how old before breeding a dog

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  • How old do dogs have to be to breed?

  • 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.

  • What is the best breeding time for dogs?

  • The best breeding time for dogs is the time when the age, health of the bitch and the dog are at the absolute best for producing as many healthy puppies as possible, with the least detriment to the bitch and dog (during mating, pregnancy, and nursing.)

  • When do male dogs stop breeding?

  • Male dogs start breeding at a very early age and breed for a longer time until it is time for their retirement from breeding. Male dogs breed upto a particular age after which they stop producing sperm or say, healthy sperm.

  • What age can you breed a female Doberman?

  • Dogs should breed once they have reached full sexual maturity which is a little less than one year old. The age in which to breed a dog, whether male or female, depends on the breed of the dog.

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