I was wondering how many times a female should breed? At what age should they stop being breed. What does it do the the dam to be bred to many times? I am not a breeder. Nor do i have any females. I own a male akc saint and a golden retriever. It is just a question out of curiosity. Thanks
I like my doxies to be 2 yrs. old when they have their first litter. 7 yrs. old would be as far as I would go, as long as she was in excellent health. An over bred female will often be in poor physical condition because her body has spent too much time nourishing a litter of puppies rather than itself. In addition to lowering their life span and immune system, the uterus itslef ends up in poor condition, not shrinking back to it's normal size. An over stretched uterus may not be able to contain future litters for the full duration or not be able to contract when the time comes to give birth. The abused uterus will also suffer scarring which makes a poor surface for the placenta to attach well.
Three in a row would be hard on a girl. I don't know of any one that cares about their dog that would do that. At most I have known people to breed back to back but then you need to skip them and give them a break.
my pug breeder waits till they are 3 years old, breeds every other heat (assuming they are breeding quality) and only breeds 3 times, then they are spayed and no more breeding. so at about age 5 or so, no more breeding, they become a pet.
I cant rember exactly what it said (if i find it agin Ill link it) but it said something about breeding 3 times back to back ten fixing is alot better on the fems then breeding every other heat for a few years.
Huh. I suppose that a bit of it is just opinion-- I would also imagine that it has to do with the breeds and how many puppies were in each litter.
I mean think about it. It would be different breeding a small dog 3x in a row-- that only has 2 puppies. Compared to a boxer that has 3 large litters of 10 puppies in a row. Uhh.... I am not doing it. Not enough recovery time. That can't be good.