Not getting a dog neuter?
I was curious as to ALL the problems associated with NOT neutering a dog.
Let's in recent times say in a worst case scenario, you don't spay your dog, what are all the things that could happen wrong?
I'm getting a dog next year (a male) and I would close to to show it but I would like to know all the things I can expect if I don't capture it neutered. ALL my other animals are either spayed or neutered.
Your dog could be injured or killed while wandering looking for a female to mate beside.
Your dog will be contributing to the already crowded shelters and pet overpopulation if he finds a female to mate with.
Your dog runs a greater risk of suffering from testicular cancer.
Your dog will be more apt to be aggressive towards other males given the amount of testosterone he will produce.
Your dog will be more inclined to smudge his territory both indoors and outdoors.
Unneutered males are more potential to engage in unwanted behavior such as marking, and humping, though these behaviors can normally be controlled by training. And dominant aggression is sometimes reduced by neutering, though neutering alone does not usually address aggression problems. Dog-dog aggression among males is more adjectives when intact males are involved.
1) LURCHER would wander over 6 miles when he could smell a dog within heat
2) PATTERDALE aggressive towards other dogs
3) GSD X Husky skitty (was a young dog but still more skitty than he should of been!!)
It is really up to the owners, whether you feel you can handle a un-neutered dog than there shouldn't be a problem.
It's perfectly possible for a responsible dog owner to have a manly dog & keep it entire. When my b*tch was in season my mannish Dobe was kept separate by a stairgate & I never had unplanned litters. There is an increased liklihood of male/male aggression & territorial behaviour, but these can be overcome next to if you read your dog & control its environment while it remains entire.
The advantages of castrating a dog are not as compelling as spaying a b*tch, it does prevent testicular cancer, but it is not one of the most prevalent cancers in canines.
I've had neuter dogs and unneutered dogs. I've had dogs neutered at an early age and those who be done as adults.
The WORST issues I've ever had was with a dog who be neutered at 5 months. He was AWFUL when b*tches were surrounded by season... broke out of crates, chewed through walls, climbed fences-- he tied a couple of my b*tches. Despite massive socialization he was also VERY dog aggressive. He was the only dog I've ever have to correct more than once for marking in the house. --- the individual issue he didn't have that tradtionally is "fixed" by neutering is wandering.
The health issues are valid. However, in that are also health issues that are heightened by neutering too early, particularly in a large breed dog.
Generally speaking, I believe most of the "issues" people enjoy with intact dogs have more to do with the owner, and occassionally that individual dog, than the do near anything else.
My dogs don't wander because I don't let them
My dogs are not dog aggressive because I won't tolerate it.
My dogs don't mark contained by the house because I won't tolerate it.
I have intact males who I run together when I have b*tches in season. While this may not be possible for every dog, mine know that any squabbling will organize to bad things for them... so they just don't do it.
Edit: Humping is an issue with the owner, dominance... and ALLOWING it. I've NEVER have a dog (male or female) who humped.
Your dog does need to be intact to be shown, and there's nothing wrong next to that. You just have to be extra vigilant when you own unaltered animals.
Disadvantages of unneutered males
- more likely to mark within the house
- more likely to fight with other males
- more effortlessly distracted by females in season
Of course, being a responsible dog owner you aren't allowing your dog to run loose, so the issues regarding wandering and pet overpopulation don't apply.
1. Must be contained 100% of the time-- wandering outside isn't an risk. To me this is a no brainer, my dogs wouldn't last overnight outside (too cold, coyotes, no food, traffic).
2. You must bring your dog to the vet for annual check ups ( again, a no brainer - we do this for all neuter and intact dogs).
Showing a dog is fun and rewarding.
They tend to hump those around them, they tend to hump other dogs who next might turn on your dog. Humping legs and furniture. The dog will mark everything as his territory, not unusual for a dog to put pen to paper even their humans. Furniture, carpet, yard.. those are all things he'll want to sap.
If the dog gets away and mates, he'll hold a litter of puppies that are very likely to end up within the pound and put to sleep. More than a million dogs were put to sleep last year, this year the numbers are well departed that.
He'll be more interested in sniffing everything and more difficult to handle on walks. With sniffing comes the problem of getting worms, no prevention medication is full proof which i only just learned!
He'll be more apt to guard his house to the point of allowing no one but you in. He will most predictable dominate all your other animals so badly that their temperaments will transformation.
Best of luck.
u make ir nouns like its a disaster if the dog is not neuter.like the end of the world. not all those get their dogs neutered.
but when u neuter ur dog u reclaim urself alot of trouble like:
frustrated and nervous dog in the times when he is "full" and cant find a path "flush"- dogs dont have sex for pleasure. males do that coz they feal the bloated and not pleasant feeling in full testicles.
-ur dog will dog be so penetrating in marking his territory, ur dog will not want to escape coz he sense womanly in heat.
-neutered dog have smaller amount chances of becoming aggressive when older
and u oblige the overwhelming dog population
It is a complete falsehood that all male dogs will run bad to find a mate especially if he's never been used at stud and even afterwards, if properly housed, this is unlikely to happen.
I don't know where you are living, but you can show neutereds within the UK now so that isn't the issue it used to be. Whether you'd be marked down by some judges is a issue for discussion however!
Yes, an entire male may develop testicular cancer, have prostate problems but as is the case beside an unspayed female and mammary cancer, it's by no means a certainty that every entire dog will do so.
People voice un-neutered males mark their territory - yes, but they don't all do this. None of mine ever hold.
Finally as for castration preventing aggression, this isn't a certainty. Sometimes it helps, and sometimes it absolutely doesn't.
Whatever your conclusion, which is your personal choice, I'd not castrate any male before he's at least 1 year, to allow him to season a bit.
PS I have to say sometimes I wonder how on earth dogs hold survived over the years with all this knives out stuff. Entire males are not the monsters inhabitants seem to think they are! By far the majority of them are the happy, well and loving boys they have always been, and most of them live long and uncomplicated lives, near their tackle in tact and most def. not spending their lives trying to dig, climb, or anything, out to get at any female within 100 miles!
Also, if you are adopt (i hope) most rescues/shelters make spay / neuter a condition of adoption.