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I know this may get off subject but here goes the question. Have any of you seen a male that shows no interest in breeding. He has been introduced to several in season females but shows no interest. What gives???
 

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Maybe the old boy has stage fright and doesn't want an audience. Are the females being brought to him?
 

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When you say he's hasn't shown any interest, are the females really ready to be bred? Some males, if the timing ain't right, they'd rather go retrieve or something.
 

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Yes, in one case the sperm count was low, in the other he had a prostate infection.
I would get him looked at by someone who knows something about breeding.
 

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Maybe the old boy has stage fright and doesn't want an audience. Are the females being brought to him?
Are they cute? Perhaps you could introduce some toys to increase libido. Or: a little ambiance, candles, doggie lingerie? dunno, just trying to help.

In all honesty, are you 100 percent sure she is in season? Sorry for my digression;)
 

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IHe needs a very experienced female that is a bit of a hussy. Let him play with her and she will show him the way. ;-)
 

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I had a male that wouldn't breed when I was there at first. I was getting desperate, (I was a newbie to the whole stud dog thing). In desperation I took the two of them through them in an airing yard and told them they were animals and they better start acting like animals. I came back out and they were tied.

After that the Macy's Day Parade could be going through the room when he was doing a breeding and he woulda got the job done.

Some males are "shy" around their owners until they get the lay of the land..:cool:

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IHe needs a very experienced female that is a bit of a hussy. Let him play with her and she will show him the way. ;-)
Bingo ! If all else is okay ( health etc. ) this is good advice. Has he had any experience before this and was it a bad experience.....female was mean to him or etc. Or was he scolded etc. for trying to mount a female ? If so let them play without anyone watching where he can see the people. Bought an adult male once who would do his duty if we turned our backs to he and the female.
 

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I know this may get off subject but here goes the question. Have any of you seen a male that shows no interest in breeding. He has been introduced to several in season females but shows no interest. What gives???
I'm not sure, but I have a cousin that acts the same way!!!!!!
 

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This male is one I had owned until he was 5 years old. I had never tried to breed him but he would always let me know a female was starting her cycle. Since he has been with his new owner they have tried several times and he shows NO interest. They put the female with his other stud and no problem, done deal. He has always been slow to warming up to any new dogs and I let the new owner know this. This female he has with him now I suggested he put them in the airing yard and just let them be until the cows come home if needed. He says that he has. The female is on his turff. I told him if after a few days he still didn't show interest to carry them both to a nearby preserve and put them both in the same kennel run and leave them be. He said he did that and nothing. The guy that owns the preserve has plenty of experience with breeding so I was hoping if they were somehow interfering that this would remove that variable. He has had him vet checked for any issues and he came back clean. He is 8 now.
 

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If the female isn't ready, it's not a good idea to leave them together unsupervised. She may have growled at him and he decided he's having no part of it. The other thing is the time may be not right. Has anyone thought to do a progesterone to see where she is in her cycle? She may just be early.
 

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were there progesterone tests done on the bitch? If not maybe she wasn't really ready and he knew it.
 

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