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Experience:  20+ years experience in animal health care. Hobby breeder of Olde English Mastiffs and owned by an English Bulldog.
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how old does a male dog have to be before you can stud him

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Gina replied 8 years ago.

Hello:

A male has viable sperm by the time he is 6 months old but they must be at least 7 months old to have an AKC registerable litter.

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Keep in mind that AKC Rules do not allow, except with special documentation, the registration of a litter out of a dam less than 8 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating, or by a sire less than 7 months or more than 12 years of age at the time of mating."

source: http://www.akc.org/breeders/resources/guide_to_breeding_your_dog/step_7.cfm

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