Boston Terrier Questions

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Boston Terrier Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 2/10/2006
My female is 10 months old,and she hasn't went into heat yet..and can I breed her when she is ready the first time??

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2/10/06 The ideal age to start breeding is at 2 years of age. You do not want to breed on the first heat as the female is just maturing. A lot of females that get bred on the first heat have problems during delivery or miscarry the pregnancy. Hope this helps. Tony
Bukowski Bostons
8/3/06 I don't recommend starting to breed a Boston too late either, as they are more likely to have problems whelping as they are not as flexible. You shouldn't breed on the first heat though. If she's 10 months, you would probably be okay to breed her on her second heat, but I would get her preliminary clearances before doing so. Every female I have bred after two years of age has needed a c-section. My one female that I bred on her second heat has always free-whelped. This may be a coincidence and it also depends on their body type, tone and stamina. Most of my Bostons have been physically able to have pups naturally, the little bums just wouldn't push! Cassidy
BEDFORD Reg'd Boston Terriers