Is It OK To Breed A Dog Back To Back?

It is frequently claimed that breeding dogs on every heat or “back to back breeding” is bad for a bitch’s long term health and well being.

However the research in canine reproduction shows that not breeding a dog when it comes into heat can in fact be bad for its health.

Can you breed a dog twice in a row?

Back to back breeding means breeding your bitch for several consecutive heats. Often, when breeding back to back, the breeder tries to get his female pregnant twice in a row, or even more, to then let her rest for several cycles or completely retire her from the breeding program.

How long should you wait to breed a dog again?

Most dogs will have their first heat between six-and-18 months, which may technically make her “ready” to have puppies, but doesn’t always mean that that’s the best decision. Some people believe it’s best to wait until her second cycle, while others say she’s ready the first time around.

How many times can I breed my dog?

There’s no set limit to how many times they can be bred in a year or until what age they are fit to mate. However, male dogs have to be a certain age before they can be used for breeding.

How soon can you breed a female dog after she has a litter?

Bitches usually come into heat at about 6-12 months, then approximately every 6 months after that. Bitches should not be bred until at least their second heat to allow them to mature. Their first whelping should be before 4-5 years of age or they are at higher risk of having whelping problems.

What happens when a dog has too many litters?

Overbreeding dogs is the process leading to excess breeding of dogs; a single dog can be overbred, or a breeder can overbreed in general. It is a growing concern in modern dog breeding, generally motivated by unethical breeders having dubious financial goals.

Does breeding shorten a dog’s life?

Not necessarily. If the dog is raised well and healthy, isn’t bred until an appropriate age and only has a limited number of litters with no complications, she is likely to live a normal lifespan. Level of care is very important, for all parts of life.

What happens if you breed a dog without breeding rights?

It is generally considered irresponsible to sell without breeding rights unless it is made clear in the kennel contract signed by the buyer. With no breeding rights, puppies won’t be able to be registered later with the kennel club of choice.

How many times should dogs tie when breeding?

“I have known many large healthy litters resulting from a single mating wherein the tie only lasted a minute or two. Other small litters have resulted from matings that were repeated 3 or 4 times with ties of 20 minutes each.”~Dr. Dan Rice, veterinarian “The Complete Book of Dog Breeding.”

How many litters can a dog safely have?

4 litters

How many times can dogs mate in a day?

A male dog can mate twice in one day when the occasion arises, but if he does that regularly his sperm reserves may become depleted leading to lower pregnancy rates. It is best for his fertility levels if he mates every other day.

Can sibling dogs mate?

Breeding dog siblings is rarely, if ever, recommended. A brother and sister dog will share far more genetic material than two unrelated or distantly-related canines because they share the same parents. This process of breeding a brother and sister dog together can be considered a lot simpler logistically.

How many times should you breed a female dog in her lifetime?

So, even from the breed show point of view, not waiting enough between pregnancies won’t really give expected results. Female dogs that win the most usually have no more than 3-4 litters in their lifetime and have enough recovery after nursing.

How many litters should a female dog have?

Not whelp more than four litters from a bitch. Not whelp two litters within a 12 month period from the same bitch. Keep accurate records. Not sell a puppy until it is at least eight weeks of age, other than to a keeper of a licensed pet shop or Scottish rearing establishment.

What happens if you over breed a dog?

Overbreeding involves breeding an animal more than its body can safely handle resulting in detrimental health effects to the mother and her puppies as well as the overpopulation and subsequent euthanasia of many unwanted companion animals every year.

What is the most over bred dog?

The most overbred dogs are: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Boxers, Dachshunds, Shih Tzu, Bulldogs, Pit Bulls, and Poodles. Less people will adopt if more “desirable” dogs are bred.

How do you know if a dog mating is successful?

“The serum progesterone test gives a very good indication of when mating is most likely to be successful.” Your veterinarian may be able to perform both tests at the veterinary practice, though sending samples out to a laboratory gives a more accurate result.