I have a 4 year old male Pug/Pekinese mix, a few months ago we bought a female Pekinese she is 8 months old and just went into her first heat. We had planned to mate the two during her second heat so we attempted to keep the two of them separated while Princess was in heat. Problem is that I ended up in the hospital for almost a week and was later informed that the two (Princess and Bruiser Bear) Got together quite a few times....I'm by no means ready for this and don't have a clue what signs to watch for to tell if she is in fact pregnant, I hope not like I said she is only 8 months old and still a puppy herself. She is still in heat so I was hoping that meant she is not pregnant. I may just take her to the vet next week or should I wait longer? Any advice would help a great deal. Thanks-T
Please don't anyone nag on me about why I asked, I am just curious. As to why you were planning on breeding a Peke with a Pug/Peke??? As far as pregnancy goes, wait a few weeks and take her to the vet for an ultrasound
I was planning on mating them because my male is a mix and he is so cute so I wanted more, I have 4 children and other family members that wanted a dog like Bruiser Bear also. I'm not a breeder obviously lol. I'll have to post a picture of him for you to understand he is the cutest ever. They aren't dogs for sale or anything like that they're just too cute that's all. My cousin was a Pug breeder and her stud got to her Pekinese and that's how Bruiser came to be. :))
Urgh... do you realize that there are currently almost 275 pug mixes (many peke-pug mixes) listed on petfinder right now? Homeless animals. Dogs who need a family NOW! And petfinder only lists a minority of the pets in need of being homed. :( Why do you feel the need to "make" more? One thing I just can't get past- if you LOVE your dogs- why don't you want to protect their health? Protect them from the stress of hormones, the stress of a pregnancy? Pugs have ROUGH times delivering litters- you're almost guaranteed to need a c-section if such a young puppy IS pregnant. And young mothers are much more likely to reject the puppies- meaning YOU'LL have to raise them. Good luck with THAT! PLEASE start doing your research ASAP- this should have started LONG ago, before you ever picked up another dog. :(
Angelic.....................Swollen nipples are usually the first thing I noticed. Chances are real great that she is pregnant if she got with the male several times. If you go to AKC's webiste, click on breeds, then responsible breeding, they have a list of signs of pregnancy. www.aks.org.
Um..excuss me? The cutest thing in the world? I hoep not. Everyone thinks their dogs the "are the cutest thing in the world" but I don't breeed my lab-pitt mix Shadow because I think she's the cutest dog in the world. Understand the problem is called "designer mutts" More mutts in the world bred purposely= more pets that don't get adopted. There are about 2 thousand or more homeless pug/pek mixing. YOu breeding him goes the chance of one of those getting adopted. Also, it can lead to disease too for both dogs. If you want the best for him, don't breed him, he'll stay healthier.
I am sorry to tell you this, but do not breed her. There are way too many mixes in this world, we connot handle anymore. Sorry, but that is the truth. PLEASE do not breed them, and get them fixed. You will be glad you did, and you will be doing something good for the country, and their animal shelters. By the way, welcome to the forum ^-^ ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
AngelicTara, I have seen that mix of breeds and I think they are adorable!! You stated that you have perspective families waiting for the puppies which is great! Good luck with your possible upcoming litter. I agree that swollen nipples are the first real sign of pregnancy, although I have never bred a dog, I used to breed Persian cats, and that was the way we could always tell. They usually swell up by about 30 days into the pregnancy.
Yes, like everyone has been saying....swollan nipples, bigger stomach, and wanting to eat more, etc. I hope she isn't pregnant but she probably is. If you said you already found homes then that's great but if she is pregnant once the pups are 8 weeks old give them to their new owners, then neuter your male ASAP. It would be better if you spayed your female too. Good luck! Hope everything works out.
Get her fixed. Then you will not have to worry about you puppy having puppies. 8 months is too young. Please fix your mutt. If you must breed, get another peke and wait until she is 2.5. I may sound mean but look at all the homeless dogs. I know you said you may have homes but for everone you breed, another mutt from a shelter looses its life.
Call or take her to the vet immediately and see if they can adminnister a medication that will cause her to abort. If she's been bred multiple times, she's likely pregnant, and at 8 months of age, this is *extremely* unhealthy for such a young dog. Dangerously so. Think of it like a 12 year old girl having her first period getting pregnant, that's a pretty close example. The dog isn't mature, its body isn't mature. I"ve heard that many mothers that are too young will try to reject the puppies just because they have no idea what to do with them.
First off, I have family that would like puppies of this mix, I'm not sure why anyone would think that only pure breeds should be mated...we want puppies from my male and female. Second I would never abort her puppies unless a Vet told me it was the right thing to do. I have 3 other mix breed dogs and they were all adopted and fixed. It is my intention to breed my pug/Pekinese with my pure breed Pekinese just not this early...as I said before everyone was a little preoccupied with me in the hospital with my right lung collapsed again. I see nothing wrong with breeding the two for my family to enjoy raising a very cute puppy from a young age as I have. I came here for advice and had no idea what close minded people I'd be dealing with, needless to say won't be back the sad part is that people who need advice that love their animals won't be getting much of it here....I will take whatever advice my vet gives. I will breed my two dogs until my sister, two brothers and 2 cousins each have one. There is not one thing wrong with that. If I need anymore advice I'll look elsewhere. Thanks for the advice, those of you that had something intelligent to say.
I guess I will wish you luck as well "breeding." I hope everything goes well. All I would like to educate you on is that how many of these "My family & friends want a mutt" mixes there are in shelters. What if she has an over-abundance of pups? If you are going to "breed," make sure your sire and your dam (you will also need to know what those are) are at least 2. You will also need to perform certain tests. You will need to make sure all of the family actually wants a pup. Also, go here. These may waver your thoughts: http://www.wonderpuppy.net/ http://www.justonelitter.com/ I know the pups are going to your family, so please tell your family to fix them. You might even fix them before you let them go. But once again, please, fix your mix. You'll be glad you did.
Angelic...................First of all I hope you are feeling better after being in the hospital. You should get advice from your vet only. I talked to my vet a while back about almost the exact thing that had happened to a friend, that I would never post on here. My vet said that giving a puppy/dog something to abort puppies is borderline malpractice, and she would never do it. The same thing happened with my friend, she was very ill. I am sure if you had a choice, you would never have allowed your puppy to become pregnant. You have every right to feel as you do, and I wish you all of the luck in the world. A perfect world would be where we could plan out every single aspect of our lives, but sometimes that is just not the way it is, and we have to deal with it, and do the best we can.
Angelic Tara, Although I expect to be attacked for this as well, I agree with you wholeheartedly regading the mixed breed mating. I see these breeders with thier pure bred dogs, and WAY too many of them constantly talking aboout "bettering the breed". So how many puppies will they produce that will not be perfect while they are TRYING to "better the breed"? I used to have a Maltese Poodle mix and she was a doll, inside and out. No she was not adopted from a shelter, but not everone wants an older dog or a dog with an unknown history especially around small children. I think it is great that some chose to adopt from shelters, but it is a personal choice. My parents who are in their 60s lost their "mutt" of 12 yrs to cancer and are now looking for another mixed breed. Yes they will pay money for this pup to someone who chose to breed the mix, but to each his own. That is a personal choice and I think the way that some people are attacked on this list for having what some of you may consider a different oppinion is jut awful!!! Angelic Tara, I know you did not purposely breed the two this early, but things happen. Hopefully everything will work out for the best regarding this possible litter. As far as more litters to come between your two angels, MORE POWER TO YOU!!!!
I do not appreciate irresponsible breeders of ANY breed, mixed or recognized. And quite frankly- you don't GET much more irresponsible than this. Don't confuse the issues. The only responsible purebred dog breeders I know are VERY involved in their breed's rescue efforts and DO know where every single dog they've EVER bred are. It's a breeder's JOB to know that their puppies are in a loving home until for their WHOLE life. They have a litter a year- 2 at most- and always with waiting lists. They have the financial ability, time and knowledge to raise every single puppy in a litter if it comes down to it. They know how to place dogs born with special needs. They are active in the show circuit and have put titles on their breeding stock. Until someone proves that there is a mixed breed breeder who does all this- I will continue to condemn them, along with all the other crappy purebred breeders choking up the system. And WTF? Out of MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of homeless pets, there isn't ONE out there that could suit your parents' needs? They MUST support a crappy breeder? Such a shame. FLDR has placed (or will be when this final batch has gone through) 8 gorgeous 8 week old dachsie puppies since this summer- from crappy backyard breeders. Don't tell ME that all rescue dogs are "old" or have problems! Ignorance must be bliss.
Cassidy.................You certainly will not be attacked by me. I agree with everything you said, and them some. My only regret is that Angeliic will not read this. What a person chooses to do with their dog, is no more anyone else's business, than the choice of how many children you choose to have, what race they are, or who you choose to marry. So many people are way of line here, when Angelic asked what she thought was a simple question, and seeking advice. She had to learn the hard way that you simply do not do that here. I bred my Maltese for one reason. I had family members that wanted one. They all still have them and I see them all the time. My Maltese is purebred, but that was nothing to do with it. If Angelic wants to breed her dogs and populate the whole town she lives in with puppies, that is her call.