hhmmm, serious but funny question to all you breeder pros out there... We have a male beagle who is ready to breed(by who's standards?). We have several people with heated females always offerring us and he is humping everything in sight, 24-7. Well, being a 1yr , we decided to try it. A few times but ahhhh to no avail. WHAT IS UP? How and when do we know if Milton(our beagle) wants doggie luvins? On a more serious note...everytime he is around a female in heat, he recoils and barks his head off. No mini Milton pups anytime soon I am assuming. Can someone out there put a light on this?
hello...and welcome..I would have to say..Milton isnt old enought to breed...if he is just 1...and not joining in..he just might need more time..and in all honesty...that isnt a bad thing..so...give him time and see what happens..
also..can you tell if both testicles have decended? I also dont know if you have other males at your place..it might be a dominace issue..he isnt in line to breed according to the dominant male..if that is the case..i dont know..but we had one long long ago who never mated cuz he was not the dominant dog...and never vied for domminance ...
so..i hope thats helpful to you...and im not trying to be rude or anything..but the first thing to getting into breeding is to start with sound stock...have him fully vetted and tested...and make sure any females he ends up getting with are checked for the same things as well. But make sure they have a busillosis test (sp) also...this will insure that your dog stays doggie vd healthy...it would be a shame to put so much into him only to contract doggie vd. and be no good to ever breed again..good luck to you and make sure that you stop by and yack with all of us..
I would guess he's just immature and not ready yet, Are you sure the females are far enough in for him to be interested.....trust me the boys know when the time is right. Also, especially if other males are around....a seperate private area with no distractions with other dogs may improve his concentration on whats important. I would wait also until he is older though.
tytytytyt all for that. You all are so right..he is just too young, but I am not sure whom did state it, he is apt to have the test because of his breed. Some breeders start mini beagles at 11 - 14 months...But again thank you guys. And my dog is more of a Barry White instead of Marvin Gaye..hahaha
I thought my dog was totally unable to "perform" since he NEVER did anything. Then today my hubby told me they did it they did it! I thought maybe it was him not knowing what to do since the female is in heat. I guess he just had to wait for the perfect timing. I did notice my male would chase my female and they would play and he would put his paws on her back and she would do that to him. Then he would get on her, but only for a few seconds. It just seemed like a big game. I think it was just timing. The person I purchased him from kept telling me to be patient he will know when to do what he needs to do. Hopefully I will have some puppy's! I will post pictures!