Art was neutered at 6 months because that was what you were "supposed" to do. I wish we hadn't gotten him done so early, he definitely has much more of a skinny boy look than his brothers. Talon is almost 18months and still intact. We don't currently plan on getting him neutered unless something comes up we think will benefit from a neutering. We are going to see how he is at 2 yrs and go from there.