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Do male dogs get mean after they are fixed?

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2011-09-13 01:20:03

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It's typically believed they become more docile and possibly less


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I asked my vet this question not too long ago regarding my male

German Shepherd, Luger. He can be extremely aggressive around other

dogs and people that he does not know. However, I wanted a guard

dog and continue to work with him on what's acceptable, what is

considered a threat, etc. I also have a female German Shepherd,

however, she is quite docile - although she has her moments.

Anyway, back to your question. I asked my vet if Luger would get

less aggressive after being fixed. Her reply was that it depends on

a number of factors, including the breed, the handler, the home

environment, etc. Some dogs do become more docile. The best advice

is to discuss the specifics with your vet.


I have had multiple dogs in my lifetime. I have NEVER seen

anything but good come from having a dog fixed. Specifically, I'm

thinking of my last three dogs, an Old English sheepdog who was

unaltered at 5 years of age when I got him. I immediately had him

fixed. He was the best guard dog I ever had! Also, my labrador, who

I had fixed at 4 months of age. He is a fantastic guard dog! I have

no doubt that he would kill anyone who tried to harm me. I also

have a Britney Spaniel who was a wussy, lovey dog when I got him,

had him fixed, he's still a wussy, lovey dovey dog. It has more to

do with the personality of the dog than anything else.

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