Question about Neutering my male australian shepherd

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Cody- Alexander

live ur life you- may not be there- tomaro
Barked: Thu Feb 4, '10 1:56pm PST 
ok well hes never been bred i dont breed or plan to breed him im planning on getting him neutered. but i have heard unbred males often become aggresive after neutering. is this true or just a false rumor ive heard . my dog is a 3 year old male australian shepherd any advise is welcome

words are very- unnecessary
Barked: Thu Feb 4, '10 2:03pm PST 
I have never ever seen a male dog become aggressive after being neutered. I have a male Labrador who was neutered at 8 months and his temperment is exactly the same.

More Bored- Collies
Barked: Thu Feb 4, '10 2:06pm PST 
None of my dogs have gotten aggressive after neutering.

Actually the myths I've heard surrounding neutering are the opposite. People claim that neutering somehow magically "solves" aggressiion problems laugh out loud


All that lives- is holy.
Barked: Thu Feb 4, '10 2:09pm PST 
He'll be fine. I think age of neutering, et cetera, have a lot more to do than whether the dog has been bred before.

Fritz, cats are- fun when they- run
Barked: Fri Feb 5, '10 5:39am PST 
That is a wives tale. It won't make a dog mean. It doesn't matter if he has bred or not.

It is a good thing in the long run. He is less likely to disappear looking for ladies, less likely to get into fights with strange dogs, and won't add to the surplus puppy population.

mommy's guardian
Barked: Fri Feb 5, '10 7:21am PST 
My aussie got neutered shortly after we got him and he was around 1 yr old. I did not see much of a change in him. He is not aggressive at all. Go for it! It is such a nice thing to have your pets altered. We never have to worry if any of our dogs going in heat or any neighborhood dogs going in heat or anything. Also I recomend they do a blood panel test before the neuter to make sure your dog is good and healthy before you neuter. Good Luck!

I have no off- switch
Barked: Fri Feb 5, '10 1:44pm PST 
You should read these links...


http://ww w.dogtorj.net/id79.html

http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/LongTermHe althEffectsOfSpayNeuterInDogs.pdf

http://www.stop-msn.com/dangers .html

Changing one- mind at a time - APBT style
Barked: Fri Feb 5, '10 2:55pm PST 
The only thing I've heard about altering making dogs aggressive is that sometimes neutered male dogs will be very aggressive towards unaltered male dogs, but I'm not sure if this has to do with the fact that the dog is neutered, how the owners may act towards unaltered dogs, or if it's all just coincidental. The C-BARQ did a multi breed study that showed human aggression, and familiar dog aggression had no link to whether or not a dog was altered.
Tanuk CGC

Sherpa Tanuk of- Everest
Barked: Fri Feb 5, '10 3:52pm PST 
I've never heard that on. However, I have heard that an intact male who is not bred, or is bred sporadically will become very frustrated and hard to deal with. shrug

Changing one- mind at a time - APBT style
Barked: Fri Feb 5, '10 6:37pm PST 
Tanuk, I would believe that with dogs that are bred periodically, even non elderly neutered dogs that used to be used for breeding. I don't think though that a dog that's never been bred can miss what they've never had.
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