My boy Nicky and my mom's boy Cole, Nicky's nephew, don't show any real interest in the girls until they have ovulated and then it is a week to ten days of them being pretty darn insane. It actually peaks as they are past prime and the boys know they are missing their last opportunity to breed them.
My boys are never interested until the bitch is actually ovulating then they go mad. It is very useful too as timing can never go wrong!
If a dog is not interested in my opinion it has nothing to do with them living closely together. There is a possibility however, that the bitch is not actually ovulating. Basenjis can ovulate very late in the season - I have never had a bitch ready in under 16 days and for one bitch it was 26days!
There seems to be a lot of variation in ovulation times. My girls are for the most part very regular and ovulate almost always on day 10 of their cycles. Other breeders have girls that ovulate much later in their seasons. It is nice to have a male that is really good at telling you when the girls ovulate, that way you can chart it and if you are going to breed, you'll have a better idea of when you will need to get the girl to the appropriate boy.
Thanks for all this info, maybe it doesnt have anything to do with him 'not liking' Vanda… Perhaps he will wait till she is ovulating, so I will need to step up the vigilance :).
I hope nobody thinks I am asking these questions because I am doing a mating between them, cos I am NOT... Just want to make that clear. When I just read through what I had written, it could be taken that I was hoping to get a mating between them... DEFINATELY NOT
Wow Patty, from as late as day 16-26, that is definately not text book:p :rolleyes:.
Sounds like he is not broken then, just a male B :D...
Thanks for all the replies, guys…
irena, how interesting... It sounds a bit like the living together has possibly made a difference in your house... Have you ever tried to do a mating with any of the housemates ???
Really interesting about how some of the boys dont seem to respond to the bitches until they ovulate. Gee, another funny little quirk of the breed :). This breed are full of them... Quirks that is !!!
Patty, again Im stumped about never having a bitch of yours ready for mating under day 16... If that was a ACD, we would, 9 times out of 10, have missed her for that season. ALL of my girls have mated between day 10-13, without fail. Off the top of my head, most of the bitches I know of also are pretty textbook, BUT I know we are talking B here, NOPE THEY NEVER READ THE FLAMING BOOK, do they ??? :D:D:D
My vet and her techs just accept the fact that basenjis threw the book out the window and do whatever they want.
When I started taking the temp on my girl to estimate when she would whelp, we found she was opposite of everything "the book" says about how temp should be during the course of the day. But we still got it all figured out.