I have a mixed lab which is very aggresive twards other male dogs. Many people told me that if I will have him neutered, he won't be as aggressive and violent as he is right now.
However I was also told by my vet and others, that neutering a dog can make him sleepy, and put him in a state of dipression in some cases. I also heard that neutering a dog at his age (right now he is approximately 2 to 3 yeares old), will cause him to gain alot of weight, right now I don't keep him on any special diet, I just let him eat as much as he wans and he is in perfect shape and looking very good in my opinion.
I really don't know what to do, if I don't have him neutered, It will be impossible to take him to public places (parks,beaches etc..) and even on a regular walk, because whenever he sees another male he charges at him at full strength (try to control a 90 pound dog that suddenly goes berserk, because some male-dog is standing 100 feet from him, meaning nothing bad)
But then, I like the way he is right now, he has a great character, he is not hyperactive but he likes to run and play and he is very friendly and outgoing twards people and female dogs and I'm afraid that if I neuter him his character will change, and he might become depressed or loose his great body shape.
If anyone had neutered a grownup dog, I would like to hear about the effects it had on the dogs behaviour and phisical state
To do it or not ?