i have a 10 year old intact male yellow lab and was wondering how old is to old for him to breed healthy pups?..i have a 2 year old black lab bitch and want to breed them but dont want to for another year maybe 2 years...
I have heard of a Ch stud boxer breeding past 11 which average boxer life span is 10. If you are truely interested in using your male you should do it asap and get his sperm checked to make sure he still has swimmers, he is definately past prime. There aren't any shortage of labradore studs and chances are you could find a OFA certified Ch. stud and use him for the equivolent of one pup.
my stud is in excellent health...you would think he is 7 or 8...not to much gray...he has always got the best and eats better than the average human!...i will breed him next spring i guess...for 70 he sure is active! thanks for your replies!
sure you can have one..lol..they will be free..just the cost for all the shots da da da...dont want to make money off animals...i'm gonna keep the biggest yellow pup...most of them are already spoken for
Breeding an old stud is deffently your decision. AKC does have a policy for the older studs to prove that they really are the parent of the litter.
Personally, I will be collecting one of my boys next year when he is three. I will then collect him again at 5, and if I need more, again at 7. I will not breed him past 8 or 9 even if his health is excellent. My breed adverges 12-14 years of age, but that is a lot of stress on a males heart and a choice I will not make for my boy.
It really depends on the overall health of the dog. I would suggest a vet check first to ensure he could withstand the stress. If he is AKC registered, AKC will acknowledge pups from a stud up to 12 years old.