LOL- I think they're at the same time, both the most assinine and brilliant invention ever!
Dogs don't need something hanging "down there" to feel masculine. But in the same way that some men feel the need to compensate for whatever they're lacking themselves- through their cars and women, they just NEED to make sure Spike has his "berries". Stupid. But if it gets people who wouldn't otherwise neuter their pets to snip them- more power.
(this happened back in 2000) The MSU mascot ( english bulldog named Bully) had to be neutered and they implanted neuticles to make him look intact. Couldnt tell unless you knew-- The vet school did this after "bully" attacked microphones and snapped at some people. Needless to say that bully was given back to his alumni donor in GA and the college actually BOUGHT a "bully" to replace the old one. It was an interesting surgery to attend to say the least. The neuticles were implanted after removing the testicles and there are varying sizes of neuticles.
There was a show prospect dog once that had only one testicle descend. So, since the dog was fantastic in so many ways, the owners had a neuticle implanted to hide the problem.
Well, good and great, now he had both bits, and they showed him happily.
But one day, during the exam, the judge got a funny look on his face. He examined and moved on, came back, examined again, looking perplexed. At that point, the dog owner, noting the awkward situation, proclaimed to the judge, "He does have two there."
And the judge replied, "No..... He has three."
And the owner and his dog were sent shamefully from the ring!
I would. They're doing the operation anyways so why not put implants in. We looked into the implants when we were thinking about neutering our Bull Mastiff. He never did get neutered so he still had his own.
Well, my problem with nutering is the leaving of the "sack"...not too bad on the Pyrs, cause the hair hides everything while the skin shrinks up, but MAN on our Lab/x...ughhhhhhhh. I'd have had the vet po9p those suckers into poor Stormy in a herat beat!
I have also heard that some folks use the implants on their show dogs. They wait till the male developes fully (chest especially) then nuter & implant.
OK, so if you look at it logically, showing your dog is to find the "best of breed", meaning this dog is a perfect specimen and is suited for breeding.
Um, if they're not intact, it's going to be a bit difficult to breed them.
Maybe AKC should start competative showing for altered animals?
While I don't have the patience to deal with showing (as I've stated MANY times), Beau is a beautiful example of a Pyr male at his stage of life (27 months).
He loves attention, has an easy going, fun loving attitude. Loud noises and large crowds don't bother him in the least. Being "man handled" doesn't faze him. His conformantion, stride, carriage and temperment all indicate he would more than likely do well.
After the loss of Angel and before I brought Arwen (his daughter) home, I had him nutered. There will be no more pups in THIS house.
I also sometimes wonder if I cheated the poor guy though. He COULD have shown and perhaps sired another litter out of someone else's bitch to carry on his wonderful bloodlines and his own personality and temperment.
I guess sinse they developed them for people, that they would make them for animals. I think its kind of cute, cause guys are so funny about the subject. We had a black cat in once with white testicles, it was a shame to lose the white testies. Also its funny how most people assume it was a male that would ask for them, but it was a female.
***Edited By: sue on 7/10/2005 1:34:57 PM*** Reason: mlk;kjn