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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Neutered Dogs and Protection

Will neutering a dog affect it's ability to defend or participate in protection training?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 02:56 PM
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Re: Neutered Dogs and Protection

No, but I would wait until the dog is at least 2 years old to neuter them.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 09:33 AM
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No. I have placed many Police Dogs and ALL are neutered prior to placement. It does not affect a thing if they are natural working dogs and have the correct drives.

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Absolutely correct k9mom - my Blue was neutered and did very well in SchH protection work - and a friend of mine had a neutered (originally stray) GSD entered in Ringsport. She said he was the best dog she ever had, very intense in the bitework, and a dog that would have protected for real if a stranger had entered his territory. The myth about dogs becoming less protective after neutering is just that - a myth.

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I was hoping for some more answers to this question. My dog has a retained testicle and he should be neutered. I was hoping to get some opinions on when and if it will affect bite work any. He is 1 year and 5 months at present and I was hoping to put off neutering for as long as possible.

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Genetics plays the biggest role. As far as neutering I have experimented with both 10 months and after 24 months and haven't noticed any perceivable difference in either male characteristics or drive.
At his age and with an undescended testicle I would do it now.
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I was hoping for some more answers to this question. My dog has a retained testicle and he should be neutered. I was hoping to get some opinions on when and if it will affect bite work any. He is 1 year and 5 months at present and I was hoping to put off neutering for as long as possible.
I know this has nothing to do with the question, but my boy has a retained testicle also, he is 8 months on the 19th. I have him scheduled for neutering the end of the month.

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I was really hoping for some of the members who work there dogs and have experience with both could reply.

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I know multiple neutered dogs (or dogs who have had the retained testicle removed) and they don't seem to have any issues with bitework.

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I worked my dog for 3 years before his neuter, and it's been almost a year since his neuter. His work in protection looks the same.
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