i never neutered my dogs. if i did neuter
i would wait untill he was 2 yrs. old or so. <
i beleive being intact helps with their developement. <
GSD's don't tend to be aggressive. that's to broad of a statement.
can some be more aggressive than others, sure they can. through
proper training, socializing and rearing the aggression issues can be
curbed if not eliminated. <
neutering is big bucks for he Vet. i think some might suggest
early neutering to make the money. this might be a hidden reason. <
Vets aren't being ridiculed here. people don't always
agree with the Vets advice. it's good to have 2nd opinion.
i use 2 Vets. one of our Vets has a holistic approach and
the other Vet is more traditional approach. when i don't agree
one of them i use the other one. <
you've spoken with 3 Vets. you said it's hard for you
not to take their advice. if that's so why are seeking
advice here? <
I've been reading the other neuter threads but haven't seen this answered?
I have talked to 3 different vets and ALL recommend doing it at 5 or 6 months. I told them that my breeder recommended waiting until at least a year and they all just shake their head and say "Don't wait that long".
The main reason they give is GSDs tend to be aggressive dogs when waiting too long and by doing it sooner, you curb these tendencies when if you wait until they after they appear, it becomes much harder to correct the aggressive behavior, even after neutering. I expressed concern about proper development and they all said this was basically a myth.
Is there any other "hidden" reason they suggest this. I know on here vets advice is commonly ridiculed but they do have years of education on animal wellness and I have a very hard time not taking their advice. When I have health issues, I always take my family physicians advice and he's never been wrong thus far.
Why wouldn't I do the same for my dog's doctor?
Edit: I know there are a couple other threads on this right now but I felt like I was hijacking them if I posted this question since it differs slightly.