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HELP! Male Basset with no interest to Female in heat

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I am new to this forum, but I have a question. We have a basset that is 2 years old, her name is Puddles. We are using a Male who is 5 years old to breed with. Rufus, the male is not interested in Puddles, he will sniff her for a second then turn or walk away, or she will wag her tail and wack him in the face. Either way he is not interested and just keeps walking away. Is it possible that he can't smell her, that his nose can't smell?? He is definitely not neutered, so I don't know what is going on. This is both Puddles and Rufus' first time, is it possible they don't know what to do, but shouldn't he show more interest??
Thanks in advance for advice

[ September 24, 2005, 09:55 PM: Message edited by: puddles ]
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I'm no expert, but I'd say you aren't either.
If you're asking such a BASIC question about breeding, you REALLY, REALLY should NOT persue this until you further your education on the subject!
Puppies are cute! But, there are so many dogs who already need homes. Unless both dogs have champion blood lines, please rethink the puppy idea! You need to be armed with knowledge before taking on such an endeavor. Pregnancy is risky (possibly deadly) business for the bitch.

[ September 27, 2005, 11:01 AM: Message edited by: Scratch & Sniff ]
You've suffered immeasurably. I cannot begin to understand your loss.
But, know too, that all the advice offered here was sound and pragmatic. Noone ever made a personal, disparaging remark. It was very clinical. The only thing offered was something contrary to what you wanted to hear. Everyone here is passionate about bassets, and we have no doubt that you love yours as well. It was not apparent from the initial post that you had any experience or done any sort of research on breeding. This may explain the strong advice which was given. But, it was just that... Advice. Some of it from experts, who have forgotten more than I will ever know!
Again, I am so sorry about your son. Please take some time to address all your needs and pay no attention to the rest of the world for a while.
Be well.
dean wickwire said
some people seem to be more concerned with shaming newcomers instead of trying to educate
That does not seem to be the intention to me. Most everyone was explaining that more education on the subject seemed warranted.
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