We have a mini doxie we are planning to breed. we got her from a breeder that didn`t think crate training was rigt so she was not crate trained wasn`t potty traind she just followed then around the house and picked up after them. she wasn`t tought to sit come or stay. and she wasn`t sold on a non breeding contract. and on her papers it doesn`t say that she got her shots.we are wondering about that? [what a breeder eh]. we are planning to breed her and get our money worths out of her . any tips? Dachshund Luvr
I actually did a double take as I read this. I think you are making a huge mistake, first off by breeding a dog 'to get some money out of her', and secondly breeding a dog that comes from an inauspicious background. The vast majority of people who breed dogs loose money. And if you breed your dog you better be ready for things to go wrong, because they can/will go wrong regardless of the care/quality of the dog you are breeding, and yours, I'm sorry to say, doesn't sound like anything resembling a quality dog. Small dogs like that rarely have more than 3 or 4 pupppies, and if something goes wrong, you may have to spend more than $1000 for a c-section to save her life. And she may not even survive the birth. Not only that, since the breeder you got the dog from didn't sound like the most responsible of breeders, your dog may be carrying around a whole host of genetic problems, including back problems that can lead to paralysis, obesity (which can worsen any back problems), diabetes, genetic eye problems, skin problems, and cardiac diseases. Do you really want ot breed your dog and sell someone puppies that may not live more than a few months because of a health problem your dog has passed to them? There are millions of unwanted dogs, including purebred dachshunds, in humane societies around the country. Don't add to the problem by breeding irresponsibly. Just because you can breed her doesn't mean you should. Just spay her, she and youw ill be happier for it and probably end up costing you less money in the long run.
OMG Minn I did the same thing, actually at first I thought it was a joke? Is it? You covered a lot well. It sounds like I got this poorly bred dog from a bad breeders and now I want to be a bad breeder to make my money back(which won't be the case). If you didn't want the financial responsibility that comes with owning a pet then you shouldn't have got her. What has been said is true and I know some one who breeds MD's and in his last litter there was 3 pups with 2 surviving(by him feeding them himself). It takes more money to raise a bitch, breed a litter and care for the pups until sold than the amount of money it will be sold for. I don't understand how you could make money back by selling a few pups, you'll be loosing money.
There are so many Dachshunds out there already, leave the breeding to the proffesionals. Sounds like you got her form a puppy mill or backyard breeder anyway. You shouldn't breed her, even if she has full registration. You need to get her, her shots, no matter what. Go to the vet and ASAP, she has to have her shots in order to stay healthy. You definatley got her form a backyard breeder or puppy mill. Do not breed your dog for money; that is sick! My tip is to get her spayed ASAP, and learn more about dogs! You gotta be kidding, Tracey
we have 2 people already wanting puppiesand we are planning to keep one if there is any left.she is not from a puppy mill I know that she gave us a tour all around here whole yard and in her barns. Dachshund
i am really offended by your choice of words when you said you are going to breed her and get your money's worth out of her. one who thinks in those terms really doesn't love their pets. if you have people who want puppies then refer them to a responsible breeder who does truly love dacshunds and isn't in it for the sole purpose of making money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We love our dachshund to pieces. We aren`t doing that to be cruel. The way i worded it may sound like we don`t love her but we do. We have heard from people with dogs and it is better to get a litter of puppies It will make her more mature and mabye she`ll listen better Dachshund luvr
breeding her will not make her more mature. age will make her more mature. it will also not make her listen any better. that's what obedience classes are for. i just got a call at work the other day from a woman who wanted to find people to help her bottle feed a litter she just had because the mom died 2 days after giving birth. this is something that is a real possibility with any breed. if you are willing to take that chance then go ahead. i know i wouldn't want to take that chance however slight it may be. take a look at all of lisa&glenn's posts on their experiences with their first time litter. are you ready for all that?
http://www.mydog8it.com/before_you_breed.htm This link should give you and idea of what everyone is trying to prepare you for. There is huge number of pets avaliable at the shelters. Leave breeding to the professionals. By professional I mean people who research, show, and training dogs for specific puposes. By breeding your 'pet' you would be adding to the pet population. If you know people who really desire a 'pet' advise them to adopt one at the pound. By breeding you dog you could potentially injure or it could die. Please, reconsider.
4/13/04 WHAT YOU DON'T REALIZE THAT DACHSHUNDS HAVE A HARD TIME DELIVERING PUPPIES AND SOMETIMES NEED A CASEREAN SURGERY T O DELIVER THESE PUPPIES. AND IF THINK THIS DOES NOT COST MONEY, YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO MAKE PAYMENT FOR THE DOG SEEM CHEAP. WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO BREED WITH YOUR DOG ANYWAY, HAS NO BREED HISTORY OR THIS DOG IS NOT A SHOW DOG WITH ANY POTENTIAL OF WINNING THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW. AND ALSO MOST DACHSHUND BREEDERS KNOW WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO...THESE DOGS DO NOT BREED EASILY, SOME ARE BRED BY HANDLERS AND VETS. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND SPAY THE DOG, FOR HEALTH REASONS AND PET REASONS,. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KEEP HER THERE IS DACHSHUND RESCUE THAT WILL TAKE HER AND PLACE IN A HOME WHERE SHE IS WANTED. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, YOU ARE SELFISH AND STUPID...... SIGNED: JACK 4/12/04
here's the post from someone who just had a litter of mini schnauzers. this kind of thing happening is not uncommon at all. having a dog have a litter does nothing but make them more likely to have cancer tumors later in life and produce more puppies in the world. it does not make them more mature. some moms will abandon the litter and not raise it. some will die after or during giving birth to the puppies. if someone wants a puppy they should buy from a good experienced breeder or go to a humane society, not depend on you to breed one. you should not breed your dog. sounds like there weren't any genetic tests done on the mom of your dog and you didn't mention the people show their dogs. showing you around a clean place doesn't say that the dog is good to be bred. please don't! "Well we ended up rushing Lily back into the emergency department for the vet on Sunday at 5:30pm as she started vomiting and trembling , and having a hard time breathing . Scared the you know what out of us and the vet. They took xrays and at first it looked like her uterus was infected and they were going to have to do a emergency spayed on her but they wanted to do another xray first and it showed her uterus was fine but her colon was full of air!! She also had eclampsia too. Her colon was full of air as she likes to gulp her food and because she was in pain because of the eclampsia she was taking in to much air too and trembling because of the lack of calcium. While she was in there her temp. went up to 106 degrees they had to ice her and push the fluids after a couple of hours she was doing better. They also gave her a dose of calcium and we got her home at 7am this morning. She is doing much better and at 3pm we are taking her for another calcium count to see how it is coming and we have to giver her tums for a few days and then in a few weeks get her checked again. Oh the fun and the $$$$$$ Puppies are doing great on their food .We have them on Pedigree puppy diluted with warm water and they love it. We fed them last night at 10pm and they never woke up until 7am this morning !! So no more mommy for them until they are completly weaned and Lily's milk dries up. She doesn't seem to interested in them anyway's . She goes over to their cage and looks at them but that's it so I guess I am the mom now. Oh the fun I don't think we will be breeding again or if we do the calcium will be checked before after and during the whole process. It was the whole raw diet thing that got her in this mess as she isn't a bone eater she had no way of producing the calcium her body needed so she is on the dog food for good now and after Ben finishes the food I have in the freezer he will be too. I guess we all learn from our mistakes . I will keep ya posted on how things go .Lisa"
Anyone who tells you breeding a dog makes the dog more mature and listen better is full of it. As Scout1 says, it is age, time, and training that improve all 3. You are making it sound like after you breed her, she will turn from being disobedient and headstrong to a miraculously well-behaved dog. Reality says otherwise. Just because people want puppies out of her doesn't mean you should breed her. Get her spayed, she will be much happier for it in the long run and much much healthier too. And start obedience training on her, so she has fewer behavior problems, since the irresponsible breeder (just because she didn't have a puppy mill doesn't mean she was anything remotely resembling a good breeder) has trained the dog into many bad habits.
daschund lover when you look at the message board look at the heading started by then scroll down til you see lisa&glenn. there is a topic called update and one about feeding the puppies. there are also severall on pages 2 & i think 3 that are good.