Cryptorchidism is the medical term that refers to the failure of one or both testicles (testes) to descend into the scrotum.
Your dog's testes should have descended into the scrotum by 2 months of age, after 6 months it is unlikely this will happen.
Surgical removal is highly recommended as this is a genetic defect, and they should never be bred to prevent this. They are more likely to develop a testicular tumor (cancer) in the retained testicle.
Cryptorchidism affects approximately 1.2% of all dogs. This is commonly inherited, although the exact cause is not fully understood.
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