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Q. My female Shih Tzu will not let my 2 year old male breed her. What can I do?
Hi; I am interested in using my male for stud service and we had a Bitch, but she snapped at him every time he would get near her. The first day she was awful. She would let him get just so close and when he was ready she would turn and snap and he would not do any thing else. I was wondering if it's my male that needs help or what. He is just 2 years old and it bothers me he did not breed her.

Thank you
Elaine

A. It takes about 4 or 5 breedings for a dog to be considered a stud dog. There is a lot for them and you to learn. Some females will not allow a male to be near her until the day she is ready to breed. Other females will never allow a male near them - in my opinion these females have a screw loose in their head.

When a male will not breed a standing bitch it should be neutered. There is something wrong with a male that lacks sex drive. While this does not seem to be the issue with your male it is an issue with some. I have only seen it a few times and when I do I realize I am looking at a pet and not a breed dog.

If your bitch will not stand you need medical help from a vet who understands breeding (not all do). You need to get vaginal smears done every day. The vet will tell you when the female should be bred. I have articles on my web site about this. If the bitch will not stand then do an AI (artificial breeding - where the vet collects the male and inseminates the female). If the bitch has a litter and will not stand the next time she is to be bred - spay her.
  
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