Undescended Testicle and Fertility – More Puppies?

We originally published this in January but thought many of our new readers might like to see it.

Gordon Setter Expert

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I just read an article by Carol Beuchat PhD titled Cryptorchidism is complicated – The Institute of Canine Biology that left me going “hmmm?”.  I believe that sharing information is good and I did think the findings in this study were interesting and surprising, thus meriting a share, especially with other breeders.

Carol Beauchat says in her opening paragraph “A dog with one testicle can kiss a show career goodbye because it fails to meet the minimum threshold of quality for a male dog. Presumably this is because not having a matched pair reveals some deficiency of maleness, despite the fact that the dog can nevertheless be fertile. Most breeders send the cryptorchids on a trip to the vet that removes them from the gene pool before they are sent off to meet the family that will be their wonderful forever home.” and, yes, this…

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