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    DefaultWhat age should I neuter puppy?

    My vet just said somewhere between 4 to 6 months. Any adverse reactions from doing it either early or late?

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    DefaultRe: What age should I neuter puppy?

    there are studies that show if you neuter / spay before the dogs growth plates have closed over it can cause stunted growth and joint problems. But most vets recommend early neutur/spay because a bitch on heat/ or a male near a bitch in heat can be very hard to handle. The decision is up to you... I dont think there is a right or wrong answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahnye
    there are studies that show if you neuter / spay before the dogs growth plates have closed over it can cause stunted growth
    Actually the reverse is true. It will cause a delay in the closing of the growth plates generally making the dog taller/leaner which is where the possible joint problems can occur.

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    DefaultRe: What age should I neuter puppy?

    Quote Originally Posted by labby
    Quote Originally Posted by sarahnye
    there are studies that show if you neuter / spay before the dogs growth plates have closed over it can cause stunted growth
    Actually the reverse is true. It will cause a delay in the closing of the growth plates generally making the dog taller/leaner which is where the possible joint problems can occur.

    http://www.littleriverlabs.com/neuter.htm
    sorry my bad. That's what I meant but I just wrote it wrong.
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    DefaultRe: What age should I neuter puppy?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenyacat
    My vet just said somewhere between 4 to 6 months. Any adverse reactions from doing it either early or late?
    Waiting is usually better if you can handle an intact dog responsibly. My male was neutered at 6 months (before I got him) and I wish that he was not done so young.

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    DefaultRe: What age should I neuter puppy?

    What did your breeder say?

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    DefaultRe: What age should I neuter puppy?

    My breeder is not reliable. Turns out she is a backyard breeder.

    Is there any aggressive behavior that you avoid if done early or is that an old myth? The myth that says if you neuter too late your dog will be more aggressive.

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    DefaultRe: What age should I neuter puppy?

    4 months seems really early to me, have they even dropped at that age? :scare:

    We has Alfie done at 14 months i think its best to let them finish growing first.

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    DefaultRe: What age should I neuter puppy?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenyacat
    My breeder is not reliable. Turns out she is a backyard breeder.

    Is there any aggressive behavior that you avoid if done early or is that an old myth? The myth that says if you neuter too late your dog will be more aggressive.
    I wouldnt say aggressive but they can be hard to handle around other male dogs and females for that matter, they will try and push their luck to be top dog. I had quite a few growling incidents never any attacks though.

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