Ok bubba is the last of the eight pups we had but his testicles havent dropped down yet, would this cause problems for the potential owner ? The vet didnt seem that concerned with it and I forgot to ask about how long is normal or if he is a late bloomer so to speak . Anyone else know?
It really only becomes a problem if they don't drop and they want to show or breed or don't get him neutered. They can't monitor retained testicles for cancer very well and it's more common. They do have a while to drop. Just make sure there is a notation somewhere or a vet check that they sign showing you told them. The other problem may arise with the fact that if they don't drop there will be some additional fees for the neuter usually because they have to go in and get them instead of them being right there (a little more like a spay). Ask your vet to give you an average and make sure they know that. If you make sure they are informed then you probably won't have any issues. Any questions, have them speak to your vet before placement.
It depends on how old he is, if he is under 6 months I would not be concerned, but if they or even one has not dropped by the time he is 6 months, neutering has to be done because they, or just one, then can cause huge problems.
Age plays a big part. Most drop by 6months. As babies, they can suck them up when they are frightened. The best thing, is not to play with them. Bruising them can also cause the to stay up. Allow the pup to age normally. My vet swore one of my boys testicle was down in his leg, and would never drop. It did, when he got older.
Unless you are planning on using this dog for breeding/show, the biggest issue is the neuter will cost a bit more depending on where exactly the testicle actually is. The cost also depends on if the vet can find it, or if they will have to explore to find it.
Frankly, I wouldn't worry about it, unless he is over 6months
Frankly, it is up to your. I personally don't cover non-droped testicles in my contract. If the person isn't using him for breeding, it shouldn't be that big of a deal. If he is going to be a breeding dog, yes you have to disclose that.
I also wouldn't charge less for him either. A pet is a pet in my mind, end of story. Personally if that little amount of money bothers someone, I am not sure I would sell to them anyway. JMO