Breeding from your dog
A bitch (female dog) can produce 1-2 litters of puppies each year from around 6-12 months of age (depending on breed). If you are not intending to let your bitch have puppies then you might consider having her neutered to prevent unwanted heats (with the ensuring behavioural changes), and to prevent accidental pregnancies. If you do decide to breed from your bitch, this can be a highly rewarding experience. However, there are some important things to consider to ensure that both mother and puppies are strong and healthy.