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Just wondering...

This morning Stark was playing with my sister's dog Senna in the livingroom while we drank our morning coffee's and I noticed something...

Stark had a little (about the amount of my thumb nail) ejaculate on the tip of his penis.

Senna is NOT fixed and CAN NOT be fixed because she is allergic to anesthesia (can't remember the acutal drug name but she can not be put under as her heart stops). She was put under before when my sister first got her and almost died 2 times during the surgury. The doctor closed up before he spayed her and we were told by 3 different vets that she could not be put under.

We have a plan for this so that is not the issue (Senna will be staying with my mother during her heat cycles - spoiled at Grandma's house) and my sister will visit on the weekends.

Okay, back to my question. Stark is 19 weeks old, when should we start to really be concerned about this?

They have not tried to mount eachother or showed any other behaviours that would lead us to worry.

Senna will be coming into heat in October so we have a little time.

Any opinions would be great. I really want to wait until Stark is older to neuter him for obvious reasons but would like to know from experienced dog owners/breeders/trainers/etc. what they did and do.

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Re: Just wondering...

There is always a bit of gunk there. If it's excessive, I would have it checked out for a possible infection.

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Re: Just wondering...

My female is just coming out of heat and has been out to play all during her heat with our puppy who is 5 months old. He never showed any interest beyond a "that smells different" when she was in standing heat.

My older intact male doesn't show any real problems either. We keep them separated and crated but he doesn't go crazy.

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Re: Just wondering...

My Chinese Crested has FINALLY come into season (she's a once a year bitch). Mauser is 11 months old and - as of yet - has shown no interest in her.

I'm sure that will change as she progresses.
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Re: Just wondering...

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Originally Posted By: Lauri & The GangMy Chinese Crested has FINALLY come into season (she's a once a year bitch). Mauser is 11 months old and - as of yet - has shown no interest in her.

I'm sure that will change as she progresses.
Let's hope not becuase seriously, those would be some strange looking puppies!

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Re: Just wondering...

Haha..

Okay, there was only that small amount the one time. I have been keeping an eye out for it thinking it was an infection or something too, but nothing else. Will continue to watch.

Stark and Senna are definitely bonded to one another but they have yet to try and mount eachother or show any strange behaviours that would make us nervous.

We will be watching very closely and Senna will be going to our parents place for her heat just because we go to school and work during the day and evenings come Septmeber. Just to be on the safe side. We definitely do not want Shepherd crossed with Pug, Spitz and Bulldogge... Haha..

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Re: Just wondering...boy dog question

** Update **

I hate to bring this up again but I have another question.

I am not sure if I should call the vet and make an appointment or if this is considered normal for his age.

Stark will be 5 months old next week (the 10th) and I have been noticing a lot more ejaculate on his penis and in his fur around his penis.

His fur is stiff looking there, I clean it and an hour later it looks the same as it did before I cleaned him up.

And this morning on his bed I noticed a couple of drops that had dried up.

Should I bring him to the vet and have this checked or is this part of owning a male dog? I have only ever had females and to be honest, I never really thought about this sort of thing until I noticed it the first time.

Thanks everyone, and sorry for being so graphic!!!

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Re: Just wondering...boy dog question

As long as it's not some funky color and doesn't smell horrid...I really wouldn't worry about it. At that age they also still have more long hair there then they do as they get older, which catches stuff. Usually the dogs will take care of it all by themselves.

Also, It's probably not actually ejaculate. It's probably smegma, which is a very normal function of male anatomy.

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Re: Just wondering...boy dog question

Thanks so much, and yes he still does have quite a bit of long hair there still.

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