3-year-old male Schnauzer and a female puppy

by Lashawn
(Middleburg,Florida, USA)

I have just bought a female Schnauzer and I already have a male Schnauzer that is 3-years-old.

How can i stop him from trying to mate with the new female puppy?

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Jun 05, 2011
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Can someone suggest alternatives?
by: Anonymous

i own a 9 month old male and will get a female puppy soon. Is there any other way that they can live together without neutering and spaying?

Apr 03, 2010
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signs of dominance
by: Anonymous

Hi, I have two male standards, age 11 and 4 and a female mini age 1. All of whom are castrated and spayed. Male schnauzers can be quite dominant, and often when you think they are feeling a bit amorous, what they are actually demonstrating is dominance. The 'humping' is them saying I am in charge. Males will do this to other males and also any inanimate object that they feel needs telling who is the boss. If your schnauzer is castrated, i suspect this is what is going on. This behaviour should of course be discouraged, I find clapping my hands usualy stops it and then a firm NO. After a while he will probably get the message that this behaviour is not acceptable.

Apr 13, 2009
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Neutering a male schnauzer
by: Renee

Lashawn, I hate to state the obvious, but have you had your male schnauzer neutered (castrated) yet?!

If not, I recommend you get him done immediately. Three years old is not too old for the dog to undergo this routine procedure.
It should not alter the character of your schnauzer in any way except that he will lose the urge to mate with female dogs, including your little schnauzer puppy.

Unless you are a proper dog breeder, all responsible dog owners are encouraged to have their pets spayed or castrated. Unfortunately the rescue homes and shelters are full of unwanted puppies, many of who will never find a home.

I would also recommend that you have your new schnauzer female puppy spayed when she is old enough. Usually after her first heat.

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