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    I need some pros and cons of getting our pup neutered - he's only 4mths so it may be alittle bit before we do but the vet said any time now. He is a total inside dog. We have zero dog parks so he's not around other dogs unless we come across them while walking him - and his walks are fairly brief ESP in warmer. He is pretty good temperamental wise so no aggression issues are anything or possessive issues. Should I worry about future possessive issues and is testicular Cancer a big worry with these dogs? I have read so much about how with their breathing issues surgeries can be rough so I hate to do anything not totally necessary.


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    Default Re: Should we neuter?

    In my humble opinion, I would not want to neuter him at 4 months.I personally feel that is too young. It is a personal decision whether or not to neuter. I have always had
    males neutered, and females spayed, as I wasn't planning on breeding.
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    If he is an inside dog mostly and an only dog ... There is no need to rush your decision. Let time pass and if issues arise or you get a second dog then make the call.

    BTW -- i am all for spay/neuter, all my dogs are done at 8 mths of age, but you have to make a decision based on your life style and the dog behavior/health
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    Thanks for the input my husband and I are still debating - we definitely don't plan on getting any more dogs - 3 kids and 1 dog in a house with about 900sq ft is enough lol. We will wait till he is older before doing anything I just want other opinions from people who have been through it.


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    I had Harvey neutered when he turned 1. He has a great temperament, an inside dog but we decided to neuter him when he started humping to the point where his private rubbed against a rough surface, cut himself and started bleeding. The vet suggested neutering him to calm him down. The constant bleeding could have elevated to a prolapse which is expensive. Wait till he matures a little and then neuter. Good luck on your decision.
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    I had no real knowledge of the pros or cons of neutering when we got Henry. Our vet said any time after 5 months. When he was 5 1/2 months he got excited when we got home after a half day outing and I had his fixed the next week. My entire reason was that I didn't want him humping. There's different opinions on it stunting their growth. I don't know a thing about that but Henry had stayed fairly petite, 45 pounds. He's the perfect size for me as he can still fit on my lap.

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    Ace will be three in October and he is intact and we have no behavioral issues related to him being so. No humping, marking in the home or aggression. Here are some links, hope they are all still active, that I hope will help you make your choice.

    Ted Kerasote author of Merle’s Door and Pukka’s Promise
    https://www.facebook.com/TedKerasote...38797222823371
    Why Do Dogs in Europe Live Longer?
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    The Debate Over Neutering | Natural Dog Training
    Canine Sports Productions - Search Results
    The Decision to Neuter Pets Just Got More ComplicatedÂ*|Â*Hal Herzog
    http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/iss...g_15649-1.html
    http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_...lasso?id=10498
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%...l.pone.0055937
    http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/iss...Printable=true

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