How old before you can breed a dog?

Asked By: Jamey Gulgowski
Date created: Sat, Mar 27, 2021 8:25 PM
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Adult males are able to mate at any time. Bitches have their first estrus (also know as season or heat) after six months of age, although it can occur as late as 18 months to two years of age. Estrus recurs at intervals of approximately six months until late in life.
Answered By: Wendy Gerhold
Date created: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 10:28 PM
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Doggy beds and pillows haven't always been around, so wild dogs had to pat down tall grass and underbrush to make a comfortable bed for themselves and their pups.

The easiest way to prepare that night's sleeping area was by walking around in a circle.

The rounding ritual may also have served as a safety precaution.

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Figuring Out Your Dog's Breed

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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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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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  1. Great Dane. On average, Great Danes stand around 28-30 inches tall. (
  2. Neapolitan mastiff.
  3. Scottish Deerhound.
  4. Dogue de Bordeaux.
  5. Newfoundland.
  6. English mastiff.
  7. Saint Bernard.
  8. Leonberger.
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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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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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