I also think that it depends on the dog. Titus has not been puppyish for quite some time. He has had a territoral instinct from an early age. I am starting to think that my boy is not the norm as I see a lot of people post to wait to neuter. Titus does not exhibit the normal things that I have seen that will occur with an early neuter.My 6 year old German Shepherd/ Brittany Spaniel mix Lucky was neutered at the SPCA at about 6 months. I noticed that even now, he behaves more "puppyish" than your average adult dog. He has zero territorial instinct and never marks anything. He is also pretty lanky and his chest has not "filled out" too well. I don't know if these observations about Lucky have anything to do with neutering to early, or maybe its genetics. Who knows?
I don't want the same thing to happen to my 10 week old Rocky. As a precaution, I will wait until he is fully grown before getting him neutered. Good luck in making the right choice:biggthump
Dobermans are inherintely protective, it's just a trait of the breed. Some people will even say their females are more protective than their males. It really just depends on the individual dog, not the hormone levels.if you neuter a male..will it take away from him being protective?