When should I mate my Yorkie?

When should I mate my Yorkie?

Proper Age It is recommended that a female is bred after her 2nd heat and before she is 5 years old. Now, a female can enter heat as young as 4 months old, this is much too young to become pregnant.

How long will a male dog be attracted to a female in heat?

about 18 days
While frequency varies according to breed and individual dogs, usually dogs go into heat about twice a year or every six months. Each estrus period lasts about 18 days. Male dogs will be attracted to a female dog for the full 18 days, but the female dog will only be receptive to males for about half that time.

How long does a Yorkie heat cycle last?

two to four weeks
You can expect a female Yorkie’s heat cycle to last from two to four weeks. It can vary from cycle to cycle and may change as the Yorke matures. At full maturity, a female Yorkie will have a heat cycle every five to six months and will most likely go through more cycles per year than a larger breed.

When in your cycle should you breed your dog?

For most females, the best time for breeding is between the tenth and fourteenth day of estrus. However, some females ovulate as early as the third or fourth day or as late as the eighteenth day. Blood tests or vaginal cytology will assist in determining the best period for your dog.

How do I get my Yorkies to mate?

Contact a breeder to adopt a Yorkie that you can then breed.

  1. Contact local Yorkie clubs for a list of local breeders that do not run puppy mills.
  2. If there are no well-established breeders in your area, you may need to travel to get a dog that has all the positive breeding traits you want.

Is it better to get a male or female Yorkie?

Male and female Yorkshire Terriers are equally amazing, but each gender has a bit more of certain traits than the other. Female Yorkies are easier to train, more independent, and affectionate while a male Yorkshire Terrier is more playful, social, and equally affectionate.

Why do male dogs cry when female in heat?

Male dog in heat behavior can be difficult to manage. You may find your male dog whining all the time, becoming a bit aggressive, and frequently getting agitated and antsy. These behaviors are perfectly normal when the urge to reproduce takes over, but that doesn’t mean they’re acceptable.

How do you know if mating is successful?

Allowing the male and female to have more than one mating session over a few days will ensure more chance of a successful mating. A sign of a successful mating is when the male and female readily accept each other and become “tied together”.

How hard is it to breed Yorkies?

Breeding Yorkshire terriers is something a lot of Yorkie owners want to experience at least once. However, because of their very small size, the mating of Yorkshire terriers, followed by the pregnancy, and delivery of the puppies, are all somewhat challenging stages.

Can a male Yorkie be in a female heat cycle?

When you have a female Yorkie, you may have many questions about heat. If you have a male, you should be aware of what behavior your dog may suddenly show when a female in the heat cycle is even remotely close by.

When is the right time to breed a Yorkie?

The veterinarian can perform a vaginal smear to determine whether it is the right time to breed the dog. Diestrus is the last phase of the heat cycle. It starts as soon as the second phase ends. The vulva starts to decrease in size and the discharge becomes redder. If the Yorkie is not pregnant, the last phase lasts from 60 to 90 days.

When does a male Yorkie start producing sperm?

A Yorkie becomes sexually mature during six to 18 months old. During this period the female dog comes into heat. Male Yorkie usually start producing sperm during their sixth month. At this age, the dogs are not yet socially mature and they can’t find a mate until they reach the age of two.

Can a 14 month old Yorkie get pregnant?

You may be surprised to know that this applies to all females dogs of any age; a 14 month old puppy and a 14 year old adult female Yorkie will both have heat cycle issues and will be able to become pregnant. How Does This Apply if I Have a Male?