I have a 10 month old minature dashchund that went in heat and a yorkshire terrier got hold of her and she is pregnant. can anybody tell me anything about this breed? will she be able to have the puppies?
There's no telling how a dachshund/yorkshire terrier mix will turn out. It's a mix, not a breed and, therefore, there is no standard to go by with regard to type or temperament.
Get your very young girl to a vet and find out what you need to do to help her get through this juvenile pregnancy as healthily and comfortably as possible. I hope and pray that she (and her pups) lives through the experience.
My advice: When all is said and done, have your girl spayed and try to become a more responsible dog owner. Maybe you can help the Yorkie's owner become more responsible, too. If you also own the Yorkie, get him neutered. And live in peace and happiness knowing that you won't be adding to the colossal around-the-world unwanted dog situation.
You actully got kind of lucky here. Doxies and Yorkies are similar (notice I said SIMILAR, not VERY CLOSE) in height and weight, so the puppies most likely will be healthy. Had the other dog been something like a beagle, or a pug, or a collie, the puppies would not be as great of a condition. I think you've really got the best of both breeds here! Yorkies don't shed, Doxies have no major medical problems (except, of course, for the all-famous back problems!), and both are great companion dogs!
You stated NO major health problems other than back issues....but I consider eye disorders, epilepsy, kidney problems, diabetes and deafness to be major health issues.
Its okay for you to post and help and its great your mom is a vet. However, the issue is that you can lead people in the wrong direction by giving improper information. The mixing of breeds is not a good practice, granted this one seems to have been an accident.
Please dont sugar coat the issue at hand though, which is the very young age of the dog that is pregnant. I hope, for the OP that the pregnancy and whelping goes with no complications for your puppy. And please schedule spays/neuters for your pets when possible.
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