I am really confused and scared when I found out that my Tzu, 9 months old (still doubting on his age though) currently has only one testis showing out. It was 'out' for 1 month ++. Yesterday, I found another lump just right beside his ..erm... shee shee thingy. Right testis is out, left is still hiding. Is it alright? I mean for his age, it will come out later right?
I am trying to gather more profesional information from sifu(s) out there before I bring him to the vet. Of course I need to make sure whether its really the other testiscle or a lump. Pretty scary to find out this.
Descend of Testicles should complete latest by by 10th week of age of the puppy. At the age of nine month, it unlikely that the other testicle will ever descend again. Dog with such problem is suffering from cryptorchidism or 'retained testicles'. As there is a high chance that the restrained testicle will develop cancer or torsion, it is strongly recommended that all of these individuals be neutered.
While dog with only one testicle will still be able to impregnate other bitch, such dog should not be used for any breeding program as such problem will pass from generation to generation.