Hi folks, i could really do with a spot of advise.
My springer has a great pedigree, great nose, strong frame and is fast as anything, so with these qualities i wanted to keep him "intact" and breed from him in years to come. He's now 2 1/2 and, prob my fault, he's not showing great promise to being a top dog, so breeding has become less important. He still has these "puppy" moments when working where he will close his ears and just do his own thing, but on the whole not doing too bad although its been a non-stop power struggle with him. He has also become a sex pest and ought to be on the offenders register, humping (or at least trying to hump) anything on four legs. It is something of an embarrassment and i reckon could become dangerous for him as many dogs will snap at him to see him off, and if he tries it on with a bad tempered dog....
So what changes in behavior can i expect in him if he gets the snip? I'm hoping for less of a constant power struggle and I want rid of his rapist tendencies. Will the behavioral changes out weigh the loss of breeding potential?