Belgian Malinois > age to stop breeding (5 replies)
age to stop breeding
by jemi on 14 May 2012 - 22:14
|will a bitch continue to produce healthy pups on her 5th pregnancy even when she is already 7 years old if she averaged 12 puppies per litter previously? I am just curious. thanks|
by BlackthornGSD on 14 May 2012 - 23:38
|It will depend on her health--is she in good condition? Her condition and overall health matter more than her age or how many litters she's had. She needs to be in good health and weight and have good muscle tone, too--good nutrition and living conditions make a big difference there.|
An older female can be more likely to experience uterine inertia and start losing pups during labor. Sometimes a dam will start getting uterine cysts or adhesions--those can reduce the number of pups conceived too.
by SitasMom on 15 May 2012 - 00:31
|I've heard that after 6 years its best to plan c-section, its safer.|
by jemi on 15 May 2012 - 15:30
|thank you very much I appreciate all the inputs. No I don't have a breeding dog, just curious and learning. I also heard that a 10 year old bitch can still get pregnant, or maybe older than that.|
by kamila1412 on 19 May 2012 - 23:02
|Yes a bitch at 10 years old can get pregnant but, it's like 80 years old woman having a baby.|
Whoever is breeding dogs at this age is an I****T or a Puppy Mill!!!!!!!!!!!!
by LoveMyK9s on 21 May 2012 - 00:43
|I am not a breeder but some of my family are non of them breed past 6-6 1/2. But everyone has their own ways.|