FACTS# Early Neutered Animals Are Taller have Abnormal Bone Growth and Development! Have Increased Risk of Hip Dyspepsia, Hyperthyroid and infectious diseases..
Victory Bulldogs does sell most all of our puppies on non-breeding pet home contracts Only! Just Because we do sell our Bulldogs for pet homes only does not mean we will make you Spay/Neuter your Buldog right away like most breeders do! Please be very carful of breeders who make you fix your bulldog before they are 1 year old! It 100% will stunt their growth and you will not have the proper Bulldog look you are wanting if you fix your Bulldog before 1 year of age! Below we have some helpful information on early Spay/Neuter which will 100% affect the size and bone structure of your Bulldog!
Spaying or Neutering Your Bulldog Puppy Most veterinarians recommend spaying or neutering a puppy at or before six months of age. With animal shelters full of accidentally bred puppies, their belief in early altering is understandable. Vets also recommend to spay early to prevent mamary (breast) cancer in females and neuter to avoid temperament or marking issues or testicular cancer in an intact male. Most veterinarians, however, have little first-hand knowledge about Bulldogs and the special quirks associated with these guys. Early spaying/neutering is NOT recommended for the Bulldog breed before 12 months. Bulldogs need the hormones present when they reach sexual maturity to reach their full potential physically. Spaying and neutering early (before at least a year old) often has adverse effects on both the look and health of a Bulldog. A Bulldog's growth plates need the hormones to close, as well as to develop bone density. Females and Males:
If you spay or neuter after a year and before two years of age, you still get many of the same health benefits for your dog that comes with an early spay or neuter, without the negatives. Remember, Bulldogs are not just big Labs. They are a special breed with needs all their own. Small breeds often do well when spayed or neutered at an early age, but with larger breeds it is better to wait. **NOTE If your dog will be sedated for any surgery or procedure, be sure to tell your veterinarian "NO ACE." Acepromazine is a commonly used tranquilizer for dogs and cats, and has been known to slow the heart down so much in our guys that they never wake up, dying on the table or shortly after. Always remind your vet's office. The chance of a male Bully developing cancer later in life from being neutered closer to 2 years of age instead of early is very slight. However, when males are neutered too young, before their hormones are at full tilt, they do not gain the muscle or mass that an adult male should have and tend to look like a gangly puppy their whole life. Neutering males early usually effects overall bone and head size, and you end up with a tall, lanky dog with no bone and a small head--they end up looking like badly bred Olde English not a Pure Bred English Bulldog! Bulldogs need their sexual hormones for proper growth. Why pay $2500-$5000 for a dog that ends up looking like a rescue? If you buy a well-bred Bulldog, you want one that looks like a Bulldog, not a Olde English Bulldogee!
Mamary cancer is a rarity, and chances of contracting it or other reproductive system cancers goes up only slightly when spaying at over a year of age versus spaying at under a year old, but spaying early greatly increases the chance of her later contracting bone or lung cancer. Mastiffs need the hormones of at least the first heat cycle to help their organs mature and develop. Also, when you spay a female before her first heat cycle, she may develop permanent problems with incontinence and bladder leakage that are often tough to deal with. Anyone who owns a female Bulldog can tell you how much their girl "bloomed" after her first heat cycle. Also, puppies that are prone to frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs) often outgrow them after their first heat cycle. Mastiffs usually come into their first heat at about 9-12 months of age. An average heats last 3 weeks, which is a minor inconvience that makes a world of difference in your girl's overall health. Just be sure to take precaustions so she is not accidentally bred, either by your own male or a neighborhood dog.