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If this is a new issue then I would think neutering would do nothing. My male dog is neutered and he will fight another male dog IF the other dog starts something...neutered or not. Ive owned intact males before who were not neutered and they occasionally got into a scrap (no blood was drawn and it was over in seconds) and not once did the decision to neuter cross my mind.
Some dogs do not like other dogs, and neutering will do nothing..or make things worse. Neutering takes away a vital part of the dogs system..hormones. Was this fight a true fight or was it a scrap? If fur was flying, blood was running and dogs ended up at the vet with stitches...thats a true fight. If its just a matter of two dogs going at it for a few seconds over whatever...thats not a true fight to cause concern for me. I had mine at the park a while back, he was playing with a Heeler and he got carried away with how rough he was playing. Heelers turned around and went after him, growls, barks and bites were given and it was over in seconds and they went right back to playing.
The Heeler was meerly putting him in his place. No blood, no vet trips no nothing.
I would think twice before neutering you dog over a couple fights with other males. There could of been circumstances for it, an in heat female in the area (my male will get weird with another male over an in heat female and mines neutered). The other dog could of pushed things to far, thrown off weird body language, given weird eye contact....could of been anything. I wouldnt go removing my dogs body parts over something like that before I consulted a trainer (one that does NOT say neutering will solve your problem).
Learned behavoir will not stop with neutering. My dog still will act all macho around other male dogs he meets, especially if they arent fixed. If the other dog starts something then mine will loose patients. My Rottie was not neutered and he couldnt give a flying F*** about anything...but another male dog starts a fight with him...oh boy
Last edited by A1Malinois; 01-02-2013 at 12:48 AM.