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Old 01-24-2008, 12:46 PM
Jimmy S
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Default RE: How Old is Too Old for Stud?

I have a 5 1/2 tr old Springer that successfully mated last Fall.
Prior to their time to be spent together...I talked to my Vet and also did some research on line about the mating process since neither myself or the owner of the female had done this before.

I found most of the info I needed and I also discovered that most breeders will put a stud male "out to pasteur",
when he get's to be 9-10 yrs old. That's not to say that age is etched in stone butmore or less determing that
sperm count at that age lessens significantly. I also found that males 2-5 are the perfect age for mating.

Good Luck!

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