im having trouble with mating my two shih tzus and finding a mate for the female. what should i do?

i have two shih tzus one male and a female they are both a year old. i know that the female is in heat but im not sure about the male. in short of a long story im having trouble finding a mate for the female. i live in greensboro nc i would really love it if anyone can help me out!

please do not breed your dogs. Every day perfectly wonderful animals are euthanized due to lack of homes. Go to your local shelter– ask their success rate of placing pets in homes and do the math. In my town, the number of animals put down calculates to over 30 per day every single day of the year. I highly recommend that anyone considering breeding their dogs go to the shelter the day before "kill day". Go see the wonderful dogs, then go two days later and see who was put down. It is heartbreaking and also a good wake-up call.

Spay and neuter your dogs, love them, but don't breed them. There are already way too many puppies in the world.

  • ?Love my BT?

    You should give up.
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  • chihuahualady

    If your female is in heat and your male is not neutered he can breed her. Males do not have heat cycles they can breed anytime
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  • Nekkid Dog ©

    Seriously.. if you dont even know how to get dogs to mate.. then I suggest you spay and neuter. It gets alot more complicated, risky and costly. You obviously have not done enough research to even consider breeding.

    FYI your dogs are also too young to be bred. They are not done growing or maturing. YOu can even do proper genetic health tests until 2 years of age.
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  • Mrs. E

    First and foremost, your female is TOO YOUNG to be bred! Breeding should NEVER occur until both the sire and dame are AT LEAST two years old, have been confirmed (I doubt you even know what that means) and have health certifications.

    Do your dogs a favor and spay and neuter them.
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  • Cocker Spaniel Luver is Tired :(

    You have to wait untill they are 2 years old, and the parents have to have champion bloodlines if you want to breed them. They have to be show dogs. And of course you had them tested right? For everything shitzues are able to have. You do have a mentor also right?

    BYB ALERT BYB ALERT!!
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  • tottalyosmrockstar

    how about getting on craigslist.com and asking if anyone has an eligable mate for your shitzu. plus maybe the two you are trying to breed; hate each other.!
    ~sammie:]
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  • Lil'Bits Mom

    ~first off never breed a dog under 2 years of age.

    second of all she is saying she is not paying the rent so just go get her spayed.

    third If you think male needs to be in heat you sure will not be able to help deliver pups.
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  • Morgan T

    put the male on top of the female take the balls and stick it in the va jay jay sorry for the grossness
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  • Linda_Doxiegal

    1. You have no business breeding ANY dog at only a year of age.

    2. You obviously do not know anything about breeding dogs (or you know about answer #1 plus all the other problems, expenses and work that go hand in hand with responsible dog breeding).

    3. You should have access to sound & proven stud dogs if you had put in the time to show your breed on the show circuit — but obviously you have not.

    4. SO YOU SHOULD NOT BE DOING IT!!!
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  • cameo's mom

    Ebony,
    These dogs are much too young to consider breeding them. The reason is this: A dog at one year is only 7 or so years in human life. Just because a dog comes into heat at 7 to 10 months or so doesn't mean it's ready to be bred. Most people who have done much research on breeding and genetics will only breed for a litter that they already have buyers for the puppies. Don't breed this female as she is too young both physically and mentally. And remember this: "You can always buy another baby, but you can't buy your baby back." This means if anything should go wrong with your Shih Tzu girl and she didn't make it thru delivery then what?
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  • mheather83

    One…your b*tch is way to young for you to even attempt to breed her. Two… males do not have heats. Three…Shih Tzus arent the easiest breed to breed. Due to there large heads the often need c sections which cost hundreds. You really have ALOT more learning to do before you even think about breeding. Please for the sake of your dog spay and neuter.
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  • debkanais

    please do not breed your dogs. Every day perfectly wonderful animals are euthanized due to lack of homes. Go to your local shelter– ask their success rate of placing pets in homes and do the math. In my town, the number of animals put down calculates to over 30 per day every single day of the year. I highly recommend that anyone considering breeding their dogs go to the shelter the day before "kill day". Go see the wonderful dogs, then go two days later and see who was put down. It is heartbreaking and also a good wake-up call.

    Spay and neuter your dogs, love them, but don't breed them. There are already way too many puppies in the world.
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  • Jennifer T

    I assume you are asking how to be a responsible breeder. :-)

    First off, STOP trying to get her bred. She isnt' old enough yet. It's like having a 15 year old having kids. NOT the smnartest thing to do. Follow these steps while you are waiting for her to get older.

    1. Contact a breed club for your breed. Ask for a mentor.
    2. STUDY the breed standard. Learn about dog anatomy and ask your mentor to
    clarify anything you don't understand.
    3. Learn what genetic faults and diseases run in your breed and test for any
    that can be tested for.
    4. Show your dog in conformation events to see if it is of the proper
    quality for breeding. Winning doesn't always mean a dog is breeding quality,
    but being around so many others that know your breed and will talk to you
    will do wonders for your self-education efforts!
    5. Study the past history of great dogs in your breed. You will see how your
    breed has improved and progressed since the beginning of the breed.
    6. Study the breed standard some more! ;-)
    7. Join any Yahoo groups about your breed.
    8. Live, dream and study your breed.
    9. Get a good book on canine reproduction, and educate yourself about the
    pitfalls, problems, and proud moments of breeding. Learn about the
    physiology of reproduction, such as heat cycles and venereal diseases in
    dogs, potential for problems specific to your breed, and what you need to
    expect at whelping.
    10. Remember that whelping (giving birth) can kill your female. Being used
    as a stud dog can encourage bad behaviors common in intact males such as
    territorial marking, aggression, and desire to roam from home.
    11. Prepare to be broke. Breeding properly is EXPENSIVE.
    12. Line up potential homes for any puppies you produce and write up a
    contract. Remember to include that you will be willing to take back your
    puppies at any time in their lives that they might need you. If you bring
    life into this world, it is your responsibility FOREVER.
    13. Prepare to spend sleepless nights attending whelping females, caring for
    fading puppies or puppies orphaned, and practice cleaning up after 24/7 poop
    machines.

    I'm sure there are many things I missed because being a responsible breeder
    isn't just a job. It's a way of life. You will live dogs. 24/7/365. There
    are lots of hard decisions. There is a lot of expense. There will be pain.
    But, if you do your darndest to always keep the welfare of your dogs and the
    future of any of their offspring, you can go to step 14.

    14. Enjoy the love and success of a job well done.
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    Rescuer, vet tech, groomer and show exhibitor of Shetland sheepdogs for 20 years

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