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Old 10-28-2004, 11:52 AM
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Default When is the best time?

Hi there... I have a lovely female golden retreiver who is 2 yrs old now...
We thought of getting her to bear puppies and keep them...

Does anyone here knows when is the best time for her to mate?
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:42 PM
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To me any time from now coz they are not to old to look after there off spring and not to young to know whats going on.
When we breed my male dog to my mums best mates female, she was just turned 3 years old and she was a brilliant mum so really any time now!!!
Hope that helped!!!
Ps now i have the puppy they had and he is 4 months old and he's my baby boy hes called Lucky(yelloe lab)!!
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Old 10-28-2004, 02:36 PM
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I've always been told that you needed to wait until at least their second heat...
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:03 PM
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I'll back Serena's brilliant posts all the way. There really is no need to add to all of the already poorly bred Golden Retrievers. It is hard raising just one puppy, what would you do with a possible five or more?
Do the breed a huge favor and have your dog spayed.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:13 PM
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Very wise advice.
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Old 10-31-2004, 11:14 AM
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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for all the advice. Serena, thanks for the link!
I shall take all these into consideration before making further decisions.
Thanks pals!
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