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    I have a black lab male that will be two years old this coming January. After a few people in the area have seen him hunt they are dying to have him breed their females. My concern is I am possibly wanting a pup out of my dog and I want to know if the number of times I stud him out will affect the quality of pups he throws. For instance I don't want to breed to bitch A first if I want a pup from bitch B if he will throw a better seed to bitch A since she was bred first. And this dog has never bred a female before. Thanks in advance for the input.
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    I dont think I understand. No matter how many times you breed does not create a weaker litter.
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    Breeding you stud will not decrease the quality of litter. Consider how the female with either compliment him or add to a feature/characteristic that you don't want to amplify. ie. Health issues etc...

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    Bummer. Now I have to go home and tell my younger daughter that she's from inferior "seed."

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    Find a reputable breeder in your area to mentor you on matters of breeding. The breeder doesn't have to breed labs. Try looking on the akc website for breed clubs close by.

    Are you close to Tulsa?

    Tulsa Retriever Club has a breeder referal person listed so that leads me to believe they have people in their club that breed their dogs. Here is an email address for the secretary jdfree3@sbcglobal.net
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    Just start collecting him for practice and to ensure that his swimmers stay fresh. Very important if you plan on breeding twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles C. View Post
    Bummer. Now I have to go home and tell my younger daughter that she's from inferior "seed."
    I didnt know if him being so young may make a difference in the litter quality with his first time to breed a female. I know quite a bit on training but not breeding
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    That is why I would think it would be important for you to find someone in your area that does. Check my last post, I added some information.
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    Absolutely it makes a difference. There are only so may seeds.

    About the first 15 % will produce wild out of control dogs that don't mark well. The next 35% will be smart thoughtful and have pinpoint marking. The rest, let's face it, who wants a pup from the bottom 55%?

    Hey Susan, can you post up the stud dog responsibility thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    Absolutely it makes a difference. There are only so may seeds.

    About the first 15 % will produce wild out of control dogs that don't mark well. The next 35% will be smart thoughtful and have pinpoint marking. The rest, let's face it, who wants a pup from the bottom 55%?

    Hey Susan, can you post up the stud dog responsibility thread?

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    Quite the contrary. It's like working out. The more workouts you do, the stronger you get. Dog needs to have at least two "workouts" a week for a month prior to breeding. If you're going to breed him twice I think expressing him three times a week might be needed.

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