To neuter or not to neuter, that is the question. A male dog will not go crazy when there is a female in heat, some people think they have a better temperament but I have seen some pretty mean neutered dogs. Some people think it is better for their health. A neutered female will not bleed all over the house and cannot have puts, also a neutered male cannot impregnate an unneutered female. Maybe the question you should ask yourself is would you want your dog neutering you.
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To neuter or not to neuter, that’s the question. I don’t really want to answer this one because it is so important. I have an 8 month old German shepherd and I have not neutered him. My vet suggested neutering at 6 months. I actually had an appointment to have that done. Then I went to a SAR training and talked to one of the vets there and was told not to have it done until he was at least a year old. That vet told me he needed the testosterone for proper bone development. BONE DEVELOPMENT…I think that is pretty important. I came home and cancelled the appointment. Now that I am seeing the abilities of this dog, I am questioning if I should have it done at all. Maybe I will want to use him as a stud dog. I at least want him to experience that. This dog is my partner, he is my best K9 friend, I just don’t feel right about taking that away from him. I want him to be healthy and I agree that neutering might prevent cancer, but I am just not ready to accept everything a vet tells me. If they were all on the same page, it might be different, but I have heard a lot of conflicting views from vets. So my tip for the day is don’t rush right in to an important decision concerning your pet, get a second opinion, do a little research on your own. The decision to neuter is permanent.