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Q: What is the recommended age to fix a male puppy?

October 18, 2008 | By Picaboo | 15 answers | Expired: 2217 days ago

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A friend would like us to "foster" his male pitbull puppy til it gets bigger because his other adult dogs (pitbull and rotti) don't like its puppy ways and have injured it several times. I want it to be fixed if we take it to curb unwanted behaviors, the owner is not sure if he wants to fix a papered pitbull. At what age does this become a problem? I'm willing to take care of it until it becomes a problem. I believe the puppy is 12-14 weeks old. Thanks.

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Debby
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Oct 18, 2008

I have always gotten mine spayed/ neutered between five and six months.
not to be rude but your friend doesn't sound very responsible. I believe in spaying and neutering all my animal kids and wouldn't pawn them off on someone else to properly train my animal kids. if his dogs are having a problem with the puppy now they will have a problem with him for a long time as pit bulls tend to stay highly active for quite a few years in a puppy way and if not neutered it is worse. proper training and discipline is needed or they can get out of hand. they are highly active dogs and very intelligent.

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LINDA B.
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Oct 18, 2008

I've seen them neutered as early as two months but I would have it done by four months. As for your friend, perhaps he shouldn't have gotten a puppy if he didn't want the responsibility. If he doesn't have enough control over his dogs to keep them from hurting the pup why should he add another member to his pack?

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Alessandro B.
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Oct 18, 2008

I would say four to six months too, it's better to do it before puberty

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VickysZoo
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Oct 18, 2008

4 to 6 months

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daryl b.
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Oct 18, 2008

i am not sure what the proper age to neuter a male pup but i do think it is unfair of your friend to want you to take care of him throught all the tough stuff like housebreaking. after surgery if he is not willing to do these things himself he should not haqve gotten a puppy to make someone elses responsibility especially since your dogs don't like his "puppy ways" he should be responsable for his own or get a fish

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