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Hi guys,

So I am thinking about neutering Buddy in April, when will be 9 months old. It is very hard decision for me to make, I wanted to wait a bit longer, until he is older, but we are planning to travel in summer and they won’t take him to any day care otherwise.
I am just so worried, that he will change after the surgery, like his personality. He is very very good gentle dog. He is very playful and full of energy. I have heard that usually dogs become mellower and I don’t certainly want him to become “veggie”.
I already feel bad that I have to put him through this. Have you noticed any changes in your dog’s personalities after the surgery?
 

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The only personality change I've ever seen is a decrease in aggression towards other male dogs (if there was any prior to neutering). We neutered our boy Leo right at the same age as your pup and he just turned three - and he's STILL a great big giant rambunctious puppy.

I think a lot of of the "personality change" and "weight gain" stuff that people think they observe has much more to do with the age dogs are often neutered. Most dogs are very active during adolescence and calm down some as they age, regardless of if they get neutered or not, it just happens around the same time.
 
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