I would recommend not starting until 2 to 2 1/2 years of age. Her body, mind and instincts should be grown up by then. Also please consider the decision carefully. Are you breeding her for money? For farm protectors? For pets or show dogs? Do you know how to handle a birthing emergency? Do you have space to house up to 12 puppies that might weigh 20 pounds each at 8 weeks old. Can you afford $10-20 A DAY to feed a growing litter before they all go home? If you don't have enough homes waiting for them what will you do with them at 6 months old, or a year old? Some good dog breeding books might help you with this decision.
Answered by wywildfire - 11/12/2012 1:45:33 PM