We have a 4 month old Basset Hound. We want to get her spayed in a couple of months before she comes into her first heat. Our breeder is not very happy with us because she says we need to have all her vaccinations up to date before she has surgery or she could pick something up from the vets and get very sick. She has only had her 6 week vaccinations and that is all I intend on giving her except for the rabies shot around one year just because it is required by law. Our male Basset was neutered around a year of age and all he had before his surgery was his 6 week shots and the rabies shot. How do you feel about this? Are there other precautions I can take before having our puppy fixed? Thanks for your help.