Male Dog Wont mate with female dog?

I have 2 yorkies, 1 male who is 2 years old and 1 female who is 4 years old. My question is why wont the male mate with her when she comes into heat?
Every time shes goes into heat he licks her private part then jumps on the sofa and makes love to the cushions and he repeats this the whole time

Anyone know why?

Asked by Member 502444 on Dec 19th 2007 in Health & Wellness
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Not every animal is cut out for breeding. This might very well be a good sign that they shouldn't be bred at all. Is this her first heat being around him? Has he been around other fertile females before? Is she even in the part of her cycle they call a "standing" heat and willing to accept him?

Have both of your Yorkies had the proper health checks and certifications required for their breed? If you're not an experienced breeder, are you working with one on this breeding? Your vet and your breeding mentor are probably the best people to answer this question for you.

Meridian answered on 12/19/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 4 Report this answer


Sometimes male dogs just dont understand how to get the job done. In this case your best luck would be to have your male collected and artificial inseminate your female. You might want to contact a reproductive specialist vet in your area to do progesterone tests to find out what days your girl is ovulating. Then your vet can know when to collect and AI.

Kobe answered on 12/19/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer

Georgia's Summer Breeze

You might want to check for any health issues.
NuNu, this is not the forum for that debate.

Georgia's Summer Breeze answered on 12/19/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Gray Dawn Treader

If you don't already know the answer, then I know you haven't studied to become a good breeder nearly enough.
Read this:

Gray Dawn Treader answered on 12/19/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Cadillac CGC

it is important that you consider that breeding dogs is not easy. it is an important commitment. before you ever consider breeding a dog, you need to learn your breed standard through and through, see if your dogs fit. if they do, enter in some akc shows, once theyve proven themselves by championing, if they do. then you might want to consider breeding.

but you still need to read up extensively on breeding and health issues relative to your breed. also, have the individual dogs tested for health problems and temperament.

if you arent willing to do all this, then breeding isnt for you. there are thousands of dogs/puppies dying in shelters. and all of them were bred by irresponsible breeders/owners. a responsible breeder would not allow their dogs to end up in shelters, and have a binding contract. a responsible owner spays/neuters any dogs that are not worthy of breeding and doesnt keep intact animals of different breeds together.

Please call your local AKC club to find out more.

Cadillac CGC answered on 12/20/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer