I was wondering what tests have to be done? do you need tests? a guy from my dad`s work bought a stud dog and it is beautiful. we are going to let her go through 1 more heat then on the next one we are going to breed her he 1st b day was on may 11. we are going to breed her next spring too early??
I dont know the reason it would be negative. As long as she is vet checked and tested for the disorders they get it is your business. I love puppies in the house. They are a handful but little heart warmers too. As long as it is safe for Mom and the tests are ok...go for it.
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Nobody would hate you for that. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure I remember you saying this was your parents decision. If I have you confused with someone else I'm sorry. Anyway, carrot, that was kind of a mean thing to say.
Why would anybody hate you but I do agree that you need to do your homework you are planning well in advance so you have time to look into your bloodlines and genetics a little further as well as the potential stud dog. It is alot of work but I find it facinating So much to learn. Have testing done and make sure the male dog also has the testing done that it specific to the breed i am not real familiar with dashounds. My pups pretty much sell word of mouth if you produce pups to better the breed you should not have a problem Breeding dogs done right is a huge responsibilty as well as an expence with the time and money I have involved in my pets I am lucky if I break even.. I really do it for the love of standard poodles and try to improve the breed. our state has a lemon law which really helps the buyer and tries to make the seller do things right.. Oh well good luck with your dog keep us posted....
http://www.akc.org has section on responsible breeding under the "breeds" menu at the top. If you look on the timeline, you'll see a section about testing. The section isn't breed specific and doesn't cover the "big" tests like OFA, but it does mention a couple of things you'll want to have done. You can also use the AKC site to get to the national breed club for Doxies. The national breed club site has a section about health, including a zillion links, that you'll want to read through. The breed club site also has a breeder referral section, and some of those breeders have websites that you can check out. Some of those sites will probably contain information about the testing the breeders do on their dogs. After you've done all of your web reading, I suggest you contact some of the breeders from the referral group; most of them have e-mail addresses listed even if they don't have a website. Although some of the breeders may ignore you, I imagine that if you explain the situation, somebody will be glad that you're interested in breeding responsibly even if your parents aren't, and that person will take a few minutes to write back about the specific tests that doxies should have done. I hope these ideas help. I think it's great that you want your family to breed responsibly, and eventually when you have a dog that's truly your own, you'll get to have control over breeding decisions. Good luck.
Carott that was mean! anyway i think she wants to breed sadie because she thinks it's right for her. I belive a female cat or dog should have at least one litter before bieng spayed. i don't hate you Dachshund luvr, it is your choice not anyone elses. hope it goes well
Earth to Gina and Welshpuppy, the dog's a year old. Did I say your posts were stupid? Especially yours Welshpuppy with the all dogs should have a litter before they're spayed? Does this include dogs with temperament and health problems? Give your head a serious shake. No I did not tell you your posts were stupid until now when you did something similar to me but you jumped to conclusions and said mine was mean. Obviously she knew it was coming if she said "you guys are going to hate me" so she got what she expected. I will not sit here and pretend it's ok for some genius to go and breed. Take off your rose coloured glasses and give me a break.
It should be fine but before the fact bring her to a vet to make sure she'll be ok. And after you breed her for the last time (whether this time or later) make sure to get her spayed because she could get diseases from not being spayed
Geez..some people are so mean. My neighbor is a breeder of goldens. She has them dna tested against hips and eyes and heart before she breeds. You might want to ask your vet what kind of test they recommend you get BOTH the parents before breeding since some tests are specific to the breed. If you are going to use a stud, I would look at his pedigree. Is he registered? If not, you cannot register your puppies. Dogs that are not registered can sometimes be mixed or do not meet the associations standards. I would find a stud that has already been tested by a vet. Another rule of thumb I have been told by my neighbor is that if you are going to breed a female, it's best to wait until they are 2. You said she was one in May, but females go into heat every six months. I would wait until she is 2 until you breed. That is when their bodies are the most prepared to have puppies. And if you repeat breed her, you should only do it once a year. People that breed their females every heat do a lot of damage to the mother and the babies. It's just like people. Would you want to give birth and then 6 months later give birth again? Your body hasnt recovered yet, and you will not be giving your babies the proper nutrition. Same with dogs. Good luck with everything. I personally do not believe there is anything wrong with people that want to breed their dogs as long as they do it responsibly and don't breed dogs that haven't been tested by their vet.
Dach, Why would anyone hate you for breeding your dog? If you are a responsible person I can't see any harm. I do agree that you should spay her. Don't let her become a baby machine. The percentage of health problems increase with every heat. I think it's a 20% increased chance of breast cancer with every heat. So do it once just to have the experience and then do the responsible thing. Good luck and let us know what happens.
Dachshund luvr If I remember correctly you are only 13? Your parents decision to breed your dog is not something you can help. So do not let any of the people on this forum who have chosen to be rude affect you. Some people on this board are so self righteous and have always been responsible pet owners who have never ever made any mistakes or bad choices because they are so perfect. (Sarcasm Inserted) You are still young and have a lot to learn not only about pets but life in general so for now just enjoy your dog and her future puppies. You are far to young to be worrying about your parents bad choices when in actuality there is most likely nothing you can do or say to change their minds. People on this forum get a little to emotional and seem to forget the ways of human kindness. Good Luck to you and your family.
Carrott, what is wrong with you. I never said your post was stupid, I said it was kind of mean. Just hear me out. This is a kid who is afraid everyone is going to be mad because she KNOWS it's not the best thing, however, being a kid she can't control what her mother does, so the next best thing is to at least try to get support and information. Being a mother it hurts me to see a kid called a loser for the actions of her mother. If you want to get mad at her mom, be my guest, I never said I agree or disagree with her situation. I said I don't see how anyone could be angry with her for something her mother is doing. I think she is showing more responsiblilty than mom by checking on testing and at least trying to make the best of the situation. I have no gripe with you and never had, I don't want to fight, but I wanted you to realize you are calling a child a loser for the actions of her mother, which she has no control over. Do you really think she deserved that? Do you have kids? If not, you have your dog(s), would you want someone blaming your kid or dog for the actions of someone else? I would think and hope not. That is my only point.
Since no one else has said it, I will. WelshPuppy that's just about one of the stupidest things I've seen posted yet on this forum. It's idiotic notions that dogs and cats should breed 1 time before being altered that have lead to the millions of animals being euthanized annually. Dogs and cats that are spayed before 6 months age tend to have far fewer health and behavior issues. As I've said before, it's dachshund luvr's parents who are making the decision to breed Sadie, and they're not doing it to better the breed but because they want 'extra spending cash' and to 'make back the money they paid getting her." Noble reasons to breed. Anyway Dachshund luvr, dachshunds are prone to a variety of health issues including diabetes, bloat, canine hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, heart disease, eye diseases, slipped disks (very common and serious), and epilepsy. At the bare minimum, both Sadie and the male she is bred to should be x-rayed and have thir hips certified as Good or Excellent by OFA, eyes cleared by CERF and a board certified opthamologist, heart checked for abnomralities and blood serum levels checked for diabetes and thyroid issues. These tests will probably cost more than $500 but will ensure that she is both healthy and that hopefully her puppies will be healthy as well.
Gina get a life. The member posted something controversial and knew it would be and I responded. Don't try and make me justify my post. What is wrong with you? Ever heard of free speech? Just because I don't share your viewpoint doesn't mean you can criticize mine. There are rules in the site including the fact you must be 13 or older but HELLO whose parents allow their children free access to an open chat? Oh I know the same ones that breed a one year old dog which is the issue at hand here in case you've forgotten. SHAME Minniyar, I agree with you regarding all dogs should be bred once, thank you for taking the words out of my mouth.