After hours of research, I’ve learned that male dogs have the capacity to mate for their entire life. My investigation also taught me that there are factors that can either increase or decrease their libido.
Typically, a male dog can mate successfully about twice per day. Depending on certain factors, such as age, health, and stamina, male dogs could possibly aim for more if the opportunities present themselves.
But there’s more to learn, so allow me to explain all of these mating-altering factors in this article. Read on to realize how male dogs rise to the occasion to mate throughout the day and their lifetime.
How Many Times Should You Let Your Dog Mate in One Day?
Dogs are capable of choosing when they want to mate, as well as when they are not capable of rising to the occasion; therefore, they are naturally aware of how often they can mate.
Typically, you should let your dog mate between one to two times per day, as this is their normal pace of mating with female dogs, technically known as a bitch. There are several factors that make a sire want to mate with the available dog that is around such as sight; as we know, the way a female looks is a great attractant for any male dog.
Additionally, the pheromones from a bitch could also arouse a young male dog into wanting to mate.
Does a Male Dog Lose Interest After Mating?
For male dogs, sexual interest does decrease after the physical ejaculation. The sperm itself is a physical lifeforce that strengthens the sire while it’s in his body, and slightly weakens him when it comes out; thus, making him lose interest until his next round loads up.
The loss of sexual interest in a healthy dog is normal after ejaculation, just like in male humans; the biggest difference is in the age of the dog. Similar to humans, as a sire ages, his libido may decrease which will make him lose interest in having sex.
So after mating, sexual interest is lost because it has been satisfied, but the age and level of the sire’s libido is what determines when and how long it will take before they become frisky again.
How Long Does it Take a Male Dog to Build Up Sperm?
It takes a male dog approximately 60 days to build up a fresh batch of sperm. Now this is simply the formation of the spermatocytes being birthed; it takes an additional two weeks for these spermatocytes to fully grow into maturation!
With that update of information, it takes a male dog about 75 days to create a new load of sperm. Research shows that the best batch of sperm to take from a dog – or to use to ensure pregnancy – is the first two collections after a sexual rest session.
So when the sire is resting their body and sperm is building, the new sperm is what should be for impregnation, or breeding for stud dogs.
How Often Can a Male Dog Mate?
On average, a healthy male dog can mate for a couple of seconds to a few minutes, one to two times per day, with a typical maximum of three times per day if the sire is young or if it’s being treated as a stud.
Male dogs mate based on their organic libido, which is high between the ages of one and two years old, which is why this is considered their prime. Around the age of three, their libido tends to plateau and other stimulants may be necessary for arousal.
However, when they are well-balanced, male dogs are capable of engaging in sexual activities for multiple sessions per day.
Can a Stud Dog Mate Every Day?
Of course a stud dog can mate every day, that’s their job! Stud dogs are sires with great sperm count and quality, who are used to impregnate female dogs and create puppies.
The breeding that occurs between a sire and bitch is typically for the purpose of selling them to families, or to enhance your own personal family, and tends to happen daily considering that it’s a business.
However, it is suggested that a stud dog’s sperm should only be collected every other day. This gives the stud a chance to build up more quality sperm, while also building the quantity of the sperm amount.
At What Age Should a Male Dog Mate?
While adult male dogs are capable of mating any time they choose, this isn’t the case while they are young.
Typically, male dogs start creating sperm and become fertile at the age of six or seven months, and will reach full sexual maturity between 12 and 15 months.
Around this time of just over a year the young dog is now physically ready to release their sperm because it is developed and matured enough to connect with the female dog’s egg and achieve the goal of inception.
Although the dog itself may not be mature enough to take care of their offspring, they sure are capable of creating them! You should know that before the age of six month, there is no biological way for a male dog to mate.
Best Age to Mate a Male Dog
The best age for a male dog to start mating successfully is after one year of life. After a year, the sire’s body is fully capable of developing fresh sperm at a rapid rate to create high quality pregnancies that produce healthy and standard puppies.
As the dog ages past one year, as long as they are consistently remaining sexually active, their sperm count will continue to suffice. After their prime age of one year, the stability of their sperm count continues to increase and becomes stronger; until they reach older age.
This is when their libido slows down and interest in sex becomes less and less. Although normal, it’s best to let your sire rest for a few days before using them to breed again.
Does a Male Dog Need to Mate?
Mating for male dogs is a necessary and natural part of their existence. They have the tools and the desire to physically connect with a female canine, just like male humans have the desire to connect with a female human.
Additionally, male dogs have neurochemicals in their brain such as oxytocin and serotonin, that make them want to snuggle up and initiate sexual acts with their potential partner. It is biologically proven that male dogs need to mate in order to continue the canine species.
Although, male dogs do not need to breed – be forced to impregnate female dogs.- This is a personal choice for love or profit; however, mating is a part of life and is necessary for most male dogs.
Will a Male Dog Keep Trying to Mate After Being Neutered?
After being neutered, a male dog may not keep trying to mate with its partner, or any other dog. The reason for this comes down to testosterone. Testosterone is the key chemical component in males that make them masculine.
It is also the same neurochemical that determines the level of their libido; the higher their libido, the more testosterone is flowing through their body. Neutering is the process of clipping genitalia cords to reduce the outflow of sperm; once this is done, testosterone levels drop significantly in male dogs.
You should know that although they won’t seek sexual favors, they are still sexually capable and can still have successful sexual encounters.
How Many Times Can a Male Dog Mate in a Lifetime?
Male dogs are capable of mating for all of their life; even if their libido drops, they can still have sex until they transition. But for fun, let’s do some math!
On average, a male dog can live for about 10 years; there are 365 days in one year. Let’s say that a sire will mate about every other day of their lifetime, which is about 182 days. So, 182 days multiplied by 10 years is 1,820 mating lifetime sessions!
For easy numbers, a male dog can mate approximately 2,000 times within its lifetime. This is a healthy number and could be more or less depending on the health and quality of life of the sire.
Signs of a Male Dog Ready to Mate
The signs of a male dog that is ready to mate can be very noticeable. First, if your dog is over a year old, it will be biologically capable of mating.
Hormonal changes are the most effective sign, as it will result in your sire having more erections throughout the day. They may also have a solid growth spurt, which is a clear indication that their testosterone is flowing.
Behavioral changes such as mounting random bitches or dry humping furniture or your leg is another indicator that your male dog is ready to release and procreate. You can also expect roaming around the house or yard and territorial assertion as a sign of a mate-ready dog.
Why Does My Dog Refuse to Mate?
Some reasons as to why a male dog may refuse to mate comes down to their health and the female.
The bitch may not be in the mood and will reject the sire. Another reason could bececause the male is submissive and be afraid to initiate sex with a female dog.
Additionally, the dog’s age may naturally reduce the desire to want to have sex due to lack of energy.