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Anything I should look out for? The dog is an uncut male bull terrier mix and is almost 2y old. Looks cute in photos but I will actually head out to the shelter this Saturday.

he has all his shots but i dont know anything else about him
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#4
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Get it neutered.

Idk much about bull terriers other than that they have a lot of muscle mass and probably need to exercise daily.
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#5
make sure he is neutered. if they do digital implanted id tag things, make sure he has that too. check his medical records to see when he had those shots.
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#6
It might take time to get used to you being that you got him as a 2 year old not a pup
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Adopting

Get it neutered.

Idk much about bull terriers other than that they have a lot of muscle mass and probably need to exercise daily.

definitely need to exercise daily. they are also strong for their size because of their stocky build. this does not make them inherently aggressive, just know that he will be strong.
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It might take time to get used to you being that you got him as a 2 year old not a pup

never bothered me, although it would have been cool to see that i don't love my dog any less
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#9
can I ask why everybody is suggesting getting him neutered? it just seems unnecessary.

my friend has a husky whos 7y old and he's not neutered and he's fine
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#11
Make sure it won't be home alone for long periods of time. And just reading the wiki on the mix it seems like they type of breed that'll need lots of walks and exercise daily. Be nice and don't hit it. It might get use to you right away, or it'll take some time and it may pee in the house out of nervousness.
#12
I don't know about neutering, but you should definitely get him circumcised. Dog smegma is not a joke.
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can I ask why everybody is suggesting getting him neutered? it just seems unnecessary.

my friend has a husky whos 7y old and he's not neutered and he's fine


Dog might get desperate and try to reproduce with you. It happens
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I see. How does a dog react after you neuter it? I can't imagine it will be too happy after some dude (me) comes along, takes it from a shelter and then gets it's manhood lopped off.

but also what if I want puppies in the future :c

Adopt them from a shelter. You'll pretty much just have to wait until January/February when kids get sick of their Christmas presents, because that shit still happens, because people are dumb.
#16
has he got a name already?

of so what is it? if not what are you gunna call it?
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I see. How does a dog react after you neuter it? I can't imagine it will be too happy after some dude (me) comes along, takes it from a shelter and then gets it's manhood lopped off.

but also what if I want puppies in the future :c

nah. they are just generally more chill and listen to you a lot better. less territorial, less aggressive etc.

if you are going to be breeding dogs, i hope youre a professional dog breeder. otherwise, please don't go there. i've seen first hand what irresponsible breeding leads to. its not pretty. you could end up causing many dogs to have various health issues. i knew a dog who was born with his hip so ****ed up he couldnt walk. he was the biggest sweetheart man, but i'm pretty sure he was put down because to let him live in that state would've been rather cruel.
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#19
It just feels so mean and cruel to neuter a dog. I'll see what to do when and if the time comes.

either way his name is Spud but I would definitely prefer to change that and no im not a dog breeder. considering he is a male dog i thought it was as easy as letting him mount some bitch and I walk away with some money. i wasn't planning on breeding I was just wondering if I ever wanted puppies in the future it would suck to not have the option but its not a huge deal
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#20
Alright dude, you need to make sure it needs to exercise daily and sorta have wide space outside or inside
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It just feels so mean and cruel to neuter a dog. I'll see what to do when and if the time comes.

either way his name is Spud but I would definitely prefer to change that and no im not a dog breeder. considering he is a male dog i thought it was as easy as letting him mount some bitch and I walk away with some money. i wasn't planning on breeding I was just wondering if I ever wanted puppies in the future it would suck to not have the option but its not a huge deal

trust me, its defs not cruel. i work at an aspca shelter where we provide these services. it doesnt hurt cos they'll be under during surgery and it has many health benefits. also a dog is a dog and has no concept of masculinity and will not feel like "less of a man" because he is a dog.
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#23
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can I ask why everybody is suggesting getting him neutered? it just seems unnecessary.

my friend has a husky whos 7y old and he's not neutered and he's fine



I have had two male dogs who were not neutered. (golden retriever and a German shepherd)
they can smell a female in heat from a few miles away and try to run away to make babies. both ran off we found our shepherd but never found our golden retriever.
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http://www.petharbor.com/get_image.asp?RES=Detail&ID=A1664834&LOCATION=MIAD

this is a picture of him if anyone is wondering. ill admit any animal is cute with a little gold tophat on but he looks like a nice dog and ive always liked bull terriers


does the dog need any rehab after surgery? or does it just carry on like nothing happened

That is a very nice looking bull terrier.

He should be fine after the surgery, he'll be groggy and you may have to keep him from chewing his stitches but he'll be fine unless he reacts to the anaesthetic which is rare but it happens.

Just be thankful he's not a greyhound*, just about every one of them I've seen come back from the vet's is really, really groggy.

*I worked at a greyhound rearing and spelling kennel for 5 years and have helped take more than 80 greyhounds to the vet.
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http://www.petharbor.com/get_image.asp?RES=Detail&ID=A1664834&LOCATION=MIAD

this is a picture of him if anyone is wondering. ill admit any animal is cute with a little gold tophat on but he looks like a nice dog and ive always liked bull terriers


does the dog need any rehab after surgery? or does it just carry on like nothing happened

awwwwww <3

nah, he'll need to wear a cone for like a week while it heals so he doesn't mess with the stitches but other than that he's good.
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I have had two male dogs who were not neutered. (golden retriever and a German shepherd)
they can smell a female in heat from a few miles away and try to run away to make babies. both ran off we found our shepherd but never found our golden retriever.

My uhh bitch has been desexed and non-neutered dog still try to mate with her, which really distresses her, which in turn, makes the male dog act even more aggressively. If you neuter your dogs I will buy you a drink if you visit this part of the world. Leave breeding to breeders
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can I ask why everybody is suggesting getting him neutered? it just seems unnecessary.

my friend has a husky whos 7y old and he's not neutered and he's fine

Because I have very strong opinions on people who allow dogs to breed when they can't care for the pups themselves.

If you can, by all means, don't neuter him. It generally makes the dog calmer, but otherwise won't really change their behavior much, if that's what you're worried about.

But I mean the reason you're able to adopt is because someone didn't neuter their dog, so.
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