As a breeder, I must say, I would never breed a female until after the third or later heat cycle.(the dog will be about 2yrs old when it has its fourth heat cycle and will be fully mature by that point) Earlier than that is too soon. Also, you should probably limit how often a female breeds. Most will come into heat only twice a year, but having puppies takes a lot out of them and you want to wait through one full heat cycle before you breed again. That generally means you should breed only once a year. Choose the stud wisely. You don't want one that is significantly larger than your female. Don't breed dogs with known genetic defects, don't breed a dog that is in poor health. Feed qualiity puppy food to expecting and nursing mothers to keep them healthy.
Answered by parksullivan1 - 7/1/2013 11:03:52 PM