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Do you think other male dogs treat a neutered dog differently?

i'm not a good one to ask, since he's pretty aggressive toward other male dogs. i tend to keep him at a distance from them, with only a couple of exceptions.
Most of the dogs in my area are entire and the bitches spayed but I've noticed that they always seem ... him with their noses sniffing his bum with him on his back , a female mastiff did this too. Emotion: sad(

poor boy! i can't imagine that ever happening to elliott. he never goes belly up, not even to me.

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Hi Shelly, Do you think other male dogs treat a neutered dog differently? Most of the dogs in my area ... with their noses sniffing his bum with him on his back , a female mastiff did this too. Emotion: sad( Alison

Yes, it seems to be a fascination to other dogs. I assume there's a certain odor to an intact dog (or ***) and that odor is absent after being speutered. My female gives every dog that comes here a good once over but she is much more thorough and makes two or three additional efforts at sniffing out the altered dogs.
Intact male dogs don't seem to have much of a problem with neutered ones, its like they realize there's no competition there. Quite the reverse for most neutered dogs. They don't seem to much like intact dogs.

Tara
Do you think other male dogs treat a neutered dog differently?

We tend to get lots of neutered dogs and the odd unneutered one or two, so I can't answer this. However, the neutered dogs most definitely notice when an unneutered dog is in their midst.
Most of the dogs in my area are entire and the bitches spayed but I've noticed that they always seem ... him with their noses sniffing his bum with him on his back , a female mastiff did this too. Emotion: sad(

I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that he's neutered. I know LOTS of dogs who gets this sort of treatment, and they are generally the submissive ones. The more confident ones won't put up with that sort of treatment. I can't imagine Khan ever being on his back to any unneutered dog. The only time he goes belly up is in play, and even that with a select few (mostly females).
Suja
We tend to get lots of neutered dogs and the odd unneutered one or two, so I can't answer this. However, the neutered dogs most definitely notice when an unneutered dog is in their midst.

And so do other intact dogs, IME. IOW, another intact dog will often react more, just as the neutered dogs do when a second intact dog shows up. However, I've ALSO noticed that the reactivity to the intact dog often has as much or more to do with BEHAVIOUR as anything else.
I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that he's neutered.

I doubt that it does- I've seen very submissive intact males who have gotten that treatment, and many, many neutered males who would NEVER react that way.
I know LOTS of dogs who gets this sort of treatment, and they are generally the submissive ones.

Exactly.
My dog will be neutered and he's 11 months, I should have decided when he's 8 months. Will he be ok? (won't go crazy or something...)

Many dogs are neutered later in life, and it doesn't "drive them crazy". I know quite a few dogs in agility who weren't neutered until they were 2-4 years old, because they also had show ring careers; the consensus is that the only real change in their behaviour is that they're less likely to be distracted by other dogs.
react more, just as the neutered dogs do when a second intact dog shows up. However, I've ALSO noticed that the reactivity to the intact dog often has as much or more to do with BEHAVIOUR as anything else.

I'm not sure what you're trying to say, Sarah. Could you explain please?

Suja
I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that he's neutered. I know LOTS of dogs who gets this sort of treatment, and they are generally the submissive ones. The more confident ones won't put up with that sort of treatment.

Shane, unneutered FWIW, has never gone belly up to anyone ever. He does "stand for inspection", however. Every time he walks into the room he sets himself up in a stack and all the other dogs come and sniff his weinie. It's sort of like he's announding that His Nibs is here, come and see!

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My dog will be neutered and he's 11 months, I ... months. Will he be ok? (won't go crazy or something...)

My male wasn't neutered until he was an adult, at least a couple of years old. He's a little nutty, but I suspect that's how he's alwaysbeen.

Funny, that's what I was thinking! About Bodhi, of course, not Khan.
Bodhi was neutered at 14 or 15 mos (I'd have to go & count backward to his birthday to remember for certain). He *is* a bit nutty, but that's his
personality, nothing to do with the neuter.
He was never a leg-lifter, although he does on occasion now. He was a "hump-attempter", meaning, he would try humping Coda quite a bit, but always got the "Hey, Kid, Knock that Crap Off NOW!" from Coda. He still, now & then, when engaged in play w/ another dog who is all excited & having fun, will try to hump. I tell him to "Knock
it off!" and he generally stops. If he doesn't, I take him by the collar & tell him again, so he understands.
Shelly & The Boys
Two of my guys were neutered late - one at ... so I couldn't speak to behavioral changes, but they're fine.

i've had elliott since he was a puppy and had him neutered when he was 5yo. i didn't notice any ... coat explodiated. it got insanely long, thick, and fluffy. i understand that that's not unusual with Chows and Chow mixes.

Nope, and it's not unusual for Belgians either.
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