I have to agree with Debsdogs. As a breeder of toy breeds I never breed a large male to a small female. The odds of a c-section is greater with a small female. Although she will have a small litter 1 to 3 pups each weighing 3oz. She could through a larger pup at 5oz which could get stuck and cause the death of the pup, any pups behind it and of course the mother. That is just a risk I wouldn't take. How old are your pups?
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Its amazing how some people are so concerned about what someone else posts. Maybe they need to worry about their own responses. He said she said doesnt apply on a PUBLIC forum , that is open to everyone. So instead of ducking, running, and zig-zagging around, why dont you just "skip" over the replies you dont like and move on......
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Excellent advice, dusty. If everyone took the time to read over their own posts and consider what they write, there would be a lot less mean spirited posts and I told you sos around here. I hope everyone takes this advice to heart.
randOmdesiiresz, are you out there, or have we scared the crap out of you? There are 2 ways I could read your first question, one being should you be worried about them mating YET, as in are they old enough, and the second interpretation of the question is, should you be worried about them mating regarding the size difference between the big male and the little female. Hopefully you will respond;so we can give you the correct advice.
Question (read carefully)- I raise Miniature Australian Shepherds even though AKC doesn't recognize the differentiation of "miniature" opposed to "standard". Various clubs have been established for the specific reason to acknowledge and recognize the occurance of a "miniature" version to this breed. In the opinion of you people when exactly does the term "miniature" become legitimate?
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Since the original posted asked a question that a seasoned breed would not need to ask, it is probably pretty safe to assume they are new to breeding and rather inexperianced. So what problem is it to ask questions regarding health testing or age of the dogs. These are things the OP might not have even though of or not be informed about. This could be a learning experiance. They might come away from this thread knowing more than they expected to learn. So are some of you people opposed to learning??? If I asked a generalized question and got way more good informatin than I asked for. Bravo. I personally value knowledge and education for myself and all potential breeders or dog owners.
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I am answering Blue's question, and perhaps I should start a new thread, but I am not. So here is your answer taken from the AKC website.
Guidelines For Registering a New Breed
If the goal for your breed is AKC recognition please consider the action items below after your breed is in the FSSŪ. The recognition process begins with admission of the breed to the Miscellaneous Class. Form a strong national breed club and encourage fanciers nationwide to join and get involved. A national breed club with representative membership of about 100 active households is expected for a breed to be placed in the Miscellaneous Class. The amount of active households needed can vary depending on the number of dogs recorded in the FSSŪ. Create a breed standard that conforms to the Guidelines for Writing Breed Standards. Form some active committees such as a rescue committee or a health committee, put on shows, and publish a quarterly newsletter. A committed AKC liaison is also an integral part of any breed club seeking recognition, and keeping AKC updated on the club's various activities provides documentation of the fanciers' dedication to full AKC recognition. Current officer and membership lists must be on file with the AKC. Encourage other fanciers to record their dogs with FSSŪ. A minimum of 300-400 dogs with complete three-generation pedigrees, owned by many different individuals residing in various parts of the nation, must be recorded as part of the criteria for approval to move to the Miscellaneous Class. The more dogs you record with the FSSŪ, the more committed AKC believes the fanciers are to achieving full recognition. If the national breed club has not submitted its breed registry for entry into FSSŪ, the club is required to do so when moving to the Miscellaneous Class. Stay in contact. The AKC moves forward with recognition of breeds whose fanciers want the breed to be recognized. Maintaining regular contact with FSSŪ staff will show your enthusiasm for and commitment to AKC recognition. Breeds remain in the Miscellaneous Class one to three years and are evaluated at the end of each year. When all criteria are met the information is presented to the AKC Board of Directors for approval to move to full AKC recognition and breed conformation competition.
If I left anything out with my cut and paste, please forgive me and go there to find what you need. Hope it helps.
actually that's the essence of this thread... nope have not heard back from the OP
Yes Janders, you're correct, size would change the breed in and of itself as it would become a miniature breed. Question is when you change the size do you change the genetic problems. I would guess you do and here we go all over again with the question.. why breed if you're not paying attention to the genetic problems. Now you are focusing on SIZE. When you focus on only one trait, what happens to all those other important things that go into making a particular breed what it's supposed to be.