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what age can a male reproduce

May 3rd, 2006, 07:27 AM
Hi i have two scottish terrier's one girl age 1 1/2yrs and a boy of 3m.At what age can the male make the girl pregnant.
thanks kim

May 3rd, 2006, 08:06 AM
You'll find that this board is very Pro spay/neuter and because tens of thousands of pets are put to sleep each day we don't recommend breeding just for the sake of breeding. This type of breeding is called backyard breeding or BYB.

The litter that your 2 dogs will produce, will only bring about (by accident or intent) other litters and more litters and unfortunately this type of breeding is the root of the MILLIONS of pets that are euthanized each year in North America alone. By allowing your 2 dogs to mate you are contributing to this problem.

We are just trying to make you aware of this situation and we mean no disrespect.

All that said, to answer your original question - in rare cases some males dogs can impregnate females at 4-5 months. USUALLY they reach puberty and therfore can reproduce at around 6 months.

There are also a whole host of other problems that can be avoided by spaying and neutering BOTH pets.

Please make the right decision and good luck,


Lucky Rescue
May 3rd, 2006, 09:36 AM
You should not be thinking about breeding your dogs until both have attained championships and had all health testing done and are cleared of genetic defects inherent in this breed.

If you do not do this, then you are a backyard breeder and part of the reason that so many dogs are homeless.

Please read the following. If you are under the Backyard Breeder list, please get your dogs spayed and neutered.

May 3rd, 2006, 09:54 AM
thanks for the good list Lucky... one I would quibble with is the price one (where it says that byb sells puppies cheaply...) sometimes definitely not the case! But otherwise, a good resource!

May 3rd, 2006, 10:14 AM
In addition to all of the above, have you done any research on the genetic abnomalities of the scottish terrier breed?

Seeing that you do not know the basic answer to your own question it suggests you have not really done any research. Where be it's cute to have sweet little puppies around then make profit from selling them... it is not needed. Shelters are overflowing with dogs, puppies being euthanized daily, one of them or more then one can end up being one from 'your' breeding stock because someone didn't want him/her anymore.