My vet just said somewhere between 4 to 6 months. Any adverse reactions from doing it either early or late?
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.
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.Originally Posted by sarahnye
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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.Originally Posted by kenyacat
What did your breeder say?
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.
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.
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.Originally Posted by kenyacat