Testicles - When do they descend?

by Anonymous
(USA)

I'm looking to get a registered pure Pyr. The breeder says he is 8 weeks old and ready to go. The pups look a little more like they are 6-7 weeks and males do not have descended testicles yet, which happens by 2 months of age in the average dog. Is it different with Pyrs or could the breeder just be trying to get rid of the puppies earlier by lying about their age?

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Apr 08, 2018
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Testicles / Purebred?
by: Donna

If this is a reputable breeder and pups / parents are registered with AKC, an ethical breeder would not lie about this.

All breeds would be the same for the descension of testicles.

It's so important that pups stay with their moms for the first eight weeks and that they are thorough handled and socialized by many many different people (100) to be continued by their new people. If they are not socialized and handled like this, there might be issues with human aggression as they mature. Make sure to talk about this with the breeder. They should tell you that is part of the work in raising pups.

Pups would come with registration papers and have tattoos in ears or inner thighs.

I would hope this is an ethical/reputable AKC breeder. They shouldn't be lying to you.

Note they should only be breeding their bitches between 3 and 7 years old and only have 2-3 litters from one bitch.

You should be able to discuss anything with this breeder including testicle descension. They should be very happy to talk about things like this including the best time to neuter him. You will also sign a non-breeding contract.

If things don't seem right with this breeder, get in touch with another AKC breeder.

Here is the list:

http://marketplace.akc.org/puppies/great-pyrenees

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Thanks!
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your response. That's actually more of my concern...that if she is lying, then she isn't as reputable as some in the area say she is. She is local and it would be convenient to go with her but I'm a bit leary as she says she might be done breeding because it's just too much work and she doesn't have time anymore, hence my concern that she just wants to get rid of them sooner. Anyway, thanks again! May have to expand my search out to further away breeders.

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