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Old 01-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how old were they when you got it done? if they were a puppy when you got them did they get aggressive as their balls started to drop? my puppy's have somewhat dropped and since i noticed they started i also noticed he has been getting more and more aggressive. if your male was aggressive do getting them done help that problem?
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What do you mean dropping? I never heard of that term. There is a lot of speculation on this site on when is a good time to neuter. Lots of vets recc 5-6 mo of age and this site / breeders now adays advise to wait til at least 1 yr of age or until they are done growing. Some even recc waiting up to 18 mo of age. We just had our male neutered a few weeks ago at 9 months old, and honestly it was the best thing we've EVER done!! He is much calmer and happier. Actually rests at night and isn't near as neurotic. But I def have questions - did we do it too soon? Is he going to fill out right and be as big as he would have been? But what's most important to me is that he is happier and not aggressive and doesn't mark.


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I'm still debating getting my dogs done. But Forsure not till they are at least two and done growing
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There was just an article in our newspaper today talking about how it doesn't effect their behavior or growth and actually reduces the risk of cancer.


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our boys were about five months old when they got neutered, yes their balls "dropped" but not fully and we noticed that their urine was smelling stronger and they begun marking the doormat. as for the developing muscle thing I don't know if it's because they're half pit but they have begun to get definition in their chests and thighs and more jaw muscle and they are only 9 1/2 mo old, so it doesn't seem to have affected that aspect of development for them. I have also seen many other neutered male boxers on this site that have good muscle tone and definition.
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We just had our 6 month old neutered 2 weeks ago. We have had two males in the past. One was neutered at 2 years old as he was adopted from the humane society. The other was neutered at 6 months as he was purchased as a puppy. Both grew to be big handsome boys with really broad chests that weighed 80-85 pounds. I didn't think about how big they would eventually be, i was more concerned about health and temperament. Good luck!
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There was just an article in our newspaper today talking about how it doesn't effect their behavior or growth and actually reduces the risk of cancer.


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There is a lot of lies on the news. When somebody gets their dog fixed that they know notice the actual change that doesn't exist. How do you explain that? Fixing them changes everything you just said it doesn't
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I will say I am pro neutering. However since having Jaxon done at 6 months I believe that it stunted his growth, His feet look like a BIG dog yet he is slim and tall. He never got the muscles most Boxers have. I won't do it as young next time. Of course, this is JMO.
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There is a lot of lies on the news. When somebody gets their dog fixed that they know notice the actual change that doesn't exist. How do you explain that? Fixing them changes everything you just said it doesn't
It's been a rough week and I don't wanna come off bitchy here, but where did "I" personally say it doesn't change anything? I said there was an article in the local paper stating that. Never said it doesn't change anything!


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Never said that you didt agree either? You posted I responded
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