Namely, depriving him of the hormones for half of his growth period.What do you think were the negatives to getting your Shiba neutered so young?
My Shiba would sell his soul to lay around the house and sleep all day.We have a male that was neutered at 6 months. He is now nearing 9, is oversized and his weight has always been a struggle to keep him from being absolutely obese. In spite of his being 20 pounds heavier than our younger dog, he can eat only maybe 2/3 as much to keep him anywhere near an acceptable weight. Needless to say, he isn't very happy with that situation.
He seems healthy, but he doesn't have the enthusiasm of our younger dog and never has, and would gladly lie around all day if he were allowed to do so. He is too passive, which is fine if you want a couch potato, but not if you want an active companion, as these dogs should be.
We also had a female who was spayed very young. She was diagnosed with the worst hips that our vet had ever seen and died at the grand old age of 3 from hemangio.
I have learned from our mistakes and would recommend that no one make the same ones that we made. I can see no advantage to routine neutering and our younger dog will not be neutered unless there is some medical reason that it would be necessary.
Sorry. I don't go back often to other threads. Can hardly find them actually.Wolfy dog I think you asked the exact same question on my thread. And like I said before, it's a personal choice and I've come to that conclusion based on what I make off of the opinions of my vet and some people. Even though that's the current plan, decision won't be final until then.
A red-flag for a breeder in my opinion. Most breeders actually do understand the need for hormones, and if they do not trust someone to make appropriate decisions for their dog, and use appropriate management, they do not sell them the dog.Nuetering my dog was a condition of sale from his breeder.
Okay, how do you know that this wasn't poor breeding? How can you for a fact say it was all because of the early neuter? Actually, you don't even know when he was neutered. It could have been after 2 years. Did you ask?Were any long legged, lacked muscularity and male sex characteristics, low energy, fat? I saw a poor creature of a Doberman in a feed store. It did not even look like a Doberman. Tiny nearly invisible penis, thin like a Borzoi, legs like a giraffe, timid. No thank you.