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GunnersMom2018
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Tell us about yourself: I'm 47 and have owned dogs all my life. This is my first Dutch Shepherd, his name is Gunner and he is 4 months old. We live in WV

To Neuter or Not?

Post by GunnersMom2018 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:37 pm

At the last vet check up. He asked me if I planned on having my 4 month old Gunner neutered. I hadn't really thought about it, what are the pro's/cons to having a male dutch shepherd neutered?

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TimL_168
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Tell us about yourself: I am: a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. We added Endeavor in April 2016. She was not working out in HRD. I train for game recovery and general utility.
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Re: To Neuter or Not?

Post by TimL_168 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:12 pm

No pros
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Re: To Neuter or Not?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:07 am

I have only had a few males, someone else may chime in that knows more, but there is something that can happen when you dont. Its not common I think. But A Belgian Shepherd I had was intact and at an older age, he started bleeding and needed to be fixed. I forgot what it was though. My mal was intact and was fine up until he passed at 16
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Re: To Neuter or Not?

Post by Joxgirl » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:15 pm

I don’t buy in to having to have surgery to remove parts unless there is an unfixable or otherwise incurable problem.
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