Jazmax asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Why isn't my male yellow lab interested in breeding with my female black lab?Yes, she is in "heat"!


Both dogs were bought with the intention to be bred to each other. They are only 6 weeks apart in age and have been together since they were pups. They are both beautiful, healthy dogs!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Why do you want to beed a dog?

    Are you not aware that there are 15 dogs born for every one human? http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=sear...

    Are you not aware that there are millions of dogs killed every year because of not enough homes? http://www.jour.unr.edu/outpost/voices/voi.valdyke...

    Are you not aware that only 1 dog in 10 gets a permanent home? www.safehavenforcats.com/main.htm

    Are you not aware that one female and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in just six years? http://www.metroplexanimalcoalition.com/SpayNeuter...

    That coupled with the health benefits of spay/neuter WHY would you breed your dog? www.sniksnak.com/benefits.html


  • 1 decade ago

    Females will usually only mate during PART of the heat - most males by instinct or experience know this. Since the canine equvelent of a face slap is a threat to rip his nads off, many males are not about to make "ungentlemenly" advances when they will not be welcome. Now it could be he tried it, got threatened & has no intention of trying again, or he considers her (or she him) unsuitable as a mate- in which case it's hopeless.

    Next intresting question: if YOU don't know this, do you know enough to handle the 101 things that may come up after this? - like distochia, eclampisia, herpes - some of them can cost you the entire litter and some of them the life of the mother. Delay the mating till you have a good mentor.

  • 1 decade ago

    SPAY OR NEUTER!!!!!!!!

    1.Not all dogs are built to be bred.

    Most pets, although lovable, are not of breeding quality because they have genetic defects and other problems that should not be perpetuated. People who breed dogs for a living are very careful about choosing which dogs they will breed together based on physical characteristics and behavior. Some people decide that it would be fun to breed and just start looking for a dog that has the proper equipment and is willing. This can be a huge mistake.

    2. There are already too many dogs in the world.

    Breeding your pet is a serious endeavor and should not be taken lightly. There are far too many pets that end up in shelters without good homes. If your breed of dog has large litters, what will you do if you are unable to sell the puppies? Do you really want to contribute to the massive problem of pet overpopulation?

    3. Dogs that aren’t neutered face serious health risks.

    Consider your dog’s own health. Male dogs that are neutered are less likely to be hit by cars, because unaltered males have a very strong urge to roam and find a fertile female. Male dogs will go over or under fences, through doors and windows, and will pull leashes out of unsuspecting hands in quest of a mate.

    Additionally, neutering greatly reduces the incidence of prostatic disease and eliminates testicular cancer in males, and cuts down on breast cancer in females. The possibility of uterine infections is also eliminated by spaying.

    4. Female dogs used for breeding may have unwelcome visitors.

    If you spay your dog, you will not have to chase persistent male dogs out of your yard. Also, you won’t have to worry about cleaning up messy heat cycles.

    5. Be prepared to work like a dog when your pet goes into labor.

    Many people do not realize just how much work and expense is involved with letting dogs have puppies. Getting the mother through pregnancy is the easy part, but labor is truly laborious for dog and owner alike. Dogs usually decide to have their puppies at the most inconvenient times, like 2:00 in the morning when veterinary hospitals are closed.

    If your pet develops a problem during delivery, it means at least the expense of an emergency call. If the complications are life threatening, you must be prepared, especially if you have a breed of dog that has a broad head like a pug, to pay for an emergency C-section. It is very distressing to have to leave home in the middle of the night, worry about your pet, get a large veterinary bill and then try to explain to your boss why you cannot possibly come to work the next day.

    6. It can be devastating when the puppies die.

    There is always the prospect of the loss of some or all of the puppies. A neonatal mortality rate of 10 to 30 percent is considered normal. And, it’s easy to lose a puppy if you don’t have the experience or knowledge to care for newborns. Because puppies are not able to regulate their own body temperature initially, you may need to supplement their environment with heat.

    7. Not all dogs make the best mothers.

    If your female doesn’t have enough milk to feed all its puppies, or decides that feeding her offspring is not her cup of tea, it will be your responsibility to provide them with nutrition every three to four hours, round the clock. And how many mouths are there to feed?

    Another aspect of puppy care that you can look forward to if your dog wants nothing to do with her brood is the manual stimulation of urination and defecation. Until puppies are three weeks old they will only void if directly stimulated. If mom isn’t doing this, you will need to take a moistened cotton ball and gently rub the urogenital area until the babes begin to urinate and pass stool. Failure to do this can result in some pretty unhappy puppies.

    8. Good luck seeing a profit!

    Your last responsibility before they go to a new home is to have them dewormed, vaccinated, and examined by a veterinarian. You will want to make sure that you have budgeted a sufficient amount for this purpose. Needless to say, if you decide to breed mixed breed puppies, you have no opportunity to recoup this expense.

    Puppies are a lot of fun and it can be very exciting when they are born, but more often than not, owners find themselves in over their heads when they decide to endeavor into breeding.

    Article republished here with permission from VetCentric.com

    Copyright(c) 2000 by VetCentric.com

    SPAY OR NEUTER!!!!!!!!

  • If you do not know the answer to this, you do not know enough to be breeding.

    Please do lots of research first. Join your local kennel club, and your local Labrador club as well as the national Labrador club. Learn about what makes a good Labrador breeding prospect, the full details about mating, pregnancy, whelping and puppy rearing. There is more to it than just putting two dogs together and "letting nature take it's course".

    Source(s): breeder
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  • 1 decade ago

    Probably because he doesn't want to add to the horrible pet overpopulation problem. He probably considered all the dogs that get euthanized daily because of over-crowding in shelters, and doesn't want to add even more puppies into that scenario.

    What a responsible little guy!

  • 1 decade ago

    maybe he is too lazy. My lab is a lazy dog. Maybe he has something wrong with him. Maybe he isn't mature enough yet

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    More than 800 dogs and cats are euthanized DAILY in shelters, because there aren't enough homes for all of them. Please Spay and Neuter your pets!

  • 1 decade ago

    Brucellosis and hypothyroid come to mind.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maybe he thinks she is ugly!

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