can an 8 year old dog get pregnant and if so what are the health concerns?

Asked by Member 753575 on Oct 15th 2008 in The Dogster Website
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They can at any age, but it is not recommended past the age of 7 because it's harder on the female after that.
If you are asking because you want to breed, then please educate yourself on the ethics, breeding, your dog's breed, and dogs in general for several years and find a good reputable mentor.
Breeding for any reason other than to keep the breed healthy is wrong.

Member 371549 answered on 10/15/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


You shouldn't make your dog have puppies at that age. That's like having a baby when you are 63! I don't think you would like that very much. Don't put your dog through that.

Princess answered on 10/15/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


An 8 yr. old dog can get pregnant but shouldn't be bred at that age especially without ofa's & health clearances!

Member 73926 answered on 10/19/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer