My German Shepherd was just aken by the breeder to the vet for the pre checkup.. Now questions he is in great shape ....except his testicles have not dropped he is7 weeks 2 days old????? I dont know what this means long term we have waited for him for over a year for the right mating and colors he is very expensive. I do not plan on breeding him but cutting him wasn't in the plans necessarily either. Help me figure this out???????? Any long term complications ,,, can they still drop???????
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I'm not a breeder and I'm not sure if there are any breeders still posting here and I've never had a dog with cryptorchidism (if that ends up as the diagnosis). This page has more info than you probably would want to know of the maturation of testicles.http://www.pet-informed-veterinary-advice-online.com/cryptorchidism.html#testis-drop AFAIK, 7 weeks is still too young for a definitive DX of cryptorchidism but if you choose to bring him into your family you should be fine waiting until he is 2 and fully mature before having the retained testicle removed, if you choose to and the vet will strongly suggest you do. If only one ends up retained, good luck in finding a vet willing to only take the retained one, if you want to leave the other testicle intact. Vets are very pro spay and neuter and it may be impossible to find one locally willing to work with you on keeping any healthy one. I'd think long and hard if this dog is going to meet your expectation for what you want to do with him. The GSD breeders I know all recommend waiting until full maturity around 2 before spaying or neutering if you are going to. You could also ask the breeder to keep the puppy for another couple weeks and see if they descend. Although the waiting and not knowing would drive me insane, especially because you have already been waiting so long in anticipation. You are the only one that can make the decision. Personally for me as a person that keeps intact animals I would choose another dog.