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Q. My male is having trouble breeding my female. She is flagging him but nothing is happening. Do you have any suggestions?
I really admire what you do with your dogs. Your a great inspiration to anyone who loves this breed.

I have several German shepherds and have decided to breed a litter (all my dogs have passed their health screening; meet the breed standard; have the correct dispossession and drive; and have exceptional bloodlines).

My problem is that the two dogs I'm trying to breed are both, in lue of a better term, virgins. My female has been flagging our male for 2 days (days 7 and 8 of her cycle) but he's just not getting the job done. He humps but doesn't seem as excited as he should be.

Have you ever heard of an inexperience female flagging before she's at the peak of her cycle? Or does this sound like more of a problem with my male's drive?

Any suggestions on what I can do get a successful mating?

Thanks,
Sarah

A. Yes this can happen. Have a Vet do a vaginal smear. I have an article that explains what to look for on the slides

A male has to be bred 5 or 6 times before he figures out what to do. I will sometimes put a tab (the size of a nickel) KY jelly on the females vulva – they when he does it her he slides right in.

You may have to have a Vet do an artificial breeding – that’s a last resort. We do them ALL THE TIME here I have a training DVD on how to do it. We are also going to be selling the AI kits – should be on the web site next week.

  Response:

Ed

It worked. we got a breeding thanks so much!!
  
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