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John_Stark 05-10-2014 12:57 PM

GSD with one ball! HELP!
 
I just noticed my GSD puppy at 4 months have only 1 ball/Testicle!!!

What can i do?? and what's the bad news with my GSD having one testicle?
please tell me all the information that i should know regarding GSD with one testicle...

:confused: :(.. I paid $1,000 for this GSD because it was sired by an 4x SG-1 and 1x SG-1 Dam Sieger show rank 1 parents.

i don't have plans giving back my GSD to the breeder because it was already mine for 2 months and i already enrolled my puppy in the dog school. I am going to demand 50 percent refund because the breeder didn't give me a 100 percent healthy puppy..

my boy diesel 05-10-2014 01:00 PM

increased risk of cancer in the retained testicle
btw testicle is the preferred term at least in my mind :)

John_Stark 05-10-2014 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by my boy diesel (Post 5499945)
increased risk of cancer in the retained testicle
btw testicle is the preferred term at least in my mind :)

What should i do? :(

pyratemom 05-10-2014 01:02 PM

Have you had the pup checked at a vet? Undestended testicles are not completely out of the ordinary. I'm not sure about the age range but it still may drop. Having him checked out by a good vet will give you an idea. If you bought the dog to breed and you have some type of guarantee then go back to the breeder to see if they will give you some money back. This really isn't the type of thing a breeder can foresee if you got the puppy very young. On the other hand if you just got the pup, then you would have noticed it when you were looking over the litter I would imagine. Either way it has no play on how healthy the pup will grow to be. He can be completely normal in all other ways. You could have him neutered if you aren't planning to breed and avoid any medical problems.

trcy 05-10-2014 01:08 PM

My dog has one retained testicle as well. It was disclosed prior to my purchasing him. In my dogs case his testicle is in his abdomen. We are going to neuter him at 12 months and they will removed the retained testicle. Sometimes the retained testicle is in the canal and can be worked down.

I went to a reproductive specialist vet to get their opinion and my options.

Dogs with retained testicles should not be bred. They will pass this trait on to their puppies. I was told to get the testicle removed by 12 to 18 months. The cancer risks increase after they are 2 years.

wolfy dog 05-10-2014 01:08 PM

Or have the inside testicle removed when he is older and leave the other one, even if you don't plan on breeding him. He will still be a male dog.
It makes me wonder why the females of such litter don't get a note on their pedigree/registrations. They after all will be carriers for this genetic problem.

jocoyn 05-10-2014 01:12 PM

This is a pretty common experience and should be addressed by your contract. You don't get mad at the breeder for it and hopefully you will get a partial refund. There is nothing special about SG ranked parents and paying $1000. That is not an expensive pup as far as GSDs go.

You need to have the retained testicle removed within a couple of years and you should not breed the dog. It is a recessive gene that pops up if both parents are carriers.

It is a "big deal" to the owner in that the surgery is more expensive than a routine spay.

What are you going to do if the puppy has bad hips or elbows? Other things that are not 100% preventable.

Wolfy Dog, I do have to agree with you though. Given the expense of surgical neutering it is a legitimate problem. It would seem an easy thing to screen for. At least people should know with a given stud /dam that it is a possibilty. Of course if you chose to only breed dogs without imperfections, the gene pool would really shrink up.

SoCal Rebell 05-10-2014 01:52 PM

When I bought my last GSD Cutter (Caleb vom Adelhertz) I was told he had an undescended testicle what would of been a $2,500 pup I got for $1,100 so I figure asking half back from the breeder is fair. Just so to know I waited years to see if the testicle would descend, it didn't at age 3 I had him neutered, substantial surgery, as mentioned above it was in his abdomen, cost $750.



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SoCal Rebell 05-10-2014 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by my boy diesel (Post 5499945)
increased risk of cancer in the retained testicle
btw testicle is the preferred term at least in my mind :)

BTW, my boy passed early (8.5 years) due to cancer, may have something to do with my boy diesel's statement.


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trcy 05-10-2014 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SoCal Rebell (Post 5500233)
When I bought my last GSD Cutter (Caleb vom Adelhertz) I was told he had an undescended testicle what would of been a $2,500 pup I got for $1,100 so I figure asking half back from the breeder is fair. Just so to know I waited years to see if the testicle would descend, it didn't at age 3 I had him neutered, substantial surgery, as mentioned above it was in his abdomen, cost $750.



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The breeder discounted my dog as well. It was 50%. If both testicles had been down they would not have sold him. They wanted to keep him. I guess to show, IPO and stud. I feel very blessed and lucky to have him. He is a wonderful dog. I was there to get a 8 week old puppy. They just weren't "calling" to me. They were adorable and I'm sure great dogs, but something wasn't right for me. They let out this three month old puppy. My back was to him. He jumped up on me and started biting my hair. I just knew that was my dog. I guess you can say he chose me. ;)

The breeder recommended I use her vet. I was quoted $350.00 for the surgery. I will find out next month. He will get is hips x-rayed then too.


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