I am a brand new member to terrific pets.com but I have always read all the discussions and forms before I became a member. I am just wanting some mentorship, coaching and feedback from any experienced, responsible, loving breeder. Especially if you are owned by a Min Pin. To tell you a little about myself first and foremost I have read how some members tear people apart when discussions of breeding is brought up. Let me first say I am owned by two Min Pins, and after a year of careful thought and much research on not only my breed but my dogs, i.e. tempermant, representation of the breed, conformation, etc, my husband and I want to breed next year or the year after. I feel we could definately contribute to this amazing breed and improve upon it. I know how my bitch compliments my stud and vice-versa. We have already started the genetic testing and I am fully aware of when she is in heat and know ahead of time when to separate them. I caught her first heat in time and properly made sure they were apart and don't even want to think about mating them until well after her second heat has past. I would just like general feedback and kind knowledge from the many experienced members on this site. I am definately a person who likes to be educated fully before even venturing into the unknown and we are certain that there will be no accidental pregnancies because education is key to avoiding accidents, our vet is very confident in our decision, does anyone have any thoughts.
We thank you in advance for any help! With love and respect for this community Michell Demesmin Palm Beach, FL
If your female has only had one heat, then genetic testing is not valid, they will have to be tested after they turn 2, since msot female dogs have gone through 3-4 heats by then breeders do not breed until after then. This is a good time to find a mentor and start showing and trialling your dogs.
I agree, finding a mentor that is in your area is the best place to start. You can attend shows to meet other Min Pin owners and breeders. They can help give you and honest evaluation of your dogs. Showing your dogs also gives you honest evaluations of your dogs. Some genetic testing can be done before 2 years of age. Deafness is an issue in my breed and the testing can be done as young as 7 wks. Eyes can be CERF'ed as young as 7 weeks as well, but needs to be done annually on all breeding dogs. You might consider submitting an application for member ship of your parent club. http://www.minpin.org/ You should go visit there website. I found they had a link for a list of mentors. I think it is wonderful for a parent club to offer this service. Good Luck in the future and continue doing your homework. Breeding can be rewarding and sometimes heartbreaking.
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Already, I thank all of you for your great wisdom and advice, I will visit the Parent Min Pin website and definately register. It would be great to speak to a mentor in my area and definately have my dogs evaluated by a show quality Min Pin Breeder. We welcome more posts and comments and again thank you to all. Yes we will continue to do much homework and research. It is our great love and respect for this breed that drives my husband and I to DO THE RIGHT THING for the Miniature Pinscher Breed.
Hi, breeding can be a fun and exhusting experiance. Some of what I have to say really has already been posted, so please forgive me. I have never had min pins, but have bred Aussies for 15yrs. I now breed mini aussies. I have to agree with everyone on the list, check all genetic defects, and test for everything that the breed may possibly have. Show your dog in conformation to ensure you have a correct dog, so when you breed you are bettering the breed. Be aware alot of smaller dogs have C-section deliveries. Keep track of breeding days, and check the bitches temp at least a week before do date. Do it a couple times a day everyday. Sperm can live for 5days, so you want to continue to check for a temp drop consistantly. A bitch's temp will drop to around 99 degrees and stay there, she will deliver within 24hours, typically (there are exceptions to every rule lol). I also recommend having $1000-2000 in the bank for any complications that may arrive, including an emergancy c-section. Of course this also depends on where you live, you could get by with have much less. If you decide to do it, have a great time and lots of luck to you.