My male golden retriever is going to at the age to be neutered pretty soon. I don't know wether to get him done or not because i've met many people that say i shouldn't because he is such a beautiful, quiet, well-manered dog and that i should use him as a stud. He is a purebred but doesn't have any papers. What do u think?
I would get him fixed. There is no guarantee that the dams he ends up with ...will be the ones you have scheduled. If he ever does get out, he will cause more unwanted puppies, probably that will end up in shelters. If you previously had no intention to breed, I would just leave it be.
Also, if he doesn't have papers, chances are you don't know of any potential health problems he may develope. Do you know if his parents were hip certified, etc? You won't be able to have him tested until he is 2 years old.
No papers. Nueter him. But just don't breed him. His offspring are not going to be desirable, the market is thick w/ desirable dogs ie: AKC/OFA/CERF parents. You will make pound pups only. I'm going to pull up the article I am Sam. Read it and know the fate of pound puppies.
How old is he now? I have seen many mellow males get nasty when it comes to females. Having them neutered keeps them mellow, There is less of a chance of them running off, and less of a chance of them starting fights. Neutering also lessens the chance of testicular cancer.
Back Yard Breeders (BYB's) are people who don't take the necessary steps and precautions to breed responsibly...ie health testing,lining up good homes in advance of the actual breeding, etc......BYB's are more often than not just in it to make money. Or they are pet owners who have very little knowledge of what it actually takes to breed responsibly...they just think it would be 'cute' to let their dog have puppies. You are doing the right thing by neutering your dog. This also decreases his risk of developing testicular cancer later on...