by jo anne on 17 May 2012 - 14:05
My female german sheppard has been on heat for 7 days and the stud has been introduced to her and been with her for 2 days and 2 nights and she wont let him mount her, but she wants to mount him... it is the first time they both have done this and this will be her last season i can breed her as she is 4 yrs old.. They are playful and he sniffs her but then walks off..if you can help please email me ok firstname.lastname@example.org
by SitasMom on 17 May 2012 - 14:05
have her progestrone checked, she may not be ready.
consider IA at the vet's
by Rass on 17 May 2012 - 14:05
If you are breeding you should be checking her ovulation by either doing cornification slides or progesterone testing. IOW's you pay money and go to a vet and do these things.
I suggest separating the two dogs and getting this book and READING it. "Canine Reproduction - the Breeders Guide (Revised 3rd edition) by Phylis Holst
Another good book is: "Dog Breeders Secrets - Ethical Breeding Practices" by Sylvia Smart
I also must ask, are both the stud and the female over 2 years old, been health tested (hips and elbows xrayed at the LEAST) and both are titled (in something??)? Or working???
by swingfield on 17 May 2012 - 15:05
by AmbiiGSD on 17 May 2012 - 16:05
by YogieBear on 17 May 2012 - 18:05
If your female has only been in head for 7 days -are you counting those days from the first blood you saw - if so - then she probably isn't ready. Females often try to mount the male - nothing unusual........ Usually, they start standing for the male at about 10 days - but just because you put two dogs together - doesnt mean they will mate....
Why do you feel that her life of breeding is over if she is only 4?
by Niesia on 17 May 2012 - 19:05
First timers should be usually introduced to the experienced mate, but if those are your dogs that know each other, and you keep them together throughout the heat cycle - they will finally figure it out...
If this is an outside, unknown to your female, stud male, progesterone testing is your best bet to find out when your female is ready (every female is different - mine for example wasn't usually ready until day 21). In case that they don't figure out how to do it this time - you can do easy vaginal AI with fresh semen - progesterone testing will pinpoint the best time.
Is the stud owner inexperienced breeder as well? Do they know how to collect the semen? If not - contact the vet - they usually can collect the semen from the stud and inseminate female the same time.
'Making puppies' is rather easy - taking care of them and finding them good homes - very difficult...
Inexperienced mother may not know how to take care of the pups for the first time. You will have few sleepless days and nights during and after she whelps to make sure everything is OK... The first time mom should not be left alone until you make sure she is a very good mom and all her puppies are quiet and happy. And this is because some females are simply naturally bad at it, some shouldn't even have puppies at all (they may kill them even after 2-3 days of taking care of them)...etc. etc. etc...
I hope everything will be OK and good luck.
by aceofspades on 17 May 2012 - 20:05
by Niesia on 17 May 2012 - 21:05
You can breed a healthy female into her 8th year but (like in case of women) first pregnancy shouldn't be later in her life. 5 years old can be late for first pregnancy...
by Donnerstorm on 18 May 2012 - 00:05
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