Hi. I 'm new to this forum. I've been breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for years. I have 3 females (1 spayed) and a great stud that has fathered many liters. I've had him for a year and he still won't breed my own females when they are in heat and obviously ready. I've had to go to a breeder friend of mine and use her studs. My stud is very good. He can tie with a female in less than a minute. He is very very persistent when he is around a female that is ready. With my females he will sniff and lick them but not really try to mount him. One of my females was here before he was but she is very laid back so I'm not sure why he won't try (they do like to wrestle and play together a lot) and he at least tries to mount her but not with much enthusiasim. My other female came after him so I figured he would feel higher up in the pack but he won't even try and mount her. When he is home he is like a baby, and is more interested in me snuggling him, etc... than the girls. It's interesting too because my spayed female is the oldest, and he basically took over as pack leader by fighting her for it (she's afraid of him), but he still must not feel dominant over the other bitches (but dominant enough to steal and keep all the treats for himself). I'm frustrated because I'm not sure what his problem is, or if he will ever change.
Any suggestions? or Comments?