Ok I have 2 jack russels and I would like to breed them but what does it take to be a breeder? Our dogs are kept outside and so will the puppies. So when are jack has puppies, what all would we need to do for them? And what about when she has puppies in the winter? We have a dog house shed thing and its pretty big. so how would we keep the pups warm? Sorry I dont know anything so advice would be appricated thanks!
I just wanted to say that you are going to have to bring the mom inside to have the puppies. Are both your dogs good specimens of the breed? Could you contact their breeder(s) to get advice? Have they had all of the testing done associated with the breed? I think you need to find a JRT mentor to assist.
I am a dog breeder and I would never have puppies outside. For the first few weeks puppies have no way of regulating their heat (hot or cold) and if it is in the winter and if you are in an area that is less than 98degrees in the winter they would likely freeze.
Mine are in the kitchen. We haven't had a kitchen table for over 14 weeks now. Suck it up, make room, and take care of the puppies like you should, or don't breed.
It is BEST to keep them in the house until they are ready to go. That way you can start them on what ever potty training method you choose, you can keep an eye on them and make sure that every one is healthy and safe, and that will keep parisite infection down.
It is also easier to sell a puppy that has been in the house and socialized. I know most people wouldn't buy a puppy that is outside primarily. Unless they are unregistered and you only plan on getting $50 for them. Otherwise people expect good care.
Exactly when it is safe for puppies to be 'outside' depends on the breed and the weather conditions for your area. Best to ask your vet. Jacks are pretty hearty though in general. I am sure you can let them go at 8 weeks.
My breeder puts puppies outside in a penned area for only a couple hours a day after they have had their first vaccines. The rest of the time they are inside where they belong, as well as their parents.
"Sorry I dont know anything so advice would be appricated thanks!" ------------------------------------------------------------------- Uh, hello.. you don't need to be breeding anything. Get your poor dogs fixed.
All I have to say is "WOW". You need to read the links that are posted, and then go ahead and spay/neuter your dogs. IMO, you don't need to be breeding if your main concern is putting them back outside (if you bring them in to begin with)
Generally, no dog should just be "kept outside". That's my opinion, why have a dog that lives it's life outside. If it has an indoor kennel, it's fine. But, for a Jack russel to be kept outside, and have puppies outside, I think you need to do a LOT of research.
First, ask yourself this. Why do I need puppies? Do you want to be a breeder for the love, and fulfillment of having puppies. Or, just to have cute puppies running around. Do you have people who could take each and every single one of the puppies, and a waiting list, or will most of them be returned to the humane society.
Read those links, and then ask yourself those questions, and then seriously think about all the unwanted dogs in the shelters.
Ok, I am going to try my hardest not to bash you because apparently, you are lacking education on the subject, so I will just state the facts.
1.) JRTs are not "outdoor dogs" 2.) puppies can get sick outside. They can get into things, injest them....things such parvo, distemper, giardia (sp) especially if they get into stale, stagnant water. 3.) Extreme heat or cold is just cruel, especially on a short coated breed. 4.) having puppies is ALOT of hard work and very expensive. You can't just toss them outside and expect mom will know what to do 5.) Dogs need socialization. They can become bahvioral nightmares, expecially if they are only exposed to the "pack" 6.) They can get ticks and fleas, an animal can get to them. Wild animals don't pratice their manners very often 7.) when you want to breed, it shouldn't be done over night. Testing needs to be done and lots of research. It is best left to people who have the money, time and knowledge to do it right
I have to agree with the spay/neuter advocates especially since you don't know what you are doing and your dog could get preganent now!
Breeding is more than putting 2 dogs together. It is a lifetime commitment IF you are trying to be a good breeder. I say lifetime since most GOOD breeders will take a dog back at ANYTIME for ANY REASON if the buyer decided they no longer wants the dog.
You need to get both dogs checked by a vet and make sure your dogs have no hereditary problems and if I am not mistaken these tests can be a bit expensive.
The dog needs to be inside not only for the reasons stated but if complications should arise during birthing you need to know right away and be able to take your dog to the vet right away. Once you have puppies you may find yourself being the "momma" if your dog rejects one or all of the litter- very time consuming.
Please do some serious research before you even consider doing this. It's not something that takes care of itself and you need to be prepared for a lot of work ahead of time.
I dont see the purpose of bashing this person. They are asking for help. Thank you bellas mom for posting the web site.
This person is going to do this no matter what anyone of you guys say. You might be a bit more influential if you helped them first and then give them the reasons not to breed. That way they have some idea of what your talking about.
ok 1 jacks are great outdoor dogs, and they have to be outside cause there are people in the familey that are allergic to dogs. They can survive outside, I am just asking for tips and advice for the outside pups. My stud was born and kept outside, and so was a billion of other dogs. Dont tell me to spay/nueter my dogs when I want to breed. I just asked for advice but no you just tell me to spay/nueter my dogs. I dont give a crap. Got it?