Christa Thousand Oaks, California 7/14/2016 11:53:44 AM I came across this article wanting a better understanding of this procedure as my beautiful three year old champion blue shar pei is currently having this done. The decision was made to have him neutered to prevent unwanted behaviors and health problems in the future. I am so glad he is now mature and ready to go on to obedience work and other activities that were not open to him as an unaltered male. I would never ever spay or neuter a young puppy. They must reach maturity and good socialization and training is crucial to having a well behaved pet anyway. We never had a single problem with our guy and I am only hoping he adjusts quickly to his new life without his "manhood".