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With females, I usually recommend that you let them go through at least one heat cycle before breeding. You want them to be a least 18 months of age and big enough to be able to take care of the puppies. This will depend on the individual pet.
For males, I usually recommend at least 12 months old and sometimes older depending on the individual pet.
In either case, I recommend that you talk to your veterinarian before breeding. Your veterinarian can give you advice for your individual pet and let you know what is best for them.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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