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View Poll Results: When do you Neuter?
5 1/2 Months or Less 0 0%
6-12 Months 7 18.42%
12-18 Months 8 21.05%
18-24 Months 6 15.79%
Older than 24 Months 10 26.32%
Not at All (Companion/Pet) 6 15.79%
Not at All (I breed) 1 2.63%
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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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When do you Neuter Poll

I know i am a newer member to this forum and a new GSD owner, but we have all read the many posts of spaying/neutering your pups. There is many conflicting opinions and research on the topic. My goal with this thread is to see the number of people that spay/neuter their pups and what age they do it. If you want to leave an explanation you can, but it is not necessary as this is just a poll.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 10:02 AM
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I compete with my dogs but don't breed.

I see no real reason to neuter unless there is a health issue. I have one dog with only 1 testicle and I will have the retained testicle removed when he's about 2yrs...but I may go ahead and leave the other one right where it is.

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I compete with my dogs but don't breed.

I see no real reason to neuter unless there is a health issue. I have one dog with only 1 testicle and I will have the retained testicle removed when he's about 2yrs...but I may go ahead and leave the other one right where it is.
Interesting! Did not think of that when i made the poll! Thanks for sharing/contributing!
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Glad you said that- I was going to neuter Stosh now that he's 6 mos old but I think I'll wait a while and see if I need to. He still doesn't even lift his leg to pee so he's a late bloomer.
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Glad you said that- I was going to neuter Stosh now that he's 6 mos old but I think I'll wait a while and see if I need to. He still doesn't even lift his leg to pee so he's a late bloomer.
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No problem! I am going through the same thing with my female.
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It was recomended to me by my vet to not have him altered until he was at least a year old so that he would not lose any of the hormones needed for development through those times.

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It was recomended to me by my vet to not have him altered until he was at least a year old so that he would not lose any of the hormones needed for development through those times.
That's one good honest vet!

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I do not neuter unless there is a significant health risk to the particular dog by leaving him intact. None of them used for breeding either. I have so far been exposed to more convincing reason to leave a dog intact rather than alter him.

Did have to neuter a male who had a retained testicle. We waited until he was two years old and vet advised that also. We wanted to wait until his growth plates closed and he was fully mature.

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I'm in argument with Sarah right now about when. She's listening to Cesar Millan and is convinced that 6 mos is mandatory, I completely disagree. I've always waited till about 18 mos, so the physique develops properly. She's worried because he's already a handful for her, although he behaves great with me. Ughhhh!!!
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She's worried because he's already a handful for her, although he behaves great with me. Ughhhh!!!
That's not a dog issue, it is a handler issue. In fact, in most cases it is the handler and not the dog.

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