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Post by Meller » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:56 am

I have seen dogs that were in good health, that have been bread up to 10 yr's of age with out any problems. What is the maximum age that a dog can be safely bread in your opinion? (one in good health and exercised regularly)

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Re: breeding

Post by rinker » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:30 am

I would think a male could be bred for as long as he is capable of doing so. A female that is in excellent health could possibly be bred up until 9 or 10. I would not breed an older female that had not had a litter of puppies in years. I would not breed a female after 4 or so that had never been bred before.

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Post by ezzy333 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:45 am

I believe you need to have a vet certification if the male is 10 or over to Register with the AKC. It used to be that way I know.

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Post by deseeker » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:23 pm

Eight years old is the oldest female of mine that has had a litter of pups(out of 23 litters of pups). I have used a couple of males as stud that were over 10 years old(their sperm count was still good). I'm waiting to hear what the vets on this formum are going to say. I would think in an older female the number of eggs released might be lower than a younger in her prime female :roll: I hope the vets reply :D

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Post by cjhills » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:42 pm

ezzy333 wrote:I believe you need to have a vet certification if the male is 10 or over to Register with the AKC. It used to be that way I know.

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I bred my 12 year old male a few years back and did not have a issue with AKC registering the pups. Some of the older female had smaller litters. The mother to One of my males was nine at the breeding and I think there was 8 or 9 in the litter. These were all females who had puppies at younger ages also. We have seen some issues with older females having their first litter...............Cj

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Post by Carolina Gundogs » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:45 pm

I whelped a litter with my 7 year old GSP female a little over 3 months back. It was her first litter. She has been such a special bird dog for me until I wanted to have a pup from her. We had much trouble getting the two to tie. I ended up being forced to do an AI as a last resort. She had 5 pups and 1 didn't make it. The 4 remaining have been great pups and show much promise.

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Post by Grange » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:09 pm

ezzy333 wrote:I believe you need to have a vet certification if the male is 10 or over to Register with the AKC. It used to be that way I know.

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That's interesting. My parent's just had a breeder come up from MO to breed with my parent's male Brittany and he is 10 years old. My parent's have also bred a female Brittany to an older male and haven't had an issue with registration. I wonder if that is still on the "books" and isn't being enforced or it that is no long the case.

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Post by ezzy333 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:15 pm

Grange wrote:
ezzy333 wrote:I believe you need to have a vet certification if the male is 10 or over to Register with the AKC. It used to be that way I know.

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That's interesting. My parent's just had a breeder come up from MO to breed with my parent's male Brittany and he is 10 years old. My parent's have also bred a female Brittany to an older male and haven't had an issue with registration. I wonder if that is still on the "books" and isn't being enforced or it that is no long the case.
Good question. Probably changed as it was quite a few years ago I run into it.
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Post by wems2371 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:22 am

Keep in mind that AKC Rules do not allow, except with special documentation, the registration of a litter out of a dam less than 8 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating, or by a sire less than 7 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating.
www.akc.org/dog-breeders/responsible-breeding/

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Post by ezzy333 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:52 am

wems2371 wrote:
Keep in mind that AKC Rules do not allow, except with special documentation, the registration of a litter out of a dam less than 8 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating, or by a sire less than 7 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating.
http://www.akc.org/dog-breeders/responsible-breeding/
Thanks that should clear it up.
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Re: breeding

Post by Moulders Farm » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:09 pm

My vet told me that as your dogs get older it is best to give them a one a day dog vetamin starting about one month or at least 2 weeks before the female comes in to heat will help the spurm count & help your dogs health all so . On Llewellins reg FDSB they must be DNA tested to reg a litter Which is another way to prove wo breed & wo had the puppys for older dogs . I have never breed over 8 or 9 years old but never had a proublem up to that age

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Post by Georgia Boy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:13 pm

IN our breed club we are not allowed to breed a female after 8th birthday.
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