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    My Henry is now about 4.5 months old. I have heard several differing opinions regarding fixing english bulldogs early causing them to have growth problems due to the lack of hormones not letting their growth plates close properly. I have heard this from the wonderful world of the internet but my vet claims there is no clinical evidence to support this. I want to get Henry fixed ASAP but only if it is the best thing for him. Has antone else heard of this or has anyone else fixed their bully as early as 5 months with success?

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    It is not common to neuter dogs in Finland exept for medical reasons and no vet here recommends to do so before the dog has at least reached it's growth in height. There also is evidence on the fact that early neutering is not good for the dog, but so it to do so. Why do you want to alter him as soon as possible?

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    I would highly recommend waiting until he's matured. Unless he's starting to hump everything and becoming aggressive towards other dogs. One of my best friends is a Vet at a local clinic and she stated that they're currently talking about not neutering dogs younger than 1 year due to growth/hormone issues.

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    Hes starting to hump young children and im comcerned he will get into the habbit and fixing later on wont help. Vets here say you can fix as early as 4 months but that seems early to me

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    I am waiting for the year mark for Vader on my Vet's recommendation. We are at 8 months and ready to have him snipped. Vet said that EB need to have the puppy testosterone out of their system. Vader did hump things about the 5 month mark, pillows, toys and mostly little girl Reya.. She is fixed now and he has slowed on humping her and other household items. Seems to be a phase.. Right now we are in his tantrum phase.. Even the daycare asked if he throw tantrums at home... lol... it's a bully thing..

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    After all the reading I did and the dog being closes to the human diseases and all, I would get him just tied just like the female so they keep their hormones going as life is meant to be. I regret having Nyala spayed. But it's done so cant go back. If you opt to neutering wait at lease till your dog has mature. That's my 2 cents.

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    I waited to have Wally neutered, he was 2 and the only reason I did it was because of aggression issues. I would wait for awhile, there is SO much evidence that early neutering can cause issues w/their hormones. Humping is normal in males and female pups...

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    My sister had her GSD done at 5 months, which I had never heard of doing before. My vet will not do any before the age of 8 months
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    My sister had her GSD done at 5 months, which I had never heard of doing before. My vet will not do any before the age of 8 months
    Geez next thing you know they'll be doing it at birth.

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    My vet had recommended waiting closer to a year for Tyson but he started humping and harrassing Raven when he was around the six month mark. The almost fights was a bit much so we had him neutered at seven months. Good luck deciding!


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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Geez next thing you know they'll be doing it at birth.
    Funny you say that. Recently when we lost Raven and I was looking around, I came across a breeder that said she has her pups spayed/neutered prior to leaving at 8 weeks . I never even finished any more getting to know you convos. That is just crazy to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    Funny you say that. Recently when we lost Raven and I was looking around, I came across a breeder that said she has her pups spayed/neutered prior to leaving at 8 weeks . I never even finished any more getting to know you convos. That is just crazy to me.


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    That is sick in the head. Those are breeders that dont want you to use their dogs to breed. Called greed n sick. People should walk away from breeders like that. Vets that agrees to this kind of surgey, they should be reported and plastered all over media so no one goes to them vets.

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