I am with them, don't breed. Pit bulls already have a bad enough name, they don't need people breeding them that don't know what their doing. If you don't know anything about breeding, then spay her. For all pits!!
So she's a champion in conformation? Or has a working title? Is she a CGC? How about health testing? Cardiac, patella, eyes, hips, etc.? She's had all that done I assume? What about the potential father? Same for him?
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
Yes, she has her papers and shots. Regular vet check-ups. All's good on that end. I just don't know how long she is going to be able to breed. My boyfriend told if she's bleeding that she needs to be bred. The dogs I tried to hook her up with didn't try to mount her. I'm just wanting to know how long i have for her to get pregnant.
What the fuss!! You have a female in heat and a pack of intact males ready to launch on her? Don't be surprised if you don't have a disaster on your hands. Sounds like a bit more than you're capable of handling alone. Sounds like conditions are ripe for you to get seriously hurt or your b.f. dogs to end up hurt or dead.
A tie between them will not guarantee her getting pregnant. She has to be in her fertile period or she will not take. If the bleeding stopped and swelling was already going back down, you may have missed her.
Pits are not a novice breed and are very hard to place in homes due to their bad rap, unless it is someone with le than good intentions. So, so many in shelters being put to sleep daily because of the over breeding, lack of knowledge behind it and the reputation they have, very hard to get adopted, odds are not on their side. I hope you have screened homes already lined up if she did take, easy for them to get into the wrong hands. Not to be rude, but in all honesty by the sounds of it, it is best if she didnt take.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
you HARDLY learned what you need to know. Did you screen your bitch for genetic problems? did you screen the combined pedigree? Is the male screened for genetic problem? Do you even know what genetic situations are within the breed you are working with? With all due respect you truly have have no idea what breeding entails LEAVE IT FOR THE PROFESSIONALS. NObody is trying to be rude. We just know what is good sound breeding and what is not. This is NOT
Your question was "when is the right time to hook up your female pit with an intact male..."
I do not think anyone on this forum is against breeding for the betterment of any breed... breeding to turn a buck or to make more pets is really a shame & many of the members of TP have already listed the reason's why.
Respectfully, you should have risked seeming uneducated on breeding (as you did on here) and simply ASKED your boyfriend. He may even have waited until her next heat to educate you on breeding along with the proper terminology.
** Even though you did not get the answers you expected... please be sure to be a responsible breeder & microchip the pups back to your establishment.
***Edited By: azynda on 6/27/2007 12:20:33 PM*** Reason: *
RedRobyn, is it best to educate yourself regarding your particular breed and the aspects of breeding prior to your female coming into heat. As for your boyfriends comment, he is wrong.
First you should seek out a knowledgeable breeder of your breed of dogs. And not a Backyard breeder. The female should first get all genetic clearances prior to breeding. Many of those can not be done until the dog has reached the age of 2. Pits have know eye problems, deafness problems and hip problems. Those would be the tests to start with. If you need information on where to have these test done, you can contact me privately. I would also show the dog in a valent attempt to obtain a Champion title on her. And I would not breed her to a male who has not had the same genetic clearances. Also you should first have a brucellous test done on both breeding partners. It is a sexually transmitted diease that can render a dog sterile.
Also do you have screen potential homes for these pups you want to produce. Do you have a contract in order to sell these pups. And are you willing to take back any pup you produce at anytime for any reason? These are things responsible breeders do.
Also everytime you breed your female you do put her at risk. Are you prepared for the fact you could loose her?
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion