I originaly had a little chiweenie I had found in a box outside a store over a year ago...I already own other animals that were "left" by other people,well about 3 months ago a coworker had this dachsund puppy that was chewing everything and she didnt want him anymore, I brought him home for my chiweenie,Shemkle. They got real close so when Shemkle died,Shnitzle was as sad as me. Now I have some neigbors who have brought me a malnourished dumped little long-haired female dachsund...I've never used any animal for "puppy making" but I've had coworkers ask me if I plan on breeding the two eventually. Vet has confirmed they are both full blood but there are no papers,And while I could use the money to provide more for the other ones in my home, I just dont see how you could sell one without papers and isnt it also best just to breed once than get them fixed? There are so many without homes right now...
First of all a vet can not just look at a dog and say it is a with 100% certainty it is a purebred. If that is what your vet did, I'd be looking for another vet.
Do you know anything about breeding?
Do you know the standard for the breed?
Do you know all the health risks and genetic diseases that run in the breed?
Do you have extra cash if complications such as a c-sec are needed?
Do you have the time and know how to properly socialize a litter and screen new potential homes?
If you said no to even one of those in my opinion you are not ready to be a breeder. Add to that these above things, they are unpapered dogs from unknown origin. Thus even if they were pure bred you would have no way to research and line up pedigrees to make sure they were compatible
Just my 2 cents. Hope that helps and gives you some insight
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All unpapered animals should be neutered to protect the breed. The expensive registered animals are not the ones in the pound, runnung loose, and giving breeds a bad reputation. It is the cheap, unregistered animals that are the problem. Excuse me, it is usually their owners, or ex-owners that are at the root of the problem. No offense intended, those are just the facts. Taking them in and giving them a good home is great if that's what you want to do, but breeding them perpetuates a problem. My advice is don't do it. If you want to breed, start learning what you know and get some registered breeding stock. Be a part of the solution, not part of the problem, please.
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I'm sorry, I misunderstood your post. I have reread it and think I understand now. You're asking about breeding the 2 Dachshunds and NOT a Chiweenie & a Dachshund?
Putting aside the fact that AKC registrations are not possible for these dogs without obtaining them from the breeder(s), consider the following;
While the idea may be tempting, especially since you feel it might be profitable and (like most of us) you can use the additional money, it can turn out to be a far more expensive experience than you can imagine. Are you prepared to spend the money getting the bitch into tip-top shape, especially since she has been malnourished? Are you prepared to pay for an emergency c-section for mom should the need arise?
Are you willing to offer health guarantees for the pups? This is a breed that is prone to some rather costly eye, back and skin problems. Are you prepared to take back any pups with problems and offer clients a refund? Are you prepared to pay the expenses for any pup with a health problem?
I know dogs have pups without incident every day. The results are in the shelters or are found on the roadsides, also every day. Since you are looking to breed and then sell the pups, this is a whole NEW situation.
In rescuing those dogs you have done something kind and generous. In considering breeding them you are undermining the good you have done.
None of us can tell you what to do, only offer our opinions and suggestions. My opinion is, this is a bad, very bad idea. My suggestion is to have the bitch spayed, the male neutered.
Good luck with your decision.
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I'm with the other 2 posters. They should be spayed/nuetered, not bred. The comment about needing the extra cash to care for your other dogs sickened me. Dogs should never be bred for he sole purpose of making some cash.
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i agree with LPN. Get them all fixed. Even considering the prospect of breeding them is wrong. These were dogs that you took in so you basically "rescued" them. People that understand rescue, do not take in unwanted dogs and then decide to breed them to recoup some money. Thats rediculous. Neither dog is registered so you have no idea of their genetic background either. You could end up breeding a litter of puppies with issues, or things could go wrong for the mother. It could end up costing you more than you may bargain for. The only thing that you should ever "recoup" from a rescued animal is the love that they will give you in return.
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