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hermaphrodite dog health problems

Hermaphrodite dog health problems

Sadie Beardshaw, 22, took Rosie to the vet after discovering a lump when the pup was four months old.

She recalled: “The nurse told me immediately that it was an abnormal growth, and that we should come in right away.
The chances of a pup being a hermaphrodite are one in a million and Miss Beardshaw is still not sure if Rosie could become a mother or a father.

Miss Beardshaw and her boyfriend Craig Howard, 29, a kitchen fitter, wanted to get a pet for the home they share together in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Fearing it could be a sign of an illness, Miss Beardshaw mentioned her worries to a veterinary nurse.
Rosie the pug who has both male and female genitals
Rosie, the special pug
But by November they began to notice a growth near her genitals.

“Originally we wanted a light coloured boy, but instead we chose a black girl in the end.”

A PET owner has spoken of her shock after her female pug sprouted a PENIS and was identified as a one-in-a-million hermaphrodite.

Hermaphrodite dog health problems

Kennel supervisor Danni Holder said: ‘Canine hermaphrodites are very rare, so Holly is a very special dog to us.

‘It absolutely shouldn’t though, as Holly is such a lovely and friendly dog. She is very playful and loves going out for walks.
Being a hermaphrodite doesn’t affect Holly’s health in any way, however.

‘It is more common for some males to have some female genitalia and undescended testicles, known as hermaphrodites,’ he said.
Holly the Staffordshire bull terrier is desperate for a loving home – but people keep turning her down, because she’s a hermaphrodite.
‘This doesn’t cause Holly any physical issues or difficulties, but it might put people off adopting her.
Her rescuers at the RSPCA shelter in Coventry say she’s as lovely and playful as any potential owners could hope.
According to the RSPCA’s chief vet James Yeats, it is hermaphrodite dogs are ‘rare’.

‘Holly has such a big “Staffie smile”, which is infectious. We have fallen in love with her and we think she would be a wonderful dog to have at home.’

Holly the Staffordshire bull terrier is desperate for a loving home – but people keep turning her down, because she’s a hermaphrodite.