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Hi everyone,

A puppy we are considering is 7 weeks old and was found to have an undescended testicle at the vet exam. Breeder is VERY reputable/we have been working with her and waiting for the right pup for over a year now. I've asked breeder to recheck again now that pup is back home. I do have a couple of concerns (mainly health related)

My questions:

-Assuming it doesn't drop, will it affect his personality or physical development in any way (I found an article online that stated some dogs can be "grouchy" because of it...sounds a little weird)

-How likely is it that the testicle will drop within the first year (my vet says very slim chance)

-Can I still compete in Schutzhund if I chose to?

-Can I keep him intact until he's 24-36 months old without upping my risk of cancer?

I'm assuming I can't show him in German Style Conformation, even if the testicle does drop at some point. I have zero interest in ever breeding him, I would just like the opportunity to experience GS shows.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Thanks everyone!

Breeder re-checked a few times and couldn't find it, however, pup was getting tense about the repeated "checking" so we mutually agreed to leave "the jewels" alone. The last thing I need is a male with an attitude about being handled! Once I get him home I will work on positive handling skills with him to get him used to the whole thing.

We fly out to pick up the little bugger this weekend!!!!! I'm so excited....conformation shows or not!

Thanks again.
 
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