There is a common misconception among ferreters that a neutered animal will not work as well as an entire one.
In fact, the reverse is the case. Due to the change in our weather patterns, the hormonal change among entire ferrets appears to start earlier and earlier each year.
Once the animal feels the effects of its hormones kicking in, it will not be 100% focused on its job.
As more and more ferreters are using the working hob because of his style of work, neutered hobs (hobbles) can be kept with each other and among jills for the entire year without the usual scraps or an unwanted litter.
Neutering also helps to reduce the aroma of the hob during the summer.