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    Little background: Have a 2 1/2 YLM that is a inside dog. He is intact with only one testy dropped. I have no plans on breeding him. He is a family dog and duck dog(may title him this summer he has impressed me so far but who knows). He is not a humper by any means and is not and aggressive dog towards other males. He never marks on anything in the house since I have had him but will mark everything outside. That I am ok with because it is not in the house. He is a nervous dog likes to pace around alot when he isnt sleeping and has great drive out in the field. My question is he has semen drops all over the wood floor in my house which is the down side.(Not big areas just small drops that add up throughout the week). Will neutering help this and with neutering will it make him lose any of his drive. He has a great temperment now other than the pacing around from time to time. Had no plans on neutering before but the spots on the floor are driving my wife insane. I dont want to lose what good temperment he has now and what drive he does have. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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    At his age having him Neuter'd will most likely not change his temperament or drive that much. Since he is crypto the best benefit would be for his health.

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    The drips are prostatic fluid. I just use a Swiffer wet jet and hit the places where the drips are.

    Agree since he has a retained testicle it would be best for his health to be neutered. Shouldn't affect his drive in the field.

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    I have an intact dog that did the same thing, dripping on the wood floor, we just dealt with it. We recently had him neutered
    because he developed a tumor near his butt and the vet told us that only intact males have this problem which is caused by male hormones so when the tumor was removed we had him "fixed" at 11 years old.
    His behavior/demeanor/drive has not changed one bit but he still drips around the house.
    Good Luck.

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    The drips I can deal with. Have a shark mop that we use regularly. I had no plans of neutering him at all for the fact that I didnt want to lose any of his drive. Have read mixed emotions of neutering: some say that will not affect anything and others say that it will. Would love to keep him intact and not have to worry about it but wife is just sick of mopping. Thanks for the replies any other help is greatly appriciated.
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    The retained testicle can become cancerous. I would neuter him.
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    I had a male neutered at 3 years old. He was never bred.
    Nothing changed.

    He was a very dominate dog and aggressive with other dominate dogs before AND after we had him neutered.

    He continued to be very high drive, very stylish.

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    Whether or not you neuter him, you should have the retained testicle removed.
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    Neuter would be in the benefit of the dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Beil View Post
    Whether or not you neuter him, you should have the retained testicle removed.
    Yes this is a good idea.
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