Breeding problems

Continued

Unwilling breeders
Last week we commenced with this topic and explained that, in most cases, dogs who are deemed to be ‘shy breeders’ might have in fact been brought together for mating at an incorrect time during the mating season. Mostly, it is because the bitch is not ‘ready’; she is not in the period of ‘standing heat’ or true oestrus.
Now, if the timing is right and she is in “standing” heat (true oestrus) and yet she still will not mate, then the problem may well be a psychological one, or perhaps she has a physical deformity which precludes insertion or impedes mounting.

Both female and male dogs can have psychological problems as well.  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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