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Living with entire males

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Luvdogs, Jul 14, 2009.


  1. Luvdogs

    Luvdogs PetForums VIP

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    Hi, Well Archie has just turned 9 months old now, and as we show we want to keep him entire.
    Just want to hear your experiences of living with entire dogs? :) good and bad ;)
     
  2. 3 red dogs

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    A subject i really canny comment on now hun, as Haggis has his dangles off at a young age due to a bladder problem, and Tatties had his dangles off recently due to 'bum trouble and hormones' and Laalie dont have any dangles..lol
    Sorry i canny be any help.
     
  3. Nicky09

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    All my dogs are neutered but my friends golden has no problems. A bit of humping things but he mostly grew out of that recall and everything is no problem.
     
  4. Natik

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    i have an 13 month old unneutered male and i have no negative experience. He never humps anything, he doesnt run off...etc :)

    The only thing is when maya is in season he will whine and try to get to her for about 4 days during her whole season...but thats really it :D
     
  5. archielee

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    Well I'm the same as you i have a 8 month old Klee Kai and will be keeping his bits as i will be breeding him with my girl, he is not marking my house and i do have dogs to stay so that's good, at the mo i do not a problem and hope i will not.
     
  6. Luvdogs

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    A doggy dangle free house then :D:D
     
  7. tinamary

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    From my experience at the Kennels we sometimes found the unneutered males could be a bit bolshy and a bit dominant with others.
    I can always tell an uneautered dog from its behaviour from a distance though. My other half thinks im nutty.
     
  8. Nina

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    Our first GSD Ben, was left entire and he developed prostrate problems which the vet stated could have been avoided, had we had him castrated early. Our other dogs have been castrated as a matter of course and lived good long lives.

    Obviously, for those who show, castration is not an option.
     
  9. Luvdogs

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    Good to hear, as a lot of people wonder why i want to keep him entire, if i am not breeding. He has started to hump alittle :rolleyes: which we do discourage, though i think it's more excitement then anything else :eek:.
    My male lab (first dog) we rushed into getting neutered...just want to see how it goes really :D
     
  10. vizzy24

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    I take we are talking about dogs not humans lol Sorry couldnt resist it :eek: I have had both but both the males I have had have been shall we say quite dominant :rolleyes:. Training has been much easier after they had been "done" So I guess a lot of it is down to the specific dogs temperment and if it is causing you any problems.:D If you are having problems get him done asap if not wait and see how it goes. sorry if thats not much help. All I know is that Archie was very bolchy (not sure on the spelling lol) and I am sure I would have killed him by now if we did not get him done lol
     
  11. ad_1980

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    I don't think we've ever had our dogs done. woody was no problem anyway, Dante constantly humps other dogs in the park - or at least some - which makes me wish we had him done..and mika....i thought we were going to get him done but i dont know now!
     
  12. JANICE199

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    Every dog i have ever owned has been entire and i've never had any problems.Personaly i would only have a dog "done" if there was a medical problem,but thats just my oppion.:D:D
     
  13. Bex190

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    Did anyone see the article in this month's Doys Today linking early castration with problems with ligaments?
    The article said that dogs castrated under 1 yr were found grow to be significantly taller, but less broard (head, chest) than those catsrated after a year. They put this down to the hormones needed to "switch off" growth not being present in the castrated dogs and believed that the extra height put extra strain and the ligaments increasing the risk of problems.
    Just wondering what everyones opinions were as I have no knowledge in the field.
     
  14. Luvdogs

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    LOL at the humans :D
    I would not get him done now anyway, I would wait until older :)
    At the moment it's all hormones and typical teenager :rolleyes::rolleyes: It's so unfair!!! :D
     
  15. Dingle

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    Me too Janice :)

    I see no reason to have any dog castrated or bitch speyed unless it was medically warranted...

    Every dog & bitch i have owned has been entire, not all have been bred from & never had any problems
     
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    My boys 4 now and i`ve never had a problem with him still having his balls.
    He`s never been a humper and other than lots of scent marking when out he`s fine
     
  17. Nonnie

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    My dog still has his nuts, they just arent attached to him anymore.
     
  18. Dingle

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    ...............................................

    :eek:
     
  19. haeveymolly

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    Hi i have to agree, we didnt have our second springer neutered, he developed an enlarged prostate he was very ill in a lot of pain, and if left un neutered we was by our vet that within 18months we could be looking at prostate cancer. I couldnt live with an entire male again knowing the problems that could arise. I have also known dogs live a healthy long life without the op but having had the experience of a dog with an ilness that could have been avoided, i would'nt risk it.
     
  20. thedogsmother

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    Chance lived to 13 with his danglies in tact and never showed any unwanted behaviour or health problems due to that. Henrick will be 1 in a couple of weeks and I don't plan to remove his danglies either *Henrick breathes a sigh of relief*
     
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