View Full Version : to neuter or not to neuter
03-01-2002, 09:41 PM
has anyone had experience with neutering or not neutering their male retrievers..
my experience about 15years ago i was given a golden retriever male that was neutered and previousley trained.. if everyone gets one good dog in a life time that was mine..
we have a 6 year old male that we plan to train and i wanted to know your opinions.
03-02-2002, 10:07 AM
If you're not going to breed the dog, neutering is definitely a good call for lots of reasons. ###
The main benefit, of course, is that he'll be a little less interested in chasing doggie nookie. ###Labs like to roam anyway, but taking away that incentive will certainly reduce the urge a little. ###It'll also help him stay a little more focussed in the field. ###
Getting him fixed also helps reduce the likelihood of liability, should he happen to get around someone's bitch in heat. ###Not that patrimony suits are all that common in the dog world, but it can happen...
Most of the negatives most people offer about neutering are primarily myth, like the tendency toward obesity and laziness. ###If you take care of the animal, get plenty of exercise and proper feeding, that's really not a problem. ###
All that goes to say... just do it. ###Won't hurt at all, and will probably help at least a little.
03-02-2002, 06:28 PM
###If you neuter a six year old male he is going to have the same habits of a neutered male except of course he is shooting blanks. ###If anything all you will e doing is taking away some of his drive.
03-02-2002, 07:42 PM
If the dog shows promise leave him like he is, my
golden retrevier is coming along super great and
after a back ground check will breed him his blood
lines are great the dog was given to me and he is
doing great and a perfect gentlemen at seven months old!!
03-02-2002, 08:19 PM
thanks for the posts.. still considering what to do.
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