When you are raising dogs in order to breed them, you are going to need to decide when you should begin the breeding process. This is very important because you don’t want to breed dog when they are too young, and you also don’t want to wait too long.
There are some good rules to follow when you are deciding when to breed your dogs. First of all, keep in mind that you should be prepared for your dogs to not breed as you would like them to. Just because you have a male and a female doesn’t mean that they will breed correctly, and it doesn’t mean that they’ll produce the puppies that you want them to.
So, if your female dog has had a litter of puppies on one cycle, even if she had no problems and the litter was successful, you don’t want to breed her on the next one. Be sure that she is kept away from the male dog until you are ready to breed her again.
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