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Old 10-05-2010, 05:40 PM
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Testicles dropping

Riley's testicles have both descended but I was wondering at what age does the average puppy's testicles drop? His testcles have not yet dropped and he'll soon be 5 months. I know Irish Setters do have problems with their testicles and it very common for them to only have one. I had another Irish Setter that only had one and he was fine, but as a precaution I'd like to ask someone that may know. If anyone knows this breed really well then do tell. The problem with asking a vet here in Miami is that they don't usually see this breed, they're very rare here.
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What do you mean by them being roped, but not descended? For me Descended and droped are the same thing. Meaning the testicles are in the scrotum. Most dogs should be fully descended by 4-8 months depending on the breed. Your breeder should be able to tell you exactly when they should be fully descended.
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Dropped and descended are different. They can descend but not fully drop and if they don't fully drop I know that, it is not good. But thank you. I just needed a time span of when they can fully develop.
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that's interesting... i too have always used them interchangeably as well...
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The process of testicular decent normally occurs shortly after birth (within 5-10 days of birth) and most male pups will have readily palpatable testicles within their scrotal sacs at around 10-14 days of age. I have found that most male puppies have readily palpatable testicles in their scrotum sacs by the time of first vaccination (6-8 weeks).
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What exactly is the difference between descended and dropped?

I have always understood descended and dropped to have meant the same thing.
As far as an age, 7 weeks is the age I have always been told. That also goes along with what Alfi said.

If you feel that something is not quite right with Riley, then I would have a vet check it out!
Even if Irish Setters are rare where you live, your vet should still be able to tell you if eveything is normal with his testicles.
That part of anatomy is really not all that different from breed to breed!
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What exactly is the difference between descended and dropped?

I have always understood descended and dropped to have meant the same thing.
As far as an age, 7 weeks is the age I have always been told. That also goes along with what Alfi said.

If you feel that something is not quite right with Riley, then I would have a vet check it out!
Even if Irish Setters are rare where you live, your vet should still be able to tell you if eveything is normal with his testicles.
That part of anatomy is really not all that different from breed to breed!

Yes I know. I'm going to get him checked just in case. Anywho, so the difference between testicles descending and dropping is very simple. I'm going to explain the occurence of a male human. It may be simpler that way. When a male baby is born their testcles descend, but they do not drop until they hit puberty. So basically when a male human's testicles are formed but they are not completely "out there" I guess you would say, until they're about 11-13 years old. If you are a guy or you have boys or know any male, they'll know what I'm talking about because its happened to all men that have already gone through puberty. I know that its the same for dogs, I just need to know when, but I'll just ask the vet.
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My boy had tiny balls as a puppy...and then big balls as a puppy. That's all I gathered from it!

Do you mean puberty in dogs? Because that can happen from as young as 4-6 months to a year old. That's the adolecence stage, where they've started marking, humping, etc.
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Hi, I have a 6 month old irish setter, and am concerned because it seems that his testicles have not descended. is that odd for this breed?
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