At what age should I breed my male poodle?

Hello Rita,
Your male should be able to be used with a female at around 9 months of age.  Sometimes they get their sperm younger than that, but with their testicles assending and decending into their pouch, you run the risk of an early breeding being non-productive.  Be sure that both testicles have dropped before breeding.  Dogs with only one testicle can be at higher risk for testicular cancer and can pass those genes on to their puppies.  It is also a good idea to get your male checked out by a Vet before breeding, just to make sure that he is healthy and doesn't have any genetic faults that he could pass on to puppies.  

I hope this helps you some.  If you have other questions for me, please feel free to ask me.  

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Kim Wingate


I can answer general questions about Poodles. My specific area of expertise is Standard Poodles, but I will answer all questions about Poodles and dog related questions if I can. If I can't answer your question, I will be able to find information or someone who can.


I am a Dog Groomer and Dog Trainer, who has raised Standard Poodles for over 25 years. I can answer Housebreaking questions, Obedience/Training questions, Grooming questions, Breeding questions, and General Dog questions. I can also give SUGGESTIONS about general Health questions, but as I am not a Certified Vet, I cannot and will not diagnose illnesses. If you think that your dog is seriously ill, please contact your own Vet.

I am a member of the American Kennel Club.

I have worked at several Pet stores in my area, worked for a year as a Vet Tech, was an apprentice for a Dog Trainer, and have also worked at a Grooming/Showing kennel for several months. I have also raised, shown, currently train, and groom my own Standard Poodles, and have for over 25 years.

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