Deciding to breed your Bichon Frise is something a person needs to spend a lot of time thinking about beforehand. Some of the wrong reasons for deciding to breed your dog includes thinking that selling your Bichon Frise puppies is a fast, easy way to make money or mistakenly believing that by allowing your Bichon Frise to have one litter, this will not only help quiet her down but is better health wise.
For a new breeder, there is a lot of planning and responsibility that goes into deciding whether to breed your Bichon Frise. Some of the cons to breeding your female Bichon Frise include the expense of stud service, as it can be very costly, especially if considering a championship bloodline. There is always a chance of injury during breeding, pregnancy or birth and possible heath problems with the puppies that cause higher veterinarian bills.
Most dog breeders are genuine dog lovers that want puppies from their wonderful dogs and their main concern is their dog's welfare. Helping to produce a new line of breed standard, healthy puppies is very exciting and rewarding. When you find good families and homes for the new puppies, it is a great chance to share your Bichon Frise with loving, affectionate people.
One you have made the final decision to breed your dog but before you actually start mating your Bichon Frise, it is best to make an appointment to take your dog to your veterinarian. After the vet has thoroughly examined your bitch, he or she will give your written certification saying your Bichon Frise is healthy and ready to mate. If you want any advice or have any questions on breeding your dog, spend a little extra time talking to your veterinarian as he or she is definitely the right person to get sound, proper information from. Your vet may also know of some reliable breeders in the area that you can contact.
If you do need to locate a breeder, be sure to check out several around your area until your find a reliable one you feel comfortable with and then make the necessary arrangements for a dog compatible to your Bichon Frise. Be sure to see proof in writing that the male dog is healthy and certificates that establish the authenticity of claims about the male dog. You take your female Bichon Frise, when she is ready for mating, to the male dogs place for the process to take place. It is most productive to have mating sessions again on the ninth, eleventh, and thirteenth days. To find out if the mating was successful, take your Bichon Frise to the veterinarian approximately three weeks after the mating process to see if she is pregnant.
Planning on breeding your Bichon Frise is a serious consideration and typically is one that most owners will probably choose not to undertake given all the possible concerns.