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Vasectomy for my doberman.. thoughts

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I have been researching getting my male dobe (10mths) neutered but I am really not wanting to go down this path due to the changes it can make in the behaviour ie; dominance and aggression.. my boy is not aggressive just tries to assert dominance occasionally (as any dog does) however, someone mentioned to me there is the procedure of a vasectomy which leaves all of their hormones just makes them infertile so they can't have pups..

Has anyone got this done? and what are your thoughts?


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If you are on Facebook, you can check out the Ovary Sparing Spay & Vasectomy group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/alte...ref=ts&fref=ts There is a lot of info there.
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Thank you, will check it out.
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Personally I would leave a dog (male) intact rather than have a vasectomy performed.

All of my males start out intact because I show them in conformation and stay intact if I don't have a very pressing reason to neuter--a pressing reason for me would be a dog who has physical problems that relate to the fact that he is intact. I had a 9 year old male neutered nearly two years ago because of a prostate related issue which is greatly affectly by the presence of testosterone. But beyond that I see no real reason to perform a vasectomy.

To prevent them from siring puppies? A leash and a good fence will do that.

Neutering really doesn't alter the possiblity of same sex aggression--a vasectomy won't either if that's what you were thinking.

Training can make a world of difference in adult intact males but now is the time to do that--my intact males are polite, well trained and do not mark in my house or anyone elses house nor any place that is not appropriate. They are not aggressive nor do they attempt to "dominate" other dogs because it is not allowed--I'm the one who prevents that.

Just my opinion but most of the reasons that people think vasectomies might be preferable to leaving a dog intact don't seem to be very good ones.
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If you can keep your dog properly contained and prevent him from getting to bitches in heat it doesn't really serve any purpose IMO. All the behavioral components and possible risks with keeping your dog intact will still be there. I would either neuter him or not, talk to your vet about that and consider whether or not you are a responsible enough pet owner to keep him intact. If you do neuter him consider doing it when he's 18 months to 2 years when he is physically mature.
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I'm also researching this option. I have an agreement with the breeder that I will have my boy "fixed". Neutering is obviously the norm and it's probably what the breeder is expecting, but for the reasons you listed, I don't want to neuter him. If my breeder is only ensuring that I don't breed him, I'd like to look into the vasectomy procedure.
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Doberman Vasectomy???

Just came across some websites this week talking about vasectomy as a viable alternative to castration. My boy will be 18 months in June, so I'm now thinking about getting him neutered, not because I want to neuter him but because it was in me contract with the breeder. Assuming the breeder would be ok with a vasectomy instead, has anyone done one??? Seems logical....
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I think the first step would be to talk with your breeder. Perhaps you can reach a compromise of some sort; whether it's a vasectomy (which to me is pretty pointless) or leaving him intact with stipulations.
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I think the first step would be to talk with your breeder. Perhaps you can reach a compromise of some sort; whether it's a vasectomy (which to me is pretty pointless) or leaving him intact with stipulations.
Why would it be pointless? It's a lot less invasive and life altering than having his nuts cut off, and serves the ultimate purpose of keeping him from breeding.
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If you are a responsible owner you should be able to keep him from breeding a bitch, that's why to me it is "pointless". After that procedure he will still have the desire and physically be able to breed a bitch if given the chance. These surgeries are also not successful 100% of the time.
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These surgeries are also not successful 100% of the time.
Mine was.... Equipment's the same. The procedure makes sense...
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Vasectomies are great options when you want the dog to be neutered but want to maintain the hormonal status of the dog (As is an ovary sparing spay). Most vets will not perform this and are not familiar with the procedure -there is a list maintained of the vets in the Facebook group that do perform this procedure.


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