by Juno11 on 16 November 2023 - 21:11
by Steve1972 on 17 November 2023 - 00:11
I also used a stud dog once with my bitch. One of the male pups had the condition. When talking to the vet about it he suggested casteration for numerous reasons. One being that the undescended testicle can be cancerous and or tangle up with other internal bits. The other being that it is a genetic defect and the dog should not be allowed to reproduce as it will likely pass on the defect.
If in fact it is a genetic defect, it came from my bitch or the male I used. I contacted the owner of the male. He informed me that it was completely normal to take a year for the other one to drop. This was contradictory to what the vet said and what I had read in my own research. That indicated to me that the defect likely came from his dog and likely his dogs testicles didn’t drop normal.
My bitch has had several litters afterwards with two other males and no problems. All male pups with two beans in the bag by 8 weeks of age.
The owners of that pup were not willing to give him back in exchange for another pup so I covered the cost of the casteration. It was more $ than normal because it was a more invasive surgery. The vet said that it was tangled up and starving for blood. He showed them to us. The bad one was less than 1/3 the size of the other one and it did not look healthy like the other.
Based on that experience, I would think massaging could go either way. It could free it up or cause it to become more entangled. There may not even be one there. Missing is probably as common as undescended. I’ve seen sheep with 3. I’ve also seen male deer with none.
My advise would be to have him casterated. Do not use for breeding as he will only pass the defect to his offspring.
by Juno11 on 20 November 2023 - 20:11
Thanks for your reply. I don’t intend on breeding him. I won’t neuter because I want him to grow normally and hormones are for more than reproduction. I will have the undescended testicle removed at some point. We was disappointed that the breeder didn’t disclose this prior to and when we drove 8 hours to pick up the puppy.
by Steve1972 on 21 November 2023 - 01:11
by Juno11 on 24 November 2023 - 12:11
by Vinny B on 27 November 2023 - 15:11
Enjoy your pup
by charlie319 on 29 November 2023 - 06:11