Skip to comments.Meet the man who sells testicular implants for dogs, “People thought I was nuts”
Posted on 04/26/2012 10:21:40 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
Gregg Miller says he's well aware that his business selling testicular implants for dogs invites just as many jokes as it does clients. That's because Miller's job is creating artificial dog testicles for canines that have been neutered.
"Dogs aren't stupid," he tells Business Week. "They would know if their eye was gouged out, or their foot was cut off. Why wouldn't they know if their testicles are now missing?"
But laugh all you want, Miller, 59, says his business has become a big success. He says 517,223 in all 50 U.S. states and 49 countries are now wearing "Neuticles" manufactured by his company. Though, as Business Week notes, even Miller can't avoid slipping into unintentional humor when discussing his unusual business.
"When Neuticles were introduced commercially in 1995," he says, "people thought I was nuts," he said.
But as the comedian Joan Rivers asked Miller, "What do they do?"
Miller claims the Neuticles gives dogs a sense of restored pride. Though he recommends the "very lifelike" (and more expensive) silicone version of his product (up to $600) compared to the "easily detected" though more affordable "rigid polypropylene version (about $150).
"Generally pet owners think (Neuticles) are genius and non-pet owners think we're insane," he says.
And while Miller offers several different styles and sizes, he also requires customers to include information about their dog's age, weight and breed before matching them with the right pair. "Going larger can create short- and long-term complications and discomfort for the pet," he said.
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This guy is a big lib. Back in 2004, in the run-up to the presidential election, Larry Elder had this guy on his radio show. Larry was just interviewing him over his product, and jokingly said something about getting som neuticles for John Kerry. The guy went ballistic, and after a brief exchange of words with Larry, the guy hung up on the interview.
Boy, this guy has a lot of balls
I own a tool and die business, I build rubber molds for the rubber industry.
So many times I have seen products on the market and thought to myself “How do you explain that cavity shape to your coworkers, or the engineer from Ford when he walks in?”
Somebody had to build the tool to make it, hell someone busier than me the way the world is going...
Boy, this guy has a lot of balls
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That isn’t quite what his business is all about is it?
They have been doing this in show cats for years!!
I saw this years ago, and I thought at the time that dogs need their masculinity just as much as humans do. The guy has my vote!
And if I’m ever lucky enough to have a dog again, I will make sure he has “neuticals!”
“Only a man could think this was important to do.”
Empathy for the poor dog. I guess you would never miss them unless you had them to begin with, but I doubt if these snap-ons are as good as the real thing.
I saw this guy (immediately thought “Nu[e]ticles” on seeing the headline) on Penn&Teller show about “pets”. It was basically about how ridiculous people are about their animals.
“Why wouldn’t they know if their testicles are now missing?”
They DON’T know, moron, and don’t care. Neither do other outside dogs. It’s YOU, the insecure human male, who knows and cares.
Talk about anthropomorphing animals. This is another male thing that always bugs me. Give me a break; your testes aren’t that important.
Thanks Jack Hydrazine.
Any AKC dog WILL be disqualified for not having 2 - neutered, monorchid or cryptorchid.
The dog in question was likely on the young side.
However, otherwise, that is fraud.
Very true. I just wonder if the dogs “remember” having them, as they’re removed pretty early.
Well, I’ll give you credit.
You know a million times more about this subject than you do golf as you are right on target this time.
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