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I have an intact 6 year old male. I chose to keep him intact after being given an article regarding the health benefits. He is not aggressive. He does not roam. I will not breed him. In any event, I think we are having prostate issues. Argh. Sometimes his lipstick gets stuck out. Usually it self corrects. On Sunday, he was just out there. I had to manipulate him back in and there was a spurt of blood. One spurt. That's it. I took him to the vet on Monday. They really don't know what to make of it. There is minute amount of blood in his urine, but no bacteria. She tells me the getting stuck out is not uncommon. An ultrasound several years ago showed a cyst on his kidney, but his blood work has been good. He is going in next week for another ultrasound. I am thinking he has to say bye bye to his boys. My boxer Mo, lived to 12 intact with no prostate problems.
 

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I have an intact 6 year old male. I chose to keep him intact after being given an article regarding the health benefits. He is not aggressive. He does not roam. I will not breed him. In any event, I think we are having prostate issues. Argh. Sometimes his lipstick gets stuck out. Usually it self corrects. On Sunday, he was just out there. I had to manipulate him back in and there was a spurt of blood. One spurt. That's it. I took him to the vet on Monday. They really don't know what to make of it. There is minute amount of blood in his urine, but no bacteria. She tells me the getting stuck out is not uncommon. An ultrasound several years ago showed a cyst on his kidney, but his blood work has been good. He is going in next week for another ultrasound. I am thinking he has to say bye bye to his boys. My boxer Mo, lived to 12 intact with no prostate problems.
Thanks winnie.

Good luck with the ultrasound. Hope its nothing serious.
 

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Was just curious if any members on here have had male boxers left intact their entire lives.

Reason I ask, is because I saw research involving boxers where they recommended waiting till full skeletal maturity and less instances of common boxer issues. So I'm at the point of where I was going to get him neutered and I'm thinking what is the point.

Iv'e heard all the warnings of, aggression, dominance, mounting, etc. and I can say Zuke has none of those issues.

So is there really any reason to get it done? Because it sounds like the benefits of staying intact out way neutering.
Hey there, I know this is kaaayyy late... lol. I have a male intact boxer that is 9. Never had a single issue with behavior. He is not aggressive. He comes when he's called. He doesn't try to get out of the yard. He doesn't mount EVER. He is the best dog I have ever owned.
 

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Hey there, I know this is kaaayyy late... lol. I have a male intact boxer that is 9. Never had a single issue with behavior. He is not aggressive. He comes when he's called. He doesn't try to get out of the yard. He doesn't mount EVER. He is the best dog I have ever owned.
lol. Can't believe I wrote that 2 years ago. The years go by way too fast.

Sounds like you did a great job with your dog.(y)
 

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Haha yeah. Thanks! I was searching info on boxers because my lad had a growth on his tail and the vet wants to neuter him. It's not cancer. She says its because of testosterone. I don't know what to do. I really don't want to neuter him.
 

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Just took my one year old male to the Vet yesterday when I first got him my intent was to have him neutered at 6. months old but he had his regular exam yesterday and the Vet says he is doing really well and developing nicely he had been recommending the whole time that he not be neutered at least until he is two. Well after yesterdays check up I asked him again what he thought and he said there is no good reason to neuter him that he can stay intact his whole life and it will not increase his chance of getting cancer he said sometimes intact males will have prostate problems and if that is a problem they can be neutered at that point to help that situation. So I have decided I am not going to neuter my boy I don't like them having unnecessary surgery and he is doing just fine the way he is he is no problem. I have him well trained now he does not run off he is never loose on his own and I will never breed him. He listens pretty well and he has had no dominance issues or aggression issues he is a great dog. He weighs in at 81 lbs now and is still growing so it will be interesting to see how he matures out. I have gotten several "lectures" from well meaning dog owners and some not so well meaning basically calling me an irresponsible owner and insinuating I wasn't taking care of my dog but I am happy with my decision. I think its the right one for him.
 
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