Japanese Chin Question

I have a female Japanese chin that is 6 1/2 yrs old, never bred. We have a friend that has a...


I have a female Japanese chin that is 6 1/2 yrs old, never bred. We have a friend that has a male about 5 yrs old. Is my female too old to breed? What is the usual breeding age? We each are big Chin lovers and the pups would be only for our pets.

    In Japanese Chin - Asked by Anonymous - 3/15/2011 9:51:32 AM
No, she is still in a good age to breed. Many breeders breed chins up to 10 years of age, as long as they are strong enough to keep breeding that long. You should be fine with the ages. Good luck with your pups!
    Answered by ewokian - 3/23/2011 6:17:37 PM
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I disagree that breeding a 6 1/2 yr female Chin for the first time is wise. They should have had their first litter no later than 4 years of age. Some don't have problems but always check with the vet first to make sure her pelvic bone structure is wide enough to have her pups. I have been breeding/showing/raising Japanese Chin since 1979. I would never breed a girl that old for the first time.
    Answered by crestchin - 9/18/2011 2:25:06 AM