So my female dog is pregnant and this is out first set of puppies so I was wondering if yall could give me advice on what all I should do to sale the puppies.. Both of our dogs are AKC and we going to do the puppies AKC as well. I just didnt know if there was anything else that I have to do or need to know!
An application, contract. Also really think about the kind of home you want your pups to go to. Also if they are just going to a pet home, and are not good breeding stock I would have a spay/neuter clause, with limited reg. You also need to have you dogs tested for any common health problems for your breed.
You should also plan to take the day off when your dog has the pups, as there are so many thing that could go wrong. As well as having some money saved up for the vet fees, like dew claw, docking, or emergency care.
Not sure what dog you have but from your little pic it looks like it maybe a Shih Tzu. Here is a great web site on breeding and welping puppies. http://www.debbiejensen.com/ I have used this information for years. There is a pregnacy calender that can help you determine her due date. You need to put her back on a good puppy food for the remander of her pregnacy and while she is nursing her babies. Hope this helps. Good luck.
No the only thing that was done was genetic health test when we got them. We wasnt going to breed them or anything like that. We looked into them before we got them both come from a good blood line she was $1000 and he was $800 we have their history and all that stuff..but like I said we wasnt going to breed so im not really prepared I guess you can say, but since it happen I want to know all i can.
Yes get both your dogs neutered asap. Dogs should not be bred without all the testing done which can't be done until they are over 2 years. Either of your dogs could have an STD which will kill the litter.
Honestly, how much you paid for your dog means nothing as far as quality, health or the honesty of the breeder. Here are some things you should read.
If you do decide to keep the litter for sale make sure to PLEASE microchip them back to you.
Responsible breeders ensure that should the dog be lost or put in a shelter the dog could be identified and brought back to you. As now a days even the seemingly best homes can be decieving.
*Also a possible way to ensure that this accident doesn't happen to the next puppy owner is to draw up a contract or make potential buyers wait to adopt/purchase until the pups are of age to spay and neuter as these dogs are most likely going to be used as pets not for show. (If you look hard enough some vets/clinics offer a low cost spay/neuter day)
THESE ARE KNOWN PROBLEMS IN SHIH TZU However, no genetic testing is available for umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia, portal systemic shunt (PSS), and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. It is strongly recommended that testing be done BEFORE you even consider using your Shih Tzu for breeding. Consultation with your veterinarian is also recommended.
EYES: test yearly for following known problems:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) [ERG of direct ophthalmoscope]
Juvenile Cataracts [ERG or direct opthalmoscope]
Register with Canine Eye Registry Foundation(CERF) at: CERF SCC-A Purdue University Lafayette, IN 47907 Phone (317) 494-8179
Urine Specific Gravity and urine concentration
BUN and creatinine tests if above tests low
Wedge biopsy (most accurate method of diagnosis to date)
HIP DYSPLASIA: X-Ray. OFA Certification after 2 years of age: *preliminary* x-ray may be done at an earlier age. Orthopedic Foundation for Animals 2300 Nifong Blvd Colombia, MO 65201 Ph. (314) 442-0418
OTHER TESTS THAT MAY BE RECOMMENDED:
VonWillibrands (blood test)
Thyroid disorders (blood test)
Bile acid test
Blood tests may be sent to either:
Animal Health Diagnostic Lab Michigan State University P.O Box 30076 or:
P.A.L. 17672-a Cowan Av Suite 200 Irving, CA 92714 Now that you have more than likely bred this pair without any knowledge of breeding, of any genetic testing, breed standard, or how to go about properly registering your litter, you have a lot of work to do to play catch up. First I would immediatly be getting this tests done. Since you have choosen to bring this litter into the world it is going to up to you to have a written contract that also guarantees these pups against genetic defects for up to 2 years or longer. And be prepared to do the right thing if there is a problem, which can mean a lot of out of pocket expenses for vet care for life. And you would need to be willing to refund any money paid to the puppy purchaser for any puppy that is not of quality. If you can get on line and order a book called, "Breeding a Litter" by Beth J. Finder Harris, it will be well worth any money spent getting it. It has a list of supplies to purchase, and also copies of contracts, and info on screening new puppy owners. I think I paid $14.00 for the book and gotten 10 times over it's value. As far as handling the registration papers, have you sent in the papers on the dam and the sire yet? This needs to be done before you can register your litter. What is the relationship between the dam and the sire? Please tell me they are not littermates. If they are, then you can not register them. And what are there ages, there are also rules in the AKC regarding the age they were bred. If they are too young, then the litter can not be registered either. I just don't understand why people don't learn all this stuff first and then consider breeding.
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