A friend and I plan to breed our pair of Jack Russell Terriers in about a month. I have heard 2 conflicting peices of advice about which dog to bring to which. Is it female to the male's domain or vice-versa?
I think it depends on whos dogs they are. You need to both understandt hat.. like if you took your female there and the male attacked her, or she attacked the male, who would be liable for damages? This should be worked out in advance. In general the female is sent to the male's house. But I've heard that the female will be more comfortable with the breeding on her own territory.
I agree with Minniyar. It just depends, my uncle used to send his collies to studs all across the country and they mated better in their own house. He said when she was sent to the stud, she didn't get pregnant. But when she was mated in her house, she got pregnant. It could just be a coincidence, but it all depends. Good luck, hope all goes well with the plan, and hope you guys get some cute little pups!
Normally, you take the female to the male's house. Then, he is not so busy running around the yard or house investigating all the new smells and stuff, and he will pay attention to the female, and mate. I think that's the way most animals do it. My husband breeds horses and mules and people always bring their mares here to his stud. I also know that with cattle if you take the bull to the cow, he starts getting the idea to get out of his pasture and roam, looking for strange stuff!. Usually if a female dog is in heat, the male will not attack her-quite the opposite. I would make sure no other dogs were around-that could cause a fight. Give them privacy and hope things go smoothly. CeCe
Bring the female to the male's house. While both can be territorial, the male will not be paying attention to his territory when there is a female in heat around. Those are almost always welcomed. It is also how it is done in nature-the males of most territorial species stake out a place and defend it while the females go where they will.
I think it was brought up about fighting when your breeding..most of the times I took my females to a stud they didnt just let them go...and do the deed...they held, and even aided the mating. they also had muzzles around for the females too..no one wants the female to hurt the male..just wanted to pass that tidbit along...good luck
It depends...there is no right or wrong way. Some males only will be comfortable enough to perform in their own place....as they actually need to be able to perform. The female can be held and doesnt need to be 'excited' in a sense for a breeding. I have a stud that will only perform here at home, and only with me present. I have another who could care less, he would do it in a car, on a boat, on a strangers lap...lol
It is customary for the female and those expenses around getting together for the breeding be the responsibility of owner of the female. Though if this is someone you are friends with, etc. Then as long as it does not mess with the males drive, it is up to whatever you decide.
I have a female Jack Russell that I just breed for the first time. My friend owns the male. And it is his first time to mate also!! I have done alot of research and reading on the topic myself for general knowledge and understanding. I also contacted the lady that I purchased my female jack from to get feedback. All the books and her advice said that the female should be taken to the male. Since it is HIS TERRITORITY, the female is more likely to submise to his flirtatious gestures. But before she was even in heat, the male jack russell came to our house to play alot, and he flet comfortable there. Our jack russells got along great. I just actually breed her about one week ago. You need to take sign of when she is willing to stand for the male. Sometimes it differs from bitch to bitch. Some will stand during their whole cycle, and others will only stand when they are most fertile. The best way to tell is if she lifts her tail when you rub her back side by her tail. ALso, if you have a stud that knows what he is doing, (experienced) then he will know when the right time is. He can tell by her smell that she releases when she is most fertile. Anyways, with this said, the majority of the books said that the best time to breed them is between days 12-14. However, the male came to our house for fours days...which I think went very well. They played together, slept together, etc. BUT some males may be more vicious and just want to get the deed done and have nothing to do with the female. Just take heed, on how the dogs act with one another. After the fourth day, I then took my female and my friends male back to her house where they stayed for another three days together. She ended up mating with him on the 6th day of he cycle....we witnessed the tie. And a couple other times, and who knows how many times they did it when we weren't around. I am not sure if she is pregnant or not yet, but I sure hope so!! Anyways, hope that this info. helped you!!! Good Luck!!
"And a couple other times, and who knows how many times they did it when we weren't around."
it makes me wonder how many people really are lying through their teeth when they mark the box on the AKC litter registration form that says "I witnessed this mating".
I would NEVER leave my dog with a dog I don't know well unsupervised - even for 5 minutes. Does anyone who wants to breed their dog ever realize how easy it is for one dog to take out another dog's eye? Good grief. It doesn't take 12 breedings to get a dog pregnant. If you're too lazy to sit and watch them breed how in the heck are you going to handle sitting by a whelping box for 12 hours - in the middle of the night - while your dog delivers puppies???
WHY would you just leave the two dogs together? Hmm... probably because you don't have the foggiest idea how canine reproduction works??? ARGH!
I agree with Abby...even my own males and female..I would never leave them alone to breed as they wish. Too many things can happen, injuries, etc. And you dont need that many ties to get it right if you know what your doing. JMO
lpn - when I do a breeding I have one hand on the male and one on the female. My boys are trained to breed with my assistance (which really is mandatory if you ever even consider collection) and most of my girls WON'T breed unless I'm right there. Anybody who gets snappy (which females do...) gets muzzled. I don't even risk it. They are bred 2-3 times (depending on the female and if she cycles "normally") and I sit there with them while they are tied. Then they are seperated again...
Then again, most people who allow their dog to breed unattended also shove Mom in the garage and let her whelp unattended... Since you and I also hand deliver/assist with deliver on every puppy I imagine we're in the minority of the population. I just take the position that since my dogs are loved family members as well as being "breeders/show dogs" that it's my duty to them to help out with something I'm asking them to do...
lpn - when I do a breeding I have one hand on the male and one on the female. My boys are trained to breed with my assistance (which really is mandatory if you ever even consider collection) and most of my girls WON'T breed unless I'm right there. Anybody who gets snappy (which females do...) gets muzzled. I don't even risk it. They are bred 2-3 times (depending on the female and if she cycles "normally") and I sit there with them while they are tied. Then they are seperated again... --------------------------------------------------- Thats exactly how I do it as well. I have never had an unattended breeding, and have a muzzle on hand, which tends to get used often, lol It only takes for a female to turn on the male once to injure him and ruin him for wanting to breed. Not to mention the people that allow them to tie unattended and the female is dragging the male all over while their connected. Your right, probably the same folks who dont assist with each and every whelp either.