That has become the standard in the giant breeds. Many breeders are even putting it into their puppy contracts. I held off until Avery was about 2 1/2. Apparently makes a huge difference with hip dysplasia.He told me to not get it done until they are well up in age when the risk of cancer goes up in dogs if he's not acting out. His opinion is that the lack of the hormones hampers their development for the bones and muscles if done early.
You're taking all the fun out of it, for yourself. Males I have are kept separate. It's fun watching them try to dry hump the turtles which get into their run area.I have all mine neutered
Must be hell to go for a ride
Get your nuts cut off
Lampshade slapped on your head