It should be contingent upon the goals the breeder has and for sure the mental and physical health of the female, above all else.
Breeding back to back heats?
Scientific studies have shown that it is detrimental for dams to skip heat cycles. It was found that, once you have begun to mate a dam that they should not skip any heat cycles until the female is completely finished breeding. A dam is said to be "finished" breeding when her litter size is drastically decreased.
What age to breed?
Many experienced breeders, will breed healthy females at 1 year of age and/or after the female's second heat.
AKC registers litters from: Females 8 months of age until 12 years of age; AKC registers litters from: Males 7 months of age until 12 years of age.
AKC considers these ages to be "acceptable practice" and "physically" a female should not be bred before she is physically mature.
What is physical maturity?
*Physical maturity depends on when a female comes into heat or estrus*
The magic age of "2" years came from when Veternarian's would say that Hip Dysplasia was being passed onto puppies from affected parents due to being bred before two years of age.
In order to have a dog evaluated or tested the dog must be 2 years old. This is the only reason this magic number came about and has remained ever since.
Over the years Veterinarian's discovered that Hip Dysplasia is not just an inherited trait, that it is a genetic (polygenic) trait that is affected by environmental factors like for example: not getting enough exercise and being confined to a small area for long periods of time and all the time. It is common in many dog breeds, particularly the larger breeds, and is the most common single cause of arthritis of the hips.
In fact there are some females that are mentally, physically ready and mature at 1 year of age and some others that are not mentally, physically ready and mature until they are 3 years old and sometimes even longer.
When to retire breeding dogs?
Canine reproductive specialists say that a healthy female can be bred until the number of offspring in her litters is drastically decreased.
*It is advisable at that time to spay and retire your female*
When to rehome retired dogs?
Breeders will often have adult dogs that are finished in contributing towards their Breeder's program.
A breeder will know when that limit is.
Often, when they have a retired dog they will want that dog to go to a home where they can enjoy the attention of a family and live out the remainder days of its life being just a pet!
How long are dogs pregnant?
Dogs are pregnant for about 63 days is average. Each trimester is generally 21 days long.
Why does my dog lick me?
There a number of reasons, but a few are: Your dog wants to show affection, you smell good or sweaty (they like the salty taste), and dog could be anxious or nervous.
Can you tell how old a dog is?
As a puppy you can generally guesstimate a dogs age by their teeth, puppy vs. adult teeth can give you a close approximate to their age. When a year or older it is said that for every year that passes in dog is equivalent to about 15 in people years, example: Dog-1 yr=15 yrs human yrs.
What happens if a dog eats chocolate?
Well, theobromine, an actively dangerous compound in chocolate is kind of like caffeine. The amount of theobromine in a given type of chocolate differs by dark and roast; white chocolate contains very little theobromine, but would likely make your dog sick from all the milk and sugar, while cooking, baking or faulty dark chocolate is the worst. One ounce of baker's chocolate or eight ounces of milk chocolate is enough to give a 50 lb dog chocolate poisoning.
How do I stop my dog from barking?
There are quite a few ways but the main one is to remove the motivation. Ignore the barking. Desensitize your dog to the stimulus. Teach your dog the "quiet" command. Lastly, keep your dog occupied and tired.
How can I get rid of Fleas on my dog?
There are a lot of ways to get rid of fleas but here are a few: Natural remedies (herbals, lemon spray, salt, baking soda) non-chemical remedies (shampoos, flea comb, dips and sprays) and chemical remedies (spot-on treatments & pills).
Is the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier and Biewer Terrier the same dog?
The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier come from German bloodlines that can be traced back to Gertrude and Werner Biewer's lines of Yorkshire Terriers.
The Biewer Terrier has been determined to not have any Yorkshire ancestry and what this breed has in its background seems to be unknown. It is believed that the Biewer Terrier is a hybrid mix between Maltese and Shih Tzu.
What should I get? Male vs. Female
Many people prefer getting female puppies over male puppies. Some tend to think females are more affectionate, in my opinion, I find males to be more affectionate and attentive. They make wonderful companions. Males tend to be less moody. Females tend to bond to one member of the family vs as the family as a whole. As to which is best, it's a tie both male and female both have equally great qualities and make great companion pets.
Does the Biewer Yorkshire have 3 colors on the head or 2?
Every full blooded Biewer Yorkshire Terrier with bloodlines back to Werner and Gertrude Biewer will "Always" have a tricolored (3) head and piebald (2) patches on the body.
If you have a Biewer Terrier then they have piebald (2) patches on the head as well as the body with some having tricolored heads.
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