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size and neutering staffies????

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by kiara, Jun 28, 2009.


  1. kiara

    kiara PetForums VIP

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    hi all.
    i am asking this question for a friend.
    wat they want to know is if they have there male staffie neutered before he is fully grown (he is 11 months) will his head still 'split' and will he still grow as big and have the same muscle tone?
    they have him as a family pet and do not want to stud him but they still want the classic big headed staffie.
    thanks.
     
  2. archielee

    archielee PetForums VIP

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    i had my staffie done a 9 month and his head split and get a lot of mus all
     
  3. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I had mine done at 9 months. He is completey different to his brother, and is tall and not as wide as most SBT's you see. His head didnt "split" which im thankful for.

    I think 11 months is too young if you dont want it to affect his growth. I think 18months to 2 years is when they reach full maturity.

    This is my boy.
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  4. PoisonGirl

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    Your boy is gorgeous Nonnie.
    I guess it's different for some dogs then.
    If your friend is worrying about it affecting him muscle wise or head 'splitting' then wait until he is mature.

    I wonder if Dave's head will /split' as he is part staff?

    x
     
  5. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    Hes handsome!!!!;)
     
  6. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    In this pic you can see he has a little defination to his head, but his overall shape is quite different to a "pure" SBT. His legs are much longer, his ribcage not as barrel like, and he stands a fair bit taller. His head isnt as wide either.
    I wish i had a picture of his brother, the difference is amazing. His brother was never castrated.

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