When To Spay Or Neuter A Golden Retriever: 5 Golden Tips

Spaying A Female Golden Retriever

Female Goldens should be spayed after they’ve turned one year old, but there are some experts that claim otherwise.

Neutering A Male Golden Retriever

It is generally thought that the best age of neutering a Golden Retriever male is after they’ve reached full sexual maturity.

Spaying Or Neutering Too Early

There are multiple common health issues that can arise in Golden Retriever dogs that have been spayed or neutered too early.

Potential Risks

Beyond the mere procedure, there are potential dangers related to post-operative care of spaying and neutering.


Modern equipment and technology have made sterilization safer than ever, but you should always take your Goldie to the best vet.