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What is the oldest that my male Golden can breed?
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Customer: ***** *****, what is the oldest that my male Golden can breed?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 10 months ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

As long as your male has a clean bill of health from your vet,and that includes a heart check he should be fine to mate. I'd also be sure he is heartworm negative as well. If he has any arthritis issues that might affect his ability to naturally breed. The AKC will not recognize a litter sired from a male that is under 7 months of age or over 12 years old unless special documentation is provided. So there should be no problems there.

What you might want to consider is having his sperm harvested and artificial insemination done on the female to assure a safe feritization for your male with minimal health risks. A mounted dog can pull muscles and experience slipping which might hurt a knee, etc. It really isn't that expensive and may be the best option if he does have any joint issues. If you decide to do a natural breeding, then I would have a back up plan of artificial insemination set up with your vet in case a natural breeding does not seem like it is working out.

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http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/

Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 10 months ago.
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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