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My dog is scheduled to go to the vet for his yearly check up in a week. He is a 15 month old black lab. I am trying to decide weather or not to get him fixed. I don't really plan on breeding him but I'm not opposed to it. I am using him to blood trail and I'm kinda worried about him not bring aggressive if I get him fixed. Any advice would be appreciated. -Blaine.
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BAD IDEA
My brother had his hunting dog fixed, and like you're worried about it staying agressive they don't. All his dog wants to do is eat, sleep and poop all day. it probably gained 20lbs since he's fixed, dont get me wrong he still trails deer but nothing like he used to.
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advice
coming to this website for medical advice is like your wife going to a pimp for gynecology advice. talk to your vet and save this website for fishing advice
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Neutering
Dogs with or without nuts don't gain 20# unless someone over feeds him. A well trained dog wants to please it's master until a bitch in heat catches his nose.
I had a neutered well trained cur that I saw hangup on two occasions, called the vet on the first view and he said it sometimes happens. Live and learn.
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hmmmmmm
Agree with the above poster about coming here for advice butttttttt....I always preach about NEVER fixing a hunting dog. I find it takes the drive out of them. They will still do what you ask of them (most of the time) but they lose that 'shake' and absolute want to do what you have asked. I have seen it both ways. You can never tell a difference with some and others have left their owners with regrets. As far as the weight gain, very common in female labs from what ive seen. Never saw a male go through weight gain.
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Been a While
I guess it has been a while since I have been on this site but a man used to be able to come on this site and get good advice instead of stupid comments about a pimp. Thanks to the others for their input though.
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humor
i was trying to add a little humor to get my point across. all to often people go to the internet for medical advice and make the wrong decision. your question is valid, the answer is not as easy as yes or no. Testicles cant be put back after removal and to ask an expert at fishing or hunting medical advice may not be the best idea.
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hahaha
humor what do you mean humor, the internet is serious business
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CURDOG007
Over the past year the dog has gained about 20lbs and gets the same amount of food he always did every day. The problem is he's more laid back and nothing gets him excited anymore, he used to run around in the yard chase squirrels and things like that but since the cutting he's not interested anymore. it just calms them down alot.
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The vet
I did talk to the vet before i came here. He told me that it could take some of his drive away but it doesnt in all dogs. I just wanted to see if anybody had any experience with this. I have heard both sides. I know a man who had a blood dog that lost interest after he was fixed. Also know a man with one of the best dogs i have ever been with that is fixed. Just looking for some personal experiences.
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Fixed mine
I had a black girl that I fixed after she was two when I decided that I was not going to breed her. She did add about 15lbs but always kept her drive and desire to hunt. Guess it depends on the dog.
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