I'm not going to judge you but be prepared!
Firstly, do you know what to do throughout the pregnancy? The risks involved with mating your bitch? Are you prepared to hand feed some pups if mum cannot tend to them all herself?
Secondly, the best times to try her are withen 8 days of her season to 12 days (in my experience), allow them to run around in the garden and mark each others scents, sniff around each other etc. Then if your bitch is ready to mate, she will stand with her tail to the side for the male to mount her (may not happen straight away), he will then try to mount her once he's ready. Once he's entered its crucial you hold the bitches collar to stop her from moving! The male will then turn sideways with his back leg over the bitch, this is called the "tie", where he's pumping sperm into her, this can last from anything from 5 minutes to an hour. But make sure u hold the pair of dogs and don't allow them to move until they're untied, as this can cause serious harm to both dogs.
They cannot move away from each other until the females vulva mucles loosen, and the males penis unswells.
Hope i helped.
Life's a gamble
Sunday, 3 October 2010