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Breeding the Tibetan Terriers is a large and important job. These dogs are intelligent and meaningful dogs, but they are likely to be difficult to breed. The fact is that many people enter into the process of breeding for the wrong reason. They often believe that these dogs are going to offer a high profit, when in fact you will likely spend many nights up with the dogs and plenty of money handling medical bills. With that said, if you are interested in breeding your dog, take the time to do it correctly. [...]
The Tibetan Terrier is a dog breed that offers many things. It is a beautiful dog, perfect for just about any home that can give it the attention that it needs. When selecting the right dog to bring home, be sure that the dog is selected based on your goals for it. These dogs can be loving companions. They are also great as show dogs, if you would like them to be. What's more, you may be interested in purchasing a Tibetan Terrier for breeding. Each of these is a unique benefit that the dogs can provide to you, and each can offer you an amazing experience. You must select the right dog for you, based on what you would like to do with it. [...]
When choosing a dog, it is very important to consider if a purebred or a mixed breed dog is the best choice for you and your family. Since most breeders are staunch supporters of their particular breed or breeds of dogs, remember that these individuals will almost universally advise on a purebred - particularly of their breed - as the best option when purchasing a dog. Reputable breeders will, however, let you know if they don't think that the breed is right for you and your family, based on your requirements or lifestyle routines. They may even choose not to sell a puppy for those reasons. [...]
It is often a little challenging and sometimes very difficult to locate a breeder in your area, especially if you are considering a rare or more unusual breed of dog. There are also problems in locating breeders of even more common breeds, especially if you wish to obtain a puppy from a specific line or championship dog. These issues, as well as some of the considerations on choosing the right breeder, can make finding the right person for you a concern.
There are some very specific ways to locate a breeder, as well as some pitfalls to avoid in finding a breeder. It is important to keep in mind that just because someone says that he or she is a breeder, does not necessarily mean that they are ethical and place the dog's health and well being above the potential profit they may earn. [...]
Beyond a doubt, one of the best resources for learning about a variety of issues with regards to different breeds of dogs is to talk to a reputable breeder. There are a lot of places to locate a breeder, either through breed registries, through your kennel club, or even through internet advertisements and websites. Remember that breeders will naturally be very partial to the breed or breeds of dogs that they raise, but they should also be very open to discussing the more challenging aspects of the breed as well. All breeds of dogs have qualities that are considered more positive or more difficult to deal with, and it is important to hear and understand as much about the breed as possible before deciding if it is the right breed for you and your family.
In addition, asking questions about the breed will also help you in deciding if the breeder is someone you feel confident in. Breeders that inspire confidence and are knowledgeable are great resources for information, as well as a good contact for purchasing a puppy. [...]
Once you have done your homework and found out what the right breed is for you and your family, the next step is to find just the right breeder. It is important to work with the breeder, as they will often be a wonderful resource for you, especially if you wish to show or breed the puppy in the future. Some breeders may even require that they maintain contact with you and the dog, and that any future breeding of the puppy must be approved by the original breeder, to ensure that the breeding will be in the best interest of the dog and the breed as a whole. Typically, the sales contract will indicate all these specification,s and even without this level of detail the breeder can still be an excellent resource. [...]
Depending on the type of breeder or the place that you obtain your puppy or dog from, the paperwork will be slightly different. For most new owners that are purchasing a puppy or dog, there should at least be a bill of sale, a copy of the litter registration paperwork, as well as transfer of ownership paperwork. All vet records and vaccination information should also be provided.
Since each part of the paperwork is important for different reasons, it is critical to get all the paperwork when you pick up the puppy. In some situations you may be required to provide a deposit on a puppy, and this should also be included in any documentation and paperwork you obtain, both when the deposit is made as well as when you pick up the puppy for their trip to your home. [...]
There are many different reasons why buying your puppy from a reputable breeder is critical to both puppy health and temperament, but there are even more reasons to avoid buying from either a pet store or backyard breeder. Before getting into the specific reasons, it is important to define what a backyard breeder is. A backyard breeder is not the same as a small kennel owner, or a devoted dog owner that has one or two purebred or mixed breed dogs that they cherish and love and take excellent care of. These conscientious private breeders are often as knowledgeable and caring of their dogs and the promotion of the breed as the larger breeders. They may or may not enter their dogs into shows or competitions, however, they do put the needs and health issues of their dogs and any potential puppies above the profit they may make from the sale of puppies. [...]
[h]Preparing For Whelping[/h]
Planning to have puppies, known as whelping, is an exciting time. To help your female relax and prepare for whelping there are several things that you can do as the owner. One of the most important things that an owner can do is to ensure the health and well being of the dam or female all through the pregnancy. During pregnancy, you will notice both behavioral changes as well as physical changes in your female, regardless of the breed or type of dog.
Usually, it is relatively difficult to identify the physical changes in the female until about the 30th day after a successful mating. Usually the physical signs will include a somewhat distended abdomen, swollen nipples, and a change in personality. Most females will become more anxious and needy during the first stage of their pregnancy. They may also have some slight morning sickness, or even stop eating every meal even though they may have been very hungry before at each meal. [...]
A dog's reproductive cycle, like any other animals, is controlled by the environment so that puppies will be born in the best possible conditions if the animals were in the wild. This means that typically in the late winter and into early spring as well as in the late summer or early fall if not bred in the first cycle. Different breeds will have different estrus cycles and the cycles will also vary as the female matures. During the breeding season females start to come into their estrus cycle, which is known as coming into heat. Females that are spayed and males that are neutered do not go through this cycle as the hormones that are needed to trigger the changes in the body are produced in the reproductive organs that are surgically removed during the spaying and neutering process. [...]
Contrary to what many people believe, artificial insemination or AI is really not complicated, especially direct dog to dog insemination that requires no storage of the semen, the step of the process that typically is the most difficult to complete correctly. Many veterinarians, AI technicians and even private breeders have the knowledge, equipment and ability to complete their own AI, especially if the collection of semen and the insemination is all done in the same location.
The first step in the process is to ensure that the female is in the correct stage in her estrus cycle. Typically the female will first show signs of approaching ovulation by a bloody looking discharge from her vulva for approximately 8 days. After this is over she will have a lighter and clearer discharge, during which time she will "stand" which means she will allow the male to breed her. It is during this 7 day time frame that she can be successfully inseminated. [...]
There are several reasons while artificial insemination may be the best possible option for breeding. This most obvious reason for using artificial insemination is that it allows breeders to facilitate breeding that could not happen through other means. The option of either chilled semen or frozen semen being shipped internationally makes the need for transporting either female or male dogs between countries much less important or common. This, in turn, means that there is less danger for both dog owners and the dogs as travel posses the risk of injury, exposure to different diseases plus also prevents the need of extra vaccinations and possible quarantines. [...]
Artificial insemination, more commonly known as AI, is no longer only used for large animals such as horses, cattle and other forms of livestock. AI is now commonly used in most purebred dog breeds ranging from the tiniest Yorkies up to the huge Mastiffs. The changes in the process, including some newer forms of keeping semen viable has really added to the attraction of artificial insemination in all breeds of dogs.
While most people think of artificial insemination as a process of collecting semen, long term storage, shipment and then insemination, it is not always this long of a process. Undoubtedly there are still a great number of purebred dog breeders that do use AI as a means of obtaining semen from dogs located internationally that would be unavailable to them using traditional breeding process. [...]
There are numerous different factors that can lead mares to abort fetuses at any time during the pregnancy. In most cases fetuses are aborted in the first part of the pregnancy due to a variety genetic and health factors that would prevent the foal from developing normally. Some abortions are also caused by injury to the mare and these can occur regardless of the health of either the mare or the breeding stallion.
Equine herpes virus or EHV-1 is the viral infection most often associated with abortion in horses. This condition is particularly problematic in herds and stables as the mares and stallions can live as carriers showing no outwards signs of the disease for months and even years before the symptoms develop. During this time they may be exposing other horses to the virus, resulting in abortion problems in herds of mares or even in stallions that are pastured or have access to mares that are carrying the virus. [...]
Anterior Segment Dysgenesis, more simply known as ASD, is an inherited, genetic condition that most often occurs in horses that are dark or chocolate brown in color and have a white or cream colored mane and tail. Typically horses with ASD are part of the Rocky Mountain Horse breed, which is the gaited horses bred and developed in the Rocky Mountain area of the United States.
ASD is present at birth and does not become progressively worse with age; rather it remains constant throughout the life of the horse. Screening by a veterinary ophthalmologist when the foal is approximately four months old can confirm the presence or absence of the condition, and foals can then be cleared for breeding stock if the problem is not present at that age. Horses cannot develop ASD as they mature so it is relatively easy to keep affected foals from being produced if owners are diligent with testing before breeding. [...]