The stud dog

Last week, we dealt with the brood bitch. Of course, the other main actor in the breeding drama is the male dog.  This animal is also referred to as the stud dog.

The male partner must be sought out with some serious objectives in mind.  You must know whether he has an affable temperament or whether he is a fierce, vicious dog that might not only be rough with the female he is to be mated with, but also might pass on the vicious streak to the offspring he has sired. Also, you don’t want a mangy, diseased cur mating with your bitch.  His size might be important, in that you don’t want his heavy weight injuring your delicate female.

The important thing is to understand that it is imperative to choose the stud dog well in advance of the actual mating.  If a stud dog has made a career of provably producing strong and vibrant puppies, especially if his mating prowess was over a long period and with several bitches, then it stands to reason that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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