non fixed male dangerous to children?
I have an 9 month old not fixed male i want him to grow to his full potential, but i have a baby coming in 4 weeks and my girlfriend wants him fixed before the baby comes cause she scared he will harm him.
He has never been aggressive. Any thing i can do or am i all out of luck?
A male who isn't neutered may be more 'aggressive' around other male dogs, especially if there is a female in season somewhere close by - but it won't make him an aggressive dog in any other way!
Your pup has a good temperament and has never shown any signs of aggression, so there's no reason to think he's going to harm your new baby.
As long as you introduce them slowly and always supervise your Rottie when he's around the baby (this is common sense and applies to ALL breeds), he should be just fine. I've raised 6 children with Rottweilers and other breeds and never had a problem.
However, at 9 months old he is definitely old enough to be neutered and there's no evidence to prove that neutering at 6 months or older will have a negative effect on his growth and development.
There ARE conflicting opinions and studies on this, but from the research I've done it seems that any detrimental effects are more likely to occur in puppies neutered before 6 or 8 weeks, not 6 months.
It's better for him in terms of his health to be neutered, plus it will prevent him from being able to father unwanted litters and should reduce any 'marking behavior', the desire to wander, fight with other males etc.
Good luck with both your pup and your new baby.