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I have a pedigree Aussie that Is extremely intelligent and I would like to breed her. I have tried to have her bred thru three or four of her heat cycles. This is what happens: She will stand for the stud, he goes at it and after a few seconds she yelps as if injured and runs away from him. This happens many times over the course and they never get "stuck together". I fear I will never have a puppy from her, which I want so badly. Any suggestions?
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973741 tn?1342342773
I'm not really sure.  Perhaps contact a breeder for advice or your vet.  Your dog may just not like the whole thing.  Being a mama may not be in her destiny.  Are you paying for the stud service?  Have you talked to any of those owners as they may have some insight.  
Both dogs are pedigree Aussies.  I think my female Aussie is ok with the breeding thing because she accepts the male stud Aussie and they get along fine. The owner of the male stud Aussie used to breed German Shepherds.  Now he has this male Aussie and loves the disposition of the Aussie, so would just like a puppy as payment if she does get pregnant. He's not sure of what to tell me about the situation except to wait and see.. When I asked my present Vet about breeding, she had no real answer for me. I think she was not keen about my breeding my Aussie and bringing more pups into the world. My old Vet retired and moved away and I can't ask him now. He was wonderful! And I do have people who would like to buy a pup when/if she has them.
675347 tn?1365460645
Well my answer may be disappointing but it is sometimes the case that not all dogs "do what comes naturally" with abandon.
I have known some people whose female dogs did not like sex...and there was nothing they could do about it.

It might be that she was a bit shocked, if it was her first time? She might grow into the idea?

I presume the male dog was the appropriate size for her? (well, that's most likely a "yes" if you have an Aussie stud male.)

Another consideration is -dogs are like us inasmuch as they have to feel a chemistry with the mate.  It isn't just a mechanical act. I wonder if the two dogs spent more time together -that might help?
Dogs certainly do have their preferences when it comes to sexual chemistry.
I appreciate the response.  My Aussie seems very accepting of the male now, and they get along splendidly. The owner of the male stud Aussie let me keep him at my house for the duration of her heat cycle. She stands for him and lets him mount her, he seems to be breeding her, but then just quits. I think this happens about 10 times in an hour. They both get exhausted, and need a bit of rest, then it all starts again.

They are both about the same size. Her vulva is turned outward to receive the male, but I have not seen them "hooked together" unless it may have happened at night or when I had to run an errand. (I always keep my dog in the house with me except when we go outdoors for exercise.) But they are still at it and not a bit shy about it.

Do they have to get "hooked together" for a while in order for her to conceive?  I know her cycle began about 10 days ago. He was interested in her a week ago, but REALLY interested 3 days ago. I believe it's the middle of her cycle, and the time when she can conceive.

Thanks for any other words of wisdom you can give me.
974371 tn?1424653129
Sorry to say it really doesn't appear you are very knowledgable in regards to breeding and neither is the owner of the stud.  Breeding animals is a science, done correctly, and a big responsilpnility, not only for your female but the pups.  The fact that two dogs are registered really means little.  You need to be looking at breed standards, hereditary health issues, temperament, etc.  Aside from all that, how old is your female?  Females can differ as to when they will accept a male for breeding.  Yes, they should "tie" for a period of time.  They should not be left unsupervised at any time or you have no idea if/when they might have bred.  I strongly suggest, assuming you have no experienced mentor, do do a lot of reading about breeding, possible complications, whelping, possible C sections, care of newborn pups, possible complications, worming, vaccinations, Cocci, Parvo and the list goes on.  
Thank you for your helpful response. I'll follow your suggestions. My female is 6. He is 5. This was the first mating for both, which could be the problem. Yes they are both breed standard and have been tested for hereditary health issues. Both are in good health with good temperament and up to date on Vaccinations. The reason I asked about the "tie" is because I could not find in my books if a pregnancy could be possible without it. Thank you again.
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