an un-spayed female, then be prepared for her to come into heat approximately every 6 months. And when she's in heat, she may or may not stay housebroke, she will get swollen "back there", she will lick "back there" excessively, she will bleed and get blood on whatever she sits on in your house, and then there's also a huge chance that male dogs will be turning up at your house to check her out....they can smell her from a looong way away; hence the unwanted pregnancy risk.
If you have an un-neutered male, then he will probably mark (pee on) things in your yard and possibly in your house. Even housebroke un-neutered males will sometimes slip up! He will also be much more likely to hump. If you get a male neutered before he learns to mark or hump, he will probably never learn to do either thing.
Un-spayed/neutered females and males have a tenancy to be more dominant and can possibly even be agressive if they feel their territory, family, etc is being challanged.
If your dog is not spayed/neutered there's also the risk of your dog accidentally either getting pregnant or getting someone elses' dog pregnant.
There are enough accidental breedings & unwanted animals in the world already.
So Please, spay/neuter your pet for yours, your pet's and everyone elses' sake!