Hi everyone, I'm new on here. My chorkie puppy (his moms a chihuahua, dads a yorkie) Charlie is 6 months old and he's in the middle of puberty. I don't intend to breed him, but I'm still unsure if i want to get him neutered. He's never around girl dogs and the chance for him to mate is not there. I want to do whats best for his health. I'm worried about the long term effects of neutering, maybe the lack of testosterone is bad. I've read a ton of articles about it and there is alot of conflicting information. Some people say some cancer risks are worse with neutering. They also say it can cause hypothyroidism, which chi's are already at risk for. I also don't want to put him through unnecessary pain. What do you guys think? Is it ok to leave him be?