I was wondering when exactly the sexual maturity age of the breed was. I have a male that is almost 6 months and will not stop mounting my roommate's female lab. She's fixed so no chance of anything happening but still quite annoying. I have his papers and he's registered so depending on how he hunts I was waiting to see if I would have him neutered or not. Just wondering at what point they are fully mature, and if he is just going through a phase or not. Thanks for all the help.
Ok thanks alot for the input. I definitely knew he wasnt able to actually breed yet, just wasn't sure at what age they started. He actually is the dominant dog which I continue to try to stop. Between the 6 of us guys who hunt together and all go to school together he is the youngest and smallest dog yet has established himself even above two 100+ lb labs. I actually spoke to Terri Marinier at LCS Bird Dog Day last weekend and was told having the dominant dog isn't bad. I just have to constantly watch and make sure he doesn't get too rough.
I think it has more to do with horny than dominance. Young males are generally that way thru puberty, up to year 1/2 or so. I would discourage it, rolled up paper and a tap and Then when you say ahhh he knows to stop it.