Beagle Questions

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Beagle Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 2/27/2005
I have a 6 month old male beagle. I want to know at what age do you start breeding, or studing them out?

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9/15/05 Male beagles should be at least on year before siring a litter. Some people like to wait until age two to ensure complete maturity and trainging. Others wait even longer if the dog is in the show ring or field trials and save the breeding for "retirement". Randy
Beagles and Bulldogs of West Texas
12/1/07 I recommend 2 years old. If you are going to let your beagle go for stud, you should be able to verify that he is healthy and free of genetic diseases. By 2 years old, you can be reasonably sure that your male doesn't have any hereditary diseases (although not a guarantee). Also, you should have a good reason to breed your male, such as show or field accomplishments, conformation, etc. Most dogs have not proven themselves worthy of breeding before 2 years old. Barb
Ohmer's Westside Beagles