When Is a Golden Retriever Too Old to Breed?

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It can be difficult to determine when owners should stop breeding their Golden Retrievers since dogs are fertile for life.  However, there are some signs to look out for to determine when it is time to stop mating them.  So, when is a Golden Retriever too old to breed?

Male goldens can reach sexual maturity anytime after they are 5 months old. Female Golden Retrievers can reach sexual maturity as early as six months old, but it’s more common for them to go into heat when they’re older.

Other than their age, there are a few things owners should look out for to help them determine when it’s time for their goldens to stop breeding. Swipe up to learn what these signs are!

Male golden retrievers can reproduce into old age. However, as they get older, they are more likely to have trouble getting females pregnant.  Here are some signs male golden owners can look out to determine if it is time to stop breeding.

A female Golden Retriever should be ready to breed when she is two years old. By this time, a female Golden has gone through two or three heat cycles, and she has reached prime breeding age.

As far as health goes, it depends on each dog’s health status to determine when to stop breeding.  Most breeders retire their female goldens when they are 5-8 years old.

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