age  dogs


Question by  bravesfan (61)

What is the oldest age you can safely breed a miniature schnauzer?

I have a champion, but I'm not sure if I can still breed him.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

AKC will not register a litter to a male over the age of 12 years without proof from a vet that the dog is still producing viable sperm.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

You can breed a male dog a lot later than you can a female. But there are risks with breeding an older dog because their sperm might be as high quality anymore.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

I suggest you consult a registered breeder for your dog, but since you're breeding a male, I don't see a problem- if this was a female my answer would be very different. If he is willing and able to breed, I see no problems, I'd just ask a breeder in case there is a genetic issue- I doubt there is.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

You can breed males a good bit longer than females. Usually up to around seven or eight years simply due to the fact a male dog does not have to carry pups. However, after that age range the breeding tends to "take" less readily than with a younger dog. I'd have a vet check him over before you do anything.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

As far as a male goes you can breed them until they become uninterested there is no real cut off age for breeding with a male.

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