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I totally understand about his good breeding potential and not neutering. Many times as the male dogs get older, they produce more testosterone and they can become more aggressive with time. Just such that you are aware of this. Also if they are painful or do not feel good, this can make things worse also. Did this aggression only start when these skin lesions appeared?
Will he let you touch them? Or are these spots very painful and sore?
If we are more aggressive because of pain, we can treat and address the cause of the pain. I will send an over the counter protocol we can use for the skin infections now. Then I will discuss more the behavior.
If we notice that we keep getting more aggressive in time and unpredictable, then looking at neutering may be needed. Dogs reach sexual maturity at around 2 years of age. We do not have good predictable medications we can use to stop aggression, especially when we have high levels of testosterone and are not neutered. I would say that if we can start with the treatment of the area we know is causing pain, this will be helpful. However always be careful when dealing with dogs that are touchy like this, you may want to also look at a muzzle that you can use while trying to clean and treat the hot spots.
Actually it will help a lot to make you feel more secure, you can just use it even while cleaning an attending to the skin infection. In the future if you have more questions about the behavior, you can request which veterinarian answers your questions, I will be happy to help if you have any behavoural questions in the future about this case. Best of success and have a great day. Dr Mike