Hello German shepherd puppies lovers:
The question is whether or not you should be concerned with buying a monorchid (one testicle down) male German Shepherd Puppy.
Well let’s consider the facts. First of all, if you not a very experienced breeder who knows how to choose a potential top stud, and if you are not willing to put in the $4,000-5,000 for training, if you are not willing to shoulder the risk that the puppy may end up with bad hips, bad conformation may not have enough libido, or may be sterile, then you should not buy a puppy with the hope of getting stud or a top show dog.
Second of all, if you are buying the dog as a pet, it is irrelevant. When buying as a pet one would want to neuter the dog when he gets to the relevant age anyway, at which point he will have neither scrotum. Having them removed has some clear advantages such as less or no sexual behavior, diminished marking and roaming, no chance of testicular cancer, less aggressive behavior, and less embarrassing displays of male body parts.
The neuter operation is a little more expensive when one testicle does not fall, but usually not exorbitantly. And after the neuter there are absolutely no long-term effects to the dog of having been monorchid. Nor was any significant risk when the dog was waiting to be neutered.
So should one buy a monorchid male puppy? If you are buying a pet male, then this should be irrelevant to your decision.
I hope this was helpful.
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