I'm wondering just how many of you have had your male dogs neutered/castrated and on what grounds, i.e. to stop them mating, stop their aggression or other medical reasons.
My eldest dog, (a Moscow street dog) only has one testicle that fell, the other is still located up inside somewhere, I forget exactly where, but the Bulgarian vet advised me to have him castrated around the 4/5-6 year mark as he has increased chances of developing cancer.
However, of late, he has being showing a lot of aggression towards his two year old son who is bigger and stronger but extremely well balanced and laid back. At first, the son would simply surrender and try to extricate himself from the fight, but now he stands his ground and gives as good as he gets.
The fights are becoming more common and the elder dog is showing stress that he is not happy with his son which in turn, is putting more stress on myself and my Wife as we're expecting another serious fight.
Now, I have read some of the leading works about the Dog's Mind and they say that castration does NOT always solve aggression in a male dog if was there to begin with. There are of course, many other factors and triggers that can initiate these aggression attacks and I'm having to re-think some of the things that we do around food time and other volatile times. However, it can be as simple as a stare in the wrong direction at the wrong time just like two drunken men in a bar.
So, my question after a long preamble is really how many of you have had your male dog castrated as a result of aggressive behaviour towards other dogs (not humans) and did it help?