You're kidding me with this one. Okay why would you buy a dog from this person? That's insanity. And why are you breeding? Completely wrong reasons. Do you plan to better the breed? Do you want the best show dog and a puppy to keep for breeding purposes? Anything logical? I can promise that after the cost of breeding, you won't get any money out of it, you'll lose as long as you do it right.
"Come on people She just wants tips on breeding Give her a break. PS. she wants helpful tips not "spay your dog.". Husky lover " we are giving her a BIG break by telling the truth about breeding and poor breeding practices and a part of the reality of breeding. and her dog is being given a bigger break by the advice to not breed and to get her spayed. this is not a good set up to breed. people are being honest and that is what is needed.
Husky lover - there have been some very good posts on this thread and she HAS been getting good breeding advice. Breeding to "get my money back out of her" is the wrong reason to breed any dog. Many, if not most, of the puppies in rescues and shelters are there because someone wanted to make a buck. Unless the bitch is shown and proves that she is quality breeding stock (in addition to getting appropriate health screening), she should be spayed. I already have $1500 (stud fee + travel expense + health screening) invested in my next litter and I haven't even bred the bitch yet. If she needs a c-section ($1200 - $2000) that will add to the cost of the litter and I haven't even mentioned food or supplies or the amount of time invested in raising the puppies and screening homes properly. If I have a litter of five and sell four as pets, keeping one for myself, I'll get $2400. I donate a portion of the price of each puppy to a rescue organization to help support the caring for and rehoming dogs in need. I don't expect to profit from my litter. Two things to consider before breeding a litter are: am I able to make a lifetime commitment to each of the puppies that I breed, taking them back if they no longer have a suitable home....AND....can I provide lifetime support to their families, providing answers to their care and training questions? If a breeder doesn't have the means or the knowledge to make a lifetime commitment to the puppies that she breeds, she shouldn't be breeding.
Now this must really be a joke? I think the poster just wanted to get people's reactions. I have seen it before and on another board I'm a member of where the poster's son and nephew got online and asked all the silly breeding questions and horrible things like this. It seems like this person is just baiting us or really is that ignorant? Not the normal breeding ignorance of a BYB just living under a rock ignorant. They said they wanted to get "their money's worth" okay doesn't seem too weird. But its funny that they then say this. <> They sell 2 pups and keep one, they have lost money in breeding and are now keeping another to care for. But onward we go, here is where it gets weird. When some one mention puppy mill (i may have too in a post) they said this. <<>> its like they want to get a rush out of people. Anyone who has a whole yard and barns of dogs/pups is an obvious puppy mill. Especially with a mini dog. They are small and the breeders I know of them keep the majoriy all in the house and in outdoor kennels and play yards. Small dogs are so easy and manage and they can alternate and even have a really good set up for them. But if any of this is really true the buyer bought from a puppy mill and is actually considering breeding this lousy kept and bred dog to produce more problem dogs. But it is very odd that the person is looking for ways to make some one respond, the dog's probably from a mill, they come back with saying no they are not WE then throw in signs of a mill. The very real facts of their selfish reason to want to breed is brought up they respond with a very weird statement. Denying again, then adding in some very funny ignorance. <> They make this statement so we can all say that its not true, ect, ect and they can get some response out of that. What kind of person could even make up such a thing, the only thing it does to non mature bitches is make them have a litter they are not ready for, cause them to lay on/kill the pups or not know how to care for so they die. But sound good, maybe if we can get all girls to have kids at age 12 we will get some very mature teenagers by the time they are 15 or 16. I can't wait to see what they come up with next. This is good!! I really like the added touch people with dogs..lol What do you think the people here have? DOGS!
When people come on the board and post "we are planning to breed her and get our money worths out of her . any tips?". The best tip is get your dog spayed, you have no business breeding a dog. I am getting my boxer spayed next Wednesday - she will be 5 months old. Why am I getting her spayed because I am not a breeder and I don't want to be a breeder. Picking up a book and reading on how to breed does not make you a breeder. Leave breeding to those who have the knowledge and have been doing it for years. Don't become a labeled back yard breeder. If you have no clue, you have no business doing it.
Yeah I've heard that before, if this person actually believes it then its obvious they are way too ignorant to breed and haven't done any sort of research on breeding or dogs in general. But what I also mean is the way they wrote it, the way they wright everything seems....what is the word...like they are trying to appear dumb and throw things out there that they know will bring attention.
It is a long story how we got our dog> A friend of my dads is very impulsive He wanted a dachshund so he went and got oneWithout thinking. we would NEVER buy a dog from that breeder. They were gone to work all day while she was in her cage they didn`t think that was fair so they asked us if we wanted her so we got her from then.
Thats good that you have taken the dog, but what I said before if you didn't want the financial responsibility shouldn't have got her. A rescue would have took her and found her a good home. What is saving a dog just to make puppies, not raelly saving it at all. In your other post you said you saw all the barns and yard, but now say you didn't get it from the breeder. Either way if you wouldn't buy from this breeder and they are not a good breeder then you shouldn't be breeding a dog that they bred. They shouldn't be breeding those other dogs in the first place. The way to stop more of the poor quality dogs comming in is to break the cycle by responsible owners spaying/neutering their pet quality dogs. You can't make your money back and C-sections are expensive and even well bred doxies have trouble with the actual delivery(which is what gets them killed) then if you have pups how can you sell those pups not knowing how they are going to turn out. That is unfair to the uneducated buyers, they don't just loose their money, they have to deal with a bad pet or maybe loose it to a genetic defect, or they will breed it even with a defect even let it die b/c they don't want to put money into it. You see this is what happens, its just a big, vicious cycle, making things not only bad for the human, for the puppy to, having to live with problems. Hope you reconsider and really listen to what people are meaning to say. They are trying to help both you and the dog out. Spaying your pet is probably one of the best things for it. People care about you and your pet, and we don't even know you.
Dachshund luvr Get that poor dog spayed. There are enough unwanted dogs in this world without you adding to the population. Come on get a grip and get a life. Cross posted from another forum. But the points are well worth it. I have worked in various animal agencies (Humane Society, County Animal Shelter) and now as a vet assistant in an emergency animal hospital for more than 15 years. Everyone who continues to spout this dribble ("It's better to breed before you spay!") should be made to spend time in a humane society or animal shelter and to witness the huge numbers of purebred or pedigreed animals turned in and often euthanized there. "Having papers" does not make any animal exempt from this unfortunate fate. I have seen literally hundreds (maybe thousands?) of purebred dogs (and cats) put down because of behavior or health problems. One bozo even brought his dog in because she had problems with every delivery (at least 2 c-sections, and only 1 live pup per litter). People who breed "to get their money's worth" ought to know that a well bred litter will need minimally: genetic research on bitch and sire; appropriate genetic and behavioral testing; appropriate health care before breeding; appropriate confinement for a bitch in heat--so as to avoid the "odd" looking puppy; appropriate vet care during gestation--including xrays; appropriate, high quality food for the pregnant bitch; the possibility of difficuties before, during, and after labor--including a c-sections, eclampsia, etc.; the possibility that some or all of the pups may not be able to nurse from the bitch for a huge variety of reasons and will need to be bottle or syringe fed with expensive puppy formula; the possibility that one or all of the pups will need veterinary support after delivery; postpartum vet visit and care for newly whelped pups; appropriate whelping box and confinement area; appropriate food for the nursing bitch; appropriate weaning food; the litter's first round of "distemper" shots; appropriately socializing the pups and looking for any abnormalities; breed registration; and screening and researching references for the potential new owners of the pups. One can see that responsible breeding does not make money, and requires huge amounts of time and other resources. Anyone who attempts to say or do otherwise is either uneducated or a fool. Sorry to be so vivid or graphic. My own mantle baby is most likely the result of breeding for profit; and she was previously owned by some idiots that had the same small-minded attitude. I have participated in more than enough purebred dog and cat euthanasias to last several life times. Enough is enough already. Get a pet to be part of your family--another member to love and cherish, not to '"ho" out and make money' as was so eloquently said before.
My family used to breed boxers and there is no way anyone will ever get their money back from breeding. When i breed my boxer everything was fine til she went into labor had 9 pups took them all to the vet wit in 24 yrs for tale dockings and also took the mother, they took x-rays of her to make sure she had all the pups well she didnt there were 3 dead pups still in her she went str8 into O.R. almost killed her she spent 5 days in the vet while we were up every 3-4 hours feeding and anyone that has done that knows that it is not fun. then after all that 1 pup died due to under develoment of his heart. Needless to say she was never breed again she was spayed while she was in the O.R. there was nothing wrong with of the pups but i was NOT goin to put my baby girl under that again. When i bought my american bulldog i searched for months for a good breeder when i finally found one i went there looked at his property other dogs ect.. i was goin to buy a 9 week old puppy but fell in love with a 6 month old puppy he had that the owners brought back cuz of hip problems he didnt want me to have her cuz he knew i wanted to breed well when i saw her and her lil puppy eyes hip problems or not she was mine i agreed not to breed her which i am not. Its breeders like that that we need more of. I would love to breed my ABD but i refuse to its not worth distroying a good breed.
we went with him to pick up the puppy after he picked her out.. Thats how we saw her place. I do not think she is running a puppy mill. I have seen pictures of puppy mills. There is no cages what so ever in these barns They are pretty small too. Dach luvr
True_pits. How can you say we do not love our dog? we are home schooled we are with her all day. That really offended me. I have wanted a dachshund ever since I first saw one and now I finally got one.We Knew that it is not cheap to take care of a dog.
I was 17 when I brought home my mini dox. He was wonderful. I got him free from a BYB. This person cared about there dogs and wanted the whole world covered in sweet puppies. After a few months of owning him I noticed that the lump on his belly was getting bigger. He had a herniated belly button. After doing research I found out this was a genetic problem and that he should never be bred. You said yourself he was probably from a puppy mill. Do you really want to pass traits from your pet to puppies? you could kill your dog. Wise up and read these posts over and over again. Your dog and all the puppies could die. You said you love your dog. You don't mind risking her health for a puppy that isn't neccessary to her health. the world of pets is overflowing. visit your local animal control. Many of these poor animal will die. You and people like you are killing dogs daily out of ignorance. You have a chance to change the out come of the future for the better. Have your pets altered.