Hi, my name is Raquel. I stumbled upon this site while doing my homework on the topic of neutering or not too as well as breeding. Everyone on here seems very passionate about all GSD which makes me feel comfortable and like I've come to the right place to find answers. I am far from being a professional in any area of the topic. I am a first time GSD owner. I have a 5 year old Male named Zack. He is my whole world but he did not come into my life by my choice. He was a gift from my boyfriend. I always thought I would want to breed him but havent yet and now I'm being pressured to neuter him without clear understand as to why that's necessary. Putting the whole breeding topic aside I want to understand why for Zacks well being is neutering being pushed on me so hard? I just feel that is a big decision for me to make, cutting body parts off another living being, without really understanding why just feels wrong to me but all I want is what's best for my baby... this whole topic has got me pretty emotional but I'm all ears and open minded. If there is any other option other then neutering please let me know...? Thank you.