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How Old Does My Female Australian Shepherd Have To Be To Breed Her?

I want my female Aussie to have puppies, and she's a year old. But I don't want to hurt her by making her have babies to early. So how old does she have to be?

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How Old to Breed My Female
by: Marilyn

I first have to ask you why are you breeding her? If is not beneficial for your dog or for the exploding overpulation of dogs and cats in North America, in fact the world these days. Check out your local rescues and shelters, humane society and uspca, you will see their facilities are overflowing with abandoned, homeless and owner surrendered pets. It is heartbreaking knowing that litter of puppies are being thrown in the trash, off bridges etc. and you want to breed more? Think of the hundreds of thousands being cruely euthanized daily because there simply aren't enough homes to house all of these beautiful animals.
I work with animals rescue and the emotional load is very heavy looking at the haunting faces of innocent animals daily. Please reconsider :-) If you are not even sure what a good breeding age for you lovely dog is, why???
I just ask you to do a little research before you add to the problem. The world wide web is a good place to see the reality of the suffering from overbreeding.

Thank you.

breeding your Aussie
by: Anne

The answer to your question is 2 years old, when the bones are fully grown and strong. BUT Breeding your Aussie is very involved and a real commitment to do right by the breed, puppies and momma. I do Aussie Rescue also and I agree with the Marilyn who commented before myself. Why, I f you don't have all the puppies spoken for before you breed and all the health clearances are done and passed by your girl. You have a lot to consider with certain colors we breed together,epilepsy, eye problems, hip problems
and it goes on. If you would like to talk to me further I would love to educate you. But Please research everything about our aussies and breeding.
I encourage you to contact me privately

Anne Calmes
Gold Ring Aussies
Louisiana, USA

Be very careful breeding your Aussie
by: Ava

Before you breed your Aussie you need to do research. You can only breed an Aussie with a certain other type of Aussie. If cross breed you end up with deaf puppies, blind puppies or dead puppies. Shelters are full of puppies that are deaf because people think Aussies can be breed with any other dog or type--THEY CAN'T--

You are safest to not breed, but just enjoy your Aussie girl.

Please call your vet and talk to them before breeding your Aussie.

breeding age
by: Anonymous

you can breed her as early as 12 months old but she needs to be at least 80% of her adult body weight which should be somewhere around 40lbs. I would recommend breeding her around 18 months to allow further bone development. if she is a merle do not breed her to a male blue/red merle it will have a 25% or great chance of having puppies that are deaf or blind.

Breed her
by: Anonymous

Year old is fine like any dog make sure In Good health.
She will have 6-10 pups usually if breeding with bigger dog chance of problems cause she is small. takes two months to have pups so be ready

by: Anonymous

I don't believe it is anyone's place here to outright discourage breeding. Surely, there are consequences, and educating an interested person on their extent is appropriate. However, to say that someone shouldn't is hypocritical if you yourself breed them. I am sure you must carry a golden assumption that you are a perfect, caring breeder and that any layman can never equal your prowess.

To the OP, breed your dog at will. But continue to educate yourself on your breed's genetics, special concerns for breeding (like you are now doing), and definitely talk to your vet and have them examine your precious pup and clear her for breeding activity.

Good luck!

My Aussie
by: Anonymous

We have a 4 year old Aussie and she will not breed to our male Aussie and he is about 8 years old and he has bread with a female.

how old does my female ausdie have to be when i breed her ?
by: cynder

My puppy is eight months old. I would like to know if, after she is in heat once, can I breed her?

what age to breed an ozzie female
by: Anonymous

your reply has nothing to do with the question..

Breeding your Aussie
by: Angel_the_aussie

If you have a murle you can't breed it with a murle. You have to breed a murle with a tri. Those are 2 different types of Aussies. Or you will have puppies with 3 toes and stuff like that. I mean it does not have to be 2 years, her 2nd time she is in heat will work the same. If your dog was in the wild she would have puppies on her first heat, and they would probily still be healthy. I have an Aussie also, and in January 2017 she is going to have puppies. I know it sounds bad to breed dogs but I am not going to breed her 100 times. And I'm not just going to give the puppies to people who I don't know. I mean your not going to give the puppies to someone who has a record of abuse and would abandon them in the shelter. If my dogs puppies could not be cared for any more from there new home I would take them back. I would say if your going to breed your dog have like 2 litters then get her fixed so she does not have to deal with being in heat all the time.

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