Right, so... This is awkward. And probably not appropriate for small children. That said:
My new stud prospect is 5.5 months old and is pure amazing. He is everything I want in conformation (except lighter eyes) and I am scrutinizing every detail of him to be sure he's stud material. I never thought I'd own a stud, but here we are. We'll see how he matures.
Well, he's got his first whiff of eau de bitch in heat, and he's having lots of fun with blankets and such. He got himself good and worked up and we all got to see how manly he is... If you understand my meaning. Which is when I spotted the potential problem; I got out the flashlight and it looks like he's got 50+ tiny little bright red bumps at the base of his penis behind the glans when he's out of his prepuce. My first assumption was that they were tiny burst blood vessels under the skin. I used gauze and there was no blood on the surface, plus he didn't mind the contact so it must not be painful. He kept on busying himself with the blanket too, so he must not have been suffering much!!
Is this a puppy thing he'll grow out of? I've done collections before with a few other dogs, and they never had this issue. They were also over 2, so I'm hoping its a puppy thing. He's never been bred, so brucellosis isn't something I'm worried about. I'll ask my vet tomorrow, but if anybody has any insight I'd love to hear it. I'd hate to have to retire him on an indecent technicality, lol!
Sorry for the awkward question!