At E & K Kennels we believe everyone should be able to afford and enjoy a puppy that is healthy and well socialized. So many families have had such bad experiences with males marking and also it's very expensive to have males Neutered or females Spayed. We also know of all the puppies that are in the animal shelters each year due to people not getting a female spayed and males neutered. To stop all these problems we have decided to spay and neuter our puppies after a deposit has been made if the buyer would like to have that option after the puppy is 10 weeks of age as long as our veterinarian ( Dr. Bruce Carlton at Catawba Valley Animal Hospital) feels like they're big enough. If you would like your puppy spayed or neutered just call and we will gladly hold him/her with a deposit.