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Maximum Breeding Age

Postby Liberatore K9 » Sat 17 Apr 2010, 06:33

I was hoping someone could either confirm or deny this for me:

I was recently told that the maximum age a dog or bitch can be bred is 8yrs if the resulting pups are going to be registered with an SV/FCI affiliated registry (with the exception of AKC in the USA) Is there any validity to this? I've never heard it before. I contacted the United Schutzhud Clubs of America and was told they hadn't heard of a max age, only minimum, but the question was being forwarded to the national breed warden (I haven't heard back yet) so I thought I'd post the question here.

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Re: Maximum Breeding Age

Postby john » Mon 19 Apr 2010, 14:28

They have that in the UK. If the dog is older then the breeder must get special permission to breed following a "fitness" test or health test.

I think they also have this in Germany? Breed warden decides on the breeding or something like that? Not sure though.

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Re: Maximum Breeding Age

Postby Jacques » Mon 19 Apr 2010, 14:40

Maximum safe breeding age is 6 years but it depends if the dog was bred earlier.
If you bred a dog of six years or older for the first time you can expect sanctions from "de Raad van Beheer".
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Re: Maximum Breeding Age

Postby Liberatore K9 » Mon 19 Apr 2010, 15:58

For stud dogs too though?

AKC has a max age of 12yrs, older than that you're required to have a vet state the dog is healthy and semen quality is good. I know a number of studs were used as older dogs, Tom z PS at 12yrs, etc. But, with the exception of AKC, I don't know if any of the resulting litters were registered with FCI affiliated registries.

8yrs seems awefully young to have to retire a studdog, even a brood bitch if she's healthy.

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Re: Maximum Breeding Age

Postby Jacques » Mon 19 Apr 2010, 16:29

No ofcourse not for stud dogs :!:
A stud can mate as long as he is able, I know studs of 12 year still mating.
Converted to years of studs I'm 10 :P

In the long past I bred a female dog to Werro vom Buseckerschloss, he was at age of 12,5.
It failed because the female, not because the stud.
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Re: Maximum Breeding Age

Postby Liberatore K9 » Tue 20 Apr 2010, 20:57

Jacques wrote:No ofcourse not for stud dogs :!:
A stud can mate as long as he is able, I know studs of 12 year still mating.
Converted to years of studs I'm 10 :P

In the long past I bred a female dog to Werro vom Buseckerschloss, he was at age of 12,5.
It failed because the female, not because the stud.


You're a spring chicken Jacques! :D

This is part of what I was told:

"These rules or breeding controls are well known all over the world.
You may wish to get in touch directly with the SV in Germany for
further information.

Some of these rules are:

1) Once a dog reaches 8 years of age, then that dog or bitch can not
longer be used for breeding, Period.

This also means that puppies, from a dog or bitch which is older than
8 years of age, can not receive a pedigree certificate from any club
affiliated to the SV, WUSV and/or FCI."


First I ever heard of it, maybe I'm missing something though.

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Re: Maximum Breeding Age

Postby Jacques » Tue 20 Apr 2010, 21:30

I never heard about restrictions in age for the studs but the females are restricted from age 6 for breeding.
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