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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, my first post here. My male was 8 weeks old last Sunday. His testicles have not dropped, normal, or not normal ?
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Not normal. There are some that haven't dropped by 8 weeks but do within a few more weeks. Most won't drop if they aren't dropped yet. Did your breeder notice this and give you a discount?

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WD had only one down at 11 weeks and he is OK now, took a while though. Ask your vet. If you can feel them a little ways up, they might still come down later.
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One of my guy's had not dropped by 12 weeks; by the time he was 6 months they both had descended.
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Not normal but not yet a problem. Majority of males have their down by 8 weeks. Most breeders will give discounts at this point (dog shouldn't be bred, can't be shown, more expensive neutering). It's nothing to worry about yet as like you have noticed they do come down at other times.
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My pup is 8 week's old and one has descended and one hasn't yet. The vet said it shouldn't be a problem and will join the other in time.


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It's not abnormal yet. There is a ring, and until the ring closes the testicles can go up and down. I wouldn't worry overmuch about it.

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My pup is 8 week's old and one has descended and one hasn't yet. The vet said it shouldn't be a problem and will join the other in time.
I would definitely worry. They should be down by now and every day that one doesn't show up decreases his chances of it ever coming down. There is still a chance it will come down, so there is still hope.

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 03:09 PM
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I'm not sure at what age testicles should drop by but I know in my husky Smokey even at around 6-8 months one of his hadn't dropped. My vet said the chances of testicular cancer are higher with an undescended testicle and to have invasive surgery done ASAP and to (of course) not breed him. We obliged even though it was very expensive. It has since left a pretty bad scar at the bottom of his tummy. But the satisfaction of knowing that his chances of cancer are lower after removing the testicle is worth it all...
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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From a friend, long time owner & breeder of GSD. Pretty much what my breeder told me too

>>Not to panic! Normally they won't drop til the dog is 3-4 months old, but I've seen some as old as 6 mos, before they do. Your boy has a way to go yet! 😃
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