Breeding your Pembroke Welsh Corgi takes some consideration. You need to breed according the standards set forth by the American Kennel Club to ensure the puppies are going to enhance the breed and not slip away from the original breed characteristics. This is very important when you are considering breeding your male or female dog. If you have a female that meets the standards for temperament, action, size and appearance, you need to find a male that compliments the same characteristics. This is very important to keep the breed in high standards with the American Kennel Club and other organizations.
Before You Consider Breeding
Before breeding your Pembroke Welsh Corgi, you need to have a check-up with a vet. This will include checking the hips and eyes to make sure everything is genetically safe to breed. You should also know something about your dog's lineage to ensure the bloodlines are up to standards. This is important for females and for males.
Breeding and Your Dog's Health
You need to provide a proper diet for females that are going to be used for breeding. This is important for both the mother and the puppies. The healthier the mother is before becoming pregnant, the better the chances for a smooth pregnancy and delivery. This also aids in the growing pups during pregnancy. A nursing mother is also going to require plenty of food and water for nursing her puppies.
Your Responsibilities After Birth
As an owner and breeder, you have more responsibilities as a surrogate parent. As the breeder, you have to make sure the puppies are nursing correctly and receiving enough nursing time. If this is not the case, you will have to bottle feed the little ones that need more nutrition. The mother, especially if this is her first litter, may need encouragement to nurse her puppies as well as take care of them.
The puppies need to stay warm and the mother should stay with them as much as possible. Some new mothers may not have this instinct and will require you to help her take care of keeping the puppies warm and you will also need to take part in the weaning process if the mother is reluctant to wean her puppies.
Human Contact And Finding Good Homes
The puppies need human contact even if the mother takes care of them. This can only prepare them for finding a family and already having some socializing with people. The more you socialize the puppies, the better they will be in adjusting to being with other families.
If you need a to find a home for the puppies, you want to take time to scan all potential families to ensure the puppies will be taken care of properly. There are many areas of breeding people do not take into consideration when deciding to breed their dogs. It is essential to follow everything correctly when breeding your female. Ensure that the puppies are check by a vet before selling them to ensure their health to perspective families.