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This is a hot topic in the industry at the moment, with research suggesting that some large breed male dogs may actually benefit from a later desexing age.
Puberty occurs between 6 and 15 months in larger breed dogs. Delaying their desexing until this growth process is largely complete may therefore allow for more complete bone and joint growth and development.
BUT - and the BUT is important ⚠️⚠️⚠️
Desexing after testosterone kicks in is a big decision to make, and a huge commitment. There is NOTHING worse as vets than seeing (often in unhappy circumstances) large breed male dogs whose hormones have been allowed to get the better of them. The whole family needs to be on board with a decision like this, with everyone committed to your dog’s social development - and we strongly recommend finding a vet you trust and an experienced dog behaviourist to guide you through the process.
It’s also worth noting that these recommendations are really only for male large breed dogs - in female dogs, the increased risk of mammary cancer associated with later age desexing has been proven far more consistently.
Do not make this decision just because you read about it on the internet or heard about it from a breeder - the research is still ongoing, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with desexing BEFORE your dog has a chance to develop any antisocial behaviours
Thank you @karen_of_bayside_petcare your boy is the perfect face for this post! @dogtrainervicki