"Neutered" dog question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Rusty Hills Farm, May 2, 2009.

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  1. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    While I have always had dogs for as far back as I can remember (and I can remember pretty far back!), I have never had a neutered male before nor a small dog before. But last month we rescued a young JRT. He's had all his shots and is supposed to be neutered. There only seems to be empty skin where the, er, "family jewels" used to be. However, this morning he tried to mount my GSD female who is in season. They did not "tie" because I was right there and broke it up instantly.

    Nonetheless, I am freaking out here. The LAST thing I need is a bunch of mutt puppies. In all my years of keeping dogs I have NEVER had an unplanned litter. He was only with her because he's supposed to be neutered so I stupidly figured I had nothing to worry about. All the rest of the guys are out in the kennel under lock and key while she is in the house. Oh, and Jack is 6-7 mos old.

    Soooo...Am I freaking over nothing? Is this normal behavior for a neutered male? I am all set to pack him up and haul him back to the vet on Monday to make sure they got everything. SO says I am way overreacting.

    What do y'all think?


    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Yes, it's normal and yes they can still tie up, I've seen it. Hopefully his family jewels were removed properly [​IMG]
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I didn't think they "mounted" once they were neutered either. However our dog Bruce proved me wrong! I know he is neutered but he still tried! The funny part is the size difference. Here is a pic of Bruce(big one!) and poor little Ginger. Thank goodness all he could do was annoy her! Could you imagine the outcome of that??!!

  4. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
    Hi! Don't worry they should be gone UNLESS!!! There is a retained one. One that never decended and is still in the abdomen(spell?) This could cause problems. Also depending when he was neutered he still may retain boy dog hormones. This will disappear as time goes on..One other thing dogs mount each other as a way to establish dominance. Its not always sexual. [​IMG]
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:I didn't know that! Thanks for the info. Guess my Mom was right, you can learn something new every day!! [​IMG]
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Yep, just come to my local dog park and you will see fixed dogs of both sexes mounting from time to time. It is more often dominance than sexual.
  7. I think they can still "enjoy" eachother even if fixed if you catch my drift. You have nothing to worry about I don't think and I've had plenty of dogs myself.
    I have a 15 year old neutered male cat that was fixed when he was about 10 so he knew ladies [​IMG] I have a 3 year old unfixed female cat and they still mate like normal cats whenever she goes into heat. Just no kittens to worry about!
  8. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    If there is loose skin in the area.. Most likely he was fixed a bit late.. Past puberty.. If you get them fixed before puberty, most will not try any thing with a female.. But if they are fixed later in life. And expecially if they have bred before.. They will retain most of the unfixed male behavior..

    My Mother in Laws male was fixed at 4 years old.. And he acts just like an unaltered dog..
  9. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    No, mounting in neutered dogs has nothing to do with "enjoyment." As a general rule, animals don't "enjoy" themselves sexually--reproduction is instinctive. Dogs that have been neutered are either mounting to find their place in the pecking order (dominance) or they are mounting because they can still smell and respond to the scent being produced by the females. I have an eight and a half year old male TFT who will be neutered at the end of the year or early next year and, just because he loses his male bits, I don't expect for him to turn that part of himself off at any time soon, if ever. However, I control any mounting behavior by establishing myself as the dominant member of the pack.

    Saying that animals enjoy that part of their lives is just anthropomorphizing them. Dogs are wonderful creatures that I can't imagine living without, but they are not "babies" (fur- or otherwise), they are not "children," "kids," "brothers," or "sisters." My dogs might be my "krewe," but that's about as far as it goes. We need to understand and respect them for who they are in this scary day and age, not what we want them to be.
  10. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Oh gosh, male anythings will mount and get it on with anything, including but not limited to : small animals, females of their own species, weaker males of the same species, children, bushes, legs, pillows, hay bales etc.

    Another thing to totally freak you out, theres a gland just south of where the testicles were, and when excited, or first thing after waking it might swell up and look like a miss-placed testicle until it shrinks back into the body.

    lol. We had a dane who had that issue. Freaked me the heck out!
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