Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Question

My sheltie, Zoey, just had three puppies, all boys. I named them Rocky, Franco, and Bear....


My sheltie, Zoey, just had three puppies, all boys. I named them Rocky, Franco, and Bear. Anyway, she is only one yr old. Is this normal?

    In Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie - Asked by Anonymous - 3/13/2011 4:52:50 PM
It can be. I would not let a female younger that 18 months breed personally. If you don't want to spay your sheltie and she is accidently bred a veterinarian can give her a shot that will prevent conception.
    Answered by wywildfire - 3/18/2011 1:09:59 PM
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The age of the dog has nothing to do with the sex of the puppies even if she is only a year old. The sex is determined by the sperm of the male. But a female should wait until the second time she comes in season which would probably make her over a year old, probably at least and year and a half or maybe two years old. This is because it helps the pup finish maturing its female organs and makes it ready to be a mother and have healthier pups in the long run. I hope this will help you.
    Answered by dgldy18 - 3/18/2011 3:55:08 PM


It is always best if your dog is not bred until her 2nd or 3rd heat. Having 3 boy pups is normal. Please remember not to breed her more than once per year. Better yet, get her spayed when these pups are weaned. That will lessen her chances of mammary cancer.
    Answered by timmysfriends - 6/19/2011 11:41:11 AM