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My question is, I have an 8 month old Male White German Shepherd. I am trying to figure out when both of his testicals are to drop. Right now he only has one. I am concerned. Can anyone give me any information - I have never owned a male before, only females. Thanks
 

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He might be a chryptorchid in which case the other one won't
drop. You can have this taken care of when he is neutered,
which he SHOULD be.

Others on here probably know more than I do about it,
so hopefully you can get more advice.
 

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Usually if they aren't down by 6 months, then you have a chriptorchid. They surgery for a retained testical is more invasive than regular neuter surgery and should be done, no leaving this dog intact.

There are two schools of thought for when is the best time to neuter. Some people feel with the retained Testical that you should neuter before 2 years of age. Many people are not neutering there dogs until 2, because the hormones help regulate growth. I have not had to deal with that so I am not sure what I would do. It is possible I would opt for surgery now to remove the retained testical and do another surgery after 2 years of age to keep the hormones to regulate growth.

There is increased chance of testicular cancer on the retained one so you want to make sure if it is up there that it gets removed.

This dog should not be bred as this is a genetic trait which will be passed on to the offspring.
 

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I would think they should both be down by now as well. Both of Ghost's testicles had descended not long after we brought him home (he came home at 8 weeks old.) By 8 months I would assume the other is not going to descend.

Kris
 
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