5-6 inches lower is normal? Yikes!Well I am assuming your a male since your name is Tom. With that in mind the reason the testicles hang lower in the summer is because they need to be kept cooler than the rest of the body. Otherwise the dog would be sterile. Best thing to do would be to ask the vet since you seem to want to use the dog as a stud or for show since your against neutering him.
Have you ever noticed yours hanging lower especially after a hot shower? It's normal.
Well if the dogs comfort is at stake you could always collect him first and then have him neutered for his comfort. Then if you chose to use him for breeding, you still have the option.Winter (GA/FL) = Low
Summer = Real Low
Really, this is a problem not only running (looks very uncomfortable), but looks. I have had 6-7 male Labs and nothing ever like this.
I talked to my vet today and she said she could do it, but getting it to heal might be a problem. As soon as he stands up pressure will be put on the sutures etc.
No, no neutering for now. He's a field dog with field titles, all clearances and I want to keep my options open for now.