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Old 01-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #31 (permalink)
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My Hex was neutered at 7 month, I waited that long because he had a retained testicle and it actually did drop - usually I would have had him done earlier but didn't want to go through 2 big surgeries within 2 month (he had elbow surgery at 4 month). When his testicle did show up we decided to neuter him because he had to go under anaesthetic for follow up X-rays anyway
He was very very sore after the neuter, way more so than my Kelpie cross who was done really early, the vet put it down to his testicle being reasonably large at 7 month so there was more bleeding and bruising.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:11 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I had Gunner neutered at 13 months. There isn't a darn thing girly about him and he grew (and grew) just fine.
Oh and as for the humping? Yeah, the neuter didn't stop that.
He still humps one of my kitties.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Jerry was neutered at age 2.5. If he had been my dog from a puppy, he probably would have been neutered at a younger age since I'd never heard anything about advantages to later neutering until I joined this board.

No one has ever mistaken Jerry for a female. He has a very masculine look. He's also big - 30 inches tall and currently 89 pounds. I've never seen him attempt to hump anything, but his foster said he would try to hump her dog but this was before he was neutered. He does want to mark everything.

The only issue I've ever had with him is that he does not like intact males. I have no idea if this is from neutering/late neutering, but it is something I have to be mindful of. He gets along with all dogs and just wants to play with them, but he can see an intact male from 100 feet away and immediately get hostile.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I had boy littermates. Big one 2nd in from left (Buddy) was neutered young the smaller male 2nd from the right we waited on. Personally I think Buddy has always had the more classic "male" look to him.

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I had boy littermates. Big one 2nd in from left (Buddy) was neutered young the smaller male 2nd from the right we waited on. Personally I think Buddy has always had the more classic "male" look to him.
Thanks for the visual! All beautiful dogs Buddy def does look like a classic male to me, glad that I dispelled that myth about neutering earlier.

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The only issue I've ever had with him is that he does not like intact males. I have no idea if this is from neutering/late neutering, but it is something I have to be mindful of. He gets along with all dogs and just wants to play with them, but he can see an intact male from 100 feet away and immediately get hostile.
Maybe he is jealous? Haha, i've read that if you own more than one male, and one is neutered and one is not, the neutered one can get jealous of the other..

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I had Gunner neutered at 13 months. There isn't a darn thing girly about him and he grew (and grew) just fine.
Oh and as for the humping? Yeah, the neuter didn't stop that.
He still humps one of my kitties.
haha! I can't even picture a big ol GSD humping a little kitty!
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:06 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I heard if you neuter early they get taller and never really fill out especially their heads not sure how true that is


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I waited until about 17 months. I probably would've waited until 2 but he had both testicles retained and honestly, for my schedule it worked better to do it then. I don't see a difference in him at all, honestly. He's exactly the same as he was two months ago.
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Thanks for the visual! All beautiful dogs Buddy def does look like a classic male to me, glad that I dispelled that myth about neutering earlier.

Maybe he is jealous? Haha, i've read that if you own more than one male, and one is neutered and one is not, the neutered one can get jealous of the other..
Based on the boys I've had, I'd say that was a myth as well. Buddy the big neutered boy has never been jealous of anything except food. All food belongs to him as far as he is concerned. He really is the most mellow of shepherds. Very few things phase him.
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Maybe he is jealous? Haha, i've read that if you own more than one male, and one is neutered and one is not, the neutered one can get jealous of the other..


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Maybe. I've read a little about it and it seems that, to dogs, neutered males smell like females and dogs can smell the testosterone. Also, intact dogs have a more cocky attitude that other dogs pick up on. I don't know if any of that is true, but my dog definitely behaves completely different around intact males than he does with females and neutered dogs. I'm going to set up some time with our trainer to see if there is anything we need to do about it. For now I'm just careful about the dogs he's around, but it sucks when the intact dog that roams our park comes up to us and won't go away.



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