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Our 8 month old Patterdale is a very loving, non aggressive boy. We have heeded the advice of the vet and booked him in for a castration. However upon further research I am not so sure this is the best thing for him. If you have any advice about the pro's and con's of castration I would be intersted to learn about them.

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Castration (neutering) is very beneficial to a dog's health, as well as making them more receptive to training. Dogs can get prostate cancer when they get older, just like men, and neutering will eliminate this. Also, the dog won't become frustrated when he can smell females in estrus, and is not allowed to be with them. If you are not aware, there us a pet overpopulation crisis in the world. Please don't let your dog contribute. Also male dogs will mark territory in the house. Neutering will more than likely stop this as well. Unless your dog is a proven show dog, and a prime example of his breed, he has no business breeding, and he will put sex first before anything else. All in all, neutered dogs are much better companions than intact dogs.


Castration (neutering) is very beneficial to a dog's health, as well as making them more receptive to training. Dogs can get prostate cancer when they get older, just like men, and neutering will eliminate this. Also, the dog won't become frustrated when he can smell females in estrus, and is not allowed to be with them. If you are not aware, there us a pet overpopulation crisis in the world. Please don't let your dog contribute. Also male dogs will mark territory in the house. Neutering will more than likely stop this as well. Unless your dog is a proven show dog, and a prime example of his breed, he has no business breeding, and he will put sex first before anything else. All in all, neutered dogs are much better companions than intact dogs.


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