Can and should are very different questions. A female can get pregnant when she is in season and can happen as early as 6 months. Male dogs are able to breed early. In general NO dog should EVER be bred before they are sexually mature and both mentally capable...this happens after 2 years of age. If you are breeding dogs, you need to at the VERY LEAST do OFA hips on the parents. There are many things to consider when breeding. Just because two parents are capable to producing offspring should not mean they should. It is our job as caretakers of dogs and the breeds to make sure to be a guardian of them. Every puppy you produce is a result of something you did. The very best thing is to spay or neuter. It is best to talk to your vet. I honestly would suggest fixing your dog- you will get a lot more enjoyment as a pet from him or her and also not have to deal with bleeding, marking, disobedience and all the problems and responsibility that goes along with breeding.
Answered by mgeels - 4/2/2013 2:42:20 PM