Dog Breeding

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dwight59036

In Dogs

We have a 4 yr old Golden.  We would like to breed her.  Her hip, elbows,eyes and heart are certified.  We have found a male, but he is 11 yrs old.  Our question is does the age of the male affect his sperm count and quality?  We want to do this top notch.  Thanks for the help.\

Dwight and Julie

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nascardoglvr

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Reply To: dwight59036

Hey Dwight,

From my own experience many studs can sire litters well past 10 years of age.  In fact, I think using older males is better because if they have sired litters before you can see what types of traits/pups he can produce.

In terms of checking sperm count, there are kits you can buy.  I have never used them before, but it might be something you want to check out. 

Good luck

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dwight59036

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Reply To: nascardoglvr

nascardoglover.

Thanks for the reply.  I also feel that using an older dog is fine.  I am trying to convince my wife.

Dwight

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