To replace a dead doggy, I bought my girlfriend a chow puppy.
She has two girls aged 6 and 4. They girls love their new family member but as young children, occasionally and accidentally do cause the young pup a little stress with the attention they give.
He is about 3 months old and I automatically assumed we would get him neutered in time. But I was surprised that I had to do a little persuading with my girlfriend ( although she did eventually agree)
If he was a kitty, I would have no hesitation with freeing him from his nuts as soon as they were big enough to be located. But am not really a doggy person and don’t know much about the impact of castrating a dog. Should I wait until until the testosterone has helped him build a bit of muscle? He is after all a chow and should be stocky. Is it okay to nip them off early? I have heard that other male dogs may “take an interest in him” if he doesn’t have a masculine smell.
Am still of the mind that castration is the way to go if you don’t intend to breed him. But can you give me some more advice on the timing and the impact ( apart from the obvious) on young Jasper?