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Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer heat and breeding, infection of the uterus, shitzu
infection of the uterus, shitzu, little woman: Hi. actually, Boxer girls can come in later than most. One of my girls came in for the first time when she was 18 months old, and had two litters later on. Her sister came in for the first time when she was a little over two, only had one heat a year, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer mated by a Bullmastiff, boxer bitch, pack animals
boxer bitch, pack animals, bullmastiff: Hi David Dogs are pack animals and do not know or care that the off-spring is theirs. A female should be alone to whelp are rear her pups without another adult around as there is the chance that the female will become overly protective and/or the other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BRINGING FEMALE IN HEAT, last heat, heat cycle
last heat, heat cycle, blood work: Hi. Your vet is right. Those drugs can hurt her instead of help, it s best to let nature take it s course. If she were my girl, first thing i would do is to have some blood work done, also have her thyroid checked out. Problems with the ovaries can also cause...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, inbreeding, temperaments
inbreeding, temperaments, health issues: Hi. Brother to sister breeding is the strongest form of inbreeding. If you do this, the dogs have to be of the best quality, great temperaments, and super healthy. You need to know what is in the dogs pedigree for a long while back. The good and the bad will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, heat cycle, yesterday and today
heat cycle, yesterday and today, buisness: Hi. it means that she may have just ovulated earlier than some, or that she had actually started her heat cycle earlier than you though, it happens. I have known dogs to be bred on day 5 and still get pregnant. If she s not standing for him anymore, then she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, how long to wait in between each time?, maltese poodle, heat cycle
maltese poodle, heat cycle, litters: Hi. If you re only going to breed her twice, and she did great last time, then you could go ahead and breed her now. If you re wanting to breed her more than twice, then I d suggest giving her a break in between litters. if you constantly breed every heat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: beeding a dog with seizures, grand mal seizure, female boxer
grand mal seizure, female boxer, last period: Hi. I m sorry to heat that. First thing you need to do is to investigate why she had it. Was it caused by an outside source, medications, pesticides, heat, ect? If it was caused by an outside source, something that was taken care of, then you could possibly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitch is not gaining weight after giving birth, hook worms, goats milk
hook worms, goats milk, puppy food: Hi. It can take quite some time to get the weight back on some girls. How long ago did you wean the pups, and what did you worm her for? Not all worm meds take care of every worm. I would make sure that she was wormed for tape and hook worms. Keep doing what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Will she bleed before giving birth?, pregnancy testing, heat cycle
pregnancy testing, heat cycle, whelping: Hi. It is not normal for a dog to bleed, or have a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy. I would definitely find out for sure if she s pregnant or not. It could be that she s just starting her heat cycle. It s really hard to say for sure either...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my boxer pregnant, pregnant dogs, false pregnancy
pregnant dogs, false pregnancy, pilchards: Hi. It s hard to say for sure. some Boxer girls hide their puppies til it s time to whelp, under the rib cage. The creamy discharge is normal, and many pregnant dogs have this discharge. After 5 weeks in, she should start to fill out. It can be hard to say...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, physical shape, health problems
physical shape, health problems, good luck: Hi. It depends, is she in good physical shape? Is she overweight or too thin? if she s healthy, and isn t fat or thin, then it should be safe to breed her. Some breeders wait until the dog is this age to breed because by then they know if the dog has any health...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, bichon frise, health history
bichon frise, health history, 19 months: Hi. I have a large breed, so I like to wait til they are two. However, i do understand that small breed breeders may breed their dogs a bit earlier. Have her checked out by your vet, and talk to him to see if he thinks it would be safe to go ahead and breed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, small dogs, vulva
small dogs, vulva, chihuahua: Hi. Her attitude may change before she comes into heat. Her vulva will enlarge, and she will bleed. Small dogs tend to come in heat earlier than the larger dogs. Start watching for her when she s about 6 months old, but it may actually be later than that....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, provincial laws, puppies
provincial laws, puppies, vet: Hi Kristi Check with your state or provincial laws. Was there a contract? Are you contributing to vet cost? Was this an accidental breeding? Was your dog running at large? Personally, I would think that the entitlement belongs to the owner of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding our minature poodle, minature poodle, heat cycle
minature poodle, heat cycle, yorkie: Hi. You said that they won t have anything to do with each other, what that usually means is that they re done, she s out of that part of the heat cycle to be bred. If they didn t breed this time, then you can try again next time. What day is she on now? Was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding weights, weight ratios, female dogs
weight ratios, female dogs, giant breed: Hi Sheri There is no scientific formal. Males typically will be larger than the female. That s just all there is to it. A female can have complications regardless of the size of male. But you want to ensure that neither the male or female are too extreme....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bulldog, baggie, dribbles
baggie, dribbles, catheter: Some Bulldogs can t breed naturally. Semen collection is simple enough to do, but it depends on the dog. You need a female in heat, a ziplock bag, a syringe and a catheter. Use the baggie to collect. Take the male behind the knot and gently hold...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my chi is going into labor, contractions, placenta
contractions, placenta, doggie: Hi. Hopefully she s had them by now. the puppy usually comes first, then the placenta. Her actually pushing shouldn t last over 15 minutes, if it does, call the vet. Contractions can last a long time. It s the pushing for a long time that you worry about....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my chiwawa keeps trying to nest after litter, rescue remedy, little dogs
rescue remedy, little dogs, afterbirth: Hi Mark Was all the placenta s and afterbirth accounted for? Did you do x-rays to see how many pups to expect? How old is she? Is this her first litter? Chihuahua s can be anxious little dogs anyway, and her nerves could be shot. Try giving her some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: concerns over anxious labrador whose just had puppys, harms way, labrador
harms way, labrador, vet: Hi. First thing i would do is to take her to the vet for a check up to make sure everything is out of her. This can cause panting, and restless behavior. Most of the time, the dog won t lay on her side for the pups to nurse either. Do that first, because it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, german shep, dog breeding
german shep, dog breeding, checkups: Hi. You said that she went into heat about two weeks before you got her, that s about the right time for a dog to be ready to be bred in her cycle. So, it s definitely possible that she s pregnant, treat her as if she is until you know for sure she isn t....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding problems, renee cox, two dogs
renee cox, two dogs, dog breeding: Hi. What day of the female s cycle is she on? Is the male very young, and is he proven? What you ll have to do is to try to gently move him to the right end, or put the female on a leash, and hold her head. This should encourage him to go to the right spot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog doing strange things after having litter, food bowls, sun porch
food bowls, sun porch, week ago today: Hi. Some moms go kind of nuts after having a litter, they do strange things. Did you get her a shot of oxytocin after she whelped? I would take her in to the vet for a check up just to be sure that there s nothing going on medically with her. If she fine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dalmation puppies, dalmation puppies, amoxicillian
dalmation puppies, amoxicillian, doctor of medicine: Hi Dr. Maheen Your female is developing mastitis. Place her in a tub of warm water, the water should completely cover her teats, and gently massage and express the milk. This may have to be repeat two or three times a day for a few days. It s important...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: different sized dogs mating, thick blankets, sized dogs
thick blankets, sized dogs, good luck: Hi. Try putting them on an incline, with the female at the lower end. or, you could wrap a book with a blanket or towel and put the male on it. You could also put a few thick blankets together and put him on them, whichever he is more comfortable with. good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, mini schnauzer, dog breeding
mini schnauzer, dog breeding, good luck: Hi Gemma If you are counting the days, the best is starting at about 9 days after you noticed bleeding. It s best not to leave them together 24/7 or you can get exhausted or uninterested dogs. Typically between the 12th and 15th days are prime, but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog in danger, afterbirth, oxytocin
afterbirth, oxytocin, old dog: Hi Janine With a young female anything can cause anxiety. Did she expel the afterbirth and/or is there a possibility that she can still have a pup retained? Does she have any discharge or bleeding? Is there a strong odor? How many pups did she have?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mating, vitamins and supplements, food vitamins
vitamins and supplements, food vitamins, optimal time: Was the male you used proven? Progesterone testing would assist in helping you as a breeder, determine when the optimal time for mating your female. Caring for a expecting female begins with quality food, vitamins and supplements. Maintain a steady...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: getting dogs to latch, dogue de bordeaux, heat cycle
dogue de bordeaux, heat cycle, strictures: Hi. You may want to have her vagina looked at to see if she has any strictures, this can cause this problem. If she is fine there, then what you can try is when he is mounted and trying, someone stand close by so when he is done, they can hold the two together,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Erections in stud yorkie, poor libido, weak erection
poor libido, weak erection, yorkie: A poor libido, which is more common than you might think, could cause a weak erection. Also, if you are doing A.I., the male can become distracted and lose his concentration and focus. Dogs are different than human in that when they are mating the semen...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female dog diarrhea, 10 puppies, natures way
10 puppies, natures way, giving birth: Hi. A dog normally gets diarrhea after giving birth, it s natures way of cleaning things out. At 5 weeks though, it should have cleared up. She may just need wormed, or something. i would let the vet have a look at her to figure out what s going on. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german sheperd bitch in pup, german shepherd
Dog Breeding and Whelping: german sheperd bitch in pup, german shepherd

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female had 10 pups 2 weeks ago...., jackrussel terrier, 10 puppies
jackrussel terrier, 10 puppies, milk fever: Hi. I m glad that it worked, just keep a good eye on it. Sometimes, what you said does work, but other times, it gets worse and needs antibiotics to cure. As for the pups, I would take this pup in and have a fecal check done to find out what type of worms...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female after mating, search and seizure, freesbie
search and seizure, freesbie, females: Hi Paula I have a number of females that are busy, one runs and catches the freesbie up until she can t get her feet off the ground, another does search and seizure (including taking down grown men in full protection gear) and another is just a busy girl....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: GSD mating, female straddle, short periods
female straddle, short periods, knees: Hi Kate You may have to hold her steady so she can t move away. Try sitting on a stool and have the female straddle your lap, using your knees to support her. Day 10 gives the time to get it right, only let them together for short periods, but allow...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german sheperd bitch in pup, good appetite, german shepherd
good appetite, german shepherd, good chance: Hi. You want her to at least make it till day 58. Before that, the pups don t have a good chance making it. They usually are niserable for the last week or so. Just keep doing what you are doing, and call the vet if something comes up. You may want to report...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: being in heat again, heat cycle, razor burn
heat cycle, razor burn, spayed: Hi. It is possible that this is a heat cycle, pretty early though. It s really hard to say for sure. Sometimes an infection will attract males as well. I would take her to the vet and find out what s going on just to be on the safe side. It s really hard to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat post pregnancy, old english bulldog, afterbirth
old english bulldog, afterbirth, steady stream: Hi. That is pretty soon. I m not saying it s impossible, just not too likely. You said she s had a discharge for 7 weeks. I would definitely take her to the vet to figure out what as going on with her. 7 weeks is a long time to be bleeding after whelping....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Rusell due to have puppies, signs of labor, safe side
signs of labor, safe side, jack russell: Hi. If her temp was 97.5 yesterday morning, then labor should start within 24-48 hours of that temp drop. You said she is acting fine, pups are moving, no discharge, then I wouldn t worry yet. If she goes past 24 hours from the temp drop, then I d put a call...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack russell in labour, vanilla ice cream, first pup
vanilla ice cream, first pup, vanilla ice: Hi Yvonne It can take 2 minutes or 2 hours, it depends on the placement of pups, how far up they are. The rule of thumb is generally 2 hours and then a shot of oxytocin is administered to get things moving along. You can also walk her around and give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labour in a 2 1/2 female?, vanilla ice cream, mucus plug
vanilla ice cream, mucus plug, female boxer: Hi Tammy Is it 64 days from the first or the last mating? The snot like discharge is the mucus plug, a good sign. Do you have a whelping box for her to deliver her pups? It should be lined with paper or old towels. Let her nest and get the area...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Not sure if labor has started Great Dane, clear discharge, great dane
clear discharge, great dane, vulva: Hi. If nothing has happened yet, it should soon. It sounds like she s getting ready. The staying in your face and hiding under the truck. She should be at about 62 days now, if she has them they should be fine. It s normal behavior, so I wouldn t worry unless...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: late labor, safe side
safe side: Hi. I would take her in for a check up just to be on the safe side. Any dog that goes past day 65 needs a check up. Things may be perfectly fine, and she may just have gotten pregnant a little later than you thought, but it s best to be safe than sorry...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: length of "heat", miniature poodle, overies
miniature poodle, overies, vulva: Hi. Heat usually lasts 21 days, or 3 weeks. I m not sure what you mean by will the vulva go back inside after the heat? Are you just meaning that it s really swollen and will it go back down? If that s it, then yes, if she s not bred, the vulva should shrink...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male problems, miniature schnauzers, sperm count
miniature schnauzers, sperm count, good luck: Hi. You are right, an outside tie is an indicator of him ejaculating. If you can t get an inside tie, stand close when they breed and as soon as he ejaculates, hold them in place for at least 5 minutes. This will simulate a normal tie. I would try again, you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastiff pregnacy, mastiff, uti
mastiff, uti, antibiotics: Hi. It sounds like she has a possible UTI. I don t know this for sure, but peeing on herself is a possible sign of it. Her temp is normal. I would watch her closely, and if she does this again, or seems to have trouble peeing, then take her in. Antibiotics...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastiff pregnacy, english mastiff, tomato soup
english mastiff, tomato soup, infection of the uterus: Hi. What color is the discharge? If it s brown, or looks like tomato soup, get her to the vet fast. it might be pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus that is common in Mastiffs. It usually shows up 3 weeks or more after a heat cycle. Take her temp, if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Min Pins, 7 months, min pins
7 months, min pins, semen: Hi Mellissa The colors are determined by ancestry. They should be predominately red but if there are blacks and tan on both sides, you will throw those as well. A male should be over a year prior to breeding, although they produce viable semen as young...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: MOTHER BEAGLE VOMITING, throwing up bile, vomiting bile
throwing up bile, vomiting bile, pepto bismal: It s never to young to deworm. Some worms lay dormant in the muscle of a female and are revived when a pregnancy occurs. The worms end up in the pups and it s a vicious cycle trying to get rid of them. A light diet of steamed rice may help her stomach....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mounting Issues, cardigan corgi, poor libido
cardigan corgi, poor libido, standard poodle: Hi Karen Well at 9 he could be experiencing a weak or poor libido. Also, as he s never produced, I would think a trip to the vet to check his semen count is in order. It s always best to bring the female to the male if possible. Territory plays a part...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating dogs, mating dogs, male dogs
mating dogs, male dogs, herbal remedy: Hi. If his penis is not coming completely out of it s sheath, then you need to have that looked at. It should come completely out when trying to breed. Maybe he had an injury to it that you don t know about. i would at least have that looked at by the vet....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my mini, rule of thumb, cindi
rule of thumb, cindi, good luck: Hi Cindi Although smaller dogs typically mature at a faster rate, it s always best to wait until a male is over a year old to start him breeding. Breeding changes the personality of a dog, so keep that in mind. Once a male has been bred it s going to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Why would a mother dog kill her puppy?, cleft lip and palate, tummy ache
cleft lip and palate, tummy ache, whelping box: Hi. Unfortunately, since you didn t actually see it happen, we ll never know for sure if it was an accident or on purpose. She may had been worrying herself over the sickly puppy, and accidentally killed it (they do seem to know when something is wrong with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing dog, staffordshire terrier, rash
staffordshire terrier, rash, puppies: Hi. I would take her to the vet. that rash and hair loss needs to be checked out. A lot of times, mom will nip the pups or roll them to teach them, but biting the head isn t a good thing. I would definitely watch her around them, and have that rash looked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: VERY overdue pregnant female dog, thermomater, vet bill
thermomater, vet bill, hip bones: Ok, are you positive on the due date? Is it possible that she was bred later than you thought? Has she had any type of discharge from her vagina in the last few days? One way to tell if a dog is getting close is that her belly will look like a bag of rocks,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: ovulation days, male boxer, spotting blood
male boxer, spotting blood, question thanks: If she s still sitting on it and has dark blodd, then yup, you guys are too early. I would try each day. You should notice a difference in her within a few days. When you pat near her tail, she ll move it to the side, and her bleeding should be light in color....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Patterdale Terrier., patterdale terrier, these dogs
patterdale terrier, these dogs, sadie: Hi. If I remember right, their average is about 6 I believe, I may be wrong. I can t remember if they are known for any whelping problems though. You ll want to find your breed s parent club on line, and it should have that kind of info there. One thing though,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, black discharge, yesterday afternoon
black discharge, yesterday afternoon, gestation: Hi Danyel All is normal. Remember that gestation is 63 days from the time the eggs were fertilized NOT necessarily for the day of breeding. Keep an eye on her, as long as she has no greenish/black discharge, you should be alright. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Malamute won't eat!!, dietry supplements, alaskan malamute
dietry supplements, alaskan malamute, raw diet: Hi. I ll admit, I don t feed raw for the same reasons you stated, I m scared of not doing it right. I don t know much about raw feeding, but I do have some great links on it if you d like, just give me a day or so to find them, my computer crashed and I ll...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Problems getting litters on my girls, alaskan malamutes, fellow breeder
alaskan malamutes, fellow breeder, false pregnancy: Hi Stephanie Who said breeding dogs was easy? LOL I would put all the females on a low dose of amoxicillian for 5 - 10 days. Do this when they just come into heat or a few weeks prior. They may have a infection that is not detectable but enough to discourage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pseudopregnancy and season German Shepherd, puppy litters, false pregnancy
puppy litters, false pregnancy, 2 females: Hi. A false pregnancy can really trick you. It did us as well the begining of this month. An x-ray showed us that there were no puppies. I feel for you. It could be possible that what your other female is experiencing is a split heat. It s when they start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: WHEN WILL MY PUG WHELP??, miniature long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund
miniature long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund, sign of labor: Hi. The digging and not eating is a sign of labor. They can do this for up to 24 hours before actually whelping. My best guess is that she ll probably go in the next day or so. If she doesn t whelp by Monday, then I would take her in for an x-ray. Oh, good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian very overdue, puppy formula, black discharge
puppy formula, black discharge, pomeranian: Hi. I m glad that everyone is ok, great job on finding a different vet. This is actually pretty normal behavior in dogs that have a c-section. First thing, get some bottles and puppy formula just in case. Second, try to gently hold mom down so the pups can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preg..boston terrier, whelping box, boston terrier
whelping box, boston terrier, preg: Hi Teresa A whelping box or area where she can raise her pups comfortably and quietly is what she needs. Line it with old towels, sheets or newspaper for her to nest in. The waiting is always the hardest but short walks around the yard will help get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnent pbt, pregnant girls, dog house
pregnant girls, dog house, pit bull: Hi. This is normal. A lot of pregnant girls don t want to eat as much as they use to. the pups are crowding things in there, so offer more frequent smaller meals a day and see if that helps. If she keeps it up, or stops drinking or acting off, get her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: prematurity and viability, sticky stools, toy aussie
sticky stools, toy aussie, mini aussie: Hi. Usually, if they are born before day 58 they don t have a good chance. She should be on day 57 today, one more day to go. I would let her do what exercise she wants, as long as jumping isn t involved. Just watch her and see what she s comfortable with....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Question about Weigh and Overbite breeding, innova evo, raw diet
innova evo, raw diet, female chihuahua: Hi. It does take some dogs longer to finish growing than others, your girl may just need more time. Since at 10 months old she s too young to be bred anyway, you still have time to see what happens with her. if at 18 months she still hasn t gained, or refuses...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Reluctant Female, low thyroid, thyroid problems
low thyroid, thyroid problems, heat cycle: Hi. I would listen to your dog. She very well could be early yet, some girls do ovulate later in the cycle. AYou could try letting her around a different male just to see how she reacts, on leashes of course. Sometimes, they simply don t like the choice we...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu attention seeking behavior, pant legs, positive reinforcement
pant legs, positive reinforcement, tug of war: Hi Angela 9 weeks old -- you still have a bit of a ways to go before you finally get to say Jack YES!!! You have to think of him as a 2 year old human. You are constantly running after them telling them no, and trying to keep them safe. Personally,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu Pregnant ?, nutritious dog food, food pouch
nutritious dog food, food pouch, midrift: Hi. It sounds like she is, although it is hard to say for certain as dogs do experience false pregnancies, as you already know.:-) After day 50, you can have x-rays done to know for certain. What you can do for now though, is to lay her on her side. Put one...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud fees, stud owner, bitch owner
stud owner, bitch owner, vet visit: Hi. No, the stud owner is not responsible for the registration fee of the litter (but is responsible for his/her puppy s single registration after the litter reg. papers come in), shots, wormings, vet care, ect. of the puppies, that is all on the bitch owner....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Studding behaviors?, heat cycle, whinning
heat cycle, whinning, boundries: Hi. What day of the heat cycle is she on? It may be too early. Most people try on days 10 and 12, or on days 12 and 14. She may just be too early yet for it to happen. the male s behavior is normal for a male used as stud, be prepared for more of it. You ll...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my shih tzu pregnant?, false pregnancy, x rays
false pregnancy, x rays, shih tzu: Hi. Dogs can experience what s called a false pregnancy even if they re not bred. I don t know for sure if she is or isn t. Was she around a male dog during her heat? If so, then there s a chance she is. False pregnancies can mimic a real one so well, it s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shit-zu breeding, shitzu, great web site
shitzu, great web site, harder time: Hi. I would take her in for a check up just to be on the safe side. I m sure they experience some discomfort, but if a dog is whining, then I would have it checked out. Nothing is silly when you are concerned about your dog.:-) My best advice about breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How soon after birth will my bitch go in heat??, puppy food, whelping
puppy food, whelping, chihuahuas: yeah, I d get her checked out. Breeding a dog can change it s temperament. And she may be protecting her small puppies. Hormones make them crazy.:-) Seriously though, you need to get a handle on her behavior, especially the biting. Talk to your vet, or maybe...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sophie and puppies, hereditary defects, inbreeding
hereditary defects, inbreeding, pomeranian: Hi Tracy You want to really research in-breeding before even considering it. If your lines have ANY hereditary defects or traits, they will be tenfold in the pups. So if you have temperament issues or health issues in the line, your pups will have those...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my springer spaniel, surgical scissors, dental floss
surgical scissors, dental floss, betadine solution: Hi Lisa A female is born with all the eggs she is going to produce. She is repsonsible for the number and the male the sexes. So depending on the size of litter her dam produced and so on, will give you an idea. 1 is young for a breeding female, she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my springer spaniel, whelping box, care bout
whelping box, care bout, whelp: Hi Lisa Marie Well first thing to do is not panic. Take a deep breath and prepare. Get a whelping box, it doesn t have to be an actual box, but some place that is safe and quiet where your female can birth her pups, and the pups can t get out. It s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud dog erection, best bet, sheath
best bet, sheath, rottweiler: Hi. It sounds like he s in trouble. I hope it has went down by now. What you can do is to try to manually put the sheath over the penis gently. You may even need to try to put something cold on his penis to try to shrink it, just don t leave it there for too...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Ties?, personal preference, shih tzus
personal preference, shih tzus, couple times: Hi. Some breeders let their dogs free breed. I personally only like to breed them twice, it s just a personal preference. I breed every other day. It gives the male a chance to rest, he needs at least 24 hours inbetween breedings to build his sperm level back...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: was told female boxer was pregnant, female boxer, palpate
female boxer, palpate, x ray: Hi. If she is due this week or next, she should be showing, her breasts should be large, and you should be able to feel the puppies by now. She may even have milk in. it is possible that she may be only having one or two, but you should still be able to feel...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: victorian bulldogs, victorian bulldog, welping box
victorian bulldog, welping box, csection: Hi. Many dogs who have c-sections are slow to care for their puppies. You didn t say how old she is. If she is very young, then she may not want anything to do with them either. Make sure the puppies are staying warm and clean for now. Try to get her to nurse...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weimaraner-breeding, weimaraner, sheepdog
weimaraner, sheepdog, good luck: Hi Jeannette Try separating the breeding pair. Too much time together and they can become frustrated and just plain bored. Bring them together only to allow breeding (no longer than 15 or 20 minutes, unless a tie occurs). If she s at day 11, keep...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: west highland white terriers, west highland white terriers, osteopathy
west highland white terriers, osteopathy, recessive: Hi. from what I understand, it s a recessive of unkown inheritance. Means, they just don t know how it s passed along, so if a dog is thought to be present, then it s best to not breed that dog. It s always possbible for a dog to carry a trait without showing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, wet stuff, befor
wet stuff, befor, yesterday evening: What color was the thick stuff? Are you sure she s having contractions and is actually pushing? If she pushes longer than 15 minutes and doesn t produce a puppy, call the vet. If she has a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, call the vet....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping question, pregnancy signs, new babies
pregnancy signs, new babies, question question: Hi! I spent my time off getting ready for puppies, and cleaning the back yard.:-) The vomiting is normal,a s long as she acts fine in every other way. Sometimes they will vomit when they get close to whelping. We want her to at least make it to day 58, before...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Year old female brindle boxer and has not gone into heat, brindle boxer, 9 months
brindle boxer, 9 months, thyroid: Hi Bethany A female will first go into heat between 6 months and a 9 months old. She may have gone into a silent or split which you may not notice. All very common. Reasons that a female is late can be thyroid, food, or problems in estrous. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 week old pup killed!, yorkie pups, separate rooms
yorkie pups, separate rooms, pup: Hi Ingrid Yes, a female can and will kill a litter of pups that don t belong to it. If you have more than one litter of pups, they should be securely housed away from each other. Some females, regardless of the breed, are more alpha . While other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 8 Month Old Dog Possibly Pregnant, false pregnancy, exact age
false pregnancy, exact age, oxytocin: Hi Brianne I m off the opinion that 8 months is too young. A dam s body has finished developing, growing and maturing and neither has her mind. Young dogs can reject/kill their litter. A vet can administer oxytocin to clean out a female. But you have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 8 yr old pregnant female, beagle pup, vet care
beagle pup, vet care, danger signs: Hi. Well, any time a dog is bred, you run some course of danger. It is more dangerous for a dog of that age to give birth for the first time, but that s not saying that you re definitely going to have problems. Make sure she s on a good dog food, gets plenty...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Heat Cycle, shallow end of the gene pool, last heat
shallow end of the gene pool, last heat, heat cycles: Hi Sara Females are born with all the eggs they are ever going to produce. So as they age you are starting to get the shallow end of the gene pool. I m of the the opinion, that 6 is a good age for retirement. Especially if she s showing signs of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, mini dachshund, degenerative disks
mini dachshund, degenerative disks, mammary tumors: Hi Tabitha Good for you for learning the facts before starting on the journey of becoming a breeder. Well thought out pairings typically don t result in c-section. However there are more issues that poor breeding can bring about in the breed. Dachshunds...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, short periods, vulva
short periods, vulva, progesterone: Hi April, By that calculation she is at day 9 of her heat. Which is typically still a bit early. Days 12 - 15 seem to optimal but it really depends on when your female ovulates. Progesterone testing would tell you for certain, but you can still keep...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, toy fox terrier, fox terrier
toy fox terrier, fox terrier, young mother: Hi Vicki 9 months is still very young for a female to breed. It s anyone guess how she will do, but with her maturity there is a chance she will reject her litter. Each female is born with all the eggs they are going to produce, it depends on how...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding basset hounds, basset hounds, spay or neuter
basset hounds, spay or neuter, occassion: Hello Dogs will surprise you with what they can and can not accomplish and if a female is prime for breeding, chances are a male can get the job done. Bassets as a breed, generally do need assistance however, that being said, there is a large number that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Problems with my Lab, lab question, discharge level
lab question, discharge level, last heat: Breeding back to back can be hard on a female. And if she was feeding until the pups left, her body will be depleted of important vitamins and nutrient. This could also explain the reason for the long season. But as she s only running an extra week, it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding beagle, c section delivery, pyrometra
c section delivery, pyrometra, brownish discharge: Hi. She needs to get to the vet. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy needs to be looked at. It could be that she s reabsorbing them, she could have an infection, she could have pyrometra which can be deadly, there are too many could-be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer gave birth to only 2 pups, cause death, pup
cause death, pup, vet: Hi. I hope she s done something by now. if not, then you need to get her to the vet to make sure everything is out. If something is left inside of her, it can set up a serious infection,a nd cause death. If a puppy is stuck, or her labor just quit,t hen she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer puppies, boxer puppies, puppy formula
boxer puppies, puppy formula, puppy food: Hi. Try to get her to feed them for another day or two at least. You may have to get some bottles and puppy formula as well. Check her breasts to see if there are any hard, warm spots on them, also check the color of the milk. Clip puppies toenails if they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer whelping, mucus plug, teats
mucus plug, teats, expr: It can do. But you want to make sure her teats says supple and don t become impacted. If they feel hot and hard that s a sign of problems. It may not happen, but if it does, stand her in a tub of warm water and gently message her teats and express the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer whelping, x ray, mucus
x ray, mucus, restroom: Hi. If she was bred on the 10th day of her cycle, that would put her at about day 55. That would leave her 3 days short. This is IF she was bred on the 10th day. it does sound like she is getting pretty close. my best advice here would be to get an x-ray done....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, blue pits, puppy miller
blue pits, puppy miller, quality pups: Hi Theo When considering becoming a breeder, for extra finances should be on the bottom of the list. Becoming a breeder should be more than just throwing two dogs together. It s about blood-lines, health and the ability to place the pups in quality...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, heat cycle, progesterone
heat cycle, progesterone, good luck: Hi Robin A female can only get pregnant when she ovulates. The number one reason for not catching is timing. Progesterone testing will let you know when she s ready. Or if you are doing the counting method is typically (but not always) between days...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, having puppies, heat cycle
having puppies, heat cycle, old dog: Hi. With the larger breeds, you want to wait until they re two years old before breeding. At this age, they are still puppies themselves, and may have trouble having puppies, or may decide to not care for them. She needs the extra time to finish growing herself....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, blue nose, puppies
blue nose, puppies, puppy: Hi. You can, but doesn t mean you should. It s best to wait til she s two years od age before breeding. Bred too early and she could die, the pups could die, she doesn t take care of them. She s still a puppy herself, let her finish growing up before putting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my bitch, progesterone, vet
progesterone, vet, bitch: Hi Anne Was she growling and barking because he wouldn t perform? If the male you used was shy, inexperienced or plain intimidated by her, that would be a problem. Another thought would be, maybe she wasn t ready. She could ovulate late, or early....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bulldog breeding, english bulldog, generation pedigree
english bulldog, generation pedigree, breed health: Hi. First thing to do is to find the Bulldog s Club web site. It will have a ton of information on it about the health problems about your breed, health tests that needs to be done before breeding, and problems with the breed. This will be your first stop....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Cavalier 7 weeks pregnant, male dogs, whelping box
male dogs, whelping box, family pet: Hi Nicole My method of choice to see pups is x-rays. They show skeletal structure and can determine number of pups. But it must be done after day 50 in the pregnancy as that s when bones calcify. It will also tell the vet where the placement of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Cavalier has had pups, baby shampoo, calcium levels
baby shampoo, calcium levels, whelping box: Hi. Congrats on the puppies. Some dogs do need calcium shots. it does worry me that she s stumbling around a little bit. It could just be that she s weak from whelping, or it could be something more serious. I would go ahead and give her a bath, plain baby...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua Discharge after whelping, iams puppy food, centrine
iams puppy food, centrine, female chihuahua: Hi Kirsten Did your vet give her oxytocin? This will help clean her out. She s also been home a short time, she may still be adjusting to you and her environment. You may also want to consider changing her food. A quality food like Orjin or Natural...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Chihuahua is pregant, whelping box, x rays
whelping box, x rays, gestation: Hi Cindy Gestation is 63 days from the time her eggs where fertilized, not necessarily for when she was mated. You should have a whelping box for her lined with old towels and sheets. She ll start nesting and panting. Have you done x-rays to confirm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cavoodle, plenty of time, puppy
plenty of time, puppy, puppies: Hi. You need to let her finish growing before you breed her. At 1 year old, she s still a puppy herself. She needs to finish growing before she takes on the task of growing puppies herself. I d wait until at least two years of age. This gives her plenty of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chichuchua dog preg., breeds of dogs, all breeds of dogs
breeds of dogs, all breeds of dogs, cindy: Hi. All breeds of dogs have an average pregnancy of 63 days. A few reasons why a dog will go over that is that the dog was bred later than the human thought, the eggs weren t fertilized until a few days later (sperm can live inside of the female for 5-7 days)....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: complications during whelping for a medium side poodlemix, ruptured uterus, whelping
ruptured uterus, whelping, oxytocin: Hi. Some complications to look out for: a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, this means that a puppy may have died, a placenta came loose, or she has an infection, get her to the vet. A stuck puppy, she will have contractions and push for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dachsy at 65days since breeding, mucus plug, vet
mucus plug, vet, good luck: Hi. That musus stingie stuff sounds like the mucus plug. A dog will lose this when she is about 24-48 hours away from whelping. Sounds like she may be getting close. if she goes over day 65, put a call in to your vet, he will want to be kept updated. good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Deworming during the first week of heat, today is the first day, possiblity
today is the first day, possiblity, doberman: Hi Coretta You can de-worm her prior to breeding. The longer it has to get into the system the better. I wouldn t delay. Once she s had a tie, it s too late, you re best not to give anything medicinal until after the litter is whelped. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog with Un-used breast milk, breast milk, compresses
breast milk, compresses, puppies: Hi. If she still has a lot of milk, and is uncomfortable, you could take her to the vet for a shot that helps with drying milk up. You could also cut back just a bit on her food and water (unless she is really underweight, if she is, don t do this), and apply...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogs mating, mating animals, english shepherd
mating animals, english shepherd, dominant female: Some dominant female will not allow males to mount them regardless if they are in heat or not. It s not common but it does happen, but typically in more of the working style breeds like Malois, Shepherds and Corso. English Shepherd doesn t usually fall in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dark gree fluid, green discharge, blood stream
green discharge, blood stream, stoppage: In my experience, dark green discharge combined with a stoppage of labor spells trouble. What it indicates is that a placenta has dislodged and if there is no pushing/labor, the female can t expel the pup which mean the toxin begin to enter her blood stream...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog, having puppies, peekapoo
having puppies, peekapoo, good luck: Hi Zeydi When a female is swollen and starts to bleed it means she s in heat. She is going to be ready to be bred. My advise, keep the dog separate from all other males and have her fixed when she s done. There s more to breeding than having puppies....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, dog breeding, yorkie
dog breeding, yorkie, teats: Actually, there are doggie STD. You need to have your male tested every time he is bred to an outside female, and that female should be tested as well. It s very easy for them to pick these up. Thyroid problems can also mess with a male s fertility. You have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in heat, boxer dogs, best friends
boxer dogs, best friends, good luck: Hi Sarah The best thing to peak the males interest is to keep them separated entirely for the next 10 days. Don t let them have any contact. Then bring them together for only 15 - 20 minutes at a time at about day 10. The excitement may encourage a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mating and pregnancie, teats, physical health
teats, physical health, swab: Hi Christine The problem with breeding a female back to back is that she doesn t have a chance to bounce back. And a female used for breeding should be in top mental and physical health. A male should only try and mount a female when she s in heat....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog pregnant??, false pregnancy, female yorkie
false pregnancy, female yorkie, pound female: Hi Melissa She could have gone into a silent heat, one where you didn t notice. Which is common with the small dogs. If you are certain she wasn t bred, the cause is most likely a false pregnancy. That s where after a season, they get all the signs,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog pregnant or not???, rottwieler, whelping box
rottwieler, whelping box, teats: Hi Kacie Keep in mind if you are doing the counting method, gestation is from when the dog s eggs get fertilized not necessarily from the date they were bred. Do you have her in a whelping box? Has she nested? Is she digging? Has she gained size or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs on heat, dogs on heat, missie
dogs on heat, missie, 9 months: Hi Kate A female will go into heat between 6 - 9 months and then every following 6 - 9 months. You can expect her to come every 8 months. A breeding female should be in top physical AND mental health. After her 2nd heat is optimal. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs heat cycle, male dogs, heat cycle
male dogs, heat cycle, uterine infection: Hi Shelly Unpleasant odor could mean pyometra. It can develop into a serious uterine infection that has the potential to be fatal. If she s lethargic, drinks more than usual, peeing more and off her food, those are signs as well. Pyometra occurs during...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female wont stand for male dog, female straddle, business end
female straddle, business end, bullmastiff: Hi Michelle You could still be early for her. Regardless, sit on a chair and have the female straddle your lap. Front legs on one side, back on the other. Make sure you can support her and raise or lower her with your knees. Bring the male around...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great Dane whelping, mucus plug, rescue remedy
mucus plug, rescue remedy, green discharge: Hi Deborah You know your girl better than anyone. So if you think something maybe wrong, you are most likely right. If however, it s a clear fluid without much odor it could be her mucus plug is draining which is normal (larger dogs leave more fluid)....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Heat and Breeding, pomchi, daschund
pomchi, daschund, private area: Hi Maria First my concern is with people that rescue these poor females and then allow them to be bred. A true rescue fixes the animal so they can have long and loving homes as pets. If your female is swollen with blood and your male is mounting her,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: happy daddy, toy poodle, mum and dad
toy poodle, mum and dad, jack russel: Hi, sorry this is late. I would keep him away from mom while she s whelping, she ll most likely won t want any other dog around her or her puppies, even if they are close most of the time. You want to keep her calm and quiet, and another dog around may upset...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help info needed on rescued pregnent small breed dog 11.5 pounds, mucus plug, different signs
mucus plug, different signs, big dogs: Hi Charmian If pups were visible with x-rays, then the pups would be older than 50 days with the addition of 7 days, you would be close to gestation. With the leaking of her mucus plug, that also is an indicator that she is getting ready to whelp....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: hi, weeks of pregnancy, heat cycle
weeks of pregnancy, heat cycle, pink color: Have you taken her to the vet to check to ensure she doesn t have pyrometra? Bleeding usually tapers at day 10 and turns a light pink color. Bleeding shouldn t continue. The only difference at 1 - 2 weeks of pregnancy, is she may sleep more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: inbreeding dogs, merriam webster online dictionary, webster online dictionary
merriam webster online dictionary, webster online dictionary, online etymological dictionary: I can t give you two sides, I can only give you my opinion. I don t believe it should be illegal. Selective and responsible breeding is important in maintaining and developing any breed. I also believe in culling a litter. I believe that every breeder...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labour, two puppies, lemon grass
two puppies, lemon grass, siberian husky: The cats are the reason she may be trying to move the pups. Put her back in the garage, it s the safest and DO NOT allow the male to be around the pups for at least another 6 weeks. Some males, not all mind, but some, will kill pups. Good luck ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating, duds, poodles
duds, poodles, good luck: Hi Claudia What you are considering is called in-breeding. It can be done but must be done selectively and carefully. Any inherent trait that the lines carry will come out two-fold in any off-spring. You may get some very good pups, but the majority...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mini Schnauzer & breeding, mini schnauzer, quality food
mini schnauzer, quality food, physical health: Hi Tiffany It depends on your female. How quickly she bounced back, the size of her litter, her mental and physical health. You can do a back to back breeding then wait another year or two to bred her or skip a heat and then breed. Regardless of which...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother not feeding, oxytocin, colostrum
oxytocin, colostrum, puppies: Hi. I m not trying to sound snotty here at all, but the reason she may be acting like this is because she is so young. She s still so puppy like herself, she doesn t know how to properly care for a litter of puppies. First thing I would do is get her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male dogs and their pups, male dogs, newborn pups
male dogs, newborn pups, animal species: Hi. Yes they can, and yes, keep him away from mom and puppies. I m not saying your male will actually eat them, but it s best to be safe. Mom will most likely not want any other dog around her puppies anyway, and you want to leep her as calm as possible...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new mom, new mom, shih tzu
new mom, shih tzu, doorway: Hi Maria Try using the bottom of a larger crate. You can leave the top off and put a gate in front of the doorway (or turn the doorway towards the wall and lift her in and out of it). This will give her more room, a small sense of freedom and everyone...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my new stud pomarian, testacles, testicle
testacles, testicle, puppies: Hi. First thing you need to do is to get him to your vet. Let him feel and see if he can find it, or if it is inside of the dog. If it is, then he needs to be neutered. The testicle that is inside of him can set up cancer, and this condition can be passed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: newborn chihuahua puppies, newborn puppies, chihuahua puppies
newborn puppies, chihuahua puppies, whelping box: Hi Laura Is she a new mother? How old are the pups? Did she have any complications? Is she safely ensconced in a whelping box? Has she had any issues with rejecting pups? Are the pups all sucking and growing? A whelping box where she can t get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How often can my male breed?, champion bloodline, two females
champion bloodline, two females, quality akc: Sorry Brooke -- it s the end of the day for me, so asking questions twice helps :-) The schedule you are own is good. His age can factor into his viability but remember he can produce a million sperm a go round. It s the quality and not quantity you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How oftten to breed, many different reasons, complications of pregnancy
many different reasons, complications of pregnancy, litters: Hi. I m guessing that this would be her third heat in a row being bred if you do it? My opinion on that is this, if you are only going to have two litters, breed back to back and then spay. If you plan on having more that two, then you really need to give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pets, dog breeds, showers
dog breeds, showers, vet: Henry I believe you ve been sending me this same questions all week. The thing is it is subject. What determines the number one dog to own for you, for me or for the family down the road? It s subjective. Based on the needs, wants, lifestyle, etc....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregancy problems?, pregancy problems, vet asap
pregancy problems, vet asap, pug puppy: Hi Terri If she s leaking a black/green fluid, that is a sign of toxicity. If she had pups, they may have detached from the uterine wall, and must be removed/expelled immediately. It can be fatal to your girl. Get her to the vet asap. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Preggo Choc. Lab, household traffic, bulb syringe
household traffic, bulb syringe, dental floss: Hi. I will be glad to help. Here are some supplies you ll need: a whelping box, this should be in a draft free, quiet room, out of the way from normal household traffic. Old blanket and towels, I usually get mine from a place like the Goodwill, make sure you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnacy, heart worm, female yorkie
heart worm, female yorkie, puppys: No Problem Jennifer. X-rays won t show up clearly if the bones haven t solidified, and as I mentioned calcification of the bones happens around day 50. So no need to panic just yet. We never give a female any deworming or heart worm pills if they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy, mini dachund, pyrantel
mini dachund, pyrantel, honest answer: Hi. Well, first of all, you can t expect to write someone asking for their advice or opinion without expecting an honest answer, and if part of that honest answer is telling someone something they don t want to hear, tough. I have never yelled at anyone...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy, pet guardians, pregnancy question
pet guardians, pregnancy question, sheltie pups: My apologizes, but my main concern is with the animal s mental and physical well-being and not necessarily with the people that put them in the predicament that they unwittingly and unknowingly find themselves. As pet guardians and responsible breeders,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boxer, t break, x ray
t break, x ray, c section: Hi. I know this is late, but everyone here at my house has been sick. The water doesn t break until she s ready to give birth. You have a sac for each puppy, and the sac may break right before the puppy is born, sometimes it doesn t. if the pups are really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Fiest., sheep dog, male dogs
sheep dog, male dogs, fiest: Hi Jessica You can get a x-ray done (after day 50)and the vet will be able to tell you the size of the pups (head structure) to see if she will have difficulty whelping this litter. Fiest are a very hardy breed, so you may be okay, but I would still...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Pit Bull, heart organ, puppy food
heart organ, puppy food, beef heart: It s important to have your female on a quality food. You can supplement with raw beef heart, organ meats or chicken. Folic Acid, extra fish oils and vitamins are all a benefit. What you DON T want is to have her on a puppy food with high fat or protein...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Pug, black discharge, whelping box
black discharge, whelping box, local library: Hi Brenda Each female is different, although Pug s have been known to require assistance and reject their pups. You want to ensure that she s not straining and pushing with no end result. A black discharge is usually a sign of complications and crying...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant bitch, pregnant bitch, heat cycle
pregnant bitch, heat cycle, x ray: Hi. If a vet is not that experienced feeling for puppies that early, then it can be easily missed. it can also be missed by an experienced hand as well. My best advice here would be to treat her as if she is pregnant, have an x-ray done after day 50 to tell...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant Shih-tzu., nature diet, puppy food
nature diet, puppy food, human protein: Remember that gestation is 63 days from when the eggs get fertilized NOT necessarily from when she was mated. A females temperature can fluctuate from everything from laying in the sun to having a drink of water. So it s expected that her temperature goes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My pregnant staffordshire, mucus plug, hannah jane
mucus plug, hannah jane, staffordshire bull: Well I don t know about brilliant, but thank you for the kind words. Typically a female will stop eating the day or day before whelp. If she wants to eat, let her... unless of course she s overweight. That can cause a problem with delivery. This close...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies, puppies, vet
puppies, vet, good luck: Hi. The most important thing is to keep her area quiet, not many people around, or dogs. Make sure her box is safe and warm. Then, have the pups and mom checked out by the vet. There may something wrong with them that you can t see, but she senses. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How many puppies, american stafforshire, 2 eggs
american stafforshire, 2 eggs, old fashion: Hi Lisa That s a good myth but a false one. Here are the facts: A female is born with ALL the eggs she ever is going to produce in her lifetime. So if her body kicks out 1 egg, 1 pup, 2 eggs, 2 pups and so on. If you can t get x-rays the old...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question about a 2 yr old female bichon welping first litter, little pup, one of the boys
little pup, one of the boys, afterbirth: Hi Danita I would be taking the female and the pups to the vet for inspection immediately. Did the female expel the afterbirth? Does she have a lot of discharge? A shot of oxytocin should be administered. A Bichon pup born without a tail sounds like...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question, noww, teats
noww, teats, nipples: Hi Miriam Just to be clear, you were given a female and you bred her. If she s bleeding, she could be in heat or have an infection. If her teats are enlarged and have milk, she could have recently had a litter. Take her to the vet and have her looked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Reabsorbing pregnancy, signs of whelping, amoxicillian
signs of whelping, amoxicillian, healthy oils: Hi Samantha I can t speak for your vet, but it does happen. I wouldn t classified as a common occurrence but it is known to happen. There is no reason to believe that she can t have a normal pregnancy, but I would talk to your vet about placing her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Size of Male to Female., puppy food, 3 generations
puppy food, 3 generations, adult food: Hi Rob The thing is, in most species, the male is always going to be larger than the female. It s important to know the pedigree of the dogs on BOTH side of the male and female. 3 generations is good, 6 is better. To know what lines and what is thrown...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Spaying during C-section, pembroke welsh corgi, spaying
pembroke welsh corgi, spaying, health history: Hi. It doesn t absolutely mean that she has to have another c-section. Why did she need the first one? She may be able to deliver naturally. Talk to your vet about this. If she does need one, you can spay her at the same time, many dogs are done this way....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my Staffy has caught my 9 month Patterdale, staffordshire bull terrier, staffy
staffordshire bull terrier, staffy, heat cycle: Hi. If two dogs are tied together after breeding, don t ever try to get them a part, you can seriously injure them. I have no clue if she would be able to safely carry/whelp/care for these puppies. This is something that you really need to discuss with your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud service for my AKC Registered Siberian Husky, wichita kansas area, vet care
wichita kansas area, vet care, stud fee: Hi Chris A contract should be in writing and iron clad. You need to be very clear who is repsonsible for what including: - The dollar value (typically the cost of one pup). - The male is unproven, what happens if he can t produce? - When payment...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Swollen Nipples, swollen nipples, fatal result
swollen nipples, fatal result, gauze: Hi Shelly That sounds like the beginning of mastitis a serious and some time fatal result of pregnancy. You need to get her into a tub of warm water and gently massage the nipples so the milk becomes expressed. Do this a couple times a day. It is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sensitive nipples, sensitive nipples, false pregnancy
sensitive nipples, false pregnancy, x rays: Hi Allen A false pregnancy will also enlarge the nipples. So the only way to tell if puppies are due is to do x-rays after about day 50. False pregnancies have all the signs and symptoms of a regular pregnancy, without the end result. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my stafforshire bullterrior pregnancy, staffordshire bullterrior, mucus plug
staffordshire bullterrior, mucus plug, hannah jane: Don t be sorry, how will you know the answers if you don t ask the questions? :-) The mucus plug comes out. It s normal and nothing to worry about. Her body is just getting ready to deliver her pups. I can t give you an exact day, but you can expect...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: time, two puppies, hour and a half
two puppies, hour and a half, beagle: Hi Brittany Two hours seems to be the norm between pups. However, if she s been straining, pushing and howling, that can be a sign of distress. Stand her up and take her for a short walk, you may need to put her on a leash and walk her around the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping my yorkie, natural instincts, puppy food
natural instincts, puppy food, dental floss: Hi. All you need is one clamp. Clamp it about 3 inches away from the pup s belly. Tie it off above the clamp with dental floss. Use your fingernails to cut the cord, don t cut it clean with a pair of scissors. Use iodine to put around the base, and on the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: worried about ?Pregnant? Beagle, cottage cheese, upset stomach
cottage cheese, upset stomach, beef broth: Hi. A lot of dogs go through this stage where they stop eating and get an upset stomach. It usually happens around day 30. Keep a good eye on her, and if she still doesn t eat in another day, call the vet. You don t want her to go too long without eating....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yellowish-greenish stool in newborn puppies, newborn puppies, odd color
newborn puppies, odd color, tounges: Hi. It s time to get them to the vet. Anytime newborns have diarrhea of any kind, it needs to be checked out fast. They can go downhill super fast. It could be that they are eating too much, it could be canine herpes (yellowish-greenish stool can be one of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: i have a yorkie that preggie, vanilla ice cream, vanilla icecream
vanilla ice cream, vanilla icecream, vanilla ice: A few days off either way can be attributed to when her eggs where fertilized again NOT when the breeding took place. You want to ensure that any discharge is not black or green. That is a sign of distress. I ve said it a hundred times, temperature...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: young dog getting another dog preg., blue nose pit, red nose
blue nose pit, red nose, x ray: Hi. I m not sure why this would cause the pups to be retarded. Both of the parents are really young, right now mom would be my concern. 1 1/2 years is still pretty young, she puppy like herself. If she were my girl, what I would be is treat her as if she is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 9 yr old lab, reproductive organs, time span
reproductive organs, time span, treasured family: Hi Kandi As a female ages so in turn does her reproductive organs. But I have to ask why do you want to breed an older female? Especially if she s a treasured family member. You have a higher risk of complication and a higher risk of losing pups when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Accidental Mating, natural remedy, oxytocin
natural remedy, oxytocin, bichon: Hi Dianne You can have your vet administer oxytocin. This will induce her to go into labor. She will need a couple of doses. How far along is she? I would recommend the oxytocin, there is no way she can safely whelp the litter without assistance....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Additional questions about pregnancy, questions about pregnancy, constant companion
questions about pregnancy, constant companion, kibble: Hi Katherine It s best to restrict her activities to walks and exercise without wrestling. Rough housing can lead to aborting the litter. Your female will start playing a few weeks after whelping, her first few weeks she ll want to be with her pups....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding after giving birth, rubbermaid container, raw organ
rubbermaid container, raw organ, quality puppy: Hi Alvin 14 is an extra large litter so it s to be expected that she would be bleeding for a few weeks after. Now when I say bleeding, I m referring to spotting, typically when she stands or urinates. Although occasionally while she s just laying in her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my female for a 3rd time, health clearances, german import
health clearances, german import, time question: She is very young, I would wait, definitely skip this heat and possibly the next. How frequently does she cycle? I know I personally would never breed a girl more than thrice in her life, and usually my girls start their reproductive life at 3 years old,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Huskies, acvo eye, pet families
acvo eye, pet families, breeding dogs: Well, before you purchase this bitch for brood is the best time to decide if the two should be bred. Kudos to you for asking! A breeding husky should have appropriate health clearances: hip certification, elbow certification, and a current CERF (ACVO) eye...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Husky, 3 generations, bookis
3 generations, bookis, hereditary defects: Hi Renee You want to know the bloodlines of both parents on this female. Going back at least 3 generations. You want to ensure that her lines aren t carriers of any hereditary defects, skin issues, low immune systems, etc. If you are buying her from...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Rottie's, first mate, rottie
first mate, rottie, short periods: Hi Carla It s important to start introducing them together. Even if they live together. Bringing them to short periods starting now is key. Depending on when she ovulates, she may start standing for your male around day 12. Days 12 to 15 are typically...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer, false pregnancy, clear discharge
false pregnancy, clear discharge, different sides: Hi Jackie Was the male proven and did you have him tested prior to breeding? How old is your female? What season was this for her? What day of her heat to did breed? Did either of them have a infection, cut, fever, or bath prior to mating? False...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, margie, good luck
margie, good luck, 30 minutes: Hi Margie Day 10 is a good day to introduce them. The next week she will be prime so don t give up yet. The number one reason a breeding doesn t take is timing. Ideally, the male could stay at your place (or vis versa) and they can come together a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my female, female boxer, koby
female boxer, koby, hard time: Hi Koby How big was her litter? Did she have a easy or hard time? Did she lose weight or have any hair loss? If she did great and is in top physical and mental health, you can breed her back to back and then let her sit for a year or more. If she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding pits, fighting dogs, service dogs
fighting dogs, service dogs, hereditary defects: Hi Jennifer What are the lines? Are there any hereditary defects like mange showing up? Are there fighting dogs in the pedigree? Is the sire s line without any heath or temperament issues? Pits are one of the most inbreed dogs. They use to be awesome...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding poodles, miniature poodles, miniature poodle
miniature poodles, miniature poodle, toy poodle: Hi Michelle It s important when doing an out-cross to know what is behind each dogs, to at least 3 or 4 generations. You may get one or two larger pups but it s common in most breeds for the male to be larger than the female. I don t see a problem with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Choosing a irish setter stud, old bitch, semen test
old bitch, semen test, irish setters: Hi Greg Males can produce semen up to the bitter end so it should still be viable but it would hurt to have it check. A quick and easy semen test will tell you if the sperm is worth using. Males in most species will be larger than the female so as...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chiauhaua x mini daschund pregnant by shitzhu, emergency c section, skeletal structure
emergency c section, skeletal structure, likelyhood: Hi Rosemarie I would take her into the vet for x-rays after day 50. The vet can get a indication of size of the litter and the skeletal structure of the pups. At that time you can discuss the need for a section and have one scheduled. It will save the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: colour pigment, colour pigment, 3 generations
colour pigment, 3 generations, amstaff: Hi Graham That depends. What colors are 3 generations back on both sides on for both the dam and sire? Genetics is just more than the sire and dam, it s goes back to their lines. You may get some blue fawns out of the deal but again, it depends on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cutting my puppies cord, staffordshire bull terrier, surgical scissors
staffordshire bull terrier, surgical scissors, dental floss: Hi Nick I ve been breeding for 25 years and have never had to cut a cord. I m always ready too but with a pair of clean surgical scissors used just for that occasion but my scissors have never come out of their sleeve. Once a pup is born we do give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Date of Delivery, place eggs, time breeder
place eggs, time breeder, exact count: Hi GG Gestation is 63 days.... from ovulation not necessarily when the mating took place. Eggs take 7 days to mature and sperm can live 72 hours, that s why there is always a few days grace. Bones calcify at around day 50, so too early and x-rays won...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Discharge, pyometria, brownish discharge
pyometria, brownish discharge, veterinarian: Thats usually a pretty good sign. You can do a relaxin test at the veterinarian at 4 weeks, or an ultrasound. But the discharge is usually a good sign. If the discharge continues or becomes green in color, this is cause for alarm, and could be a sign...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Behavior after birth, babies having babies, spayed and neutered
babies having babies, spayed and neutered, poop and pee: Oh goodness, babies having babies. Was she 100% potty trained prior to her giving birth? If you are taking her out every 45 minutes but she is still making messes in the house, then quite simply, you must take her outside more frequently. A lot of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, hereditary defects, dog breeding
hereditary defects, dog breeding, 10 months: Hi Tony Some females are dominant and don t care to be mounted especially by a younger member of the pack . You are better to separate them and bring them together only for mating. But that being said, have you had your male tested? 10 months is young...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog, wasting time, time and money
wasting time, time and money, dna: Hi Mark You would have to check your local laws however you would have to be prepared to pay for DNA testing to prove that it was her dog that got the female pregnant. Then I would think that there are laws protecting your dog from dogs at large . ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breed, thyroid condition, heat number
thyroid condition, heat number, hereditary defects: Hi Mary Two things concern me almost a year old and every time she s in heat... Number one she s too young to breed, a young female has not physically or mentally matured. There is a greater risk of her rejecting her litter. She also may not exhibit...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: why my dog isn't producing any milk, neck brace, oxytocin
neck brace, oxytocin, week ends: You need to rotate the pups. 9 is a large litter. You can break up feeding by leaving half the pups on for an hour and then the others. Keep rotating through the day so they all get enough to eat. A shot of oxytocin will bring her milk down but her milk...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, raw organ, puppy food
raw organ, puppy food, pregnant bitch: Hi Carol I never recommend puppy food for a pregnant bitch, regardless of the breed but most especially for the bullies. Puppy food is higher in fats and protein and will cause the puppies to become larger, in turn which will cause complication in whelp....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is still bleedin, uterus contracts, dark blood
uterus contracts, dark blood, oxytocin: Hi Daniel What is the breed and how many pups did she have? Some larger breeds with bigger litters can still spot for up to 3 or 4 weeks after the pups are born as the uterus contracts back to size and cleans itself out. If there is a lot of blood and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dogs had to have a c-section, first pup, vet care
first pup, vet care, c section: Hi Joy It depends on a number of factors. How quickly the section was done, how long she was in labor before you sought out vet care, and how good your vet is. If this first pup blocked the exit and the following pups detached from the wall but couldn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: english springer spaniel breeding, english springer spaniel, phantom pregnancies
english springer spaniel, phantom pregnancies, progesterone: Hi Abbey The absolute best time to breed her ..... is when she s ovulating. She could be in a preheat when you ve bred her before. If you are just doing the counting method then between days 10 - 17 are the days most breeders try. If she s had 2...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Heart murmur, heart murmur, female chihuahua
heart murmur, female chihuahua, female heart: Hi Diane Three things in this bother me a) she s 7 months old, b) she has a heart murmur and c)she was bred to her brother. 7 months old is very young for a female to be bred regardless of the breed. She may have outgrown the heart murmur but she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: French bulldog whelping, french bulldog, food dishes
french bulldog, food dishes, sitting in the sun: Hi Lila Personally, I m not a fan of checking temperatures unless you know what your females temperature is when she s not carrying. And even then, there are so many outside variables that can change a body temperature, everything from sitting in the sun...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female 6lbs8oz, x ray, spayed
x ray, spayed, veterinarian: Egads. A 11 month old stud dog? I am assuming that this is an accidental breeding. You cannot tell yet how many puppies she is having. 5 days before her due date you can bring her to a veterinarian and have an X ray taken. This will give you a count. Otherwise,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my female corgi, bloody discharge, heat cycles
bloody discharge, heat cycles, heat cycle: Hi Jackie A male will start producing semen around 6 months of age. Humping prior to that is a dominance issue not a sexual one. A mating will only occur when a female is in heat. If she s not in season she won t stand to be bred. She could be coming...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female dog discharging white liquid, high risk pregnancy, mucus plug
high risk pregnancy, mucus plug, hunger and thirst: The only way to tell if she s pregnant is to do ultra sound or x-ray after 50 days. A cervical mucus plug is a plug that fills and seals the cervical canal during pregnancy. It is formed by a small amount of cervical mucus. It would be hard to tell if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first litter of pups, low grade fever, pedigree lines
low grade fever, pedigree lines, 3 generations: Hi Jenna What breed have you chosen? Is your partner your life partner or your breeding one? Have you had the dogs tested for hereditary defects? Are you doing a line breeding or out cross? Do you know the lines of at least 3 generations on both sides...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: HOW DO I KNOW THE BITCH OWNER IS TELLING THE TRUTH, bitch owner, stud fee
bitch owner, stud fee, random male: Hi Carly This is one of the many reasons we don t stud out. How far along was the female when she did a scan. Ultra sounds are not always successful and I prefer x-rays. They are clearer and more concise but must be done after day 50 when the bones...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Litter of Puppies, miniature dachshund, c sections
miniature dachshund, c sections, dachshund: Hi Kathy This is one of the reason I don t stud out. Before even considering using a stud everything must be in writing and clearly outlined so you don t have this problem after the fact. With small and miniature breeds c-sections have to be considered...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male dog wont take to female, business end, half an hour
business end, half an hour, good luck: Hi Anna You can assist with the breeding, however if the male is experienced he may realize that day 8 is still early in a season. Typically day 12 - 17 are prime. When assisting you have to hold the female straddled across your lap. Bring the male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male dog wont mount female, black labs, business end
black labs, business end, inexperience: Hi Jennifer With inexperience males sometimes you have to assist. Try holding the female you will need to have her on a short leash so she doesn t jump around. Bring the male around to the business end and encourage him to mount her. What day in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male not entering female, brood bitch, artificial insemination
brood bitch, artificial insemination, hip scores: Well, first things first, I ll assume that both of your dogs are of correct type, temperament and have earned hip scores and had genetic testing, and that you ve chosen them to mate because of their compatibility of body and temperament. That said, if she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, brussels griffon, concieve
brussels griffon, concieve, business end: Hi Carla When holding a female, it s best to let her straddle your knees (with you sitting on the floor, so you can raise and lower them). Hold her firmly in place and bring the male around to the business end. You need to have a firm grip on your female....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mothers milk and weight, loose stools, canned pumpkin
loose stools, canned pumpkin, puppy food: Drontel is my favorite form of de-wormer. It s good to do the dam too so they aren t just passing them back and forth. Drontel will get rid of the worms and eggs usually with one dose. The loose stool could be from the food. You can add canned pumpkin...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is this normal, giving birth to puppies, raw organ
giving birth to puppies, raw organ, quality puppy: Hi Daniel It s very common for a female to lose weight after whelping. All her nutrients are going to feeding her pups leaving not much for her. A good quality puppy food, high in fats and protein is a good start to getting her back to her ideal weight....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pitbull breeding, american pitbull terrier, legal ramifications
american pitbull terrier, legal ramifications, verbal contract: Hi Jared Bottom line is he is the owner of the dog. This is the one of the reason we don t stud out. As a new breeder you don t want to start out with a reputation that you can t be trusted to honor your agreement. With that being said everything should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Lab, mucus plug, food dish
mucus plug, food dish, whelping box: Hi Sonya The dates you calculated are right. The mucus plug can start to seep out 24 hours to 10 prior to whelp, so that s right on cue. Unfortunately I can t predict the exact date or how close she is. You ll notice her starting to bury her food...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant miniature beagle, maggie jpg, miniature beagle
maggie jpg, miniature beagle, mucous plug: The pups would do well closer to day 60 but if scheduled it wouldn t be an emergency would it? Females that have c-section can nurse and go on to have more litters (after a nice healthy rest period). With proper care, they can bounce right back. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy's Vaccination, pit bull puppies, rabies vaccination
pit bull puppies, rabies vaccination, mother milk: Hi Olga Vaccinations don t actually take into effect until around 8 weeks. So that s the perfect time. They get all their immunities from their mother milk before that time. That being said you have to protect the pups. Have visitors disinfect,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant bitch, newborn puppies, phantom pregnancy
newborn puppies, phantom pregnancy, pregnant bitch: Hi Geni How far along did you do the ultrasound? Personally, I prefer x-rays after day 50, I think you get a clearer picture of what to expect. If she smells and had discharge, I d be inclined to take her into the vet immediately. If she s has pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant toy poodle, mucus discharge, mucus plug
mucus discharge, mucus plug, toy poodle: Hi Jennifer You still have a week or so to go. The mucus plug can start discharging 24 hours to 10 days prior to whelp. 57 days is to early for pups, in fact, pups born prior to day 60 usually don t survive as their lungs aren t developed. Best thing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pugs, pins and needles, imy
pins and needles, imy, ovulation: Hi Miriam When you breed them for a week straight, you are going to have a tougher time to determine when she s due as it s 63 days from ovulation. So you ll be sitting on pins and needles in 2 months time. They only need to breed either once a day for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies first few days, hot water bottle, room thermometer
hot water bottle, room thermometer, pink feet: A newborn pup should be about 94 - 96 degrees. A pups internal thermostat doesn t start working until they are about 3 weeks old. The mom is 101 - 102 degrees so a pup can keep it s heat from her. Ideal room temperature is 95 degrees. Lysol wipes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: RAT TERRIER THAT DOESNT SHOW DISCHARGE DURING PROESTRUS, spaying and neutering, proestrus
spaying and neutering, proestrus, rat terrier: Well, the easiest way to know for sure if she is in season if you believe she is, is a Progesterone test. Licking can be a sign, but it can also be a sign of a UTI. My girl scootches her behind in the grass for a week or so before she comes in, but this is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my rednose pit pregnant?, dead pups, rednose pit
dead pups, rednose pit, rednose pitbull: Hi Timothy Exercise in moderation is always advised. But rough housing, bumping and running at top speed could in fact cause a female to miscarry. If she s bleeding this late in the came I would be concerned. If you can t afford to take her to the vet,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: here's my problem, different colored eyes, genetic birth
different colored eyes, genetic birth, wall eye: In infants that is the correct term for something similar. HOWEVER you can t always apply human terms and conditions to dogs. That whole pesky difference species thing. Has the breeder had the eyes tested by a reputable lab? Or have the just assumed this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my shih tzu, stomach area, time mom
stomach area, time mom, rough estimate: Well, sounds like she is close. Is this her first litter? Milk production can be a tricky indicator in a second or third time mom. When was she in season? Count two weeks later as a rough estimate of her ovulation and then 63 days from this time. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: still able to breed?, house dog, business end
house dog, business end, hump: You may have to be an active participant . Hold the female using a leash in place, bring the male around the business end and encourage him to mount her. You may have to hold him in place until a tie occurs. It is normal for the female to initiate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Unnoticed Heat, standard poodle, border collie
standard poodle, border collie, attitude change: Hi Katherine With another dog in the house, especially a spayed female, she may have kept your female clean so you wouldn t have noticed. She could be ready to breed now, or alternatively she could be finished her season. This is a tough call since...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Walking my bitch after having a litter, pregnancy hormones, kennel cough
pregnancy hormones, kennel cough, back in shape: Hi Kate Your female may not want to leave her pups just yet but it s important to start her walking again. You don t have to go for miles but around the block will keep her muscles from stiffing up. And get her back in shape. If you female has all...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: walking my pregnant staffordshire bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, little dogs
staffordshire bull terrier, little dogs, walk at night: Hi Nick When it s too much she ll let you know but Staffy s are tough little dogs and exercise is the best thing for expecting females. It keeps them in top shape and they have easier times whelping. The beginning of February I would shorten the walks...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: watery stools, watery stools, raw organ
watery stools, raw organ, canned pumpkin: Hi Cassie If the pups are 5 weeks old they can be started on solids (raw organ meat, quality canned and kibble). You can start cutting her food back and use canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) a few tablespoons of that will tighten her right up....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping advice., signs of labour, natural dog food
signs of labour, natural dog food, nature diet: Its hard to say when your girl is actually due as dogs can conceive up to one week after they ve ovulated. So its difficult to answer your questions. Usually, if puppies are early they will lack facial or leg hair or their toenails won t be as long as those...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: i am worried about my dogs pregnancy, brownish discharge, black discharge
brownish discharge, black discharge, thinkness: Hi Coral 7 years old falls into the high risk category. Brownish discharge is a sign of distress. If she starts to have a black discharge that spell disaster. I would recommend taking her to the vet for x-rays. The vet needs to determine if the pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st litter, first time mom, cheese cheese
first time mom, cheese cheese, cottage cheese: you may have to sit with her for her to feed them for a few days. dont let her be so overprotectivethat you cant go near the pups. cause in an emergency you may have to grab a pup from her. also, feed her some calcium(cottage cheese, cheese). does she feed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: age for brreding, patterdale terrier, certain age
patterdale terrier, certain age, 9 months: no you dont need to do a litter before you fix her unless you want her to do a litter. she is way too young to have a litter now. she should be at least 2 yr old and have appropriate testing done before breeding her. hope this helps. feel free to ask any other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer bitch, boxer bitch, false pregnancy
boxer bitch, false pregnancy, x rays: Hi Kayla Personally, I like x-rays for detecting pups for just that reason. You have to wait until after day 50 when the bones calcify but they results are usually more accurate. If she absorbed her pups she can still gain wait and produce milk, it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer breeding, female boxer, drops of blood
female boxer, drops of blood, hormones: you can take her into vet to get her hormones tested and they will tell you the best day to breed her. or you can keep track of 1st day you saw blood and go ahead 12 days and put her with the male dog. most females will accept the male on days 12 through 17...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxers, whelping, 24hrs
whelping, 24hrs, whole life: there is always a chance of problems with a male being bigger then a female but not as much with bigger dogs then the smaller breeds. i have bred and raised boxers my whole life and the male has always been larger then the female. the last litter my female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, little bit of morning, quality puppy
little bit of morning, quality puppy, puppy food: at 28 days the vet can palpatate her stomach to confirm pregnancy, this is really easy in small dogs. she might start a little bit of morning sickness or refuse to eat and this is normal. in the next week or so you may begin to notice the hair around her nipples...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, breeding, age
breeding, age, hereditary: Trent, Yes 9 months is too young to breed. What are your intentions with breeding? Do you understand the expenses if something goes wrong? A majority of times with small breeds a c-section is necessary for delivery of these breeds of puppies. IF you plan...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my boxer, slim chance, success thanks
slim chance, success thanks, mother nature: Hi Merle First off I have to ask if you have breed him before, did you test him this time for STD s such as Brucellois? This is very contagious and can wipe out a breeding program. All dogs should be tested before they ve been bred and after they ve...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding every heat, last heat, heat cycle
last heat, heat cycle, shih tzu: her heat cycle should be about 6 months apart. not six 6 months from puppies being born but 6 months from start of last heat. so she should come into heat about 3 and a half months after pups are born. its bot bad to breed every heat if she is healthy and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahuas, male isnt, chihuahuas
male isnt, chihuahuas, 3 years: you should take her for a checkup at vet to have her checked out just to make sure. if that goes well then you might have to hold her while they mate and hold them both still when they are locked. this will make sure neither one of them gets hurt in the process....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua stud dog size, apple head, deer head
apple head, deer head, chihuahuas: yes this could create a problem. the stud should always be the same size as the female or smaller but never bigger. when you breed with a bigger male the rate of c-section goes up greatly as well as the female being at risk to die when having them. i would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding, apricot toy poodle, black coats
apricot toy poodle, black coats, grand parents: the reason for black is probably the color of grandparents. more of the orange should start showing through but they will probably stay mostly black. the color of pups and chances of colors depends on both parents and the grand parents as well. i hope this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnant/labor, pregnancy, symptoms
pregnancy, symptoms, labor signs: The only way to know that she is pregnant is to take her into the vet and have either an x-ray or an ultrasound done to determine how many puppies, or if there even are any puppies. She could be having a false pregnancy. Unfortunately when you have a pregnant...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: when will dog have puppies, peek a poo, boston terrier
peek a poo, boston terrier, whelping: Hi Mandy Did you breed only the once? What day of her season was she? Gestation is 63 days. So her date is approximately October 12th. Now if your male was the Peek-a-poo and the female was the Boston, I would say no worries about whelping. But...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs after whelping, bloody discharge
bloody discharge: Doreen, Vaginal discharge is a normal finding in the immediate postpartum (after birth) period. If you notice that the discharge starts to have a foul odor to it, I would suggest that you take her to the veterinarian to rule out the possibility of an infection....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs wont lock together, litters, semen
litters, semen, vet: Hi Nicky Have you checked him for Brucellois or STD s? Has your female ever been bred with another male other than yours? He could have a injury. It s best if you want to continue his lines as breeders, is to take him to the vet and have his semen...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: early signs of labor, labor, delivery
labor, delivery: If you are unsure when your bitch tied with the male, it is hard to predict when the puppies are going to come. Just Before Labor Begins: Pregnancy in dogs last approximately 63 days (56-69 days). Toy breeds may deliver a week earlier while large breeds...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: First heat after C-section, old fashion, c section
old fashion, c section, puppy: Hi Maureen A section is very invasive and can change the cycle. It sounds more like she may be in a pre heat or split heat. Where she starts to swell then a few weeks later goes into full blown heat. The best way for her to loss puppy pounds is good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my female being rejectec, family reunion, chihuahua
family reunion, chihuahua, fence: how many days into her heat is she? after her fertile 3 to 5 days some males wont show any interest. you could try seperating them for a few hours and then puttinh them in the fence and observe from a window. some dogs dont like to be watched while others...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: frustrated chihuahua, female boxer, whines
female boxer, whines, vitamin b: Hi Tammy Boys, can t live with em..... You can try putting him on vitamin B but honestly consider shipping him out first. It s the smell that s making him loco. If you re not getting either fixed, you may want to consider sending one off during the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Inbreeding of Dogs, inbreeding, sibling
inbreeding, sibling, alot: the closest you should ever breed is a grandfather to his grandaughter. anything closer then that can cause problems. as far as the mothers coming from the same lines i wouldnt advise it just in case. breeding is to better the breed and if people start cross...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: inbreeding, pedigree dogs, university college of london
pedigree dogs, university college of london, professor steven: Hi Sierra It depends on the breed and the specific problems that are inherent in the lines. Professor Steven Jones of the University College of London said People are carrying out breeding which would be first of all entirely illegal in humans and secondly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: interbreeding, hemolytic anemia, long term health
hemolytic anemia, long term health, heat cycle: Hi Annee Some breeders use in-breeding as a tool to narrow in on a specific trait. Don t correctly and with knowledge it can be a good tool in a breeding program. Without that care and knowledge it s a gamble. The Basenji originates from a small gene...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: introducing dogs to mate., introducing dogs, quality pups
introducing dogs, quality pups, neutral territory: Hi Lisa How far along in her season is your female? Is the male experienced? Neutral territory is the best for an introduction. Or if the male is aggressive, then the females turf should be fine. Some dogs just don t like each other and the alternative...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Lhasa..., lhasa apso, pregnant dogs
lhasa apso, pregnant dogs, false pregnancy: Hi Ashley Did you mate her? Does she live with an intact male? Have you ever seen a male mount her? A false pregnancy has the same signs and symptoms as a true one. A female can go through a pseudo pregnancy after she has been in heat. Smaller...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating Bullmastiffs, bullmastiffs, business end
bullmastiffs, business end, bullmastiff: Hi Eva With the big boys sometimes a intervention is required. Sit on a low chair with the female straddled across your lap. You want to be able to lower and raise her with your knees and give her extra support. Bring the male over to the business...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Moving house with whelping dog, whelping box, paper towels
whelping box, paper towels, quiet corner: Hi Sarah Gestation is 63 days. Everything from laying in the sun, to picking up your stress will lower or elevate her temperature. Best to pack the thermometer and let her be. What I would suggest is put her and the whelping box in a bedroom with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, pink color, yorkie
pink color, yorkie, progesterone: Hi Debbie Each female is different. To be certain, you can do progesterone testing to see when she will be ready. A experienced male will also be able to tell you when she s ready. But yes, often it s between days 9 and 15. Her blood may change...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mis breed..., doberman pinschers, days thanks
doberman pinschers, days thanks, specimen: Hi Dana If you are going to abort the litter, you should do it sooner rather than later. Waiting 30 days will take her half way into her pregnancy, best (and easier) to do it at the beginning. That being said, there is a greater chance of her having...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother looking for dead puppy, first time mom, dead puppy
first time mom, dead puppy, vitamin b complex: You have to remember that dogs don t think like we do. Even with the fancy, cleanest whelping boxes, some females will still want to move their pups after they are born. It s nature. One quick question, did she expel all the sacks and placenta s?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newfoundland Breeding and Whelping, emergency c section, last puppy
emergency c section, last puppy, personal consequences: first, until pups are 3 weeks old the room temperture should be around 70-75 degrees. if pups are orphaned then room temp should be between 75 to 80 degrees. if your worried about keeping mom cool and pups warm you could use warmed rice socks to warm them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How old?, jack russell puppy, sick puppies
jack russell puppy, sick puppies, frind: the female should be over 2 and the male should be at least 1. the reason for the age is so they can have all testing done and it cant be done until that time. that way your not making sick puppies or passing along things that could have been prevented. i...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pale green discharge, old english mastiff, pinicillin
old english mastiff, pinicillin, white cells: at 44 days some xrays might not detect skeletons of pups. my vet waits until 53 days. i have on a few occasions had females leak light green fluid in later pregnancy and it turned out to be a vaginal infection. she would need antibiotics specifically for this....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant or not?, false pregnancy, vulva
false pregnancy, vulva, bully: can you feel pups moving? you should be able to feel pups by this time. i had a boxer pregnant with 5 pups that never showed and a boxer pregnant with 2 pups that got huge! also, you could take her in a few days and get her xrayed to confirm pregnancy. usually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian whelping, labor, holding a puppy in
labor, holding a puppy in: Pamela, Yes it is possible for a bitch to stop her labor. I am assuming that she has not absorbed the litter but just does not want to push out. Usually when you have a bitch that does not want to lick, clean or even acknowledge the puppy, I don t suggest...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my poor dog
im really sorry to hear that you lost your entire litter. as long as you dont try to express milk then it should dry up fairly fast since the pups didnt nurse so she shouldnt have gotten too much milk in. if she seems depressed or on a search for thepups you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: possibly over due austrailian shepherd, size litter, boxer pups
size litter, boxer pups, clear discharge: once milk leaks out you usually have pups within 32hrs but that doesnt include you squeezing it out. i would take her temp 3 times per day until you see it drop below 99 and should have pups within 12-24hrs. but if she doesnt have pups within 3 or 4 days i...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preg 2 cycles in a row, pregnancy months, heat cycle
pregnancy months, heat cycle, spayed: Hi Linda You have to remember to include the pregnancy months in the heat. Vigilance is really the only alternative to having her spayed. If she s showing no signs of a season or your not catching/watching them, then only way to ensure she doesn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, female akita, false pregnancy
female akita, false pregnancy, optimal time: Hi RoxAnne I would measure her chest AND stomach. If she s pregnant they will both expanded about the same rate. If only the stomach grows, it could be a false pregnancy. Did you only breed the one day? The optimal time is typically between days 9...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer?, big belly, xray
big belly, xray, 28 days: hello kim there arent many things with the pregnancy that you would notice right now. at 28 days your vet can palpatate her to confirm pregnancy. they dont start gaining belly weight until around 6 to 7 weeks. i had a boxer that never gained much weight at...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My pregnant Chihuahua, vet asap, vet bills
vet asap, vet bills, unplanned pregnancy: its always good to hear that someones worried about their little girl! what are the weights of both dogs that mated? she can show these signs for up to a week before delivery. dont leave her alone until after she whelps her puppies. when she starts hard labor...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: our pugs puppies born dead, vet asap, litters
vet asap, litters, c section: the fist thing is to get her to the vet asap and tell him what has all went on and he can give you the best advice on what to do. he will probably suggest a c-section on her 60th day or so. after that i would have her fixed to prevent any other litters. there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: having puppies, boarder collie, having puppies
boarder collie, having puppies, vet asap: the first thing i want to say is to take her to the vet asap. he will probably suggest a emergency spay which would terminate the existing pregnancy if she is pregnant. with the dog being so much bigger their beagle has a great chance od dieing while having...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rottweiler pregnancy, phantom pregnancy, false pregnancy
phantom pregnancy, false pregnancy, old bitch: Charlotte, It is hard to say whether or not she is having a false pregnancy. What I will suggest to you is to FIND ANOTHER VET. IF he will not take your dog to examine here while she is pregnant because she is not up to date on her vaccines then this is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu signs of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy, shih tzu: that can be a sign of heat and pregnancy. other signs to look for in pregnancy is the hair thinning around her nipples and her belly starting to grow bigger. you can take her to the vet around day 26-30 to have the vet palpatate her to confirm pregnancy. or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu breeding, shih tzu, herm
shih tzu, herm, giving birth: i would take her in for a checkup just to make sure but she should be fine. the first things i always look at is how she is acting as far as eating drinking and activity. you said everything was normal so you should just keep an eye on herm i had this happen...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How can you tell if she is whelping, contractions, chihuahua
contractions, chihuahua, good luck: sounds like she may be in prelabor. make sure before she starts hard labor that she does go outside to go to the bathroom. i would just sit back and rub her belly if she will let you. it does sound like everything is going in order but cant be too sure what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, dogue de bordeaux, mucus plug
dogue de bordeaux, mucus plug, rest of the night: Hi Shay The thing with taking the temperature is that .... everything can make her temperature fluctuate. The discharge is just the mucus plug which can be expelled up to 10 days prior. Is her appetite still good? That to me is the first sign...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: wheliping, labor and delivery, due date
labor and delivery, due date: Danielle, You had a x-ray done and they told you that your bitch was on day 45? Do you have a calender with all of the dates of her heat and breedings written down? If she is on day 63, they can go 5 more days before contractions can start, if they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, border collie, litters
border collie, litters, contractions: Hi Carol Each female, and each pregnancy and subsequent whelp is different. Are you going to breed her to the same male? Was she in labor a long time that why she require assistance? Was the pup breech? Did you exercise and keep her in top shape during...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, sheep dog trials, vet assistance
sheep dog trials, vet assistance, champion stock: Carol, Thank you for your information. That is great to know that you are breeding working stock dogs, since you do complete the health testing for both the sire and the dam. From my experience if it is difficult for the bitch to deliver puppies the first...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: just wondering??, waiting game, x ray
waiting game, x ray, cud: my vet will palpatate but some vets wont. also, if there is a experienced breeder in your area you can ask them and they usually will. you could always wait it out and find a vet that will do an ultrasound around 40-42 days. depending on your area depends...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my yorkies, female yorkie, yorkies
female yorkie, yorkies, 9 months: the fact that she is only 9 months old is that she is way too yound to have pups and the male is almost double her size. 2 pounds doesnt sound like alot but when they are that small its a really big deal. i would personally go to vet to get her a shot that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 4 week pregant bitch has mucous discharge, female pit, breast tissue
female pit, breast tissue, uvula: this color discharge at this stage of her pregnancy is not normal and should be seen by the vet. even if she appears to be normal in other ways take her in to have her checked out. there could either be a problem with your female or the pups or there could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Behavior after Breeding, heat cycle, yorkie
heat cycle, yorkie, 28 days: there is a really good chance that they tied multiple times while you were gone at work but no for sure way to know yet. some dogs want privacy so they will wait until everyone leaves to do their business. a female will only accept a male while she is ready...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, personal preference, yesterday morning
personal preference, yesterday morning, pregnancy: they say that breeding them every other day is enough since the males sperm lives for 4 days and only 1 tie is needed for pregnancy. i personally let min breed once per day for everyday my female will stand for the male. i also know a breeder that keeps her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding white boxers, health testing, baer
health testing, baer, cerf: Amie, Although the sire of your puppy might not be blind or deaf, they do tend to get more genetic flaws and should not be bred. I cannot tell you that your puppy will not have any health issues. Unless BOTH parents were fully health tested, you most likely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: behavior after whelping, whelping
whelping: Angela, Birth can be quite uncomfortable to a bitch just as it can to a women. I am sure that you have taken her to the vet by this time but as long as she is eating, her puppies are nursing and she is able to clean them properly and is not bleeding she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my bitch is nearly ready to give birth, staffordshire bull terrier, dog handler
staffordshire bull terrier, dog handler, time of birth: i used to breed this same breed and i didnt come across any of those problems. i never had one of my females eat her litter or have many problems giving birth. most of my females had pretty easy times whelping actually. every dog is different so you definetly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer mating, old bitch, normaly
old bitch, normaly, bully: usually when a female is in heat and ready to be bred she will stand for any male and will actually entice him to mount her. you could take her to vet to get a smear done and they will tell you what day she is on and how long until shes ready to be bred. some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, breeding, size
breeding, size, tieing: Brenda, It CAN happen but it would rupture the horn of the uterus and it can kill your Yorkie. If they were to tie it could be disastrous. I would HIGHLY suggest that you get both of your dogs spayed and neutered to avoid a potentially emergency situation....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding jack russells, breeding
breeding: Shelby, No I would not let her breed this early in her cycle. She should be receptive on day 10 and the again on 12. Once they tie the first time wait 2 days and let them tie again. After that they will be done and I would keep the male away from her for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bullmastiff whelping, whelping box
whelping box: Dee, I have never purchased whelping boxes. They are quite easy to make. You can buy material at any hardware or home improvement store. As long as you put PVC pipe lined on the bottom so that the bitch does not squish her puppies you should be ok. I do...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: After C Section, mini dachshund, proper delivery
mini dachshund, proper delivery, true labor: in my past experience if i have a female not progressing i take her for a short walk and give her a tums. the tums usually bring harder contractions. just because she had problems the first time doesnt mean she would have them again. i think where the vet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding, puppys, chihuahua
puppys, chihuahua, first sight: anywhere from 4 to 6 months after having pups she will come back into heat again. so when your pups are 8 weeks to 16 weeks expect her to go into heat. if you dont want her to get pregnant then the male has to be out of the house from first sight of blood...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, many different reasons, pregnancy question
many different reasons, pregnancy question, fertile time: usually afemale is fertile when she is in standing heat which can be anywhere from the 9th until the 16th day. as far as her release of eggs your vet can test her to see whats going on with that. he will be able to tell you if he can do anything or if thats...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: droopy ear, bull pup, left ear
bull pup, left ear, pit bull: he could have temporarily paralizedthat side of his face or it could be permenant unless fixed by a professional. its really hard to tell without seeing him or having him seen by a vet. im sure other then cosmetic he is most likely fine but you should still...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Extra large dog bred with a medium dog, blue healer, false pregnancy
blue healer, false pregnancy, gene pool: Was she in heat when you bred her? What days in her cycle was she? She may be exhibiting a false pregnancy if you re lucky. A Heeler is a tough little dog and could possibly be able to birth the pups -- it really depends on the other half of her gene...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: First time Mum digging after whelping, 10 puppies, whelping
10 puppies, whelping, vitamin b: Hi Ashlee That behavior typically means that the location where she s digging, is where she wants to raise her pups. You can add water or her waste to the spot. That will stop the digging. You also might want to supplement her with some vitamin B to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: GSD mating., blood test to determine pregnancy, donna donna
blood test to determine pregnancy, donna donna, x rays: Donna, I cannot tell you what the chances are that your bitch is pregnant. I do not know the motility of the sperm for the male that you used at stud. You can take her to the veterinarian on day 21 and do a blood test to determine pregnancy and your vet...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: german shepherd locking up, whelping puppies, yellow discharge
whelping puppies, yellow discharge, gsd: a female will only allow a male to munt them when they are accepting and fertile. with three ties you can assume she got pregnant. look for a green or yellow discharge in the next week or so, if you notice this take her to vet to get antibiotics or she could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help with yorkie pregnancy, spay and neuter, local animal shelters
spay and neuter, local animal shelters, breed dogs: congrats on taking a dog in from a bad breeder! other breeders get bad names because of the irresponsible ones out there. i do breed dogs but all of my dogs are vetted and are kept inside as family pets. that being said i do think think you have a problem...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: hernia queston, queston, new mother
queston, new mother, intestines: How much of the intestine was coming out? Do you mean she bit to much of the cord off to close to the stomach? With a new mother I would have taken the pups away unless I could supervise unless I could supervise. This is common for some females, they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Kelpie whelping, vet asap, clear discharge
vet asap, clear discharge, contractions: if she is straining to push for a long period of time or is in labor for a long period of time without a pup being born then you need to take her into the vet. sometimes when whelping a litter a female can get tired and her contractions arent as strong and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mini Daschund pregnancy, 11th of november, 24hrs
11th of november, 24hrs, sacks: the fact that she dont have big milk sacks isnt a way to tell because some females get it in a week early where other females get milk in when they whelp their pups. she could be having the pups anyway from the 7th to the 18th depending on what breeding took....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Miniature daschund breeding, mini daschunds, heart problem
mini daschunds, heart problem, testes: he was a little yound to be bred. but no that is definetly not normal and he needs to go to the vet asap! also, if its a heart problem i would have your females pregnancy terminated because he could pass that to his pups. please get him to the vet asap. if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mom lab panting after birthing, ball diameter, puppy food
ball diameter, puppy food, whelping box: when the pups are warm they will move to a comfortable spot. you can tell when they are cold becasue they will all pile on top of each other to try to keep warm. her panting after delivery can be normal but there could also be another pup in there that your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: New mom Burrowing areound pups, new mom, whelping box
new mom, whelping box, blankets: it is very normal for you to be concerned. i havent came acrossed this before but the only suggestion i have is to put her and pups in a place where you dont have to put a blanket down. or in a place where you can somehow secure a blanket down that her and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new litter 2 days old, puppy formula, pup
puppy formula, pup, puppies: congrats on your new litter! how many pups did she have? what kind of pups are they? i can give better advice once you answer those questions. if the puppy is crying alot then it is hungry. you can try supplementing with puppy formula every few hours and see...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Overbreeding, stud dogs, bitches
stud dogs, bitches, breeding: Elmer, A bitch IN MY OPINION should be a bred a MAXIMUM of 3 times during her life, after two years of age. And after all appropriate health testing for the breed has been completed. To answer your second question, I do not believe that there have been...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how old does the dog have to be to mate, bitch in season, 9 months
bitch in season, 9 months, labrador: the female should be between 2 and 5yr old when you breed her. the male should be at least 8 or 9 months old. with a male dog under a year you could end up with a very small litter. they should both be taken to vet to have them checked out and he will tell...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possible pregnant Boxer, phantom pregnancy, pregnancy signs
phantom pregnancy, pregnancy signs, false pregnancy: with at least 3 ties i would assume she is pregnant. some boxers have a phantom pregnancy where the pups are insde her rib cage and she wouldnt put on much weight. go ahead and treat her like shes pregnant and make her a whelping area and feed her puppy food....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Bitch, sign of labour, pregnant bitch
sign of labour, pregnant bitch, nether region: Cath, A bitch can be pregnant 10 days past the normal gestation period of 63 days. The longer she goes after the gestation date, the longer you risk that something happening to the pups. I would suggest that you take her in to get examined by a veterinarian...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant boxer, phantom pregnancy, signs of pregnancy
phantom pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: with my experience with my bozers ive had many boxers have the pups in their ribcage and unable to feel pups. to be on the safe side you could take her in and get a xray to confirm pregnancy and how many pups she is having. watch for discharge, this is also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnat dog, labrador, nipples
labrador, nipples: it is perfectly fine to bathe your dog while she is pregnant. you may just want to help her into the tub. you will want to bathe her in her last week to make sure her nipples and stuff are all cleaned up. i hope this helps and feel free to ask any other questions...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Previous C section, toy poodle, c-section
toy poodle, c-section: Kristin, It varies with each delivery. It is possible for her to have the puppies naturally, but I do not know the circumstances of why she had to have a c-section the first time so I can only stipulate in my answer to you. I would highly recommend that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my preg pug, dark brown colour, two lumps
dark brown colour, two lumps, false pregnancy: sounds like either shes pregnant or is having a false pregnancy. you can confirm her pregnancy at the vet or you could wait it out and start taking temps. her normal temp is between 100-102. when her temp goes down to 97.9-98.6 take her temp again in 2 hrs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, false pregnancy, staffie
false pregnancy, staffie, x rays: Did you only breed her the one time? What day of her season did you breed her? Is this her first litter? Gestation is 63 days from ovulation and semen can live 72 hours so keeping that in mind, she may yet deliver. I would take her for x-rays just for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppys help, prelabor, germanshepherd
prelabor, germanshepherd, consistancy: all of this is normal and i dont think it will be too long before you see pups. start watching for her to start digging at blankets, couch, or bed. she is looking for a safe place to have her pups. when she finds the place and she is in prelabor then she will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: RE: pup delivery, vet asap, spaniel
vet asap, spaniel, pup: are you sure there are more pups in there? if there are more in there then she needs to get to the vet asap! they shouldnt go that long without having all of their pups. there could possibly be a dead pup holding up the rest of the pups which in turn could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shar pei, shar pei, first pup
shar pei, first pup, clear discharge: there is usually a rise in temp right before it drops down right before labor. you just have to make sure that the thermometer is in far enough every time you temp her. as far as discharge it varies from female to female. i had 1 female that had discharge...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud wont mount the bitch, pink discharge, breeding dogs
pink discharge, breeding dogs, bitch: if he walks away then its not quite time yet. its hard to believe but when it comes to breeding, dogs are smarter then us and when the time is right they will both make it happen. ive had a bitch stand for a male for 3 days before he actually mounted her....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Time to breed, breeding, heat cycle
breeding, heat cycle: What is the reason behind your breeding? Are you showing your dog in any sort of performance or conformation type events sanctioned by the AKC or other club? How old is the female? How old is the male? What sort of health testing have you done? She is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: ten year old Pom. preganant?, confirming pregnancy, vet asap
confirming pregnancy, vet asap, quality puppies: she can get it up to 7 days after they tied together. if not then can do a spay and it would terminate the pregnancy. the shot is fairly cheap and spaying is more expensive. but if you cant get her in before that point you can call the local animal shelter...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, green discharge, german sheperd
green discharge, german sheperd, pup: yes a green discharge is normal after whelping a litter of pups. the last after birth has to come out within 12 hrs of last pup. chances are it came out and you didnt notice but i would go ahead and take her in to vet just to make sure and she could also use...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Too Young To breed?, large breed dogs, mother thanks
large breed dogs, mother thanks, cane corso: large breed dogs are more prone to hip problems then smaller dogs but bad hips can be passed down from parents. the best thing you can do is get a pup from a breeder that will show you proof of hip testing on both parents. the testing is expensive and cant...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: young pregnant bitch, pregnant bitch, ays
pregnant bitch, ays, 15 months: 15 months is pretty young but there shouldnt be too many problems. at 50 days take her to vet for xray where they can tell you how many pups and if they are too big for her to deliver. i suggest at 57 days to start taking her temp. her normal temp should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 non-pregnant dogs, pregnant dogs, loving dogs
pregnant dogs, loving dogs, best buddies: Hi Michelle I m going to try and answer all your questions without missing any (I hope). First your females will all come into heat at the same time, it s referred to as The Dorm Effect . If this is the first time you ve had three females in one place,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, mix breed dogs, perfect health
mix breed dogs, perfect health, 5 months: Matt, Anytime you breed a very small dog there is a risk of complications. I do not suggest ever breeding mix breed dogs. But if you must, I would wait for three heats after the puppies are born, or the equivalent of 1 and a half years after. The more times...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: De-worming a Bitch who is nursing puppies, de-worming nursing bitch, de-worming nursing puppies
de-worming nursing bitch, de-worming nursing puppies: Cristen, These is more then one person that answers questions in this forum. I am not sure if you are referring to a question that I previously answered or another expert on the breeding forum. To answer your question, the bitch can be de-wormed during...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Difficult Breeder " Once A Year Heat", breeding, tie
breeding, tie, stud: First of all...the American Kennel Club does not recognize Blue Merle s as an acceptable color. Based on that alone I would not suggest breeding your bitch, the blue merle gene in many breeds has very adverse affects on the puppies, which is why the color...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Doberman day 49 in pregnancy, delivery, due date
delivery, due date, breeding: Carrie, How many times did the male tie with her...When you say first witnessed breeding...were you not monitoring the entire time? I cannot tell you with certainty that she maybe farther along if you do not know how many times and what days she tied. This...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding, breeding, mix breeds
breeding, mix breeds: Zach, My personal opinion is that she should not be bred and should be spayed as soon as she is 5 pounds. There is absolutely no reason to breed any dog for profit or to add to the already overwhelming overpopulation of dogs in this country. If you have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog season/mating, secondary bacterial infections, progestrone
secondary bacterial infections, progestrone, litters: Hi Jane Personally all antibiotics should be giving PRIOR to mating, usually at the start of a season. As Herpes is a virus, there is no particular reason for administering antibiotics, unless a secondary bacterial infections occurs. Larger dogs tend...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog, breeding, mix breed
breeding, mix breed, signs of pregnancy: Amber, Was this a planned breeding or an accident? For the future I would suggest that you separate your dogs instead of allowing them to breed. 5 years old is at the end of a females ability to have a safe and healthy pregnancy, and she really should not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog in labor, contractions, puppies
contractions, puppies, puppy: Julie, A bitch can be in labor and have a 24 hour period in between puppies. However if you are waiting one day apart for each puppy, you should take her to the vet and have them examine her. They maybe able to give her something to help with the contractions....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possible singleton puppy?, x ray, c section
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possible singleton puppy?, x ray, c section, pup

Dog Breeding and Whelping: good diet for whelping dog, puppy, nutrition
puppy, nutrition, food: Yes I do feel that this is adequate nutrition for your bitch. Orijen is a great food and will puppy all the nutrition that your puppies will need. Cottage cheese and yogurt is really good. You can also use goats milk for the puppies and the mommy as well....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Help, stud service, gsp
stud service, gsp, butt: at day 9 she is likely not ready yet. you can scratch back by her butt and if shes ready she will flag her tail and back her butt up. i also had a male that wouldnt mount a dominate female. my female was very dominate in the mating process and my male wouldnt...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: husky 56 days, worse case scenario, sexual maturity
worse case scenario, sexual maturity, breeding dogs: Sarah, First of all...I don t believe in the word sneaky when it comes to breeding dogs. If you have a male and a female and you do not have the intention to breed them, they should be kept apart, ot should be altered before they can get pregnant or reach...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: italian greyhound, italian greyhound, female shit
italian greyhound, female shit, shit tzu: Hi Melanie My question would be... why would you or what would be the purpose? Please don t take that to mean you shouldn t, I m just curious. The combination may not be for everybody and when combining two breeds you have to remember that you are mixing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating yorkie, swollen nipples, heat cycle
swollen nipples, heat cycle, wasting energy: Hi Priscilla First, your male should only mate your female when she s in her season between days 9 and 15. Anything else and he s wasting energy and semen. A female has to ovulate to become pregnant. Breeding too much can damage either the male or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Possible singleton puppy?, palpitation, ultrasound
palpitation, ultrasound, x-ray: Usually you want to do a palpitation, but only a qualified veterinarian should perform a palpitation. On day 29 they migrate lower into the horn into what is called the breach of the stem, but day 29 is the first day this happens. So usually day 30 or 31 are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pitbull and three day old puppies, backyard fence, afterbirth
backyard fence, afterbirth, x rays: Hi Emily A couple of things, How old is your female? Each pup should have been in a sac so there is a placenta for each pup. Did you see 5? The afterbirth is a large glob-like discharge. Usually bigger and darker than the placenta s. Was this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: st bernard, silent heat, no heat
silent heat, no heat: Andrew, If you have to do something chemically to bring your bitch into heat this is usually a sign that she should not be bred. Chemically or medically inducing a bitch to come into heat is not the best way to go about breeding. She maybe going through...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Temp and labor?, dry heave, signs of labor
dry heave, signs of labor, thermometer: the temp goes up right before it shoots down before labor. sometimes the difference in temps can be from the thermometer bot being inserted far enough. it has to be in all the way everytime you take it. other things you can watch for is her nesting, panting,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, australian shepherd, dominance
australian shepherd, dominance, signs: Hi Leslie What exactly is she doing? Is she flagging and engaging in sexual play or is she humping? Just FYI, humping is usually a dominance issues. Has she been confirmed pregnant? Could she be having a split heat? Can you provide me with a bit...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, uterus contracts, english springer
uterus contracts, english springer, glob: Hi Romy She should have expelled a placenta for each pup and then she will have one large glob of afterbirth (usually black or really dark red), which can be a few hours or a day after. She may also spot or bleed for a week or so after as her uterus...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: worried!, pregnancy, spay
pregnancy, spay: Christine, I cannot tell you when she will go into heat, it just depends on the individual dog. My suggestion to you is to get her spayed before she goes into her first heat that way you will not have to worry. The more times you allow her to go into heat,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1 to 3 week old pit wont take bottle., wet nurse, wash cloth
wet nurse, wash cloth, hour and a half: Hi Gavin You may need to get a feeding tube for him or put the formula on a wash cloth and let him suck that. Most pups that young are feeding off their dam 24 hours a day. How often are you feeding him. Depending on how much he s getting, it should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Acting strange a month after giving birth, purina puppy chow, chunks of meat
purina puppy chow, chunks of meat, dry dog food: Hi Kasey Worms can lay dormant in the muscle until pregnancy. I would be de-worming not just her put the pups too. It s a false sense of security thinking that the dogs don t have them. 9 is a big litter so it will take a bit for her to bounce back....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Annual Girl, full spectrum lighting, food fortifier
full spectrum lighting, food fortifier, salmon oil: If she spends a lot of time indoors, which happens in the colder climates, you can help boost her internal clock by leaving a light bulb, full spectrum lighting works best (available at any hardware store) on 24 hours. Leave the light bulb on over her area....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, hjd, gsd
hjd, gsd, german shepherd: Hi Amber With Shepherd s especially, I would wait to to testing on him. The GSD is one of my all time favorite breed but it s riddled with HJD and Cryptorchidism. The importance of a healthy male with no genetic disparities must not be overlooked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, false pregnancy, lhasa apso dog
false pregnancy, lhasa apso dog, lhasa apso: Hi Bev Unfortunately one week is too early to tell if a female caught. One month is early. If she was ovulating when she was bred, then you have a good chance. False pregnancy have all the same signs as the real deal without the end result. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Questions, quality pups, pet quality
quality pups, pet quality, genetic defects: Hi Mike To clarify, I always say it s okay when there is in no genetic defects in the lines. Any issues that are present in the lines will come out tenfold in the off-spring, so keep that in mind. The breeding will produce some very nice pups, put...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Brother/sister mating, hereditary defects, health risk
hereditary defects, health risk, brother sister: Hi Dee A few things I find disturbing, 7 months old, brother and Dalmatian. First a first heat is young to be breeding. Neither dog has developed either physically or mentally. When doing an inbreeding, the dogs should be SUPERIOR in every way. Any...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding in the uterus, natural remedy, health store
natural remedy, health store, arnica: Hi Kim Some females will bleed a bit more after a section because the uterus tears, especially if they had a big litter. You may want to start giving her arnica. It s a natural remedy available at any health store, it will help with the healing and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, yorkie pup, neighborhood dogs
yorkie pup, neighborhood dogs, spotting blood: Hi Stephanie If s she been in heat for a week, there is a slim chance however, for the next 20 days I would not let her out alone or unsupervised. You are going to have all the neighborhood dogs over and a mix breeding (depending on the size of the male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, intervertebral disk disease, miniature dachshunds
intervertebral disk disease, miniature dachshunds, c sections: Hi Dan With the smaller dogs you may have a greater risk of c-sections. Especially when miniature comes into play. What is a concern is genetics. Intervertebral disk disease is very common in this breed. My niece has a Mini Dach and the poor little...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, old bitch, jack russel
old bitch, jack russel, clueless: Hi John You could use your 12 year old as a teaser. Or at the very least a gauge to let you know if the female is ready. At 12 he s not going to be producing the healthy stuff . Day 7 or 8 of a season is to soon to be breeding, the female may not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my dog, little dogs, staffy
little dogs, staffy, supplement quality: Hi Kim First, a female doesn t have to be in heat to be spayed. In fact, she should not be in season. If I understand the question, she had 2 litters and is expecting again? Staffy s are tough little dogs with proper food and care she should be able...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding male with two females, two females, physical shape
two females, physical shape, raw meat: Hi Lainey Before anybody does anything make sure all dogs involved have been tested for STD s including Brucellois. I ve heard of one stud wiping out 9 programs in one go from studding out untested. Not good. Okay, that being said. It s fine for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding shih tzu, pound male, shih tzus
pound male, shih tzus, shih tzu: Hi Lisa With most all breeds the males are bigger than the females. It s important to remember not only the size of the male but the size of all the dogs in the background on both sides. It there are big boys in both their pedigrees chances are she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: british bulldog first period and breeding, pregnancy and labour, british bulldog
pregnancy and labour, british bulldog, disposable diapers: Hi Lisa Your female should come into heat the first time between 6 and 9 months old. If she s older than that, I would have her thyroid check out to ensure it s working properly. She needs to keep herself clean, but in the house, it s advisable to use...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogs teeth, missing teeth, baby teeth
missing teeth, baby teeth, malocclusion: Hi Guillermo First you have to determine why she doesn t have them or are they impacted behind? Some dogs carry a mutation for missing teeth. Retained baby teeth and teeth out of alignment can cause malocclusion and gum injury. Most bite problems...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: English Bulldog 56 days pregnant and not eating., mucus plug, canned dog food
mucus plug, canned dog food, raw organ: Your female needs to get back into the care of the pups. She could be just reacting from the surgery. Try her on a double dose of Bach s Rescue Remedy. This will help calm her down. Don t leave her a lone with the pups but encourage her to lay and feed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: English bulldog, old english bulldog, mucous plug
old english bulldog, mucous plug, taking a risk: Hi Kim We re you able to determine the reason for the seizures? And I promised myself I wouldn t rant about the importance for quality healthy animals used in breeding programs. That s for another day. However, you are always taking a risk doing a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female in Heat, female pit, pup
female pit, pup, period of time: Hi Amanda How old is your female? If this is her first heat, she should be separated. A season can last 21 days. You female is ready to get pregnant when she ovulates. That can happen anytime between day 9 and 21. A male can produce semen until...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding raspberry tea/ leaves, raspberry tea, uterine contractions
raspberry tea, uterine contractions, red raspberry: Hello If the female is stock full of pups it doesn t matter what you do, if she doesn t have room for contractions the only option is a section. It s not raspberry tea that you want to give her but Red Raspberry. You can get it either in a leaf or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Husky Mother Digging/ Whining, whelping box, decent size
whelping box, decent size, siberian husky: Hi Michelle The problem is this .. you let her have her pups in your closet, and the moved them. What you should have done is moved her immediately to her whelping box before she even finished having her pups. What she is doing is trying to make a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: not in heat....
Hi Brandi A female will only stand for a male when she s in heat. And she can only become pregnant if she was/is ovuating when the tie occured. So yes, you should be worried. Are you sure she went into full heat in December? Could she have an infection...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Russell Terrior Mix in labor, jack russell terrior, jack russell terrier
jack russell terrior, jack russell terrier, third pup: Hi Amanda Could be she ate the first one, which is common. It s normal for a female to rest between pups, even up to a few hours. Make sure you take her out to walk a little bit (you may need to carry her as she may not want to go). Walking will help...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labrador not getting tie, stud owner, labrador
stud owner, labrador, good luck: Hi Lisa I m not sure what you mean by outside tie . Do you mean he becomes fully extended without entering the female? I agree with the stud owner, you female may not be ready. Also are you just visiting or is your female having sleep overs so they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How much longer?, clothes closet, whelping box
clothes closet, whelping box, poor diet: Still the move into your household, from a guest to a permanent residence will have it s stess for her. You are kidding yourself if you think there won t be issues, especially if she s a first time mother. If you raised her from a pup with your pack...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: minature snauzcher, females, bitch
females, bitch, good luck: Hi Deborah A season can last up to 21 days. If she started standing on day 10 she will stand for the about a week after. A females doesn t need to be bred every day, it can be too much for some males. Males determine the sex and females determine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: very minimal weight gain, with u/s confirmed large litter, breeding dogs, hi amy
breeding dogs, hi amy, minimal weight: You know sometimes sh*t happens. No reason and no explanation. I know that s not what you want to hear but there you have it. Could be she has a bit more testosterone in her system, especially if she s buff. I would recommend before breeding her next...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother spotting, eukanuba puppy food, puppy shots
eukanuba puppy food, puppy shots, chicken hearts: Hi Karen First let me say... Holy Cow your CHI had 9 pups! With a litter that size I expect the dam to bleed for a month or more. So the spotting is okay and normal. Going on 7 weeks I would supplement their diet with raw or cooked chicken hearts,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: New Mother, vitamin b complex, rescue remedy
vitamin b complex, rescue remedy, whelping box: Picky eaters are tougher to deal with because they may not be getting what they need. There are some excellent products on the market that would be a better quality but what can you do if she won t eat? Any organ meats, (heart, kidney or liver) will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my nursing beagle, blood blisters, puppy food
blood blisters, puppy food, kibble: At 5 weeks old the pups have teeth and nails. You may want to trim the nails to make sure she s not getting scratch. The pups can also be on solid food, canned puppy food is good mixed with kibble, with nursing happening only once or twice a day. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: odd, clef palette, pit pull
clef palette, pit pull, pit mix: Hi Ashley When was her last litter? What food is she fed? Was she given supplements at all during her pregnancy? Was she given anything during her pregnancy? The deformity sounds like a clef palette. The pup may have trouble eating and breathing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie, female yorkie, stages of labor
female yorkie, stages of labor, vet: Hi Johna When was her first litter? Did you use the same male? Is she pushing or just panting? It sounds like she s in the first stages of labor. HOWEVER that being said, I would watch her closely to ensure that she isn t having trouble. If she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie, high risk pregnancy, female yorkie
high risk pregnancy, female yorkie, male yorkie: Hi Naudia The problem I have with feeding a pregnant female puppy food BEFORE she whelps is that the pups get to large in utero and then there can be complications in the birthing process. You are better off to feed her the puppy food after the pups are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie, food fortifier, male yorkie
food fortifier, male yorkie, puppy food: Hi Naudia Yes, just keep her on the food she s on. You can supplement her with chicken, heart, kidney, or liver. Fish oil or a good all food fortifier is a good supplement to add to her kibble too. A whelping box is important, we don t cover ours....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: patterdales, new years day, little dogs
new years day, little dogs, whelping box: It s very important NOT to give her any vaccinations or de-wormer until after the pups are whelped. She should be increasing her food intact so she can sustain herself and her pups. You can add a little crushed or fresh garlic into her food to help repel...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer and vitamins, lower abdomen, puppy food
lower abdomen, puppy food, increased appetite: Hi Siobhan It s never advisable to give a pregnant (or suspected)female de-wormers or shots. They can be very harmful to the ensuing pups. You are best to wait until after the pups are whelped. How far along is she? And what was the name of the product...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: questionable postpartum, neck glands, black discharge
neck glands, black discharge, oxytocin: Hi Catherine Green and black discharge are a sign of trouble. She s either retained a placenta or pup. If she s hot, that s a sign of a fever. And the signs combined is a red flag. You need to get her a shot of oxytocin immediately. So a trip to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Schnauzer breeding, swelling of the vulva, pinkish color
swelling of the vulva, pinkish color, hi amy: Hi Amy Before you do ANY breeding you should have two things in place, a breeding contract and a Brucellois test. A female is most fertile when she s ovulating. The number one reason a breeding doesn t take place is timing. A female will come into...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Staff pregnant, mucus plug, taking temperature
mucus plug, taking temperature, charlene: Hi Charlene It sounds like her mucus plug. Very normal, nothing to panic about. It can start discharging a few weeks to a few hours prior to whelping. Personally, I don t take stock in taking temperature unless you know the female s temp when she s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Strange behavior after my shih-tzu was bred, small dogs, strange behavior
small dogs, strange behavior, shih tzu: Hi Tammy Some maidens (especially small dogs) can become frantic with the mating. Especially if the male misses the mark and gets her anus. A internal check will let you know if she s too tight. Some female have an extra ring of skin inside the vulva....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: spotting some.., health food store, size litter
health food store, size litter, veterinary practices: Hi Karen Honestly I adore the veterinary practices and the services they provide. But I LOVE my vet who is mobile and doesn t have the high cost and overhead of running a practice. Has your female ever displayed any signs of bleeding or health issues?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: to many ties?, entire season, females
entire season, females, chihuahua: Hi Sarah Some females will present themselves to a male for their entire season. Others only on the days they are ready. What day in her heat is she? A tie once every other day is more than enough. However, if she s not ovulating yet, she may not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Vaccination, girlish figure, adenovirus
girlish figure, adenovirus, parvo: Hi They can go to the vet anytime although the first booster and check up is usually done at 6 - 8 weeks. The first shot includes distemper, parvo, and a adenovirus. I would recommend a de-wormer for the pups and the dam while you re at it. Once...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Vizsla bitch eating non-stop, pregnancy hormones, puppy food
pregnancy hormones, puppy food, tapeworm: Hi Phil Has she put her pre-puppy weight? Did you increase her food while she was pregnant? What food are you feeding her? She should absolutely (as with the pups) be de-wormed now regardless. Some worms lay dormant in the muscle until the pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weaned Beagle mom's appearance, puppy mill, light exercise
puppy mill, light exercise, flyball: Hi Courtney At 5 years old do you know how many litters she had? If she was bred every season she may never get her figure back. Star with light exercise and work your way up to hard (flyball, running, etc.) that is the best thing for tightening her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping chihuahua?? Temp concerns?, time mother nature, c sections
time mother nature, c sections, pup: Hi Jaime You can t time Mother Nature. It could be any minute or in a few hours. With Chi s especially, if she s panting and pushing without any success, you may want to contact your vet. Don t let her go too long (no more than 2 hours) before you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie Poo breeding, toy poodle, yorkie poo
toy poodle, yorkie poo, progesterone: Hi Matt It depends on when your female is ovulating. The number one reason a mating doesn t take place is timing. Progesterone will tell you when she s ready. Otherwise, you can start bringing them together around day 9 and bring them every day until...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie poo out of heat, male dogs, hi matthew
male dogs, hi matthew, blood test: Hi Matthew It is early to be starting another season, unless she had a split heat or if she has an infection. Just FYI humping is usually a sign of dominance. It would hurt to take her in to the vet and do a simple blood test to make sure she doesn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie poo& yorkie, false pregnancy, x rays
false pregnancy, x rays, gestation: Hi Antoinette Gestation is 63 days after the eggs are fertilized NOT NECESSARILY after breeding. You will know she s pregnant for certain if you a) do x-rays or ultra sound or b) she has pups. False pregnancy show all the same signs without the end...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breed information correct?, male puppies, coon hound
male puppies, coon hound, dna test: Hi Leaha I can t see any of those breeds in the pups at this age. I would think by the shape of their heads and ears that would be Lab, the white blaze down their forehead and the longer muzzle is a Pit trait. I can t see much of their body type so that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boston terrier breeding question, parents and grandparents, adult food
parents and grandparents, adult food, boston terrier: Hi Lanette What you need to know is the weight and sizes of the parents and grandparents on either side too. If the female comes from a line of large dogs, chances are she s going to throw larger size pups, and if the male has large dogs in his peds,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, autoimmune diseases, autoimmune deficiencies
autoimmune diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, shitzu: BIG RED FLAG!!!!! Why is your female on prednisone? Prednisone is often used for treating autoimmune diseases. So that tells me that your female should not be considered for breeding as most autoimmune deficiencies and diseases are hereditary and will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, progesterone, frustration
progesterone, frustration, good luck: Hi Chloe If you are not going to dog progesterone testing to ensure your female is ovulating your guessing. Take the first day of bleeding as day 1. To keep the peace you may want to start bringing them together around day 9, the female will start flagging...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: about breeding, artificial insemination, female dogs
artificial insemination, female dogs, aggressive dogs: Hi Sravan My question would be why would you want to breed an aggressive dog? Temperament is trait passed on future generations. And with BSL and communities clamping down on aggressive dogs, the threa of having pups euthanized should be a real concern....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua breeding, female chihuahua, chihuahuas
female chihuahua, chihuahuas, swimmers: Hi Tina Some inexperienced males just need practice. They get over excited, try and mount the wrong end and waste all their swimmers. You have to let him keep trying. With a larger dog I would suggest holding the female, but with the Chi s they can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Day 65 going into day 66, signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy, teets: Hi Darlene Tough to say as a false pregnancy has all the signs of a true one, without the end result of course. One thing to remember is gestation is 63 days from when the eggs were fertilized not necessarily from the date of mating. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, chocolate lab, heat cycle
chocolate lab, heat cycle, leeway: Hi Lea-anne The number one reason a breeding doesn t take is timing. You female has to be ovulating and she may do that a day 9 or day 19. You have some leeway as it takes 7 days for the eggs to mature and sperm can live up to 72 hours. So if she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog breeding, micro mini dachshund, family nuts
micro mini dachshund, family nuts, squirt bottle: You now have a breeding male in your home, life is over as you know it. Your male will be on the look out until the day he s fixed. Once your female finishes her season, he may leave her alone. Do the female a favor and keep the male away from her before...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: day 54 of pregnancy, english bulldog, kaleena
english bulldog, kaleena, cesarian: Hi Kaleena If you re concerned with your female and the pup, then absolutely you should take her in to the vet. That would give you some peace of mind to know what to expect. On the flip side, at day 54 you only have over a week to go. So you re in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, toy dog, vulva
toy dog, vulva, good luck: Hi Christine What day of her season did you breeder her? How many times did you breed her? Was she ovulating? Was the male tested for Brucellois? The number one reason a mating doesn t take is timing. But she s at the half way mark, so she may not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog in heat previous problems, low grade fever, dead pups
low grade fever, dead pups, water brake: Hi Jas Before you breed her I would put her on a low dose of antibiotics to ensure she s all clean with no infection or low grade fever. I would also have the male tested for Brucellois. A possible reason your female could have lost her previous...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog might be pregnant, king charles cavalier, whelping box
king charles cavalier, whelping box, jack russel: Hi Georgina If she s from a big litter, there is a good chance she ll produce a big litter. It all depends on the number of eggs she released. And as my dear Momma always says.... it only takes one time. Gestation is 63 days so you may want to get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: could my dog be pregnant?, phantom pregnancy, doggy daycare
phantom pregnancy, doggy daycare, false pregnancy: Hi Graziana Those are signs of both a true and false pregnancy. So it s hard to tell. The only way to know for certain is to due either ultra sound or x-rays after day 50 (around the last week of March). You may want to take her to the vet for x-rays...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What to expect after the birth, high protein diet, birth sacks
high protein diet, birth sacks, raw organ: Hi Stacey There should be a sac for each pup PLUS the afterbirth. Some females will become very thin after whelping. She needs a high protein diet typically found in puppy food. You want something in the high 40 s. What she s getting now is not enough....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Heat, false heat, breed of dogs
false heat, breed of dogs, toy breed: Hi Julie A silent heat is what it s know as and can be common. She may be not be a sweller or bleeder (or the others keep her very clean). Another consideration would be an infection, which can confuse a male to thinking that a female is in heat. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Pregnancy, fetal heartbeats, false pregnancy
fetal heartbeats, false pregnancy, intact males: Hi Dana Singleton s can be carried up high, between the ribs or hiding behind a kidney. Gestation is 63 days, so if you estimate it to be over 50 days, I would recommend taking both females to the vet for x-rays. This will take all the guess work...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: false pregnancy, low grade fever, false pregnancy
low grade fever, false pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: Hi Tawni Did you only breed her the once? Did you do progesterone testing to see if she was ovulating? Gestation is 63 Days and she would be at day 76, so that would indicate a false pregnancy or, she could have reabsorbed her pups. The discharge...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: find A mate for my Lhasa male, lhasa apso dog, lhasa apso
lhasa apso dog, lhasa apso, family member: Hi Sandy You could start with your local breed club. It depends on your local demographics. Before you consider breeding make sure that any and all females that you breed him to are tested for Brucellois a highly transmittable STD that will leave your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how know the bitch is getting heat, lhaso apso, mental shape
lhaso apso, mental shape, breeding dogs: First you want to separate the breeds. The last thing you want is a Great Dane Lhaso Apso mix. Keeping the females together you get a dorm effect, when one comes in, the others will follow. You ll notice that the females start to get antsy and more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Miscarriage or what??, dachsunds, pregancies
dachsunds, pregancies, hereditary defects: Hi Sherrie It s disconcerting that you don t know the history but bred them anyway. Either one could carry hereditary defects in their lines. There is a risk to a breed when breeding untested dogs, regardless of the breed and the Dachshund especially,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother dog misses puppy?, rescue remedy, deformaties
rescue remedy, deformaties, breaking my heart: Hi Sarah She needs to work through it but you can help by giving her a small stuffed animal. This is common in females and something they can carry around for a few weeks seems to help their confusion. Also it wouldn t hurt to give her some Bach s Rescue...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother and son dauchsuns breading, hi friend, interbreeding
hi friend, interbreeding, puppys: Hi Friend When doing an interbreeding, you have to use the best of the best. All inherent defects will come out 10 fold in the off-spring. So with the Dachshund, you have back problems and epilepsy. You have a better than excellent chance that your pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What is the minimum to the maximum length of the mating session?, performance anxiety, maximum length
performance anxiety, maximum length, comfort zone: Hi Betsy Timing is the number one reason that a breeding doesn t work. There are many misconceptions concerning timing and how many times they must be mated. If a progesterone test is not going to be done on the female, you re guessing. You should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mom-dog stopped feeding but wants puppies, male puppy, female puppy
male puppy, female puppy, long periods of time: Hi Jen At this stage of the game it is not likely that the pups and mother will bond. The pups are better off in your care. What you want to do is try and catch the female and get her shots, dewormed and spayed as if a few months, you can expect the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: momma dog killed 5 week old pup, first time mom, male boxer
first time mom, male boxer, pup: Hi Christie Don t don t think like we do, the pups wouldn t be effected by a missing sibling. A dam can tell when a pup is born that it is unhealthy or sickly and will usually kill or push a pup away immediately. Because you didn t witness it, she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: New Mother Reluctant To Feed, rescue remedy, stress factor
rescue remedy, stress factor, whelping box: Hi Simon Some females need a little help calming down, especially if it s their first litter. Once her milk is in completely, she may be more inclined to feed. You can give her some Bach s Rescue Remedy, it will help. Also try separating the litter,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: So nervous, magic work, heat cycle
magic work, heat cycle, good shape: Hi Jill Anytime you consider using a dog, regardless of the breed, for breeding, you take a chance that complications can arise. Is your female healthy? In good shape, good weight, etc? If the answer is yes, there shouldn t be any problems. That...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: newborn boxer pups, boxer pups, female boxer
boxer pups, female boxer, rescue remedy: Hi Andrea This statement... hind legs are twisted but otherwise seems healthy is an oxymoron. If it s legs are twisted it can t possibly be healthy. If you don t have someone responsible to look after your female and her pups while you are at work,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pheromones, testies, tosa
testies, tosa, first love: You are better off trying the bull penis they are a stick that the dogs can chew on. But because they come from the testies of a bull the dogs will absorb some of the testosterone, and that s what you need. The pheromones you are thinking, I think...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: PREGNANT CHOCOLATE LAB, chocolate lab, whelping
chocolate lab, whelping, meteor: Hi Dana Well if she choked on a bone during labor, she might die. Or if a bus ran into the side of the house, or even if a meteor hit. But just from whelping the litter.... possible but not very probable. Breeding back to back is okay if the female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant?, dogue de bordeaux, false pregnancy
dogue de bordeaux, false pregnancy, unexpected situation: Hi Emily The thing is a false pregnancy has all the signs of the true one, without the end result. All you can do is wait. Which is no advice and the hardest thing to do. On a side note, our DDB s have never had any problems in whelp, and in fact last...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog??, maltese cross shih tzu, oxytoxin
maltese cross shih tzu, oxytoxin, old fox: Hi Candy Males can continue to produce semen until the day they die. It might not necessarily be the best stuff but they can still produce. The female has all the eggs she is ever going to produce in her lifetime. At 9, they will be older too. At...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, false pregnancy, true one
false pregnancy, true one, cheers: Hi Lea-anne What breed is she? How many times did you mate her? What you want to do is measure her chest and waist together. We usually do it every week so we can track to ensure they are both expanding at the same rate. Because false pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Schnauzer, lame question, mini schnauzers
lame question, mini schnauzers, nature works: Hi John How many pups did her dam have? What days in her heat was she bred? A female produces all the eggs she is going to have in her life-time. Her body releases them at each heat. She may release 1, 2 or half a dozen. If she comes from a large...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Suddenly aggressive pregnant English Buldog, english buldog, english bulldogs
english buldog, english bulldogs, shi tzu: Hi Linda Once a female is bred, her behavior can change. A once docile female can turn into physco pooch. The closer to whelp and after she may become even more aggressive. Putting her in her crate giving her a stern NO and even keeping her on the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My shih t zu is in heat, wheaton terrier, yard fence
wheaton terrier, yard fence, oxytocin: Hello There is always the chance that she took. The difference could be a problem, especially if you don t know what the male is mixed with. You may want to consider going to the vet immediately for a shot of oxytocin, this will abort her litter but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: split - heat, proper heat, vulva
proper heat, vulva, leanne: Hi Leanne With having more than one female, you get the dorm effect. One female comes into heat and the others follow. If you planned on breeding her in June, I would do it now (when she is ready), this could be her proper season. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: staffordshire bull terrier bitch, staffordshire bull terrier, mucus plug
staffordshire bull terrier, mucus plug, whelping box: Hi Diane The hardest part about breeding is the waiting. The discharge is her mucus plug, which can be expelled 10 days to 10 hours prior to whelping. All the signs she exhibiting are normal. You ll know she s close when she quits eating. There...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Verbal breeding contract, artificial breeding, delivery expenses
artificial breeding, delivery expenses, verbal agreement: The number one reason we don t stud out or use outside males. Everything has to be in writing and conversely you do own the dog, they are your property. Check with the laws in your community, but she doesn t have a leg to stand on. Good luck ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelp - My boxer is not in her whelping box, whelping box, placenta
whelping box, placenta, bushes: Hi Aimee Get her out of the bushes and back into the box. If she s hidden, you wouldn t see if she s in distress, if she s expelled the placenta s or if she ignores the pup or tries to kill it. Line the box with old towels and enclose it if possible....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1 Yr old Pomeranian in heat, c-sections in dogs; Pomeranian cesarean deliver; Chihuahua c-section; dog breeding whelping expert
c-sections in dogs; Pomeranian cesarean deliver; Chihuahua c-section; dog breeding whelping expert: The fact that the dogs were stuck together indicates that a successful tie took place. Thus, your Pom is likely pregnant, as it only takes once. A dam that is only 1 year old has not completed growing, so now she will be feeding pups as well as herself....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is a 4-month-old pup old enough to sire a litter?, Pregnant dam, can a male pup sire a litter
Pregnant dam, can a male pup sire a litter, morning sickness in dogs: Yes, it is possible. Although most purebred registries disallow registration of a litter sired by a dog younger than 6 months, that doesn t mean it can t happen. You didn t mention how long ago she was in heat. If she is experiencing morning sickness (some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Amstaff - bleeding concerns, spontaneous abortion, bleeding
spontaneous abortion, bleeding, spottiing: First let me clarify by explaining that I know absolutely nothing about cane toads, as I live in Canada where they are not indigenous. What I can tell you is that fertilized eggs in dogs do not implant into the uterine wall until 2 weeks after breeding....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Best age to breed female Rottie, Best age to breed female dog; Dog Breeding Expert
Best age to breed female dog; Dog Breeding Expert: You should let your Rott finish growing before she is bred. She is still filling out and getting her mature musclature; if you breed her before 2 years of age, she might not develop it. Take this time to research breeding -- there is much more to it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my Boxer ready to whelp?, ready to whelp; dam went off feed, pregnant dog stopped eating
ready to whelp; dam went off feed, pregnant dog stopped eating, threw-up: Hard to tell, without more information. All but the most gluttonous dams will go off their feed a day or two before whelping. This is Nature s way of cleaning dams out so that the heavy contractions of labor do not also cause defecation in their nest. Despite...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breast Milk, synchromized heat cycles, False Pregnancy
synchromized heat cycles, False Pregnancy, lactation: What a sweet girl you have I loved the picture! Not to worry, Sadie is experiencing a False Pregnancy and the symptoms will go away on their own. False Pregnancies occur approximately 2 months after the bitch was in heat. Coincidentally, 2 months is the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Boxers, prenatal vitamin supplementaion, genetic diseases in Boxers
prenatal vitamin supplementaion, genetic diseases in Boxers, dog whelping expert: The minimum genetic checking necessary is for Hip Displaysia, genetic eye diseases (see Canine Eye Research Foundation), and genetic heart diseases as some Boxers are afflicted with Aortic Stenosis. The dam and sire (and all other dogs in the household)...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Rottweilers, tie, breeding
tie, breeding, successful mating: To over-simplify, there are 2 stages in mating dogs: the tie wherein the pair become temporarily locked together and ejaculation , which is self-explanatory. These 2 stages can and do occur independent of each other though ideally they both occur in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Can my bitch get pregnant if ovulation is days after mating?, conception following mating, can dog conceive if ovulation is days after breeding
conception following mating, can dog conceive if ovulation is days after breeding, Dog Whelping Gu: In short, yes, she could still concieve, although the litter may be smaller than it would have if you had hit her peak. Good Luck! The Dog Breeding Guru PLEASE: For urgent issues, contact your vet! For private consultations, I can be reached at:...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding after tie, bloody discharge after breeding; IMHA
bloody discharge after breeding; IMHA: I am not familiar with smaller breeds, but I suspect that the male ejaculates much more than a teaspoon into the dam during a tie. Thus, what you may be seeing is some of that, mixed with the dam s bloody discharge. If both of your dogs are bright-eyed,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, females, ty
females, ty: Hi again Shirlee As I mentioned. April 6 is considered day 1. Day 12 - 17 (if using ONLY the counting method) is when she should be prime. Making that April 18th - 23rd. Some females will flag the entire time during their season. Taking her to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my female yorkie, female yorkie, ready tomorrow
female yorkie, ready tomorrow, progesterone: Hi Shirlee You would could day 1 as the day you notice the blood. So the 6th. She should be ready to breed between the 12 - 17th day. HOWEVER, to know for certain progesterone testing is the way to go. In addition, if the male is unfamiliar to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding pitbull dogs, pitbull dogs, brother sister
pitbull dogs, brother sister, specimen: Hello Pitbulls are the most interbred dog in the world. The dogs have to be the best specimen to even consider using for breeding. All inherent traits, good and bad will come out ten fold in the off-spring along with, inbred depression, the dogs will be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding; Reproductive Maturity in Male Dogs, reproductive age of male dogs
reproductive age of male dogs: Male dogs are considered to achieve sexual maturity at 6 months of age, and most dog registries will not register a litter produced by a dog that was under 6 months at the time of mating. However, it has been my experience that most male dogs are capable of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Chi is 4 weeks pregnant and won't eat, Mating, Breeding
Mating, Breeding, pregnancy: At 4 weeks into her pregnancy, for a dam to stop eating is not normal. At 2 weeks, when the fetuses are implanting in the uterine walls, yes. But not now. It could be she s got a bug -- illnesses pass around the dog community just like they pass around a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Color genetics in Boxers, coat color heritability in Boxers, genetic diseases
coat color heritability in Boxers, genetic diseases, selection breeding pair: I have not had experience with the heritability of color in Boxers. In my breed, the brindle gene is dominant. If I bred a solid to a brindle, about half the litter would be brindle, (if the brindle dog was heterozygous for the brindle gene), and the whole...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cleft lip, weak small puppy, saving a puppy with Fading Puppy Syndrome
weak small puppy, saving a puppy with Fading Puppy Syndrome: I m sorry your puppy is afflicted with this. I have no personal experience with cleft-palate, but I located a resource that looks quite experienced: http://hennwood.tripod.com/id88.htm I can, however, speak to care of a small or weak puppy, as I have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: During Mating, standard poodles, poodles
standard poodles, poodles, vagina: Hi Edward It s very important that the male and female both have done their business PRIOR to breeding. You have a slight chance of getting an infection if some stool wasn t cleaned up and stayed on either the penis or into the vagina. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog birthing, two puppies, x rays
two puppies, x rays, german shepherd: Hi Maricela If you didn t do x-rays then it s anyone s guess. A female can produce anywhere from 1 - a dozen plus it depends on the number of eggs her body released. Is this her first litter? How many were in the litter she s from? Is she panting?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog mummy swollen nipples and breasts, swollen nipples, pre pregnancy
swollen nipples, pre pregnancy, adoptive parents: Hi Joanne You can put her in a tub of warm water, make sure when she s standing the water covers her teats completely. You can gently massage her nipples until the milk expresses. Adding a sprinkle of sage to her food and hard (running, chasing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog pregnant?, dog gestation period, how to tell if dog is pregnant
dog gestation period, how to tell if dog is pregnant, how long is pregnancy: Dogs reach their prime at about 2 years, and it lasts until about 5 years of age. So Lucy is in her prime. The only reliable way to tell if Lucy is pregnant is with an x-ray, which is most reliable when done 6 weeks after the breeding. Since the gestation...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Why is my dog not pregnant?, multiple ties without prenancy, why is my dog not pregnant
multiple ties without prenancy, why is my dog not pregnant, sterility in dams sires: By latching onto her and locked himself to her , I am assuming you mean that he not only mounted her, but he was able to tie with her. Given that my assumption is true, the next question is: How long has it been since they mated? The gestation in dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog pregnant or not?, can a tiny male breed a large female, false pregnancy
can a tiny male breed a large female, false pregnancy, Dog Whelping Expert: Yes, a large dam can (and will) breed with a tiny male -- the females figure out that they need to lay down to get bred. Now, even if he was able to mount her, I seriously doubt they could tie since his shaft is so much tinier than her vagina. If they didn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog is pregnant and has heavy discharge, Pyometra, deadly uterine infection
Pyometra, deadly uterine infection, white discharge: This I m not sure about. I would take her to the vet, as this could be a sign that she has a uterine infection (Pyometra) that can turn deadly very quickly. I almost lost a dam last fall because I bred her and she got Pyo instead. Your vet can catch it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female dog with new puppies, dam won't leave pups, dam growls
dam won't leave pups, dam growls, oxytocin shot: Congratulations on your 2 new babies! This behavior is typical of dams right after they have whelped -- they do not want to go outside to relieve themselves. However, you must insist, lest you have a horrific green mess splattered from wall to wall in the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female's role in tie, miniature poodles, year and four months
miniature poodles, year and four months, vaginal muscles: Has he been tested for Brucellois? Also, have you done a internal on the female? Some females have a extra band of skin around the inside of the vulva, but that typically stops penetration. If the male is experienced, and the female is ovulating...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female still dripping is that normal?, discharge after whelping, Dog Whelping Expert
discharge after whelping, Dog Whelping Expert: Congratulations on your healthy litter -- it is a joy when you ve made it this far with a healthy dam and pups! I always start relaxing about this point, because the relative danger to both dam and pups decreases as the length of time post-partum increases....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: No "flagging" during heat cycle, dam won't stand, stud won't mount
dam won't stand, stud won't mount, stud not interested: See if you can get your girl to flag when she is relaxed and no male dog is around: call her over to you, praise her quietly, and gently scratch the top of her rump right in front of her tail. If she immediately flags, then she isn t flagging for the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: golden retriever breeding season, house dog, golden retriever
house dog, golden retriever, pup: Hi Melissa Some females take their time going into heat, especially larger breeds. Depending on your demographics and if she s mainly a house dog will also effect her season. She will start by swelling (although with a busy Golden you may not see it),...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: hi, hereditary defects, brother and sister
hereditary defects, brother and sister, health issues: Hi Gema They can but the question should be ... SHOULD they mate? In breeding should only be done with superior dogs with NO health issues, hereditary defects or mental issues. Pups out of the resulting litter will have a greater risk for problems...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: hi, genetic disease, in-breeding
genetic disease, in-breeding, line-breeding: Yes -- brother and sister from the same litter CAN mate and they will have NO HESITATION in doing so! Likewise with mother and son, father and daughter, uncle and niece, etc. This is called inbreeding or tight line-breeding . The real problem with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: jack russell terrier penile pain, jack russell terrier, penile pain
jack russell terrier, penile pain, drop of blood: Hi Connie An infection could cause it. We re the dogs tested for Brucellois prior to breeding? His could have cut or bruised it during mating. This will also effect if he ll breed in the future. You need to take him in to vet make sure that the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: litter failure, Breeding Chihuahuas; breeding problems, Chi's
Breeding Chihuahuas; breeding problems, Chi's, abort: You did nothing wrong, nor was there anything you could have done to prevent (or even anticipate) this happening. It is likely a fluke and will never occur again. Wait at least 6 months to breed her again, in order to let her recuperate completely from...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my Min Pin in labor?, discharge, dam 4 weeks pregnant
discharge, dam 4 weeks pregnant, in labor?: Gestation in dogs is 59-63 days, or roughly 2 months. So your dam is just halfway through her pregnancy. Therefore, she is definitely NOT in labor, unless she is aborting. If she is NOT ill or losing the litter, the fact that your dam s stomach is getting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud won't mount -- dam yelps, breeding maiden bitches, inexperienced dams
breeding maiden bitches, inexperienced dams, muzzling during breeding: At day 24 your girl is past ovulation, and the stud knows this and has lost interest, despite her apparent enthusiasm. She will likely ovulate around day 15 again in future heats. About the yelping during mating: My guess is that your girl is a maiden...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating chihuahuas, inbreeding depression, line-breed
inbreeding depression, line-breed, in-breed: Kudos to you for starting your research into safe and acceptable breeding practices BEFORE deformed puppies have been born! No, you shouldn t breed siblings -- this is called in-breeding and all sorts of genetic problems can arise. Look up inbreeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: new puppies, pomerianian, pomeranian
pomerianian, pomeranian, left leg: Hi Troy Color is the least of your worries, especially if you don t know the lineage on both sides 3 generation plus back. If the pup has a deformity, it should be looked at by a vet immediately and the vet will be better able to tell you the chance...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing pups, milk bar, droppers
milk bar, droppers, st bernard: Hi Brent Mother Nature knows what she s doing. It s normal for pups to take a few hours to get the hang of the milk bar. There s not need to panic just yet, pups can go 48 hours without milk and it can take that long for their sucking action to develop....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: older female dogs housed with breeding females, pheromones keeping bitches from cycling, spayed un-spayed bitches housed together
pheromones keeping bitches from cycling, spayed un-spayed bitches housed together, ovarian cancer: I have never heard this, but it could possibly be something specific to your breed. I have always housed spayed females with unspayed females, and had no problems. You should have your females that are not cycling checked out by a vet. Bitches with ovarian...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: PREGNANT OR NOT, Is my dog pregnant, successful ties
Is my dog pregnant, successful ties, Dog Breeding Whelping Expert: Well, the timing was right, and since you had 2 successful ties, I would expect that she is. However, dogs can still tie and the dam not get pregnant (his sperm count might be low, etc.). They can also get pregnant but lose the litter (it gets re-absorbed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy -- URGENT!!!!!, whelping problems, puppy stuck in birth canal
whelping problems, puppy stuck in birth canal, dam won't lay down: URGENT -- DON T WAIT!!! Get this dam to the vet NOW! She may be refusing to lay down because she has a puppy stuck in the birth canal, and she feels it there and knows something is wrong. The longer the puppy stays there, the less likely that it will live...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog ran away, pregnant dog ran away, labor
pregnant dog ran away, labor, whelping: You are right to be concerned about the cold -- 90% of puppy deaths in the first week of life are due to chilling. You didn t mention how far along in her pregnancy your dog is, or how long she has been gone. I also need to know if this is her first...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Problems Breeding Rottweilers, dogs won't breed, dam won't stand still to mate
dogs won't breed, dam won't stand still to mate, Dog Breeding Expert: Yes, keep your puppy away from your girl until she is ready to stand. She could hurt him if he is persistent and she s not yet ready to stand (mate). Even if/when she seems tolerant of his attentions, be careful with her. She could bite him or you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy not gaining weight, Fading puppy, failure to thrive
Fading puppy, failure to thrive, puppy not gaining weight: Hi, I m sorry you are facing this, as it isn t easy. You are doing everything you can for him. I would ask your vet if you can double the antibiotic -- I had a puppy that we tripled the Amoxi on and he survived against all odds. He never grew as big as...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preganat dog, pregant dogs, female chihuahua
pregant dogs, female chihuahua, mammary glands: Hi Maddie Was your female bred? When did you mate her? Is this her first pregnancy? How old is she? A false pregnancy have the same signs as a true one, without the end result. You can do x-rays after day 50 to see if she has taken. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant pug shitzu mix 9 mo old!, wet food, shitzu
wet food, shitzu, ovulation: Typically a female isn t ready until days 9 - 17 so she may have been in heat sooner than you suspect. If you ve never done her temperature, no point starting now. When you re guess-a-mating dates, all you can do is wait it out. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: problems 4 days after delieverig puppies, rescue remedy, bathroom breaks
rescue remedy, bathroom breaks, afterbirth: Hi Ruby Did your female pass her afterbirth, where all the placenta s accounted for and did the vet give her a shot of oxytocin to clean her out? You can add ice cubes to her water and maybe take her for a little walk. It sounds like she still has some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: question about dog breed, dog breeding, breed
dog breeding, breed, selection of dam and sire: You are producing a mix-breed litter, so it would not be dogs of a particular breed you are producing. To be truly considered a breed , there must be 17 generations of breeding true (that is, producing offspring that are true to type ). So, since...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When is the right time to breed in a heat cycle?, proven stud won't mate, breed
proven stud won't mate, breed, mount: Yes, I think it is too early for her and the experienced stud knoiws it and isn t getting too excited about it. When she is ready to ovulate, she will be almost frantic and he WILL be frantic. So, keep putting them together every day until he ties with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Signs of impending labor, signs of labor, puppy movement
signs of labor, puppy movement, drop in temperature: When your dog stares at you, she s trying to tell you something. Ask her what she wants and watch her closely to see what she does. It could really be anything -- she might be hungry, or need to go outside, or is worried about the strange movements within...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sore inverted nipples, inverted nipples, inverted nipple
inverted nipples, inverted nipple, bad milk: Hi Lindsey One inverted nipple has been known to happen but not 4. You don t want the pups to drink of off of nipples that are sore and scabby . You risk infection and bad milk that can be fatal to your pups. How old are the pups? What food is she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Transcervical Insemination, x rays, teats
x rays, teats, radiologist: Hi Laurel I prefer x-rays done after day 50 for clearer results. You have to wait until that long as the bones don t calcify and nothing will show. X-rays are completely safe to the pups and the dam. Pups can hide in larger breeds like the Retriever...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How to tell when your dog is ready to whelp, how to tell the onset of labor, signs of whelping
how to tell the onset of labor, signs of whelping, prenant dam not eating: I have found temperature to be woefully unreliable in pinpointing when a dam s labor will commence. And although most dams will stop eating within 24 hours before delivery, I ve had one glutton eat up to --and all the way through-- delivery! I ve also had...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: virgin stud dog, virgin bitch, performance anxiety
virgin bitch, performance anxiety, jrt: Hi Sue Try leaving them along together (watching from inside the house for example), some males get performance anxiety and work better without a audience. You can also try getting him more excited. Bring a teaser male around or throw a ball for him...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Problem: attacked pups, Dam attacked pups; killed pup; Dog Breeding Expert
Dam attacked pups; killed pup; Dog Breeding Expert: I m so sorry you had to deal with this horror. No, I would not breed her again, as she is passing this trait on to her pups. It is better to keep her out of the gene pool rather than to produce other dogs who will kill their pups. Best Wishes, The...