Licorice

I have a labador retriever, her name is Licorice and is 9 years old. Do you think that she can still have puppys. She ne


Asked by Licorice on Jul 21st 2010 in Pregnancy
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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

No. I mean, a dog is capable of reproduction it's entire adult life, but it's not a good idea to breed pass a certain age (6 or 7).
And besides age, there are other things to think about. Temperament. Does she have the right temperament for her breed? Labs are a popular breed because they are well known for being good with children, but because they are a popular breed there are more and more Labs with temperament (and health) problems because so many people are breeding them without really knowing what they are doing.
Also, health testing. Has she been tested by OFA (Ortheptic Foundation for Animals) and/or PennHip for hip and elbow dysplacia and gotten an acceptable score? Has she been tested by CERF (Canine Eye Research Foundation) for genetic eye disorders and gotten an acceptable score? There are other tests that must be done.
Is she of sound build? Can she work without falling apart? How well does she fit the breed standard?

My website is an *introduction* to the world of responsible dog breeding:
cookiemiller.tripod.com


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 7/22/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


♥ DEOGIE ♥

Of course she could have puppies but it would be completely irresponsible on your part and not the safest on her part to let this happen.
Dogs are not money makers or entertainment for YOU to see puppies born.
DON'T DO IT.


♥ DEOGIE ♥ answered on 7/22/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Kinley

She can but the older the dog the more complications the birth will have.The more issues,the less chance of the mothers survival aswellas the pupps.I would not recomend it


Kinley answered on 7/22/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Brutus

I agree with the other posters. She is capable, but she is getting a little too old to have puppies. Plus, its wrong to bring more puppies in to this world. Hundreds of dogs are euthanized everyday just because they can't find a home for them. Its really important that everyone does their part, so please spay and neutar.


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Calamity Jane

I agree with the other posters. Though she's probably physically capable, it's not a good idea at all. There a greater chance at this age of complications that could take her life. Even if she was younger, you'd still have to think about health, temperament, costs, commitment, etc. There are too many ill advised breedings happening in the world, and the results are being put down in shelters as we speak.


Calamity Jane answered on 7/22/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12)

If you don't know, then you need to educate your self on dogs and dog breeding. Too many people breed dogs and don't know enough.


Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 7/22/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Poky Little Puppy

No! Take care of your doggy!


Poky Little Puppy answered on 7/23/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dieta

I have to say no also. so many "labradors" are unwanted and in shelters, give a loving homeless dog a new start by adopting them. They will love you just as much as your dog has.


Dieta answered on 7/24/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer