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    Default Re: To Neuter Or Not

    Hudson's appointment for neutering is Wednesday. He'll be 7 months old. I feel like a terrible owner because in spite of the risks of testicular cancer, I still have mine. I just suspect that given the option and ability, Hudson would also say no...

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    Definitely get him neutered! Gio was 21 months old when we adopted him and we got him neutered 2 weeks later. He was humping and marking a lot. Since his neuter (4 weeks) he no longer humps and RARELY marks. He still has the same great personality and was only out of it for the night that he came home! He didn't need the cone and he wanted to play the next day.

    I would maybe wait till he is 1? The also gave us the option to use an anesthesia that was safer for bulldogs (forget the name of it) then the normal anesthesia.

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    After I got Nigel neutered his "wiener" stayed alot cleaner. He was a bad humper also,but not any more!
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    Default Re: To Neuter Or Not

    Okay, I'm adding my 2 cents because I'm big on this. Yup, neutering is great HOWEVER

    Recently there was an article in one of my AKC newsletters that said vets are finding that neutering at 6 months is a little too young. Larger breeds end up having bones that don't grow to the right proportion, increasing orthopedic issues. So between one and two has been a new recommendation.

    I feel much better now.

    That being said, there are behavioral things that you have to tighten up on. For instance, Hudson is coming up on two years old and we have to be very careful to allow him limited marking. He can be harder to control if he smells a female in heat. So its ok to wait a certain amount of time as long as you're aware of and ready to deal with how it affects your dog.

    I hope you find the right answer for you and your pup!

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    Definitely neuter.

    I've heard all the arguments regarding at what age to do it, and whether or not it affects growth. I did a TON of research before making the decision to have Guinness spayed at 6 1/2 months. I thought that overall it was the best decision for her.

    She was the runt of her litter, and has always been a smaller dog. She never will be, or was going to be, and big bulky Bully. However, having said that, she still grew A LOT after her spay. She remained our happy, healthy girl, and definitely continued to mature afterwards.

    Ultimately, it is up to you and what is best for you and your Bully

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