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    I am new to breeding and would like to know how many times per day is enough. I don't have the time to go to a vet and and have the tests done right now. She just stopped her period a few days ago and she is willing and he is ready. What do I need to know or do? Any help would be great.

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    I had a similar experience right out of Bootcamp. I'm not sure about the answer.

    I didn't go to the Vet until a few days later.

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    Ok ya you got me. I guess I should have specified "dog (k9)" breeding

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    Once every other day is what most do

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    Quote Originally Posted by az hunter View Post
    I am new to breeding and would like to know how many times per day is enough. I don't have the time to go to a vet and and have the tests done right now. She just stopped her period a few days ago and she is willing and he is ready. What do I need to know or do? Any help would be great.
    If you haven't got the time to go to a vet at this stage then I think the wisest thing you can do is NOT breed your bitch, until you do have the time and have put the proper research into it. Have you had the time to make sure all the relevant health tests have been done? (hips/elbows/eyes/CNM/EIC/PRA on both sire and dam) Have you fully researched the pedigrees?

    If you think going to the vet for a blood test is time-consuming then just wait until your litter is 3 weeks old and is a full time job for you weaning and cleaning up after them....

    I'm sorry, but I think this breeding plan needs a whole lot more thought than just chucking your two dogs together for a few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennel maiden View Post
    If you haven't got the time to go to a vet at this stage then I think the wisest thing you can do is NOT breed your bitch, until you do have the time and have put the proper research into it. Have you had the time to make sure all the relevant health tests have been done? (hips/elbows/eyes/CNM/EIC/PRA on both sire and dam) Have you fully researched the pedigrees?

    If you think going to the vet for a blood test is time-consuming then just wait until your litter is 3 weeks old and is a full time job for you weaning and cleaning up after them....

    I'm sorry, but I think this breeding plan needs a whole lot more thought than just chucking your two dogs together for a few days
    Completely agree!!

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    With respect to your question, just put your dogs together, they will know when the time is right. Nature is a wonderful thing, it's a shame so many people ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyJ View Post
    With respect to your question, just put your dogs together, they will know when the time is right. Nature is a wonderful thing, it's a shame so many people ignore it.


    That is not true at all. I have a bitch here that will 'stand' for at least a week before she is anywhere near ovulation! Plenty of bitches will accept a mating but not be 'ready'. Just throwing them together is really not the answer....

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    I agree that all clearances should be complete before a breeding takes place. However it is a little high brow to state a breeding shouldn't happen simply because ovulation isn't pinpointed. Because of turnaround time of the hormone tests my vet felt it was of little value for natural breeding(I live in a very rural area). Now if you add the cost of frozen and surgical AI then it would be foolish to proceed without the tests.

    To reanswer the original question. One tie then skip a day then another tie is the standard procedure here.
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    @ kennel maiden I think that I know all about MY dogs health standards as well as pedigree they are as I stated "MY" dogs. As far as going to the vet to get testing done to see how close she is, I live in a rural part of Arizona and to get to my vets office is about a hour and a half one way that is three hours round trip. Now if you take into consideration a little thing like WORK obligations and by the way I am a correctional officer that works 12 hours per day 6-7 days per week. I just can't leave work when ever I choose just to go take my dog to the vet for blood work. I don't think that my questions were difficult they were broad and very simple to respond to.

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