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    I understand he can be neutered at 6 months.
    But how does this effect his muscular/skeletal Development?
    If they dont mature til 18 months will he fill out to his fullest potential if he's fixed so young?

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    My vet doesn't like to fix male or female bullies tell they are around 9 months because he said with their growth it gives them time to develope any pallet issues so they can fix it all at one time. Also one thing you can do to help buld good muscle and bone is cottage cheese! I tried yogurt and giving little cubes of cheese and that gave her the runs but for some reason I saw a big change in how she is shaped and her hair turned so shiny so I swear by it!

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    He may not be as thick as he would if left to mature and his legs might be longer. Opinions vary greatly. Bullys don't get to full maturity behavior and width wise until between 2 and 3 years old. I have one who made his final pop soon after his 3rd birthday. If you want a wide bully and you can wait, that's what you need to do. If he's around intact females or has behavior issues (like marking or not liking other males), that's a different story.
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    Jake was done at 11 months. I've heard all sorts of recommendations! If he's behaving ..wait a bit. If not..

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    Default Re: Neutering Question

    Winston was between 9 and 10 months old when we had him neutered. It was a hard decision for us, but our vet recommended it to head off a lot of health issues. It also decreased his aggressiveness and attempts to be dominant over us. He seems to have developed just fine, although he is a slightly chubby little doggie.

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    Default Re: Neutering Question

    my little Diesel was a year old when he was neutered but I only waited that long because he had an undescended testicle and we wanted to see if it would drop but no luck so the vet had to do a little exploring to find it and remove it.
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    My boy just turned a year old and is filling out nicely. We had him neutered at 6 months with no problems. I also had some hesitancy, but had no intentions of breeding him. According the Cesar Millan, it is much better for dogs to be neutered before they start the urges. My pup has such a sweet personality. I didn't want to risk hormones and frustrations changing him and I certainly didn't want to deal with hiking every 2 steps. You will get many opinions regarding this topic, but it really comes down to what you feel is best for your boy and yourself.

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    Food for thought.....

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    I fixed my male Dozer at 7 months. I have a male and female they are brother and sister, so pretty much had to do it right away, before they went into heat. My vet told me to do Blossom 1st as the chance of cancers increases every month after 6 months of age, and if she had gone into heat, then I would have had to wait 6 months before I could spay her. Then I would have had to keep my 2 separated, which would have been quite difficult since we are all in the same house. She told me it was okay to wait longer with Dozer, but I chose to fix him a week after I spayed Blossom, because he was starting to hump her, he just didn't know where, since he tried to hump her face all the time. Lol. He was also trying to hump my leg , so I wanted to fix him before he actually got the urge, and to make him less aggressive. I have noticed both of them are much calmer since fixing them, and Dozer no longer humps.
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    I had Zeus neutered last Friday at 10 1/2 months. I wanted to wait until he was 18 months, but he was maturing entirely too fast. My daughter is having Dexter neutered tomorrow and he is six months old, but needs to have his cherry eye fixed. He is already as big as Zeus and they are five months apart. His chest, neck, and head is huge! We use to call him the little one but not any more. They are 3 pounds apart and Dexter is 2 inches bigger in his chest. Dexter really needs to be neutered because he is much more aggressive than Zeus and she has kids. He is never aggressive with us or her kids but he is with strange kids. I think he is really being protective of her children, but I am hoping neutering him will calm him a little.
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    We have three males in our house ... a black lab mix called Bear, Daddy the Bulldog and Linus ... the bully-goat ...

    Bear and Daddy came to us as 8-9 week old pups from a rescue and the agreement we signed was that they would be neutered as soon as possible. Linus we got from a very good friend. So Bear and Daddy were neutered as soon as they were old enough. With Linus we waited for as long as we could, and then it was obvious that his behaviour to all of the others was becoming a little more domineering and you could almost see the "testosterone" levels rising so we got him done sooner rather than later!!

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    Our bully vet recommends waiting until they are 18 months before you neuter them.
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