My little female dog Skittles (Maltese- Toy poodle mix), is about 7 years, will be 8 in october, and we were going to try to breed her with another dog. I have no clue what the other male dog breed is, but i will be sure to find out. Is Skittles too old to have babies? And if yes, then what would be the medical problems with her breed at an old age? We don't want to take any chances of her being sick or dying.
anytime you breed, you risk death. Even more so in small companion dogs. I have spayed most of my girls by 6 or 7yrs, but know people who have breed up to 10yrs.
If this is the first time you have ever bred a dog, I suggest do some google research and see it is not always a wonderful experiance. You need to also know the ins and outs of whelping and c-section so you can be prepared.
what do you mean when you say you have no idea what the other male breed is???? I would do plenty of research before breeding as its not as easy as people think. It can be very costly/time consuming and heart breaking. Will this be her first litter?? if so then NO i wouldnt breed her at that age. the elasticity reduces after the age of 4/5 yrs and you should never have a first litter after that age..
you can find this out by doing some research on the internet and talking to your vet
this is just one of the answers to a qustion about breeding an older bitch i found on the web.......
"After five years old, the uterus begins to loose its elasticity and the pelvic bones have a difficult time dilating. This could turn into a dangerous pregnancy that could require a C-section. Personally, I never breed a bitch beyond five years old"