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GusGus 12-08-2012 09:57 PM

My male still squats?
 
Gus is almost 1.5 years old and he still mostly squats when he pees. Occasionally he will hike his leg when he pees..but mostly squats. Is this normal for a male of his age? I guess sometimes he thinks he is a lady...

...and sometimes he doesn't.
http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/...psee36b4ca.jpg

lzver 12-08-2012 10:02 PM

Our 10 1/2 month old still squats. Has Gus been neutered? Jake has been and I often wonder if that makes a difference.

GusGus 12-08-2012 10:05 PM

No he's intact.

lzver 12-08-2012 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GusGus (Post 2650678)
No he's intact.

Well there goes my very uneducated theory out the window. ;)

GusGus 12-08-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lzver (Post 2650690)
Well there goes my very uneducated theory out the window. ;)

I thought it was quite a good guess, myself.

Quinnsmom 12-08-2012 10:17 PM

Mine still squats and he is 5. He's never lifted his leg on anything but sniffs avidly at the pee-mail around the neighbourhood. He is a laid back and submissive guy, and that may be the root of the behaviour.

TaZoR 12-08-2012 10:19 PM

Tazor just started to lift his leg at one year. My last Shep squatted for 13 yrs til his last day. It didnt matter to me. My guess, if he feels like marking his territory he will.

GusGus 12-08-2012 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quinnsmom (Post 2650695)
Mine still squats and he is 5. He's never lifted his leg on anything but sniffs avidly at the pee-mail around the neighbourhood. He is a laid back and submissive guy, and that may be the root of the behaviour.

I'm sorry I don't have anything educated to say but I really got a kick out of "pee-mail"

lzver 12-08-2012 10:21 PM

Doesn't matter to us either way ... he's still our man even if he never lifts his leg :)

rangersdad 12-08-2012 10:24 PM

Ranger has never lifted his leg! In fact, I posted a similar question to yours recently because I've never had a male dog who didn't lift his leg! Ranger is 2 1/2 years old. (And he not submissive at all.)


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