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Typical male canine behavior
My question is really just out of curiousity. We have a 9 month old male collie pup. I have noticed that he does not yet display any typical male behavior. For instance, he still does not lift his leg to urinate. My understanding is that this usually begins to occur around 5-6 months. He was neutered at 6 months but I’ve had other males who were neutered and still manifested typical male behavior. Mind you, I am not complaining - just curious as to why this might be! Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks…
I have a 3 yr old male Aussie who was only neutered a year ago just before we adopted him, and he’s never lifted a leg. He always squats. I have a male cocker mix who was also neutered as an adult dog. He usually lifted his leg when he was younger, but now that he’s old and stiff, he squats. I also noticed that even when he was younger, he would squat if he developed mats around his hind legs. Those mats would pull at his skin if he tried to lift his leg, so he just didn’t.

Most males do lift their legs to urinate, but there are plenty who don’t.

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