A friend of mine had her English Setter shown to top dog in Canada back in the day. The handler was a gay man, fabulous with her dog and many others. What I loved was that the picture on the front page of Dogs In Canada was of handler and dog in a casual shot taken at the lake, instead of the usual show pose....just a couple of pals hanging out.
Yes we figured we will wait until he is at least two before we make any decisions on neutering him.
I can understand why you might want to neuter a female but a male? Agree you need to wait. Most of the reasons advanced to neuter come from groups with an agenda but without solid science. Generally speaking the health risks of neutering outweigh any benefits and there is no effect on behavior. In my experience, having an intact male Basenji never presented any issues at all. Unless you just let your dog roam free I can't think of a single good reason to do it.