do you have picture of this one year old dachshund that is only 3 lbs. i trying to imagine that in my head but i just don't see it. my female was the runt of her litter, she is now 2 years old, and weights a little under 9
here is a picture of my sally a little over a year, in this picture she was a bout 4-5 lbs. now i would never breed her at this weight or that age. she is heavier than the other one. look how small she is. too small and inmature. now think about it she is bigger than the other dachshund.
The size of the male (if you could even find one that was 3 lbs) really isn't what makes the difference. What matters is the size if the dogs in both the breeding male and female's pedigrees. If both dogs weigh under 5 lbs.. but their parents weighed in at 10-15 lbs, the breeding has a strong chance of throwing puppies that are going to be huge in respect to the size of the parents. I think that this woman's vet is an idiot and not really interested in teh safety of the dog. I'd never breed a female dog that small, especially not a dachshund!
Thanks to everyone for your input....I thought I was losing my mind! I can't imagine a Dachshund that tiny either....and at 1 year? I didn't see the so called 3lb. dog...so you just never know. She said her vet also told her that it didn't matter how large a male dog was! I can't imagine what sort of Vet would tell someone something like that! I totally understand about the pedigrees of the dogs involved. This lady was wanting to start breeding!!!! Poor little dog....I told her to get her a litter of hamsters! lol.....A Dachshunds feet and ears alone would weigh 3lbs!
***Edited By: teenieweenies on 9/12/2006 1:33:05 PM*** Reason: more info
It would be a huge risk to the female. If the owner really cared about the dog she wouldnt breed her. If the female or males ancestors are larger, than she could throw larger pups. I would tell her its unsafe and her best bet is to have the dog fixed.
Safety aside, why would someone even WANT to breed a 3 pound doxie? A dachshund is not suppose to come in a 3 pound size. Though mini doxies are a smaller dog, they should still be a nice sturdy built package. Not some fragile little thing. I do not stud out my boys, but if I did and someone called asking for that, I'd tell them that I'm sorry but I'm not interested in contributing to the breeding of improper, poor examples of the breed. That vet's looking forward to that nice expensive c-section coming!
***Edited By: luvmydoxys on 9/12/2006 2:42:43 PM*** Reason: add on
and this is why I dont breed dogs. I have no clue what im talking about lol.
So how do you breed small dogs safley? i mean there are tons of little dots of dogs out there making dots for dogs. and how did they get tiny dogs. I dont think Id ever be able to breed dogs even if i wanted. Maby I should get a breeding for dummies and work my way up that way in about 5 years if I decide to breed Ill kinda know whats going on.
I've seen some that small. In fact there are these two couples who walk their's regularly and they're soo tiny, maybe not even 3 lbs. I would think, personally, that it's way too small to breed. Unless the male is 3 lbs, shouldn't matter but the female should be at least over 4 lbs in my opinion. Too much can go wrong and I wouldn't be surprised if she would have to get a c-section.. which by the way costs a fortune.
Hey everyone! I also think a 3lb female is to small, but I have heard that with chihuahuas it is ok to breed a 3lb female since you can have a male that is 3lbs or 2 and a half lbs. Is that true? Breed standard is 2-6lbs so I was just wondering since they are a small breed anyway. Most people I know just breed chihuahuas at weights of 4.5 and higher.
My husband's friend from work has a 3.5 pound yorkie that has been bred 3 times with their 5 pound male. Fine every time 3-4 puppies birthed with out problem, no c-sections.
I know nothing about doxies, but 3 pound chi's and yorkies are obviously bred on a frequent basis, because there are a ton of them around now days.
Another thing to concider is weather or not the female's mother had a c-section to whelp. That is nearly as important as size. My yorkie lady is in her LATE 70's and has bred yorkies for 44 years. She said that there is a difference in how the puppies are shaped coming out.
If you have a 4oz short, fat, round puppy-- it may not come out. A 4 oz long thin puppy will pass much easier. She said that was somthing to look for in breedablity.