French Bulldog Question

My french bulldog is 18 months old at present what would you consider the correct and safe age...

My french bulldog is 18 months old at present what would you consider the correct and safe age to breed from her?

    In French Bulldog - Asked by Anonymous - 11/22/2011 10:01:59 AM
Hi, at 18 mo your frenchie should be old enough to breed if she is matured and has had at least two cycles.
    Answered by karengarlick - 11/24/2011 7:56:35 AM

Dogs are fully developed around the age of two or three. Some breeders do not breed a dog younger then this. Another way of checking is how many heat cycles your french bulldog has gone through. Breeders I know usually wait until after the second heat cycle. Check with your vet to see what they think and you can ask the advice of a experienced breeder. Do your research. Breeding is not always so happy and occasionally comes with heart ache. Also look of the genetics of the dog.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/29/2011 7:46:01 PM

Unless your Frenchie is a prime specimen there is honestly no use in breeding her.Without knowing all about French bulldogs and having shown them you are just breeding low quality individuals that's not helping anyone. Ask the French Bulldog rescue network about breedings like that and how they turn out. Their shelter is full to busting with dogs with health problems sold to owners that don't understand what it takes to keep a french bulldog, later to be given up to rescue. Does your Female dogs hips certify? How bout the male you want to use? Do you have any experience in showing or do you even KNOW how closely your bitch follows the AKC standard? IF YOU CAN'T SAY WITH CONFIDENCE THAT YOU KNOW WHAT THE STANDARD IS AND THAT THE DOG YOU ARE BREEDING IS HEALTHY and conformationally correct when why would you EVEN THINK of breeding her??
    Answered by wildacrefarms - 12/12/2011 4:29:57 AM