Hello, I have a gorgeous little Italian Greyhound named Macy. I'm ready to breed her but I'm having one heck of a time finding a good stud. I live in PA and have only seen one or two ads for them in the past 8 months or so and both looked kind of shady. I'm really very protective of my little one and am not willing to sacrifice her health, safety or that of her babies just so that I can have a litter. If, however, anyone knows of a quality IG stud or has any ideas on how I can find one, your help would be MUCH appreciated. While I do have some breeding experience, IG's are new to me so I'm kind of out of the loop. I know that Macy would make a wonderful mommy and that it would be a great experience for her! Thanks :)
If you really want to breed your female, then why not commit to do it the right way. First off you were given a link to locate dog shows in your area. This is the BEST way for you to locate a proper stud dog for your female and to meet others involved in your breed. There knowledge can be so valuable.
You need to contact the breeder you got your girl from to see if her parents have been tested for or shown signs for Idiopathic epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Color dilute alopecia (CDA), other things that can effect your breed are: Retained testicles , Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA),Juvenile cataracts ,Luxating patellas (slipped stifles),Legg-Perthe's disease (LPD), IG's can be affected by a number of autoimmune or immune mediated diseases, Portal systemic shunts (liver shunts), Von Willebrand's disease (VWD), as well as deafness issues. You also need to have your own dog tested for any of these conditions prior to breeding. Finding out as much genetic history on your dog and a potential stud prior to breeding, you will greatly reduce producing any of these problems. You say you are ready for this, so I am certain you would not want to risk or compromise the health of your own female or future pups.
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