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    Is is true that if you neuter early that my dogs head and body won't grow as big and muscular as it would if I waited to neuter....is there truth in that???....he is almost 4 months now and is that too early to neuter...he has started the humping thing just once in a great while, not often..........

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    Default Re: Question about neutering and growth

    I believe the small head debacle is a myth. I think someone here asked that before too.

    For me, 4 months is a little early, and the average here is 6-8 months. It really up to you.

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    Ummmm..I asked that before! I was told the same thing! @BruceP assured me that was not true..something about a world of "pin headed bullies"!!!! i asked my vet and she tried so hard not to laugh in my face! I told her I could tell she was laughing on the inside and she said "actually..I'm trying not to pee my pants from laughing" .....so...I'm thinking the answer is no

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    That's it, it was @JAKEISGREAT! I didn't want to use 'pin-head' just yet because I didn't know if it was going to offend.

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    I don't think it's true either, we neutered rocks at 6 months and he actually I think already had a small head before neutering but is growing before our eyes....he is getting sooo tall, his daddio was a tall boy and I'm hoping rocks gets as big as him...90lbs, rocks is 11months and 60lbs......

    Keep growing rocky I say......-imageuploadedbytapatalk1308944894-557018-jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    That's it, it was @JAKEISGREAT! I didn't want to use 'pin-head' just yet because I didn't know if it was going to offend.
    Oops..I guess I'm not as thoughtful as you! mostly I just blurt stuff out!

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    Yep, the small head/neutering thing is a myth; I have also heard that if you neuter too young they won't raise their leg to pee--that is false; another myth is that their bark will stay higher pitched. As soon as both testicles drop you can neuter. One good reason to wait until 6 or 8 months is in case something else like cherry eye develops then that can be taken care of at the same time.

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    Default Re: Question about neutering and growth

    @Casee I have done some searching and reading on this, and there are numerous conflicting reports. Generally though, I believe most agree that around 6 months is a good age, although there are numerous reports of earlier neutering with no ill effects. I have the same concerns as you with growth and muscle tone, so i opted to wait till 7 months if there was no signs of agressive humping or any marking... He made it to 7 months just fine and I will be making his appointment today, which for some reason is a tough phone call for me to make.... been putting it off all week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    Yep, the small head/neutering thing is a myth; I have also heard that if you neuter too young they won't raise their leg to pee--that is false; another myth is that their bark will stay higher pitched. As soon as both testicles drop you can neuter. One good reason to wait until 6 or 8 months is in case something else like cherry eye develops then that can be taken care of at the same time.
    Boy @Alice Kable THAT would really be a bully with issues! A pin headed..squatting..girly..bulldog.
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    Default Re: Question about neutering and growth

    We adopted Vegas when he was 4 1/2 months old, he was already neutered. If that theory was true I would be scared to see what he would have looked like otherwise, LOL. He is 2 yrs. old now, 63 lbs of hunka burning love muscles, and is very broad across the chest as you can see.


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    @KMARINO...proof beyond words! Vegas sooooooo rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly03 View Post
    @Casee I have done some searching and reading on this, and there are numerous conflicting reports. Generally though, I believe most agree that around 6 months is a good age, although there are numerous reports of earlier neutering with no ill effects. I have the same concerns as you with growth and muscle tone, so i opted to wait till 7 months if there was no signs of agressive humping or any marking... He made it to 7 months just fine and I will be making his appointment today, which for some reason is a tough phone call for me to make.... been putting it off all week.

    Thinking it's a "male" thing.

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