Thanks for all the replies!
My Sting, who has never been mistaken for a female, was neutered at 5 months at his vet's recommendation. If I were you, I would talk to your vet about your concerns and go by his/her recommendation.
Definitely doesn't look female, that is good to know that age of neuter has nothing to do with masculinity/femininity. I have discussed with them, and am still undecided, but some time between when the vet wants it done (6mnths) and the breeder (over a year). He won't be getting done this month, so he'll atleast be 7 months or older...
Thank you GatorBytes, I will check those out. There is so much information in regards to this topic, so any research does help.
I neutered Bear at 6 months. My breeder suggested 18months, but I knew that he was going to do occasional doggie day care and boarding and they will not allow intact males beyond 6 months where I live to participate in day care if they are not neutured. The local Humane Society where we took classes also does not allow
unaltered dogs to take classes after the age of 6 months either.
I personally, if the situation was different would have waited, but I am not unhappy that I did it sooner and IMO Bear looks very masculine if you ask me.
The doggieday care was something I have been considering once a week or so, I didn't know they required them to be neutered. Good to know! And yes, Bear definitely looks masculine!!
He is so handsome.
The title of this thread could be interpreted two ways lol.
Anyway, we waited until our male was one year old. I think he still has a masculine face/features. We never really had many problems with marking or humping, so I can't say whether the surgery did anything to reduce these behaviors.
Lmfao, definitely had that coming.
Not looking for neutered owners! lol!!
We did Ruger at something over 1yr. of age, and he doesn't look girly at all.
I think appearance is as much genetic as hormones, since I've seen many intact boys who look feminine.
Longhaired are going to look feminine anyway, so I don't think it matters a lot?
I don't think all LC's look feminine! lol. Anyways, I guess it is genetic, luckily Berlins father looks really masculine.
Well, I guess cutting off the hormones at a young age (6 months) DOES NOT make them look girly. Good to know! Also, it appears that many of those nasty boy habits dont develop, also good to know. So, I guess I will keep him intact for now, and just do it when I feel it is right for him. Hopefully close to a year old or over. Thanks guys