Breeding Questions

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  1. Jessica Snyder

    Jessica Snyder New Member

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    I have a beautiful, AKC registered, 8 month old male Akita that I am considering breeding when he is 12-15 months old. What resources can I use to find a breeder in need of a male?
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  3. CaroleC

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    It is not usual for a male to be seeking a female to mate with, and at 8 months old he is hardly old enough to assess his potential. A breeder would usually be looking for a male who has had all the health tests for the breed, and who has had a good record in the shows. Your AKC breed club should be able to help you with the details of health tests, but x-ray scoring of hips is not permitted before 18 months - at least they are not in the UK.

    Because of the COVID situation dog showing is likely to be curtailed at present, but I would suggest that, when possible, you attend some shows and talk to the breeders there. This will give you a grounding in the breed, and give you the chance to judge whether your Akita has a future in the breed.

    Have a look at your breed on the AKC site, and the Breed Club pages on the web. You will find that there is a lot of good information on there.
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    Thank you! This is very helpful!

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