Can a dog and fox breed?

Asked By: Emerald Wintheiser
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 1:50 AM
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Dogs and foxes cannot interbreed, because they have vastly differing chromosome counts.

The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) has 34; the dog (Canis lupus familiaris) has 70.

So no, you can't breed a fox and a dog, and you would call the offspring "impossible".

Answered By: Dahlia Reichel
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 3:53 AM
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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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Figuring Out Your Dog's Breed

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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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Here are some ways to determine what breed (or combination of breeds) your dog is.

  1. Browse Breeds. If you want to try to take a guess at your dog's breed yourself, try to browse some breeds to figure it out…
  2. Ask Your Vet. As you probably already know, your veterinarian is a doggy expert! ...
  3. Doggy DNA Tests…
  4. Fetch!
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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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If you want to try to take a guess at your dog's breed yourself, try to browse some breeds to figure it out. Websites like AKC.org have an extensive and informative listing of dog breeds. Your dog's ears, muzzle, and tail are often telling about what type of dog they are.
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