Can a big breed and small breed dog mate?

Asked By: Jace Gaylord
Date created: Sun, Mar 14, 2021 8:13 PM
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All breeding between big and small dogs should be closely supervised under the advice of an expert. Both the male and female should also undergo a full medical examination before coitus to ensure that they are fit for the act as it can be a lot more taxing than coitus between two dogs of the same size.
Answered By: Minerva Reichel
Date created: Mon, Mar 15, 2021 10:16 PM
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For most females, the best time for breeding is between the tenth and fourteenth day of estrus. However, some females ovulate as early as the third or fourth day or as late as the eighteenth day. Blood tests or vaginal cytology will assist in determining the best period for your dog.
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Smaller breeds tend to sexually mature earlier and can be bred at 6 months. Whereas, larger breeds should wait until 18 months. Male dogs can begin breeding between 6 to 12 months of age. Female dogs should be bred later than males, at least after their first heat cycle.
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Male dogs can begin breeding between 6 to 12 months of age. Female dogs should be bred later than males, at least after their first heat cycle. Responsible breeders wait for the bitch to be at least 18 months to breed her.
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Small breeds tend to mature faster than large breeds.

On average, however, males become fertile after six months of age and reach full sexual maturity by 12 to 15 months.

Healthy stud dogs may remain sexually active and fertile to old age.

Adult males are able to mate at any time.

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