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by Lalacapri1985 on 24 August 2013 - 12:08

I breed English Bulldogs and have been doing so for many years but luckily, I have not experianced this situation before so I am wondering if any experianced breeders may have some advice for me. My female has been in her heat cycle for 10 days now. I have owned her since she was a puppy so I know her usual behavior while in season. She usually flags on the 9th day and remains willing to breed for atleast three days but this cycle is much different and it is confusing the heck out of me! This time, I am using a new stud and she refuses to let him get near her. She growls and shows no sign of interest at all. Is it possible that she simply doesn't like this male or does it sound like her cycle is different this time around? I AI so it is very important for me to get the breeding timing right since they do not mate naturally. Any advice would be great, Thank You


by EuroShepherd on 24 August 2013 - 16:08

quite possible that she just doesn't like him,  i have seen females who were very picky about their suitors


by Hundmutter on 24 August 2013 - 19:08

Absolutely possible !   (Why should dogs be any different
from humans, or any other animals, in that regard ?)

Sorry to ask these questions of a new person on this board
(welcome, by the way),  but can I also ask why you choose
to work with a[ny] breed of dog that "does not mate naturally" ?
Always seems odd to me, when people want to do that.


by dragonfry on 24 August 2013 - 20:08

Either she is not yet ready to breed of he's a creepy jerk and he's telling him to blow off.
( 9 days into a heat is considered a little early though every dog is slightly different.) She may be late in spiking or you may be offering a male that she can sense is not right for her.
Remember before we started interfering in animal breeding only the very best, healthiest and best suited males were allowed by the females to mate with them.
Now a day we force females into taking a male not of her choosing (Like a pre arranged marriage to some guy you have never met before)
And if she refuses they use either rape stands or AI to force the mating.

If i had it my way, we would not be allowed to AI any breed of dog. I know that would make a lot of people upset, but instead of looking back at frozen studs who are long dead, people would have to look forward at the dogs available to them in the here and now.
Look at the thoroughbred horses, no AI allowed at all, only natural breeding. (Not that there are not a lot of people interfering with the breeding pair but at least the horses get to have sex.)
Good luck

Olga Ashley

by Olga Ashley on 24 August 2013 - 23:08

Every heat cycle has the potential to be different on which day she actually ovulates, it sounds as though she is not ready, I would do a progesterone test to see exactly where she is on her cycle and how close she is to ovulating.  I would base when you AI on progesterone test results, rather than how the female acts...I have had females who will accept (flagging, flirting, throwing their butt in his face, you name it!) a male long before they ovulate and missed a few litters this way....girls had their fun, I missed a litter and a stud fee!  I have also had females totally reject a male, even when timing was right.


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