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    Default Does neutering alter a male's personality?

    We have a 3 1/2 year old male St. Bernard and our three Bully girls. No one has been "fixed", so needless to say, "something" has to go, sooner rather than later. A week or two ago there was an article on here about the pros and cons of spaying and neutering at a younger vs older age. It pretty much was hands-down in favor of doing this at a little older age. So I think it makes more sense for our family, to neuter Arrow now, and wait a while on the girls. But my husband is concerned it will change Arrow's personality. He has never been bred, he is soooooo lazy and laid-back, I can't imagine we would have any big changes in him. But I told my husband I would ask everyone on here for their opinion.

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    Default Re: Does neutering alter a male's personality?

    Samson was neutered at 1.5 years old and it just made him calmer, less urge to mark or hump. He wasn't much of a humper anyway but now he almost never does it. No change in his actual personality though. I'd say if Arrow is real laid back already than not much will change.

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    Default Re: Does neutering alter a male's personality?

    it never did our boston named boss, just got lazier and more calm
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    Default Re: Does neutering alter a male's personality?

    Originally I was thinking yes when I first read the subject but no it wont change his personality since he is a laid back happy boy already. For my Cutty it changed him but that was because he was changing for the worse with his boys intact. Getting grumpy and growly etc. For us getting him fixed was out of desperation to try and fix what was wrong and it did work. In your case tho he is good as is and so I wouldnt think there would be much of anything noticeable if you neuter.

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    Default Re: Does neutering alter a male's personality?

    Arrow doesn't hump or mark, that would take too much energy. I can't imagine him getting any "calmer". He sleeps about 23 hrs. a day as it is.

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    Default Re: Does neutering alter a male's personality?

    I would say no. Our Boston was fixed and I was so hoping it would calm him a little , but he was just as hyper as ever. He was fixed at 2 when we got Cassie... he's 13 now and has slowed down a little .
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    Vegas was already altered when we adopted him at 4 1/2 months, I am beginning to think that was to young, because now at almost 2 he is very much a humper. I don't know if it changed him or not, but my guess would be not since he was still a pup.

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    Default Re: Does neutering alter a male's personality?

    Hmmm...from what I was always told it does make them calmer. I have to say I dont have any personal experience because I have only had females.
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