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  • When should I breed my dog?

    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.


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