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    I don't want him desexed, simple as that

    Yes I know he will still have his hormones, I know he will be able to mate still but he will not be able to get anything pregnant. That is the only reason I want anything done
    This make no sense to me. Why do you want him to keep his hormones but not have the potential to get other dogs pregnant? Do you want him to still want to mate with bitches and all the problems (fights, wandering) that can cause?

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    It makes perfect sence to me, plus he is my dog

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    I don't think anyone is telling you that you cannot do it, but you posted this on a public forum, therefore people are going to give you their opinions and 2cents on the matter. Whether you choose to take it in is completely up to you, but i think they are just asking for you to clear up why you would like him to still have his hormones because it does not make sense to them.

    No one wants to start an argument, but you have to be able to see where they are coming from, bitches and dogs can get into some serious fights when it comes to mating. When Brooklyn first tried to mate with Halli all hell broke loose, Brooklyn ended up bleeding and we had to go to the vets to get it all sorted out, luckily it was in our backyard and there were no other male dogs around with the same idea. At the end of the day what you do it 100% between you and your mum, but just know the risks that are involved with keeping his hormones, he may not be able to get anything pregnant but he can still try. You can't train hormones out of a dog.

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    If you all look at the original post I made, it didn't ask for your opinion, it asked whether anyone had this done to their dog

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    My last dog also got testicular cancer at age 10.
    I can't see the point either in a vasectomy but calling a vet or vets will give you an answer if yours is a viable thought or not.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I've owned entire dogs and bitches all my life and have never had a dog or bitch with cancer related to being entire.

    I own both entire dogs and bitches and it requires organisation. If I owned either just one sex or the other then it's not much bother at all.

    However, I will never understand why anyone would want an entire bitch unless they had a breeding plan, dogs less so but still I'd opt to eliminate any possibly behavioural problems that may arise.

    A lot of it can be dependent upon breed and personality of the dog.

    My entire male Whippet is entirely trustworthy in the house regarding marking etc, even when bitches are in season, he is territorial regarding other male dogs, but settles after a short time provided none of the girls are in season. The Borzoi was the same and the Saluki is the same, all entire males.

    However when I had Kelpies the males didn't come into the house past the age of about 12 months because they were competitive amongst themselves, and when the girls were in season they wanted to have a go at each other.


    The thing is often people leave desexing too late, the behavours are already ingrained and desexing will mean nothing. It's for these reasons that I suggest desexing just as the dog reaches physical maturity. And yes there are a lot of new studies coming out negating the desexing and cancer theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    I don't want him desexed, simple as that

    Yes I know he will still have his hormones, I know he will be able to mate still but he will not be able to get anything pregnant. That is the only reason I want anything done
    You own the dog, the vet is interested in preventing more unwanted pregnancies. Why would they mind doing a vasectomy of you are willing to pay for it?
    Not cluey here but I can't see the dilemma

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    Some vets wont actually do it. I have seen vets say everything or nothing with people asking for vasectomies.

    I don't see the issue with entire dogs if you're responsible. Train him, socialise him, keep him contained and he wont be a problem at all. There is more risk of a dog getting out and causing a problem with their teeth then their willies.



    I don't desex unless there is a good reason. Both my bitches are entire, my Dogue was too. Passed with flying colours as a therapy dog for the disabled/elderly, was extremely tolerant of other dog and people. Testicles dont mean trouble, not enough training does. I think it people are responsible and do the right thing leave them be. No need to chop up a dog because everyone else is doing it.

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    I suspect a vasectomy operation on a dog is a more delicate operation - ie harder for a vet to perform and get right - you might want to seek out a female vet-surgeon with small fingers...

    So there might be higher risk of things going wrong with a vasectomy by a vet not accustomed to doing these. It may not work completely so your dog could still get bitches pregnant, or they may just stuff something up and require to do the nuts off thing anyway - probably a discussion to have with your vet. If they don't want to do it, they may be able to recommend someone else to do it.

    I'm with Nekhbet - if you're managing your dog effectively (he can't get out and get into trouble) I can't see why you wouldn't leave him entire rather than risk the vasectomy thing. It's not like a male human - who wants to be able to mate as often as he likes without risking extra babies or fussing with condoms (cos he has a steady disease free partner).

    If you're worried about your dog escaping and getting into trouble he may be at less risk of dying young without his nuts. Dogs die of lots of other things besides cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    If you all look at the original post I made, it didn't ask for your opinion, it asked whether anyone had this done to their dog
    In all fairness you made a statement about neutered dogs and health risks which is not entirely correct. Of course people are going to comment. There are risks on both sides.

    As to vasectomies, there are no guarantees. You would need to get him checked after a period of time which is standard procedure in humans. I have had 2 girlfriends become pregnant after the 6 months waiting period because their hubbies didnt go back and get tested to make sure the surgery was successful.

    I think it is good that you are thinking about preventing him making excess puppies but to say that it is because neutered dogs are more at risk of problems is just not true. I have seen some major injuries causes by fighting entire male dogs, friends with dogs with prostate and testicular cancer and dogs escaping after a bitch and being shot, run over etc.

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