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I've been struggling with this decision too b/c there seem to be legitimate arguments towards doing it at 5-6 months and towards waiting until 1 year! My Teddy is 4.5 months. I am now leaning towards waiting, and here's why:
My only rationale for doing it early is so he will not lift his leg and mark. But, I discovered that my mom's havanese, now 3 years, was neutered at 5 months, and guess what, he still lifts his leg and marks EVERYWHERE!!! He has never even been around another dog that does this. That tells me there is no correlation between neutering and leg lifting.
So, I really see no harm in waiting! But, then again, I'm not a vet or a breeder or a scientist....