Okay so I changed my mind about getting a shih tzu. I had to compromise with my husband and he prefers a short-hair breed so we are purchasing a Min Pin. My upstairs neighbors have one also, so we've been talking about breeding once mine gets old enough. I need some advice though on this because, I'm not going to lie, I've never done this before and don't know anyone that has. Also, the breeder that I'm purchasing her from has the dam and sire, but they aren't registered, because in Italy you have to go back 20yrs instead of 10 so they never did that. I read on the CKC website that it is possible for me to register her through them after 6mo with 2 witness signatures. Anyone have a take on that? The sire upstairs is registered though! I hope this all makes sense... lemme know what you think! Thx!
I wanted to get a pit but now I kinda want to get a mini pin. I don't know how much they are to but one? I have visited the shelter for another dog a long time ago but when ever I went there I never saw a mini pin. where's the best place to get one???
sorry aMaDrE for using your post like this! my apoligies!
pinky girl.........Do your research the Min Pins are a feisty breed, and so smart they are challenging some times. But there are several on Petfinder as well as many many Min Pin rescues. Those can be found via the petfinder site as well with the breed search at the top of the classified pages.
Sorry aMaDrE but Irish is right you don't really want to go there on this site. I'm pretty sure everyone here is against 'backyard breeders' which is pretty much what you would be doing. Unless you have an absolute reason for breeding besides money and the cuteness of the little boogers than don't do it. It's a lot of work and is costly - vet, shots, cropping ears, food, your time, any emergencies that come up, not to mention your house and what could be destroyed by the little rooms. It takes quite a bit of room to raise them even if they are small dogs. Think about all the things that could happen - problems during pregnancy or the pups, what if she has problems delivering, do you know what to do in order to not lose your own pet? Do you have the finances to cover any emergencies and just the regular needs of the brood?
Check out petfinder if you just want to have more than one pet.
Congrats on your new family member and we all look forward to seeing pics and hearing how everything is going in the future!!!!
here is a link to some breeding what ifs and info; there are many more. it's a decision that should be made after a lot of research and information. if you do find a really good mentor to help. not someone who does it just to have puppies but who is dedicated to the breed.
it's scary, and all this may not happen, but it could.
Boy, people are pretty harsh on here... I think it is really WRONG to just automatically assume that when a person starts asking questions regarding breeding (because they want to learn and do things the right way!) that they will be a poor breeder. My reasons for breeding are my own! I don't need to justify them to you guys or anyone else. If you don't want to help me then don't post, but I don't appreciate the dream squashing. I am aware of the possible complications and I am smart enough to have a close relationship with my vet! But seriously, at least I started asking questions, before just doing it!
On another note~ thx guys for the website links! There is a lot of good info out there, I just didn't know where to start. Thx again!
***Edited By: aMaDrE on 1/21/2007 6:00:51 AM*** Reason: thx
my view is dog breeding can have lots of dreaming, but at the beginning there needs to be the realities realized too. cuz it ain't pretty sometimes, and there's lots of responsibilities. i googled "so you want to breed your dog" and got quite a few results. just take your time and learn all you can.