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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 04:58 PM

So is everyone neutering their male dogs later? [View all]

I have a male australian shepherd who will be about 60 lbs. I plan to have him neutered. The first time I took him in, my vet said I should wait until he is 7-8 months. When I had a second appointment with another vet at the same practice, she said, wait till he is almost a year old if you can. This is especially true for large breed dogs. He is not a large breed dog.

He can stay at puppy daycare until he is 8 months old. (He is close to 5 months now.) After that there are no doggy day cares that will take an unneutered male, even for a few months till he is a year. Between 8-12 months he will need a lot of activity and socialization. So I think I have to neuter him at 8 months to keep him in day care.

So, what say you, DU? Has anyone else wrestled with this issue?

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