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I have an 8yr old male Westie and my friend has a 2yr old female Westie who she wants to breed with my male.  Her female is currently on the 3rd day of her cycle.  When would be the best time for them to mate?

Hello Leslie,
Most females tend to be ready to breed around day 9-11. Sometimes your female will let you know she is ready, sometimes not. She may stand for the male or tease him. If this is so, let them play together. Try to get 3 or more breedings if you can, with a day of resting/rebuilding for the male in between. It will increase her chances of getting pregnant. Also, put her in a crate when she is finished to reduce the  chances of her urinating the sperm out.

I hope this helps you some. If you have other questions about this or other Poodle questions in general, please feel free to ask.

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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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