Breeding is not a beginner activity. To do it right, you need to spend years learning about your breed AND proving the the quality of your dogs. I have no idea what the pedigree of your boy is or what his quality might be, but I'm willing to bet that he is not a dog that should be bred. Even a really top quality breeder would not normally sell a breed quality dog to a beginner without co-owning it and having a contract. Any other dog sold by them would be sold on a limited registration with a spay/neuter contract.i have a 5 month old male, i found a female that is 2 and a half and she'll be in heat in approx. 4 months so then my bronson will be 9 months. i asked my vet and she said to wait about a year give or take what do you guys think.
Bronson54,i have a 5 month old male, i found a female that is 2 and a half and she'll be in heat in approx. 4 months so then my bronson will be 9 months. i asked my vet and she said to wait about a year give or take what do you guys think.
If you are looking for a straight answer the male should be atleast 18 months and the female 2 years. But heck, most reputable breeders will wait till even later to finish the dogs, get some interest in their dog or bitch, and do the propper health testing once they are of age. The last thing anyone who truly loves the breed would want to do is breed in confirmational and health defects. They would want to see the same breed be enjoyed by later gererations.
If you want some advice, it might be best just to pick up the phone and make an appointment with your vet to have your girl spayed around 5-6mos. Some wait till after the first heat cycle, but it really doesn't make that big of a difference in the longevity or health of the animal.
edit: just saw that the girl is past the early spaying age. To help prevent future health risks it might be best to just go ahead and spay her as soon as you get her (if you end up doing so).
Everyone here gave you their honest opinion because most of the people here are responsible, educated dog owners and respect well bred dogs from experienced breeders.thanks for your reply, i told you i was thirsty and you gave me a drink. everyone else gave me a sandwich
You would lose that bet and your two cents. I can spot poorly bred dobes a mile away and see plently of examples at the dog park. I think its you who cannot tell the difference and figure its OK to breed anything.i bet be all you people jumping on the negative bandwagon wouldn't know the difference between a dobe from a reputable breeder and a BYB if you line them up side by side. that's just my two sense
Those who posted were not critisizing your CARE they were talking about you wanting to BREED your dog. Big difference...and hey, YOU ASKED!!how does that make someone irresponsible, not buying from a reputable breeder. i provide adequate shelter, food, health care for my bronson, i am his provider, i am his everything, vis versa. if that's what your definition of a irresponsible non edjucated pet owner, i got news for ya.... and if everyone on this forum wants to say they bought from a reputable breeder thier liars...... but what do i know, i'm just a irresponsible, unedjucated pet owner that has no respect for the breed (any breed if you will) with no experience.