Breeding questions---Plz Help!

Old 03-20-08, 10:47 AM
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Breeding questions---Plz Help!

I have a 4 yr old shih tzu that is in heat and ready to breed and an 11yr shih tzu male dog that has never mated before and although he's attracted to her "smell" and is doing the humping, he's not being able to get the deed done

I know this sounds kind of strange, but gotta ask? Should we help him direct "it" in the right direction?

Old 03-21-08, 07:34 AM
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Sometimes you have to help out, just be sure she is receptive and in full heat.
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Sometimes those inexperienced boys just plain can't get it done. Not exactly easy to "help" the boy. Make sure the girl in full standing heat and flagging; in my breed that doesn't happen until maybe 7 to 10 days after they have started spotting. Do you have any experience in breeding? Do you know any breeders locally who could help you? Could also AI, but you really have to know how to do it in order to do it right, especially the collection from the boy.

Best thing would be to see if you can hook up with a local breeder who can help you through the whole process. The breeding is the easy part, it's the welping and caring for the puppies later that can get really tough (and expensive) if you have any kind of problem.

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I am a experianced breeder of Chessapeake bay retrievers and have been doing so for 20 odd years. You will usally find that receptive period will average 10 to 13 days into the cycle, and you know I have seriously found that in some cases you know the like there privacy. My senior champion is almost adamite that way, hey can't argue he produces the best. Next time your at your vet ask them for a gestation chart, they can really ease your worry, and that can rub off on your pets and affect their clocks!!

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