To neuter this beautiful dog... or not?
December 18, 2013 3:34 PM Subscribe
We got our 13 year old son a beautiful chocolate lab (his name is Tony and here's the obligatory picture
). Is there a good reason to have him neutered?
posted by brownrd to Pets & Animals (44 answers total)
We have no plans to allow him to run wild and mate with every nubile young dog (though at 8 months he acts like that's what he wants to do). He is in excellent health, AKC registered, and, the vet says, "show quality".
I have mixed feelings - maybe because I am a man and I wouldn't want my man-parts disabled. Will he live longer? Will it affect his personality? What's the harm in NOT having him neutered?