When is a dog too old to breed?

Answer On One Hand: Often, Age Is Just a NumberThe American Kennel Club (AKC), one of the world's largest and most respected purebred dog registries, acknowledges litters born to dogs as old as 12 years, ... Read More »

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What breed of dog is considered the oldest American breed?

The American foxhound is thought to be the oldest American dog breed. The breed originated in 1650, and was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886. The American foxhound is consi... Read More »

When can you breed a male dog?

On One Hand: As Soon As They Are FertileMale puppies will mount other puppies before they are even weaned. But male puppies are not fertile until they are anywhere from 6 to 12 months, according to... Read More »

When is a dog ready to breed?

On One Hand: Age of Sexual MaturityA dog is ready to physically breed as soon as it reaches sexual maturity. The onset of puberty can vary by dog breed, but most female dogs reach puberty between 6... Read More »

How to Choose a Breed When Getting a New Dog?

Choosing a dog breed involves far more than simply selecting the cutest dog. Different dog owners have different needs depending on lifestyle, budget, health and other factors, so before you select... Read More »