Can a female dog become pregnant if they do not "tie or lock" during mating?

I own both a female and male maltese and she just finished her second heat. During the 11th to 15th day of her heat, they attempted to mate on several occasions in which I know the male ejaculated some but they never tied up. On the 15th day, at the end of thier mating session, the male seemed to "stick" for just a second before they parted. He then stayed fully aroused and swollen for about 5 min, acting shy and nervous as if he didn't know what to do with it. I am hoping she is pregant, but what do you think the chances are and how soon should I be able to tell if she is? Thanks!


Can my dog get pregnant as they have not tied this time.even thou they have been together lots of times thanks

my dogs did not get pregnant!!

I have 2 females and 1 male and my male tied up with one of them...she did not get pregnant.. so sad:( also with the other female...they were together for a week and tied up and she did not get pregnant too... i'm wondering if he's shooting out plink or what?

I need some help

I have a two Saint Bernards a male and female and i wanted to breed them when she was in heat i didnt separate them but i wasnt with them all the time either i just not sure when in her heat she could get pregnant so i cant use the calculator because she seemed to always stand for him so if some one has any help that would be great

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I'm pretty sure it's

I'm pretty sure it's possible for her to get pregnant if they don't tie or lock, but the chances are very low. There's really no way to tell for sure, but you should be able to tell within a month or two. dog training

dog pregnancy/breeding readiness

I have a female Yorkie mix and a male Yorkie. My female is 5 1/2 years old now and recently went into heat. My male is only 7 months old, but has been trying to mate with her. They were tied for about 5 seconds that I know about. We tried to breed my female one time in the past, but she would not have any of it and did not get pregnant. Now, however, she seems to be quite receptive. She is very healthy, as is my male. He is slightly bigger than she is. I worry about her age if she is pregnant. Is 5 1/2 years too old for a dog to safely have puppies? Is 7 months too young for a male? (He did ejaculate during attempts, so I think he is fertile)

Breeding Readiness

The male needs to be at least 8 months old. One of the reason being is because if you plan to register the pups than AKC will not register them if the male is less than 8 months. But I would not be confortable using a male under a year old. I personally wait until my males finish their AKC championships which is generally 1 1/2 to 2 years old. As far as a females age, I would never breed a female under a year old, and try to breed her for the first time by 3 years of age.
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Well, I just thought I would

Well, I just thought I would let everyone know, my female maltese is pregnant! I held them together on several occasions as well and it must have worked! We should have puppies in the next 7 - 10 days! Thanks for all the input.



I have a maltipom and she tied three times with her maltese mate and I am supposed to be expecting puppies june 30, 2009. However, she showed all of the signs of being pregnant but she hasn't gained any weight and I'm not even sure that she even got pregnant.

I have had it happen

My male was not able to tie with a female that had been brought to me for breeding. I believe it was something with the female because it happened all 3 days we tried. But at one point I held them together for a couple of minutes. There was never a full tie but she did get pregnant.


Yes, she could definitely be pregnant. More than likely, you were not able to watch them the entire 5 days she was in heat unless you kept them separated. We have heard of successful breedings despite a tie or lock especially if they are together all the time. I had a pug that would never tie when we were around. It was almost like he wanted his own privacy. You won't be able to tell if she is pregnant until approximately 3-4 weeks before whelping. Unless you take her in to the vet for an xray. You can use the dog pregnancy calculator on this site for helping you calculate a potential whelp date.

Thank you so much for the

Thank you so much for the info. The dogs are together all day long but were separated at night. I am keeping my fingers crossed and will give you and update when I have one.