The behaviors of intact female dogs are for the most part hormone-induced. In other words, when an intact female dog is spayed, a portion of these behaviors should decrease due to the reduction of hormones. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares a variety of behaviors of intact female dogs.
The health problems in dogs with merle coats is something perspective dog owners should be aware about before considering adopting a dog with this coat pattern. Breeders should be aware of these problems too considering the many risks of breeding dogs with these coats.
A male dog refusing to mount a female dog may be very upsetting for prospective breeders hoping for a litter of puppies. Can male dogs refuse to mount a female dog because he's stressed? Could the female not be in heat? These are many questions worthy of pondering. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana discusses some potential causes and what can be done to help.