I'm looking at this pom breeder to possibly get a pup from after she does her next breeding but i'm not so sure about her ethics and such since for now i am just looking at her website. She is breeding a pom on the large end of the standard(7.5 pounds) to an average sized female(5 pounds) and i'm wondering if maybe she is running the risk of having puppies to large for this smaller female to pass without a c-section.
The father's size matters DEFINITELY. The father should always be smaller or the same size, never bigger. This runs a risk of losing the puppie's life, or even the mother's. This is crucial especially with breeds like english mastiffs, bulldogs, and chihuahuas. Heart CP
This is always an isue in toys, it comes down to knowing your dogs lines and background. Know what he is known to throw size wise. Some larger studs due to their background may throw tiny pups, other tiny studs produce larger pups. If you dont know about the lines, dont breed them off size as a basic rule.
Okay so she is running a risk then and i'm not interested in a pup that is going to possibly get big so i guess i'll have to find someone else. Thank you for the responses. This is an interesting topic, any other toy breeders opinions on the matter would be appreciated!!!
I agree with PP, a breeder should know their lines (parents and grandparents and on up) of the dogs being bred. It is possible that a male is large but his parents and littermates were small, so he will throw small puppies. I have a male that is about 1 1/2 lbs bigger than two of my females but the puppies are always small. Moms have had no complications..he comes from a line of small poms but hes a little bigger around 6 lbs. My advise is if the puppies turn out ok and you like the breeder and the lineage she has then that should not sway your decision. The only time this should be a factor is if you plan to breed your pom down the road.. Hope this helps..Good luck and keep us posted on your new puppy...I love to talk Poms :)