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Dog Breeding and Whelping: BREEDING, female boxers, heat cycle
female boxers, heat cycle, litters: That s very bizarre :). But it does happen. Do they spend a lot of time together? Try separating them, preferably for a month prior to her next heat cycle but try to make it for at LEAST a week. Then do not put them together until around her thirteenth day....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, female labrador, bill of health
female labrador, bill of health, kibble: It would really depend on the female. Before we do any breeding our females (and males) have to get a clean bill of health from our vet. We discuss the pro s and con s, evaluate and scrutinize all aspects everything from who the female will be taken to,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, toy poodle, heat cycle
toy poodle, heat cycle, due dates: Hi Marie. First of all, you only need two breedings and ties to be successful. Anymore than that, and it s overkill. You ll end up with too many due dates, and could even have pramature puppies. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding age for Doberman, stricture, brucellosis
stricture, brucellosis, genetic testing: She should be old enough Melissa. Make sure you have her prepregnancy vet check done asap. Have her checked for vaginal stricture and any other issue that could interfere with whelping. Assuming that you ve already done your genetic testing then you should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding- fears and concerns, getting a new puppy, female yorkie
getting a new puppy, female yorkie, us virgin islands: Your baby is awfully small. I don t like to see any dog under five pounds bred. You re breeding not only your girl and the male, but also every other dog in their gene pool for five generations back at least. If there is just one six pounder back there you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Shih Tzu, shih tzu, 7 months
shih tzu, 7 months, mental health: Hi Patricia It s important to see how your female develops. She will come in again in approximately 6 - 7 months and you could breed her then. If you are planning on it, spend the next 6 months getting her in top physical and mental health. Start by...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding to soon?, russell sage, heat cycle
russell sage, heat cycle, jack russell: Hi Jessica. It depends on a few things. It depends on mom s condition, how well she whelped and took care of the pups, and how healthy the pups were. If she had an easy time of it all, and took care of the pups, then she should be fine. Some breeders do what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: beagle breeding age, heart worm prevention, quality dog food
heart worm prevention, quality dog food, heat cycle: I prefer to see a dog bred no earlier than two. And as to what age you should stop breeding...alot depends on how well you care for your ladies, how often you breed, how hard the pregnancy , whelping and raising pups is on your girl. Breeding any dog too often...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: best time for boxer dogs to get pregnant, brindle boxer, boxer dogs
brindle boxer, boxer dogs, progesterone level: Hi Roxy The best time to breed any female is when she s ovulating. What you want to do is start counting the days from when you first notice the swelling and bleeding. You want to introduce the male around day 9 or 10. The female will flag and stand...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: best whelping area, dry draft, whelping box
dry draft, whelping box, withers: HI Neil. The best place for her to whelp is in a dry, draft free room that is close to you so you can keep an eye on mom and pups. Make sure it has a door, and don t let a lot of people in to see the pups. The best whelping box would be made of wood. Measure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my bitch, swelling of the vulva, initial onset
swelling of the vulva, initial onset, heat cycle: Hi Amy: Are you planning to breed your female? If so, it really doesn t affect her heat cycle either way - she ll still continue on with the cycle whether or not mating occurs. The initial onset of the cycle, typified by swelling of the vulva & a bloody...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer breed, boxer breed, funny noises
boxer breed, funny noises, rest of the day: Hi Robin. If she s this far overdue, she needs to see a vet. Does she have a discharge, and can you feel the pups moving? I would take her in for a check up just to make sure that everything s ok. And one more question: is there any way that she was bred later...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer in labour, valva, whelping
valva, whelping, safe side: Hi Sharon. They can do the panting and digging for up to 24 hours before whelping starts. However, you said that she passed some clear fluid, and still nothing. I d make a call to the vet just to be on the safe side. He ll probably want to have a look at her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is boxer in whelp, boxer bitch, whelp
boxer bitch, whelp, x rays: Hi Paula. Boxer girls can mess with you.:-) They can carry their pups up high, making you sure she s not pregnant. When she hits day 50, you can have some x-rays done to tell for sure. She may just be having a small litter. as for her milk, some girls don...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My boxers, female boxer, vulva
female boxer, vulva, right time: She s a bit small for a Boxer. You ll just have to make sure that she doesn t get too fat during her pregnancy. If she gets fat, so does the pups, and it ll make her whelping a lot harder. Well, he is young, and if he s inexperienced, that would explain it....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breading male rotty, two puppies, sample contracts
two puppies, sample contracts, stud fee: HI Paul. First of all, you need to make sure that the females are up to daye on their shots and wormings. Make sure they have had their brucellious testing done. It s a seriously bad sexually transmitted disease that will render your dog sterile, and is even...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I bred my boxer., peice of mind, safe side
peice of mind, safe side, contractions: Hi Cynthia. I m sorry for your loss. It s not unheard of for a dog to only have one pup. If she s not panting, and not having contractions still, then there s a good possibility that There s nothing left inside of her. You can try to feel to see if something...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: can i can i breed a blue merle with a red merle border collie?, collie eye anomaly, rough collie
collie eye anomaly, rough collie, border collie: Breeding merle is a crap shoot. When you double up on the merle gene you risk several health problems mostly commonly known in Collie s as Lethal White. At birth most homozygous merles appear mostly white. Besides hearing problems typically associated with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, genetic testing, nine months
genetic testing, nine months, bitch: Hi Kelly I don t like to see any female bred before the age of 2,so your girl is already passed that. Most males are capable of breeding quite young and will let you know, sometime after the age of nine months. Which gives you plenty of time to do the genetic...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, information thanks, inbreeding
information thanks, inbreeding, akc: Hi Jeff What you are considering is inbreeding. Which can be done with SUPERIOR dogs (regardless of the breed). You have to be aware and knowledgeable about the lines you are breeding for at least four generation because any little inherent trait will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, old wives tales, female pup
old wives tales, female pup, hogwash: Nothing that doesn t include the belief in old wives tales, or tails as the case may be :) Some people believe breeding earlier in the cycle produces more of one than the other, or very late. Some believe facing one direction during the tie or another. I personally...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, preconception diet, female pups
preconception diet, female pups, male pups: Hi Kevin You can try sacrificing a 100 pink marbles to Mable Amazon Goddess of All Things Girlie. It might work. Seriously, there have been documented studies done with everything from altering the polarity cycle (positive and negative charge in a female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, english bull terrier, later days
english bull terrier, later days, bull terrier: Hi Ashley Depending on when your female ovulates, it may still be too early. Typically you start taking a female to a male around day 9 or 10. Breeding can happen between days 13 and 15, of if your female ovulates later, days 17 and 19. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my boxer, many different things, heat cycle
many different things, heat cycle, vulva: It sounds like the stud just isn t very experienced. An experienced male will know what to do, and when to do it. You may need to use a teaser male. Put the teaser and the female on a leash, and put the stud somewhere where he can watch. Let the teaser male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a bulldog, heat cycle, correct answer
heat cycle, correct answer, bulldog: HI Heidi. If you wait until she stops bleeding, then you may miss her cycle. Most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. The bleeding will lighten in color and frequency when it s the right part of the cycle to be bred...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding dogs, breeding dogs, two females
breeding dogs, two females, mattie: Hi Ann. You didn t say how old your boy is. Sometimes, the male can be a little bit intimidated by something he s not sure about. Are the girls bossy towards him at all? You may have to use a teaser male to get his interest back. Just make sure he s not able...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding dogs, breeding dogs, cytology
breeding dogs, cytology, progesterone: Most females are ready to breed around the thirteenth day after bleeding begins. The best way to know for sure is to take your dog to the vet and have a progesterone screen and cytology done. That ll give you an accurate date when she should be ready to breed,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bulldog stud, old english bulldog, stud owners
old english bulldog, stud owners, sample contracts: Hi Rhonda. The first thing that you need to do is to find out what health problems your breed has, and have him tested for them. That way, the pups will have a better chance at being healthy, and more bitch owerns will want to breed to a health tested male....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua, heat cycles, human girl
heat cycles, human girl, true thanks: Hi Andrea, Their heat cycles are not periods but rises in hormone levels that allow breeding and allow pregnancy to occur. While there is no real set rule as to how many heat cycles a female should experience prior to breeding I have very strong opinions...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Confused About Heat Cycle, two females, heat cycles
two females, heat cycles, heat cycle: She may have experienced what s called a split heat. A dog can start her cycle, then stop. She then waits a while, can be a week or months, then start back up again. Usually though, only one part of the cycle is actually fertile. I d still take her in to have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua, safe side, safe way
safe side, safe way, giving birth: Hi Phyllis. You know, this has gotten me really stumped. :-) Does she have a discharge or anything? I m going to ask around, and talk to a few of my breeder and vet friends to see if they have ever seen anything like this. This is a new one to me. If she s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua, having puppies, spay
having puppies, spay, old dog: HI Beverly. First of all, you need to talk to your vet and find out why he thinks that she can t go to full term. If it s just because of her age, then I would do some research about it first. If she has a health problem, then I would consider doing what the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cocker spaniels, cocker spaniels, heat cycles
cocker spaniels, heat cycles, litters: Has she had these litters back to back?? With no breaks in between? It takes a year for a dogs body to recover from carrying a litter, whelping and nursing. That s why your litters are getting smaller and smaller. Skip the next two heat cycles and from now...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding Trouble, dog breeding, vitamin b
dog breeding, vitamin b, sperm: . Is he experienced? You might try encouraging him, and also leave them ALONE for awhile in a small area. How far into her cycle is she? He might just know she isn t ovulating yet. Have you had his sperm count checked? Is he on a stud supplement, or vitamin...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dachsaund has had vaginal, heat cycle, perfect time
heat cycle, perfect time, wks: Hi Tracy If she s not be spayed then I would say she s in heat. A heat cycle last about 21 days. With the first 10 plus days of them involves bleeding and discharge. After the bleeding she will be ovulating and ready to be bred. And all the neighbourhood...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: doberman, reproductive organs, c sections
reproductive organs, c sections, dobermans: Hi Melissa. Dobermans aren t known for many whelping problems. Not saying it can t happen, just that they re usually free whelpers. Any dog of any breed can run into trouble. The best thing that you can do is to have her checked out by your vet before you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog in the 1st stages of labour, stages of labour, whelping box
stages of labour, whelping box, shih tzu: Hi Bonnie. It sounds like she s gearing up to go into labor. The panting and digging can last up to 24 hours. Anything after that, I d put a call in to the vet just to be safe. I would go ahead and move her to the whelping box. Moving her won t stop her labor....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, female yorkie, male yorkie
female yorkie, male yorkie, magic answer: Sorry I must ve missed that. I still somehow am missing it in the original question. I m having a blonde day I guess :) If your dog is bleeding from his penis you should immediately have him vet checked. It could be irritation but it can also cause serious...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog not eating when pregrant, natural yogurt, initial peak
natural yogurt, initial peak, cottage cheese: It s not an unusual thing for appetites to change during pregnancy. Put her food down for fifteen minutes morning and night, no additives, no snacks in between. Ignore her when you put it down. She will eat. You CAN add some plain all natural yogurt or cottage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is pregnant, miniature pincher, mini pinchers
miniature pincher, mini pinchers, human kid: Hi. In order to get a correct temp, it has to be taken by the rectum. The temp in her vagina will be different. Go by the rectal temp if you can get her to sit still for it. Sorry I couldn t get straight back to you, my 3 year old human kid got sick.:-...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog wont tie, lhasa apso dogs, yelps
lhasa apso dogs, yelps, lhasa apso: Hi. well, anything is possible. If she was standing for them, and they tied, then I wouldn t count her out yet. Some girls just ovulate later into her cycle than others. Most people start to count when they see blood. Like I said, she may have ovulated late,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dogs made a tie, but the female still has bloody show., miscalculation, chihuahua
miscalculation, chihuahua, females: 7th day is very early. Thirteenth day is usually optimal, however most often the count is off when the bitch stands (due to miscalculation on the owners part LOL). So normally when there is a tie, you have a breeding. I would wait three days and try for one...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Boxer, female boxer, puppy food
female boxer, puppy food, adult food: Hi Travis. I m going to give you some friendly advice.:-)I d wait until your girl is at least two years old. Boxers need some extra time to finish growing. Breeding too early can hurt her. Besides, Boxers are known for heart problems, and really need to be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Breeding, pitbull breeders, heat cycle
pitbull breeders, heat cycle, act that way: Hi Fred. Some girls just get hateful during their heat cycle. :-) I know that sometimes with your breed that they can get pretty agressive while breeding. Some breeds are that way. A lot of pitbull breeders will muzzle the dogs during breeding. You may need...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female bleeding after having puppies, having puppies, oxytocin
having puppies, oxytocin, placenta: Hi Donna It could be that she still has either a retained pup or a placenta. She should have a shot of oxytocin immediately to expel anything. Anything left inside will be detrimental to her and the health of her remaining pups. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female hiding puppies, secure place, quiet place
secure place, quiet place, puppies: HI Roxanna. Some dogs need more of a den to feel like they re protected. Try making her a box of some sort, and see if she will keep them there. If she s very young herself, she may not really know what she needs to be doing. Are there a lot of people looking...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Newfie acceptance of Male - Part 2, whelp, scoped
whelp, scoped, first blood: Maidens can be harder to mate the first time. It helps to hold the male in place until a tie occurs. It usually takes 30 seconds to a minute for the tie to take. Blockages are rare. Chances are very, very slim that she took without a tie. But one may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: First litter of puppies., vet clinics, pit bulls
vet clinics, pit bulls, female pit: Hi Danielle. This is how I do my boxes. Measure the dog from her withers to the floor. Add two foot. This will be how wide the box is. Then, measure the dog from her chest, to her rump. Add two foot. This will be how long the box is. I usually make the box...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Confused About Heat Cycle, canidate, cysts
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Confused About Heat Cycle, canidate, cysts

Dog Breeding and Whelping: to induce labor or schudule c-section, last resort, c section
Dog Breeding and Whelping: to induce labor or schudule c-section, last resort, c section, vet

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy size prediction, puppy food, breeding dogs
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy size prediction, puppy food, breeding dogs, adult food

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Something really strange while birthing..., afterbirth, whelping
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Something really strange while birthing..., afterbirth, whelping, milk production

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stillborn puppies, whelping box, proper burial
Dog Breeding and Whelping: stillborn puppies, whelping box, proper burial, rottweiller

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud dog cannot seem to lock, google, ties
Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud dog cannot seem to lock, google, ties, partial penetration

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud fees, pawns, pet store
Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud fees, pawns, pet store, females

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is it true that the more the dogs lock the bigger the litter?, births, possibilities
Dog Breeding and Whelping: is it true that the more the dogs lock the bigger the litter?, births, possibilities, ties

Dog Breeding and Whelping: what to feed my dog?, flax seed oil, nutra nuggets
flax seed oil, nutra nuggets, corn wheat: Well I m not thrilled with Nutra. I would much rather see her on Flint River. Canidae, Eagle Pack. Wellness. Blue Buffalo, or Natural Balance. Nothing with by producs , corn wheat soy or chemicals. Feed less, clean up less,. waste less, costs less in the end...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: feeding a recently bred bitch, flax seed oil, yeast tablets
flax seed oil, yeast tablets, puppy breath: Actually Fosters and Smith have some really good supplements. But I prefer to add the flax seed oil and vitamin c myself. There s a great omega/vitamin E supplement on their website and I think you will find pretty much everything you are looking for there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female red nose pit bull, red nose pit bull, red nose pit
red nose pit bull, red nose pit, teats: Hi Karen What day is she? Lactating can begin a week or a few days prior to whelp. If the female is lactating too long before she gives birth you have a greater chance of mastitis, so be aware of the condition of her teats. If they are hard and hot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: food for pregnant bitch, bitch puppy, quality dog food
bitch puppy, quality dog food, puppy food: Hi Gina. I agree with Dr. Carmen. There s no reason to give a bitch puppy food while pregnant. Actually, it can make the pups too fat, causing mom to have problems during whelping. As long as you have her on a good quality diet, mom and pups will be just fine....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: German Shepard, female puppy, swelling of the vulva
female puppy, swelling of the vulva, bright blood: Hi Kyle - Sorry to respond to your question so late but I was out of town & have only just returned. And I forgot to set vacation dates on the site - der me! OK, on to your question. The female dog generally has two heat cycles per year, about every 6 months...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: German Shepards, german shepards, hip dysplasia
german shepards, hip dysplasia, german shepard: Hi Martha. Because the German Shepard is a larger breed, I would suggest waiting until he s two years old before breeding him. That way, you can have his hips checked for hip dysplasia, seeing as how that breed is known for it. You can t have him tested until...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is My Girl Producing enough Milk?, canned dog food, quality dog food
canned dog food, quality dog food, goats milk: Any good quality food will do and mix it with the goat s milk (cow s milk is hard on puppies stomachs). Place it on your finger and place into into their mouths until they learn to take it themselves. You can feed them either before or after, it s up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: gestation/whelping, five generations, whelping box
five generations, whelping box, back ground: I think I would go ahead and take her (if you haven t already resolved this) Many people don t realize that breeding a dog can include genetics five generations back in both male and female. You can have a larger schnauzer or poodle in the back ground of your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: HELP!!, vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice
vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice, x ray: Hi Whitney What you need to do is with clean fingers, insert your finger up into her vulva. If you can feel anything you may need to help her get it out. You can also help things along by talking her for short walks, this can reposition the pups and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Husky Newborns Feeding, unsalted chicken broth, quality dog food
unsalted chicken broth, quality dog food, cottage cheese: Your dog needs to have food in front of her 24/7. Now is not the time to measure. She also needs more liquids like unsalted chicken broth,and some all natural cottage cheese would help her milk production greatly. Water available at all times. Are the pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Inexperienced breeding, twenty four hours, no doubt
twenty four hours, no doubt, progesterone: Hi Mel Separate your dogs for twenty four hours. She won t be ready , not really anyway likely until the thirteenth day., that s pretty normal. Put them together for a couple of hours in the morning and separate them again. SKIP a day and put them together...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: to induce labor or schudule c-section, schudule, x rays
schudule, x rays, good eye: Hi Pam. You can t induce a dog. Her cervix has to already be open before she s given the shot. You can have x-rays done at day 50 to see if there are any really large ones in there. A lot of times, when a dog has to have a c-section the first time, they deliver...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: king charles cav pregnant, whelp, cav
whelp, cav, good luck: Most dogs regardless of breed whelp around 63 days. Take her temp twice a day at the same time every day. When it drops below 101 and stays there you will likely have pups within 24 hours. Also watch for nesting behavior, shredding newspaper etc. Panting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my Labrador just gave birth, care of puppies, whelping
care of puppies, whelping, contractions: Hi Cherylanne. If she s still having contractions and is not producing a puppy or an after birth, then you need to take her to the vet and let him give her the clean out shot. This will make sure that everything is out of her so she doesn t get a serious infection....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labrador Retriever 54 days pregnant and vet said all are breech, first time mom, how to deliver puppies
first time mom, how to deliver puppies, hometown aol: Hi Shannon. Breach isn t as scary as it sounds. :-) It s not like it is with humans. The most important thing, is to make sure the puppy is in a normal delivery position. You can do a vaginal exam. Make sure your hands are clean, and put one or two finger...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lhasa Apso Pregnancy, cocker spaniel, lhasa apso
cocker spaniel, lhasa apso, x rays: HI. When she s about 50 days pregnant, you can take her and have x-rays done. It ll tell you about how many she s going to have, and if there are any really big pups in there. Also, make sure she gets plenty of exercise, and don t let her get fat. This will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: GETTING A LITTLE WORRIED NOW!, yorkie, semen
yorkie, semen, poor quality: Hi Jennifer If she s at day 14 she may still be ready to be bred and the first few times were practice . If he has successful tied 13 times, chances are the semen that he does have left is poor quality if, that is, there is any viable semen left....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: The late Bridgette, unwanted puppies, dead pups
unwanted puppies, dead pups, unwanted pregnancies: Was it a miscarriage or a failed whelping? YOu probably won t like my answer, but I have to be totally honest when asked my opinion. I don t think you re beating yourself up for what your decision was is the right thing to do to yourself. However what you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male Doberman not interested, dobermans, doberman
dobermans, doberman, renee: Hi Mel. She may just not be in the right part of her cycle to be bred yet. She may need another day or two. You may also need to use a teaser male to get your stud interested enough to want to breed. Also, he may not be sure what to do. That s where the teaser...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male dog, poor libido, hind legs
poor libido, hind legs, bum: Hi Sam Sounds like your male just isn t interested, which happens. That could be a sign of a poor libido. Try holding the female across your lap. With hind legs on one side and front on the other. Have some lead the male to female and help and encourage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male dog, local health food store, health food store
local health food store, health food store, liquid chlorophyl: Nope, but you can give the girls something to calm him down :). Go to your local health food store and purchase some liquid chlorophyl. One to two tablespoons in their food twice per day (depending on size of dog) will make him forget they are in heat. It...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS, schnauzer rescue, miniature schnauzers
schnauzer rescue, miniature schnauzers, companion animals: Hi Rachel It really depends on what people are looking for. If you are breeding companion animals that will be spayed or neutered it won t make a lick of difference. However, I am of the mindset that if the dogs were rescued, it would be more humane...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mom won't nurse puppies!!! Help!!, first 30 minutes, nursing kit
first 30 minutes, nursing kit, milk replacer: Hi Angela. It s hard to say why mom won t nurse them. Some mom s just don t know what they re suppose to do right away. She may have something going on with her that needs to be seen by a vet. Give them milk every 2-3 hours. They ll let you know when it s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male dog won't penetrate female, staffie, guessing game
staffie, guessing game, ovulate: Hi Faye It really depends on when your female ovulates. Some ovulate early in their heat, some in the middle and some at the end. I have females in all aspects. One ovulates at day 9, one at day 15 and on at day 21. So unless you do progesterone testing,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male not interested in female, chihuahua, vet
chihuahua, vet, good luck: Sounds crazy but have you had both of them vet checked? She could have an infection that he is aware of and you are not. Or she could be ready to stand and not yet ovulating. It happens and experienced males often know it and won t breed. He could be not feeling...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: milk infection!!!!!, adult health, yorkshire terrier
adult health, yorkshire terrier, coccidia: As long as she caught it in time, then they should be ok. It make take awhile for them to get better, but they should make a nice recovery. As for adult health, it shouldn t affect it at all. They should bounce back and be healthy as long as nothing else is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mom and pups, nail clipper, time moms
nail clipper, time moms, human finger: Hi Cera. I m glad that all of them are doing well. Fill a small bowel with water. You ll have to gently tip the tips of them mouths into the water. They ll lick the water off of the mouths, and quickly figure out how to drink. It may take a time or two, but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother carrying pups around, cardboard walls, dislocated hips
cardboard walls, dislocated hips, whelping box: Hi Maris It s common for females to carry their pups and move them to a safer location. What she is looking for is a private, quiet location (in her mind) where her pups will be safe. You want to discourage this behavior immediately because a pup can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Newborn yorkie, beef kidney, canned dog food
beef kidney, canned dog food, question owner: Pabulum is just baby pabulum available anywhere. She has to be fed 4 to 5 times a day! And must not be around ANY dogs until it s been vaccinated. Pups learn important social skills from a few weeks until 8 when they should be going home. You are going...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how old can a maltese be & have puppies, baby pass, having a baby
baby pass, having a baby, sakes: Why would you want to breed them at this age? This is the same as a sixty to seventy year old woman having a baby. Do you really want to do that?? I;m sorry I can t advocate that at all. It s very dangerous to both dogs, Your seven year old female who has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How old is too old to breed?, brittany puppy, mom and dad
brittany puppy, mom and dad, sperm count: Well, it depends on your area. Look in your paper and see what a registered Brittney is going for. Also, talk to some local breeders, if possible. You can also go online and see what the normal cost is. Personally, $300 is a bit steep for a dog that isn...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pekingese newborns, adorable babies, peke
adorable babies, peke, pekingese: Hi Janine. Normal Peke weight at birth is 4-8 ounces. That s just an average. She is quite bigger than her sisters, going by weight. Maybe because she is so big, and is growing well, she doesn t need to nurse as much as the others. I d wake her up from time...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pit Bull, ovulation cycle, progesterone levels
ovulation cycle, progesterone levels, breed ban: Prior to breeding, you want to ensure your female is in top physical and mental health and as no issues (typically skin issues are predominant in Pit s). A female can be bred on a her second heat, but it really depends on the female. I would treat her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Poodle Breeding Question, ovulation period, puppy shots
ovulation period, puppy shots, best dog food: The female determines the number of pups by the number of eggs she releases, it could be 1 or a dozen. But most likely some where in between. With regards to breeding you have to take in consideration everything, regardless of the breed, but the temperament...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Poodle bitch litter, wet paper towel, mini poodle
wet paper towel, mini poodle, puppy formula: Hi Corina. First, check to see if the pup is cold. Often times the mom will push a pup out if it gets cold. If it is, place it in a box with a two liter bottle filled with warm water. Wrap the bottle in a towel. When the pup gets warmed back up, try to give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant or not?, false pregnancy, playful self
false pregnancy, playful self, x rays: Hi Sandy Larger breeds can be harder to detected because they have more places to hide the pups. I prefer x-rays which don t show anything until after day 50. False pregnancy has the same symptoms of a true pregnancy without the end result. But...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boxer, mucus plug, probaby
mucus plug, probaby, x rays: I wouldn t worry as long as she went to day 58. Before that, and they may be too early. I have found that in most Boxers, they usually get their milk in a few days to a week before whelping. It sounds like she s just gearing up to get ready for labor, it may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Shih Tzu, shih tzu breeders, false pregnancy
shih tzu breeders, false pregnancy, shih tzu: You really can t. It can be really hard to tell the difference. If you truely want to know for sure, you ll have to either wait her out, or have the x-rays or ultrasound done. Some females will get a clear discharge while pregnant. That may be why she s licking...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant signs, vet asap, tell tale signs
vet asap, tell tale signs, heat cycle: Hi Mel. I wish I could tell you a definite way to tell for sure if she s pregnant or not, but there s really no way to know for sure. One thing that I have noticed is that if a dog took, her vulva may stay slightly swollen after her heat cycle. It s just so...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy size prediction, emergency c section, spinal misalignment
emergency c section, spinal misalignment, csection: I don t agree with not feeding puppy food during pregnancy. Just like women need prenatal vitamins, does need extra help during pregnancy as well. Please remember that ALL answers posted on this site are opinions. So they will differ sometimes. There can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pitt bull thats pregnant, pitt bull, x ray
pitt bull, x ray, puppies: Hi Amanda. Your breed usually has 6-9 pups, but that depends on mom. She may have more, or less. It s hard to say for sure. When she s 50 days into the pregnancy you can have an x-ray done to see how many they may be. A normal dog pregnancy lasts 63 days,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pittbull mating, inbreeding in dogs, temperament problems
inbreeding in dogs, temperament problems, temperament testing: Yes, line and inbreeding in dogs is a very complicated issue and one best saved for professionals. Any genetic issues in at least the last five generations of the shared pedigree will be doubled and intensified, including health and temperament problems. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: placenta previa, emergency c section, sonogram
emergency c section, sonogram, x rays: Hi Mary. It s very doubtful that the x-rays caused this. I routinely use them on my own girls, with no problems. Many breeders use the x-ray as a tool to tell them about how many pups to expect, and if there are any overly large pups. I honestly don t think...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, false pregnancy, pregnany
false pregnancy, pregnany, gaining weight: Hi. You said this happened over two months ago. Was it longer than 9 weeks? If so, then she probably is having a false pregnancy. It s usually caused by hormones. The mind makes the body think it s pregnant. A dog doesn t even have to be bred to experience...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Could she be pregnant?, having babies, giving birth
having babies, giving birth, best of luck: Normally dogs are receptive to the male on their thirteenth day and after. However that is counted from the very first day that any sort of discharge is noticed, you could easily have been off, in your count. Since the thirteenth day is optimal for breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pregnant dog, american pitbull, eight hours
american pitbull, eight hours, due date: You would calculate sixty three days from the first tie. If you bred every day you wasted your time as it takes a minimum of forty eight hours for sperm to regenerate. Repetitive breeding also causing swelling in the female that can actually prevent pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog picky eating, unsalted chicken broth, cheese eggs
unsalted chicken broth, cheese eggs, canned dog food: You don t want to feed canned. ALmost all canned dog food is made from 4 D meat. EWW. What were you feeding? You can just pressure cook some chicken backs, wings, necks, mix with carrots, green beans, plain all natural yogurt,cottage cheese,eggs WITH shell,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Maybe pregnant lab 9 month old, size litter, inbreeding
size litter, inbreeding, having a baby: Hi Molly. She is very young. It s kind of like a 12 or 13 year old human having a baby. If she is pregnant, and you decide to let her have them, then you need to keep in close contact with her vet to make sure everything goes smoothly. As far as them having...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant lhasa apso, lhasa apso, rib cage
lhasa apso, rib cage: Hi Chris. It really depends on a few things. It depends on the dog, if she s big or small, how many pups she s going to have, how big the pups are, and how she s carrying them. Some breeds carry their pups move towards their rib cage, making it difficult to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pup not eating, teet, shih tzu
teet, shih tzu, maryann: Hi Maryann. It can be because of a few different things. The first thing you need to do is check his mouth for a cleft palet. Just gently stick your finger in his mouth and feel the roof. If that s normal, make sure he s good and warm. Never feed a cold puppy....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is pups getting enough Milk, quality dog food, human fingernail
quality dog food, human fingernail, toe nails: HI Daniel. If the pups aren t getting enough milk, they ll cry all the time. Their bellies won t be round and full. The best thing to do for mom right now is to free feed her. Let her have access to food constantly. Watch the pups when they nurse. If they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: re: Dog mating, different reasons, labrador
different reasons, labrador, puppies: Hi Eve. There could be a few different reasons why he s not tieing. The female may not be in the right part of her cycle to be bred (some girls ovulate later), and it s causing him to not do the job fully yet. You may want to try again in a day or two. Or,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: re my shitzu, mature mom, shitzu
mature mom, shitzu, old shit: She will come into heat on average every six months. Some dogs sooner, some later. Nine months is not unusual for them to go especially when they are young. But I personally would wait until she is at least two. A more mature mom, physically and emotionally,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Something really strange while birthing..., foul smell, rotten meat
foul smell, rotten meat, easter egg: Hi! I ve seen this before. What it is is a puppy that died, and started to decompose inside of mom. It s lucky that it didn t make her go into labor earlier. If she vomited right after eating it, then she ll probably be fine. Just keep a good eye on her and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Shar pei, shar pie, shar pei
shar pie, shar pei, sexual ability: Dogs usually are ready to breed on or just after the thirteenth day after bleeding begins. To be absolutely SURE of a successful breeding take your girl now to the vet for a progesterone and cytology. He can give you a much better idea by checking hormone...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih-tzu in heat and I was wondering when I should take her to t he stud, heat cycle, shih tzu
heat cycle, shih tzu, vulva: Hi Kate! You said she s in her heat cycle, but she s not bleeding. What do you mena then?:-) Most breeders try to breed on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the heat cycle. They start day one on the first day of bleeding. This is usually when the female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Slip tie during breeding., ejaculates, strictures
ejaculates, strictures, dottie: Hi Dottie. It s a lot more common than you think. There are many different causes. Sometimes, something may be wrong with the male s penis not allowing for the tie to take place. The female may have strictures inside of her vagina, not allowing penetration...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Split Heat...????, progesterone levels, last heat
progesterone levels, last heat, heat cycle: It is possible that she can be ovulating. What some call a split heat can really be a pre-heat . A female will go into a heat but the first half of the heat will last only a few days to a week. But then they will come into a true heat a few months later....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: STUDDING OUT MY CAVALIER BOY, hind quarters, matings
hind quarters, matings, teressa: Hi Teressa With a difficult female, it s best to muzzle her and hold her for mounting. Have her stand across your lap. You on the floor with her front legs on one side and back legs on the other side of your legs. Holding her in place, bring the male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stopping antibiotics, when can pups nurse, amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, amoxicillin and clavulanate
amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium, amoxicillin and clavulanate, bag balm ointment: Clavamox is good, it will clear her up and 250 mg will not adversely effect the litter or the milk. I know from experience (as recent as 2 months ago) she will clear up, the pups can nurse and they will be just fine. You may also want to stand your female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih tzu mucus plug, mucus plug, thick consistency
mucus plug, thick consistency, brown discharge: Hi Reuben. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy needs to be checked out. Sometimes it turns out to be nothing, but it s better to be safe than sorry. Brown worries me, as bitches with a brown discharge often has pyrometra, a serious uterine...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: sour milk in dogs, sour milk, blessings
sour milk, blessings, puppies: Hi Randy Unless your dog is ill, with a fever above 101, or has ingested something that is being passed along through the milk, the pups should be fine. Make sure both pups and mom are dewormed regularly every two weeks. :) They should be full, warm, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: can they stay together, boarder collie, collie
boarder collie, collie, whole lot: Hi Lauren. They will only breed when the female is in heat. Until the male has finished growing, keep them apart when she goes into heat for now. Give him at least another year before breeding them. He may be able to produce sperm right now, so watch them...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: still giving birth, having puppies, giving birth
having puppies, giving birth, randi: Hi Randi. If your dog has had 4 pups within 5 hours, she s doing good. It can take forever it seems sometimes. I ve known dogs who whelped for over 24 hours. as long as she s not trying to push a puppy out for over 15 minutes, or doesn t go longer than three...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stillborn puppies, first pup, pre pregnancy
first pup, pre pregnancy, oxytocin: After she delivers, you can take her to the vet for a shot to clean her out. If there are stillborn pups inside of her, she may have a hard time starting labor. The best thing you can do is to keep an eye out for any colored discharge before the birth of the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: strange behavior, estrus, definite answer
estrus, definite answer, strange behavior: When your bred small chi is twenty five to thirty days take her to the vet for an ultrasound to find out how many pups she has and their size and position. You ll need to monitor her to make sure she doesn t get into trouble. Your bitch who is tying without...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud, english bulldog, goobers
english bulldog, goobers, whelp: If you breed him with no papers then you simply have a litter of unregistered pups. Bullies have a lot of health problems, the majority of them genetic., Complete genetic testing is a must for any dog of this breed that is possibly going to be used in that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud dog cannot seem to lock, golden retriever, good luck
golden retriever, good luck, stud: None. There will be no pregnancy if the dogs do not achieve a tie. Try helping him by laying her over your lap and raising or lowering her body as needed. Try encouraging him to move closer to her as well. Again,. if there is no tie., there will be no pups....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud fees, stud fees, stud fee
stud fees, stud fee, genetic tests: HI Wendy. First of all, I d let your boy grow up some more before trying to stud him out. He needs to finish growing. As for the price of the stud fee, that depends of a few things. How much the average chihuahua stud fee is in your area, what kind of pedigree...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud will not mount bitch, male dogs, heat cycle
male dogs, heat cycle, excellent condition: Usually they are ready about the thirteenth day. You should put him in with her for a couple of hours in the morning. Rest midday, again put him with her in the afternoon. Do this every other day. I am sure you will have to catch her next cycle. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stud not wanting to breed w female, whole nine yards, chihuahua
whole nine yards, chihuahua, stud: HI Janna. I m sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Getting ready for Easter. :-) If they haven t bred by now, then the girl may just not be in the right part of her cycle to be bred. A good, experienced stud will know that, and ignore her until she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Tail docking on Yorkies, yorkie puppies, tail docking
yorkie puppies, tail docking, yorkies: Hi Misty I recommend banding as oppose to cutting. When you dock a tail by cutting, you have a chance of the spine recoiling into the neck causing structural damage. You also require a steady hand and the ability to stitch. What I do is take a rubber...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Teats after pregnancy?, teats, saggy
teats, saggy, tess: Hi Tess. They ll probably not ever look completely like they did before she had pups. They will most likely alwayas be a bit bigger than before, and may be a little saggy. They will get better as time goes by though. It ll take them a while. They should get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I Think My Maltese is at the first stages of labor, rectal temp, stages of labor
rectal temp, stages of labor, couple of days: Hi Crystal. It sounds like labor should be starting soon. Maybe in a day or so. Day 60 is not too soon. They can deliver on day 58 with no problems. She may be having a larger litter this time, causing her to go into labor a little bit sooner. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Trying to breed, spermicidal, first trust
spermicidal, first trust, boxers: Hi Robin. What day of her cycle is she on? If it s too early into her heat, nothing much will happen, that could explain why she s walking away, she s just not ready yet. Most people try on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14 of the cycle. I think that it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: no tie during breeding, brussels griffons, heat cycle
brussels griffons, heat cycle, lack of confidence: I don t think vitamin E will bring on a heat cycle. That should occur naturally regardless. Vitamin E is really great for dogs., as is vitamin C, b complex and omegas. Look for a good canine multivitamin. If you prefer you can use an infant liquid vitamin....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is it true that the more the dogs lock the bigger the litter?, yorkie, due dates
yorkie, due dates, puppies: Hi Jennifer. No, it s not true that the more times they tie the more puppies they ll have. And yes, I d definitely keep them apart now. Two ties are plenty enough to get the job done. When you breed them more than that, you end up with way too many due dates,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: unborn puppys, green discharge, puppys
green discharge, puppys, giving birth: Hi Matt. You re right to be concerned. It can set up an infection, or cause labor to be slow, or even stop. I m not sure if you have already made an appointment to have a c-section done, if you haven t, I d be asking my vet about going ahead and having it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelped only 1 puppy, dane breeder, stuffed toys
dane breeder, stuffed toys, thanks in advance: Now, this is just my opinion. :-) I personally breed my girls 2 times. I feel that twice is plenty. Within two litters you will know if that dog is producing the type of puppies that you want. Then, you can work with the pups that the dog had. Look to the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How many weeks, sherry, ultrasound
sherry, ultrasound, vet: Hi Sherry. Do you know when the dog was bred? If so, just count from that day. If you don t, try to guesstimate when she was bred. Say, the first week of March, or something like that. If you really don t know, you may want to take her in to the vet for an...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: westie, mucus plug, swift reply
mucus plug, swift reply, whelping box: Well as my momma always said... it only takes one time . So you may not have seen them tie. The plug is just a thick clear fluid that usually starts to drip out a few days prior to whelping. I would keep the two dogs separated until you have determined...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping golden retriever, new quarters, litters
new quarters, litters, contractions: Hi Rebecca. If she goes past three hours between pups, you may want to call the vet. Because of the amount of litters she s had, her uterus may be kind of lax, causing her to have a slow labor. You may want to trot her outside to get her to potty. Sometimes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Back Yard Breeders, parents and grandparents, dollar profit
parents and grandparents, dollar profit, animal welfare: Hi Tanya. First of all, I have to say that the term Back yard breeder means something different to each person. I believe that a BYB is someone who doesn t really care about the health of the parents or puppies. Who ll sell a pup to anyone as long as they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie Breeding, flu bug, female yorkie
flu bug, female yorkie, third day: Hi Cecil. What most breeders do is try on one day. If they tie on that day, skip a day, and try again on the next day. You really only need two ties. Good luck! P.S. Please forgive me for being so late getting back to you. We ve all had that flu bug going...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie pups, dew claw removal, eyes and ears
dew claw removal, eyes and ears, yorkie pups: Mom will care of the wounds from the docking and dew claw removal. Just keep a watch on them to make sure there is no infection. There shouldn t be. It ll take ten days to two weeks from birth for their eyes and ears to open :). Good luck with your babies...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1day old lab puppies, whelping box, lab puppies
whelping box, lab puppies, pup: Sounds like she was possibly stepped on. It happens. Make sure your dog has a large enough whelping box, and pig rails to keep her from rolling on the pups. Make sure she has enough milk for babies and that they are warm, nursing and full, sometimes you just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st heat, true age, drops of blood
true age, drops of blood, second stage: I don t think your female came in heat at fourteen weeks. Unless of course you re wrong or the breeder gave you the wrong information and she is really older than her papers say. In that case, she likely is pregnant. 9 months is average age for a female to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2yrs old, 1st time rottie mother not eating or drinking that much, canned dog food, dry dog food
canned dog food, dry dog food, vanilla icecream: Hi Steve! I m glad that mom and babies are doing well. I kind of figured that something was going on with her. I m also glad that you found a vet that you re comfortable with, and treated your dog how you wanted to. That s the most important thing. Mom should...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 week old mini dachshund pups have very runny & smelly stools - is this normal?, dachshund pups, mini dachshund
dachshund pups, mini dachshund, puppy formula: Have you dewormed them? Should ve at two weeks.But this sounds like coccidia to me.If it has a metallic odor then that s what your e dealing with They need albon and metronidazole. Either call your vet , or if he needs you to run the pups in for a fecal....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 9 1/2 month malit-poo pregnant, heat cycle, malti
heat cycle, malti, good chance: Hi Anne I would talk to your vet. A dog bred under a year old is too young and may reject the litter as they are pups still themselves. And bred during her prime time is almost certain to guarantee pups. You could abort the litter, but then you have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Both my 1yr old chihuahua's are pregnant, signs of going into labor, temperature drop
signs of going into labor, temperature drop, quiet place: They won t eat each other s babies, at least not likely. However every dog needs it s own safe, quiet place to whelp with no interference or fear of another dog. Do separate them now. Signs of going into labor are a temperature drop blow 100 that stays there....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer dog in labor (I think), first pup, signs of labor
first pup, signs of labor, whelping box: Hi Tara. She still hasn t done anything yet? The heavy panting and digging is definitely signs of labor. Some dogs do this for about 24 hours or so before starting to whelp. If she doesn t do anything tonight, I d call the vet first thing in the morning. This...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Female in heat.., female boxer, pink color
female boxer, pink color, old dog: Hi Yikes, bad bad thing. I m so sorry. Current mode of thinking is that red mange is usually hereditary,. Most puppies shouldn t be treated, and if the condition is not localized should be neutered or spayed. If more than one area of his body was involved...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer in labor, contractions, vet
contractions, vet, puppies: Hi Tina. I m sorry I m getting back to you late on this. I hope she s done something by now. If she hasn t, call your vet. Labor can last a reaaalllllyyyyy long time. You have to know what s normal, and when to call the vet. If she still hasn t done anything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, boston terrier, terrier mix
boston terrier, terrier mix, rat terrier: Hi Bille The 11th day may have been too early, especially if she didn t tie. If she was ovulating slightly before or after the 18th (which I suspect she may have been), pups will be the result. A female in heat will breed with a half a dozen male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, prople, chihuahuas
prople, chihuahuas, females: No it s pretty common. Encourage him to stand closer to her, If possible , if they will allow it, try holding her for him so that you can raise or lower her as needed. Only put them together for an hour or so once per day every other day. He ll get frustrated...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, having puppies, doxie
having puppies, doxie, akc: They are not ready to breed until their thirteenth day, so you are too early right now anyway. They are not ready to breed usually until the thirteenth day and after. AKC would not be happy with the situation, but it is not possible for a dog to conceive without...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding and Attitude Adjustment, english bull terriers, cesar milan
english bull terriers, cesar milan, bull terriers: Bull Terriers are very territorial and do tend to be other dog aggressive if not handled correctly. There are solutions to your problem, but they are not simple and easy. It s up to you to implement them.You can have a harmonious life with your dogs, but it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Ger. Shep, odd cycles, hay bale
odd cycles, hay bale, accurate timing: Every four months is not normal but it does happen. My best advice is to take her to the vet for a progesterone screening and cycstology. By doing this every other day you will get an accurate timing for hormonal rises and when she will be ready to breed/...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding --Llasa, personality changes, girl check
personality changes, girl check, stud service: Hi Sharon These questions should have been answered when you were considering her for breeding. If you are bringing in a stud, it is absolutely imperative that the male be tested for brucellious. This is a dog STD and is transferred and can severely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Shit Tzu, false pregnancy, shit tzu
false pregnancy, shit tzu, unwanted pregnancy: Hi Meghan Of course the very best thing to do to ensure there is no unwanted pregnancy is to keep them completely separated for at least a month. And I mean COMPLETELY. Crated in separate rooms is the best. A heat cycle starts with swelling, then bleeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding woes, pinkish color, woes
pinkish color, woes, several times: Hi Martin Typically the blood starts to thin out and become a pinkish color. If she won t stand, put her on a leash and hold her steady. Allow the male to mount her and to get the job done. It could be that she s still early. Anywhere from day...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer bred but not pregnant, uterine horns, swelling of the vulva
uterine horns, swelling of the vulva, exact measurements: Hi Jan What days did you breed her on? Did you do a progesterone test prior to breeding? A viable male can produce millions of sperm a day. So being the first time would not be a contributing factor to a female that doesn t take. Was just a internal...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer breeding, progesterone, best time
progesterone, best time, boxer: Hi Danielle. Most breeders who use progesterone testing repeat the test every other day or so until it reaches 5 or 6. Then, It s breeding time. I m going to give you a really good web site that explains prog. testing, and when the best time to breed is. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer breeding, heat cycle, test tomorrow
heat cycle, test tomorrow, progesterone: Hi again! I d do another test tomorrow or Thursday. As for when she ll definitely be ready, it s too hard to say for sure, as every dog is different. You ll have to do the tests, and just wait for the right time. :-) In my last letter, I sent you a URL on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My boxer hasnt been in heat yet, genetic issues, line breeding
genetic issues, line breeding, genetic problems: Is her sire her full brother? Line breeding is a good thing done correctly but that is inbreeding and not linebreeding. it more than doubles the chances of genetic problems which can be passed on no matter whether you breed her to another relative or not....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer pregnancy, false pregnancy, time breeder
false pregnancy, time breeder, x rays: Hi Amanda She could be carrying a small litter or higher up so that you may not tell how many pups to expect. She could be due anytime in the next few days, so no point worrying yet. All her signs are normal and consistent with pregnancy. Although...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bredding age, boxer breed, semen
boxer breed, semen, health issues: A male can start producing viable semen at 6 months old HOWEVER, because there is so many health issues in the Boxer breed, Boxer s shouldn t be bred until they both pass a complete physical, have outstanding health with no allergies, mange or hip issues....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: in-breeding?, neuter agreements, puppy buyers
neuter agreements, puppy buyers, doxie: As I m sure you know you have one of two choices, spay her and abort the litter or allow her to complete her pregnancy and hope for the best. Many breeders selectively and carefully inbreed or linebreed to inprove their bloodlines. This is done with all testing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, best dog food, vet care
best dog food, vet care, reputable breeders: How many times has she been bred to date? Each female is different and you want to ensure that ANY female used for a breeding program is in top physical and mental health. She should be raised on the best dog food available, supplemented with vitamins,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, hjd, german shepherd
hjd, german shepherd, progesterone: Hi Helen If you plan on becoming a breeder you want to make sure you have a great vet, can afford the cost of health care for your female and her pups, you have homes for realistically, up to 12 pups, you have a guarantee on the pups, are you going to register...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, twelfth day, strictures
twelfth day, strictures, dobie: She could be. I would take her to the vet for a progesterone screen and cytology. That ll let you know whether she s already ovulated or not. Also have a check done to make sure there is nothing physically wrong that would make her not want to stand for the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding our boxer, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, puppies: Are either dog aggressive? Will both the male and female be tested for brucellois? Will you allow the male free access to the puppies? If you answer no, yes, no then there shouldn t be any issues. Remember a female will become more aggressive after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding german shepherd, genetic problem, genetic health
genetic problem, genetic health, prelim: It s possible for him to breed so early but I wouldn t advise it. At this early age you don t really know what he s going to be like, in temperament,conformation, and especially not with genetic health issues. You can t even get a good prelim done on his hips...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding help for chole, unwanted puppies, chole
unwanted puppies, chole, teats: Call your local humane society or no kill dog rescue. They can give you coupons for free or VERY reduced spays so you don t have a litter of unwanted puppies to try to care for. They are expensive to raise and it doesn t sound like you need to deal with that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding sm dogs, poodle mix, naps
poodle mix, naps, poodle: Separate them Desiree. Put them together once in the morning and once in the evening if there is no tie in the morning. For a limited amount of time. He will lose interest and stop trying if you don t. If there IS a tie, skip a day before putting them together...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding from young studs, young studs, staffy
young studs, staffy, mastiff: Hi Bec. The reason he s not breeding may be because of his age. He s awfully young, and probably inexperienced. I d let him finish growing, wait until he s at least two years old. He needs time to mature, as all large breeds do. As for breeding him to a Mastiff,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bull mastiff, bull mastiff, false pregnancy
bull mastiff, false pregnancy, heat cycle: Ok. You don t start counting from the first day of bleeding(you do if you re trying to figure out what day to breed the dog on). You start counting from the first time they are bred to figure out a due date. And since you don t know when they bred, you ll...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua, mastitis, teats
mastitis, teats, couple times: Hi Irma Since she s a smaller dog, stand her in the sink with warm water. Make sure the water covers her underbelly completely. Gently massage her teats to express the milk. This will help with the pressure and express her milk so she has less chance...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua's 3rd day heat..., female chihuahua, heat cycle
female chihuahua, heat cycle, ovulating: Hi Lee -- I hope it s not going to be her 4th litter in a row. That is NEVER, EVER a good idea. Females won t stand for a tie to occur so early in her heat cycle. Is it possible that she s further along that you suspect? Has she stopped bleeding? When...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua weaning, plump bellies, slow learners
plump bellies, slow learners, puppy food: Your answer could be in the possibility that she had three litters in a row. Her body and mind are having a hard time adjusting and she could be just to exhausted to care. Ideally a female should sit between seasons, especially small dogs. Hormonally,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua breeding, eachother, third time
eachother, third time, short time: You can put the crate side by side so that the male can smell the female but has no access to her. And conversely, the female can see and hear the male, and may decide hey, he s not so bad. Keep them COMPLETELY separated, it heighten s the excitement...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: will there be conflicts from dam/her daughter at whelping time?, puppy breath, protective nature
puppy breath, protective nature, responsible breeder: Good for you :). It s nice to know that you re a responsible breeder. Every dog is different. Some of them don t mind their pack buddies, or relatives being near their pups, while some are very protective and not very tolerant. Being unfamiliar with your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cropping tails and removing dew claws, removing dew claws, rat terrier
removing dew claws, rat terrier, goldens: Hi Whitney. I personally do not dock or do dew claws at home. I always take them to the vet for that. I ve been breeding Boxers for a long time, but never worked the courage up to do it myself. I m always afraid that I ll mess the tail up, or hurt the pup....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Difficult whelping, grim prognosis, heartbeats
grim prognosis, heartbeats, contractions: HI Alli. It s really hard to say. I don t understand why the vet didn t recommend a c-section to save the remining pups. If they had good heartbeats then, and she didn t start labor until 3 pm, then he should have suggested a section. They may make it. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dna left over from previous breeding?, schnauzer puppies, purebred pups
schnauzer puppies, purebred pups, heat cycle: Hi This is a very common old wives tale. It s not possible for DNA to be left over. It is only contained in the sperm from the male dog and the ovum from the female. The sperm fertilizes the ovum which then produces the embryo which grows into a puppy. Any...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Doberman Puppy 4 weeks old spine problem., doberman puppy, holistic vet
doberman puppy, holistic vet, best case scenario: Hi Elissa The best case scenario is that she was stepped on or rolled over. The worse case, she has serious structural damage and will need to be culled. Either way, you need to get her to a vet immediately. A holistic vet that practices chiropractic...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Docking Tails, docking tails, five bucks
docking tails, five bucks, little finger: If you have never docked tails you should go to the vet, pay to have it done and watch them do it. While I can explain how to do it,. I wouldn t feel comfortable telling a complete novice. There are things that can go wrong, like bleeding etc. It s worth the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, american pitbull terriers, male dogs
american pitbull terriers, male dogs, last heat: Hi Akeem. It depends on how many times you plan on breeding her. If you only plan on breeding her twice, then you could do a back to back breeding, that s breeding her two heats in a row. If you plan on breeding her more than twice, then I highly suggest waiting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, shorthaired pointer, progesterone
shorthaired pointer, progesterone, 3 april: Hi Dan You may have missed it -- it s too soon to tell. We re the breeding natural? With a female like this, I would do progesterone testing, it could be that she ovulates later (or earlier) than your typical female. Progesterone tests are a relatively...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog doing wees in house, poor manners, carpet cleaner
poor manners, carpet cleaner, small dogs: Hi Donna Personally, if I had a dog that did that, I would crate her at night and/or when I could supervise her. Small dogs, especially females, are notorious for bad behavior. Especially if they are upset or ticked off. But being a small dog is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dont know who to ask, definite diagnosis, broken rib
definite diagnosis, broken rib, beagle: You need to take her to the vet to be sure of what the injury is. A broken rib can puncture a lung if that s what it is, and she needs to be on limited movement until it heals. IF that s what it is. Take her in for a definite diagnosis. Good luck with your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dewormed, shoulder blade, backwords
shoulder blade, backwords, dewormer: Hi Mary If it was me, I would wait until after the female had her pups and built up her system before I gave her anything. Worms can lay dormant in the muscle and when a female becomes pregnant they detach. An all dewormer like Drontel is the best....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: doberman pincher, doberman pincher, tube feeding
doberman pincher, tube feeding, colostrum: You should follow the directions per weight on the container,. Hopefully you are using Esbilac plus colostrum or another equal product. Puppy needs to be fed every two hours, as well as helped to urinate and deficate. Care must be taken in this process to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: doberman pincher, infant vitamins, canola oil
infant vitamins, canola oil, goats milk: Hi Jacky Every 2 hours around the clock by a feeding tube. It s important that the milk gets right into the stomach. You have to be cautious not to enter into his lungs through the trachea and/or puncture the stomach, so it takes a steady hand. Goats...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog, toy poodle, bullmastiff
toy poodle, bullmastiff, possiblity: Where there s a will there s a way. I ve seen Great Dane/Chihuahua crosses and bullmastiff/toy poodle crosses. I wouldn t rule out the pregnancy possiblity at all. Wait another week and take her to the vet for a check. If she s bred you don t want to risk...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, procreation, akita
procreation, akita, good chance: Hi Lisa -- it only takes one time...or so my Momma is always telling me. It s very common for a female to stand once, get the deed done, as they breed for procreation not recreation, and then want nothing more to do with a male. If she was/or is ovulating,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, french mastiff, dog breeding
french mastiff, dog breeding, mastiff: She s done. NO more breeding, and if you don t separate them she s going to hurt him. Of course she can bleed considering she was flipped over on her back during a tie. This is why you should never never allow dogs to breed unsupervised, she could have SEVERELY...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, dog breeding, vulva
dog breeding, vulva, male gain: Hi Carl Have you done a internal on your female? Sometime there is an extra layer of skin around the vulva like a band and this prevents males from entering the female. This has to be surgically removed if this is the case. If today is only the 10th,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding whelping, red blood cells, shallow end of the gene pool
red blood cells, shallow end of the gene pool, air bubbles: Were you told that by somebody who knew what they were talking about ...or was she an old wife? True: Litters can have more than one sire False: The more they do it, the more puppies you are going to have. A male can release 10 million sperm a go....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Why does a dog eats a bone?, soft bones, beef bones
soft bones, beef bones, stomach lining: Why does a dog eat a glove, a pillow or a shoe? Some dogs will eat anything. If you want to give your dog bones, they should only be hard beef bones. Long and hard. If your dog chews and/or eat soft bones (ham, chicken, lamb) there is a risk that the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is in labor, vet asap, pup
vet asap, pup, due date: Hi Beth When is her due date? Sounds like she could be in distress. You can insert clean fingers into her and feel to see if a pup is stuck or blocking. If you are not comfortable with pulling a pup out, you want to get her to the vet ASAP. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, x ray, shih tzu
x ray, shih tzu, twinge: HI Shirely. It s normal. The further along she gets, the more miserable she ll be. The pups take up a lot of room in there, crowding her stomach. That s why she s probably not wanting to eat. As long as she doesn t have a colored discharge, or a temp, she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog is pregnant, puppy chow, chihuahua pups
puppy chow, chihuahua pups, quality puppy: Hi Sarah A Daschund should have no problem birthing Chihuahua pups. Make sure you keep your female on a good quality adult food until after the pups are born. Then you can supplement with a good quality puppy chow because of the higher protein and fat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2yrs old, 1st time rottie mother not eating or drinking that much, dry food, canned food
Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2yrs old, 1st time rottie mother not eating or drinking that much, dry food, canned food, puppies

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cropping tails and removing dew claws, old english sheepdogs, boxer breeder
Dog Breeding and Whelping: cropping tails and removing dew claws, old english sheepdogs, boxer breeder, veterinarian

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pick of the litter or stud fee
Dog Breeding and Whelping: pick of the litter or stud fee

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female boxer pregnant, length of pregnancy, female boxer
length of pregnancy, female boxer, whelping box: You re most welcome. It could be due to morning sickness. Try feeding her smaller meals more often. Including a snack before bed at night and as soon as she wakes up in the morning Here s a website you might want to print and send to the lady at the other...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My female in heat, 5 mins, 10 months
5 mins, 10 months, sperm: A tie is like a lock. He can t go anywhere. It s nature s way of ensure that his sperm makes it to intended target. Some males take longer to retract then others. But you want to ensure that he isn t outside or in the dirt. When he s unsheathed, he has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: frequent breeding, german shepards, last heat
german shepards, last heat, typical boy: There s no reason to have still born pups. But there is also no reason to continue to breed her at this point. She may , or may not have caught. If you re going to breed dogs you have to have a secure way to stop your male from getting to females that are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: hello, certain age, dog breed
certain age, dog breed, lifespan: Usually between about nine months up. It varies from dog to dog. Some dogs can still breed for their lifespan, alot depends on the physical condition of the dog.AKC does have rules and regs involving registering a litter of pups after the dog has reached a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, major boner, dog breeding
major boner, dog breeding, exact dates: Hi Jodie Because semen kind of trickles out of dogs so it s important to have a tie. Unfortunately the sperm has few friends and plenty of enemies, air and water both will kill it. You should be able to actually see the male attached to the female....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jealousy, pregnant dogs, female boxer
pregnant dogs, female boxer, kind response: Pregnant dogs do tend to get very clingy and needy. It s something you just have to live with. The aggressive posturing when you re around is a different thing entirely. You have a problem with pack order in your home. Go to the Alpha Boot Camp website for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Labrador and Tie Out, cement pad, spring clips
cement pad, spring clips, houdini: Hi Cos In my opinion, those cables don t work with beans. What you need is a chain attached to a pole / tree / building with a spring so the dog gets a release. Also you want to make sure there is a strong swivel on the end so the dog doesn t get choked....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male bleeding, stud career, spaniel
stud career, spaniel, vet: Hi Jennifer. No, bleeding from the penis is never normal. He needs to be taken to the vet to find out what s going on. He may have hurt his penis while breeding, or during the tie. He s awfully young yet to be breeding. If he got scared during the tie and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Menstraul Cycle?, red nose pit bull, red nose pit
red nose pit bull, red nose pit, heat cycle: Ok it s not a period. A lot of people have that misconception. A period is when a human sloughs tissue that has been stored in her body to prepare for a pregnancy. Dogs have heat cycles every so many months during which time their hormone levels rise to allow...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Momma Lab, male dogs, chocolate lab
male dogs, chocolate lab, last heat: Hi Kristan The thing is a female is born with all the eggs she is ever going to produce in her lifetime. A male can produce millions of sperm a day. So she could be releasing smaller number of eggs or alternatively, if no tie occurred a lot more sperm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother dog giving up on puppies, heated dog house, boxer mix
heated dog house, boxer mix, adult dogs: Hi Andy. You said mom is under a year old. That right there could be part of the problem. She s really young to be a mom. She probably just doesn t want to fool with them anymore. At that age, mom is still puppy like herself. If the pups are three weeks of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother not wanting to feed her 8 day old puppies, heating pad, puppies
heating pad, puppies, spending time: Hi again! Have you checked her breasts to see if she s starting to get an infection in them? See if she has any warm, red places on any of them. If she doesn t, then you may be looking at having to take care of the pups yourself if she completely refuses to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, j quinn, lso
j quinn, lso, jack russell: You can breed her once a day until the female won t stand for a male any longer. (Usually between days 9 & 15 of her season). You want to give them about 30 minutes together to get a tie, anything longer and the male can become exhausted and/or frustrated....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating, hundred times, progesterone
hundred times, progesterone, semen: Hi Tara A male has millions and millions of viable semen. A female has all the eggs she s ever going to produce at birth. So you could do it a hundred times a day or only once, it still going to produce what it s going to produce regardless of how many...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating when not on heat, false heat, tenterfield terrier
false heat, tenterfield terrier, jack russell: Hi Emma She can only become pregnant when she s ovulating so when she s in heat. There is a number of reasons she is standing for a male, split heat, false heat or she has an infection that is causing the male to think she s ready. Regardless, I...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my moodle just had a litter of four pups, maltese cross poodle, gentle shampoo
maltese cross poodle, gentle shampoo, moodle: Hi Krishna You female is being protective of her pups and should not have any other dogs around for at least 4 weeks. She should however NOT ever be attacking a person that indicates a poor temperament. She can be bathed but make sure to use a gentle...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother and daughter boxers, gorgeous puppies, champion male
gorgeous puppies, champion male, new mom: Hi Jan. Most new moms tend to not want other dogs near their puppies, even if they re normally very close to the other dog. It s really hard to say how mom to be will react to her mom. Just watch them closely. If the new mom acts uncomfortable or nervous with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Post Breeding Crying and Digging, boys 2 girls, shih tzu
boys 2 girls, shih tzu, apparent reason: Hi Mark. Your dog needs to get to the vet ASAP. As for what to do with the pups while she s gone, get a 2 liter bottle. Fill it withj warm water, and wrap it in a towel. Put it in the box with the pups. This will keep them plenty warm while mom sees the doc....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Chihuahua, rabies shots, raw diets
rabies shots, raw diets, signs of labor: Hi George The thing with pregnancy is if you don t know for certain what day she ovulated you won t know for certain what day she ll whelp. Because eggs can need 7 days to mature and sperm can live for 5 days, you have to give a few days grace. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Lhasa, canned dog food, fresh water
canned dog food, fresh water, downside: Hi Bosa That behavior is very common in a lot of females. They don t eat for a couple of days, or weeks and then they eat everything. You can try adding some good quality canned dog food. Not to much, because the downside is that some female will become...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Prego Basset, basset, poor girl
basset, poor girl, xray: Hi! If the vet said wait 10-14 more days, that time limit was up Monday. I d be calling the vet for another check up just to make sure that everything s ok. She may go into labor tomorrow, but I d still have her checked out just to be safe. It s hard when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy, Rickets????, veterinarian care, lack of calcium
veterinarian care, lack of calcium, calcium tablets: Hi Nicky The illness of Rickets is caused by the lack of calcium or vitamin D and affects the long leg bones. Usually by swelling and a bowing until the entire bone gives way. Bull breeds are prone to weak pasterns but rickets is another story. Typically...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pick of the litter or stud fee, stud fee, akc
stud fee, akc, sire: HI Mardy. No, please do not give her half the litter! She agreed to either pick of the litter, or a stud fee. She should have already decided which one she wants. If you agree to either pick or the stud fee, that s what you get. She can refuse to sign the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: poodle, best dog food, poodle
best dog food, poodle, vet: Hi Beth She should be over a year old by her second heat and depending on the female, if she is physical and mentally mature when you are considering it, it should be fine. Before she comes into her season you want to prepare her by feeding her the best...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, lb male, xray
lb male, xray, ultrasound: It could. I strongly reccomend ultrasound at three weeks and xray just prior to delivery date to make sure the pups are in position. Depending on her breed, you might want to make arrangements in case you have to have a section to make sure there will be a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant, toy poodle, litter c
toy poodle, litter c, c sections: Hi Beth It s normal for a bred female. Sounds like your female hooked up . The only way to GUARANTEE not to have pups is the do without method. That means keep your male and female COMPLETELY separated for a month that means separate crates, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, poodle x maltese, mini poodle
poodle x maltese, mini poodle, small dogs: Hi Ruby. It s really untelling how many puppies to expect considering that there s so many crosses here. You can have x-rays done after days 50 to see about how many she s going to have. Some breeds are more prone to whelping problems than others. However,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: when can pug have thee first litter, old dog, having a baby
old dog, having a baby, pup: Hi. I didn t get how many months old your dog is. :-) At any rate, I highly suggest to anyone wanting to breed their female to wait until the dog is at least two years of age. This is to simply let the dog finish growing. A one year old dog is akin to a 15...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puggle pregnant, dogsitter, going to florida
dogsitter, going to florida, spayed: It s a personal choice, but if I had a young female getting to whelp her first litter, I d be sitting by her side the entire time. If you can t control her when she s in season, I would consider having her spayed at the first opportunity. Breeding changes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy c-section, girl boy, c section
girl boy, c section, incision: The incision should be clean and dry with no sign of swelling, discharge or redness. It shouldn t be terribly sore to the touch. If your dog is panting and drinking a lot she likely has a fever. If you re in doubt, take her to the vet. it s not worth risking...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: ROTTWEILER, female rottweiler, bitch in season
female rottweiler, bitch in season, dead puppies: Hi Brenda 5 and 8 is just to old to be bred regardless the breed. It s hard on the female, the eggs are old and just the physical and hormonal changes on a female at that age are very hard. Their heat cycles change with their age, and the may not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rejection of litter, short periods, 2 girls
short periods, 2 girls, chomp: How old is your female? If she s a young female sometimes it takes awhile for the mothering hormones to kick in. But then, there are just some females that were never meant to be mothers. I would stay with her the entire time and put the pups with her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sheltie Breeding, heat cycle, shelties
heat cycle, shelties, insemination: Hi Craig It s hard to tell because of their coats. Measure her waist and chest and keep track that way. They should both expand. It could be that she s ovulating early or later than most. So what I would do in that situation is have progesterone test...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih Tzu at 3 weeks left of pregnancy, false pregnancy, x rays
false pregnancy, x rays, safe side: Hi Wendy. It s normal for a dog to experience this a little bit during pregnancy. I would take her in for a check up just to be on the safe side, especially if it continues. As for the false pregnancy, you can take her in when she hits day 50 to have x-rays...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu spot bleeding 5 weeks after whelping, afterbirth, shih tzu
afterbirth, shih tzu, oxytocin: It is common for a female to bleed for a few weeks after she whelps, especially if it was a difficult delivery. If you are not certain that all the placenta s and afterbirth s were delivered, I would take her to the vet for a shot of oxytocin. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Sibe is 63 days pregnant, new babies, question thanks
new babies, question thanks, sibe: Congratulations! Isn t it funny how we humans manage to worry and stress so much about things while mom is actually plotting behind our backs to stretch all that special treatment out for as LONG as possible LOL Good luck with yhour new babies Cind...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: STUD PROBLEM!!!!, stud fee, bloody discharge
stud fee, bloody discharge, x ray: Hi Teressa Could it be that in fact the female is not in heat? But having a pre-heat or split heat? I would have the owners of the female take her for progesterone testing. If she isn t in heat or near ovulation, doesn t matter what you do, the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stray that may be expecting, good appetite, puppy food
good appetite, puppy food, mess on your hands: Sounds like she s expecting to me. If you ve had her for three weeks you should be seeing an increase in belly size and soon, puppy movement. Getting her dewormed and healthy is a must or you re going to have a mess on your hands with the litter, Make sure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud fee or pick of the litter, pregnancy delivery, delivery tips
pregnancy delivery, delivery tips, legal coverage: Hi Mardy. I m just really glad that I was able to help and offer some good advice. I m also glad that it worked out for you guys. It can be difficult when the other party wants to be greedy and try to take advantage of the other. You did a good job! I m just...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud refuses to mate day after first tie!!!!, bitch owner, stud career
bitch owner, stud career, stud fee: HI Teressa. It sounds like something is going on with the female dog, especially if she s not bleeding and is agressive. She may be experiencing a split heat, that may explain the lack of swelling and bleeding. I wouldn t force another breeding. If you do...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Studding, male dogs, correct time
male dogs, correct time, bitch: A second breeding doesn t insure pregnancy. Breeding at the correct time does. Or at least as close as you can come to insuring pregnancy, If your male is no longer interested chances are the moment has passed with this female. A lot of times male dogs know....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: temp down for longer then 24 hours, normal body temp, shiz tuz
normal body temp, shiz tuz, best bet: It s a good idea to record her normal temp (for future reference) when she s not in season and pregnant. There are a number of reasons for her temp to go up and down, from laying in the sun (or on top of the heating vent) to a slight fever. I would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: They tied, old wives tales, female puppy
old wives tales, female puppy, puppy food: Hi Mary! Oh those Old Wives Tales. Let s address those first, because they are fun. More breedings does not mean more puppies. Each female is born with all the eggs she is ever going to produce. If she releases 8 eggs, and they are fertilized, she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: vaccinations, vet office, chocolate lab
vet office, chocolate lab, vets: Hi! Just tell your vet that you want the Mismate shot, and he ll know what you mean by that. The vet will only give the shot if the breeding took place 24-48 hours ago. As for the price, it s different with each vet. Place a call to you vet office and ask...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weight, siberian husky puppy, female pup
siberian husky puppy, female pup, canidae: Hi Ashely Are you sure they are pure and not mixed with a Malamute? Pups should be fed three times a day and supplied with fresh water. At that size I would up their food. They should have also been de-wormed at least twice. Ears don t decided what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping Boxer Puppies, boxer puppies, mastitis
boxer puppies, mastitis, good eye: Hi Rachel. Boxers usually make really good mothers, you shouldn t have a problem with her taking care of them. You ll most likely need to help her cut the cord. Because of the way their jaws are made, they sometimes cut them too short, or rip them completely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, canned dog food, soft blanket
canned dog food, soft blanket, feist: Probably not. But is there some way you can block her from going under the house? You can try putting a nice sized crate in a secluded place and putting food that she really likes in there. Put a soft blanket or some newspapers (torn in large pieces so she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Why wouldn't a stud be interested in a bitch in heat..., bitch in heat, ovulating
bitch in heat, ovulating, pillows: It could be because of correction in the past. It could also be that she isn t ovulating yet and he knows it. sometimes dogs really are aware of that with a female, and they just won t go there until they know it s time. All of her flirting may in the end...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie mom, rear leg, cindi
rear leg, cindi, lilly: The discharge is normal. Did she just NOW get out of her puppy bed after all this time?? you can t allow her to do that. Watch her and if the limping continues have her checked. She has to get out of that bed to eat drink, move around and potty , She could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Young male dog, trouble on your hands, puppy classes
trouble on your hands, puppy classes, old dog: Hi Zoe -- At 8 weeks, it s a dominance issue and not a sexual one. And one that needs to be addressed immediately before you have real trouble on your hands. Start by enrolling him in socialization and puppy classes. A male can produce viable semen...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: yorkie in heat, male yorkie, little panties
male yorkie, little panties, laundry room: Hi Samantha Unless you do progesterone testing to know exactly when your female ovulates it s anyone s guess. If she stood for your male, and your male was interested, I m guessing that Mother Nature was directing traffic and they knew it was time....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 week old puppies and their Dam have diarreah, spiced pumpkin pie, mucus discharge
spiced pumpkin pie, mucus discharge, canned pumpkin: Hi Rik: I would try giving the mom a spoonful or two of plain canned pumpkin (not spiced pumpkin pie filling) two to three times a day & see if that doesn t help firm up her stool. Considering she s on calcium supplements, that will usually cause near constipation...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 6-4 week-old chinese crested, puppy food, personal preference
puppy food, personal preference, soft food: Hi Stephanie. Well, I usually start them at about 3-4 weeks. Simply because my girls usually give motherhood up at that time. :-) If mom wants to keep feeding them, then continue on till they re 6 weeks. The longer mom feeds them the better. If you can get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my 6 month old Bugg puppy, csection, old boston
csection, old boston, plethera: I can imagine that you are. I can tell you that pregnancy can occur without a tie, so just because there wasn t one, don t get too comfortable. If she were mine,.I d have her spayed, Otherwise you re just going to have to wait and see. Deal with a mixed litter,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Appetite changes, natures recipe, appetite changes
natures recipe, appetite changes, puppy formula: Have your vet give you a dose of oxitocin to give her after two hours or so delivering the fourth pup. It ll help bring her milk down, and make sure she has nothing left in there. Puppy or otherwise. You should also be able to feel whether there is a puppy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Aussie mix, heat cycle, 7 months
heat cycle, 7 months, girls: Hi Staci. I d start watching for her heat cycle now. I usually start to keep an eye on my girls when they hit 6 months. Mine is a larger breed, and they usually don t go into heat for the first time until they re 1 year old or older. I like to be safe though,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: adopting 2 litter mates, litter mates, obedience class
litter mates, obedience class, two puppies: HI Carol. Most people believe that it s best to leave the pups with mom and it s littermates until it is 8 weeks old. However, Some breeders let their puppies go home at 7 weeks. I have a good web site that explains puppy s needs at certain ages. As for adopting...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: What age does a male become fertile?, american kennel club, physical health issues
american kennel club, physical health issues, akc guidelines: Hi Amanda: On average, both male & female dogs are sexually mature around 6 months of age; however, just because they are able to breed doesn t mean it s a smart idea to do so. In this case, with the male being 8 months of age - he will likely have the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bichon Frise breeding question, bichon frise, long periods of time
bichon frise, long periods of time, initial heat: Hi Aly: I d say a good 95% of any breeding problem is plain timing. Knowing when to put the two together for a planned mating is key. OK, first of all - your female s cycle began on approx 5/10-11. On average, estrus, the fertile portion of the cycle, usually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BLEEDING AFTER WHELPING, rick tomita, boxer pups
rick tomita, boxer pups, size litter: Hi Cindy. Well, it s best to take mom in to the vet within 24 hours after whelping to get the clean out shot, so when you do this, have the vet check her bleeding. It sounds normal, dogs will bleed for a while after whelping. It may even turn a nasty green...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding after being mated, puppies, vet
puppies, vet, good luck: It could cause her to absorb the puppies. It happens all the time She should only have been bred every other day at most beginning at the thirteenth day. If your male is constantly breeding her it can cause irritation and even tears. Take her and have her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Dog pregnancy, fulls, boxer dog
fulls, boxer dog, puppies: Hi Tina. I can t really say if this normal or abnormal, every dog is different. It does sound like quite a bit of water, but if it s pretty hot where you live, or if the dog is very active, it may be normal for her. I d take her in to the vet for a check up...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, thekennelclub, screening info
thekennelclub, screening info, br html: Hello Colter: A male should be a minimum of 18 months & preferably 2 years of age before considering breeding. This is so that he s had time to fully mature both physically & mentally/emotionally. Also any unknown health issues not currently evident may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Bitch, list of dogs, hereditary defects
list of dogs, hereditary defects, 7 months: Hi Julie When she s fully mature. Wait until she s at least a year and a half. She has full structural growth, no hereditary defects, and is mentally sound. Because Lab s are on the hit list of dogs that have been over bred and are becoming more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Boston Terriers, boston terries, boston terriers
boston terries, boston terriers, wide hips: Hi Casey. There could be a few reasons why she only had one puppy. If she has been bred back to back, meaning on every heat cycle, then it may be why she only had one. If she wasn t bred like that, then it s probably just a fluke. It happens a lot more than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Boxers, boxer boy, border collie
boxer boy, border collie, honest to goodness: Hi Emma.Your Boxer boy is pretty young to be bred yet. He most likely isn t sure of himself yet. My honest to goodness advice would be to let them both finish growing before breeding them. :-) The Boxer is a breed that can be slow to mature. As for what you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding a dominate female, english bull terriers, cystology
english bull terriers, cystology, bull terriers: Hi Nikki At least keep the female muzzled. Getting a cystology, and a hormone level done on your girl will help to know when optimal breeding time is close. Having them AI d of course is the safest, most successful way to breed. This breed can be really nasty...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Female Boxer, female boxer, dominant female
female boxer, dominant female, optimum time: No problem! If she s on day 12, you still have a few days to play with. Keep trying each day, she very well could decide to do her buisness in a day or so. Like I said before, some girls ovulate later than others, and most breeders try on days 11 and 13, or...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding- please answer, teacup yorkie, full time job
teacup yorkie, full time job, toy poodle: If you are not a very experienced breeder you shouldn t breed a female this tiny. Even an experienced breeder would be taking a major risk. Say she has a five pound sibling or grandparent,. then you have that gene and are likely to have to have an emergency...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my biegon/maltese preggy girl! :), sperm quality, honest to goodness
sperm quality, honest to goodness, quality nutrition: Hi Lynette: As for how many puppies to expect your very best course of action would be to have a quick abdominal X-ray done by your vet. This way there s no guessing & you should be able to get a very close idea of the litter size. It may also help in knowing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: border terrier bitch, vetmed lsu, peter hirst
vetmed lsu, peter hirst, neutered dogs: She could ve have had a split cycle., It happens very often, especially with a first heat. Since she is a young bitch that s very possible. Sometimes neutered dogs just don t know they are neutered :). http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu/eiltslotus/Theriogenology-5361/the_normal_canine.htm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer, vet asap, beaten track
vet asap, beaten track, contractions: No, make sure your female is secluded & in an area off the beaten track of the main traffic of the house. Don t allow him access at this point - she needs privacy & security. No puppies & it s been 4-5 hours? If she s having active, obvious contractions for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer in labor?, mucus plug, early stages of labor
mucus plug, early stages of labor, mucas: Hi Amie. You didn t say what color the liquid is. If it s bloody or green, then you need to take her to the vet. As for the mucus, that sounds like her mucus plug. Usually, a dog will whelp about 24-48 hours after they lose it. If I can help with anything...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Too many boy puppies, unaltered male, female pups
unaltered male, female pups, genetic background: Hi Loretta: Although I m not a scientist I know it s generally accepted by most that the male is the one who primarily determines offspring sex - that is, his DNA & sperm composition which obviously contains it. So it s more than likely using another male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, female boxer, quality dogs
female boxer, quality dogs, mother to son: Hi Vicki Mother to son breeding doesn t always work. You are better off doing sire to daughter. The thing is you want to ensure that both dogs are top quality dogs. No skin issues, no mental issues and no health issues. Any trait good, bad or indifferent...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, fetal heartbeats, female labrador
fetal heartbeats, female labrador, signs of pregnancy: Hello Eric: On average, the fertile portion of the heat cycle, known as estrus, lasts about a week to ten days. Estrus generally begins around day 9 or 10 from the initial beginning of the physical signs of the cycle, like swelling of the vulva & a bright...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, exray, csection
exray, csection, femail: Yes she is very likely going to have puppies. I can t tell you how many. You ll need to have an ultrasound at about twenty eight days to confirm pregnancy and an exray about a week prior to whelping to determine size, number and position of pups, How many...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, body muscles, puppy food
body muscles, puppy food, adequate exercise: Hi Eric: Most of the time one successful mating is sufficient & two matings obviously increases the odds even more. While generally speaking it s suggested to conduct three to four matings to be on the safe side chances are still likely she ll have a positive...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, vulva, different times
vulva, different times, good luck: Hi Andrew. Every dog is different. Some dogs ovulate early, or later into her cycle, therefore may stand at different times. The normal days that breeders try on are on days 11 and 13, or on days 12 and 14. A few things to look for that may indicate the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, emergency c section, vet visit
emergency c section, vet visit, scar tissue: Hi Becky: I would strongly urge you to have a quick X-ray done by your vet to see the development & positioning of the litter. Your vet should be able to see if any potential over-sized puppies are present or positions which might impede a natural whelping....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, male dogs, whelps
male dogs, whelps, foal: Dogs usually stay reasonably close to their regular cycle after having a litter. Every six months is average. Six months from last cycle, not from birthing. You have to watch male dogs after a female whelps because they are often confused by the discharge...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, quality dog food, packed food
quality dog food, packed food, fish oils: The most important thing you can do for a dog is give it good quality food. Food will affect the entire dog, from everything to the obvious condition of the coat, to the mental health of the dog. An animal used for breeding should be on the BEST food...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, sojourner farms, baby cereal
sojourner farms, baby cereal, little goat: Pedigree is a decent food but personally, I prefer using Eukanuba as a base food & mixing in with the Europa blend of foods from Sojourner Farms. It s a wonderful mixture of fruits & vegetables you simply mix with water & allow to soak overnight. You can either...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: About breeding, shiz tzu, akc
shiz tzu, akc, 7 months: Hi Amanda: I m not sure I understand your question correctly. If you re asking when a male is sexually mature enough to breed I would say he should be a minimum of 18 months & have had all appropriate pre-breeding testing done. The AKC stipulates the stud...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my dachshund, breeding dogs, heat cycle
breeding dogs, heat cycle, dachshund: Hi Ginger. First I have to say that breeding dogs because someone else wants a puppy is not the best thing to do. These people may decide that when the pups are bigger that they don t want a puppy right now for whatever reason. The best reason to breed a dog...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my Shih Tzu, vaginal area, trial error
vaginal area, trial error, shih tzu: Hello Babes: There is a small possibility of a successful breeding even if no tie is achieved. Personally I ve never had it occur but know of others who have. Some males seem to manage quite regularly in fathering a litter w/o ever accomplishing an actual...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua, heather smith, female chihuahua
heather smith, female chihuahua, whelp: Hi Heather I can t stress enough the importance of waiting until a female is fully mature before considering for breed. She is still developing and growing and some health issues don t even pop up until after dogs hit a year old. At under a year,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua Pregnancy, fetal heartbeats, litter size
fetal heartbeats, litter size, x ray: Hello Tom: It s certainly not mandatory to have an X-ray done but in my opinion it s a really wise thing to do, particularly since this is her first pregnancy so you don t have any previous litters to judge what best to expect. Sometimes an ultrasound can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua pregnancy?, whelping box, chihuahua mix
whelping box, chihuahua mix, great web site: Hi Tammy. THe most important thing here is to not let mom get fat. Make sure she gets plenty of exercise. A fat dog has trouble whelping on her own. If she has a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, get her to the vet. Most dogs will pant...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chichuachua, question pool, scak
question pool, scak, boren: Hi Linda: I was just checking the question pool on this site & came across your question. I don t know if you re still in need of an answer but thought I d chime in just in case you were. It sounds as if what you described as the ball of water that proceeded...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Diarrhea 1 week after giving birth, natures way, soft food
natures way, soft food, placentas: Hi Rebecca. A lot of dogs get diarrhea after giving birth. It s natures way of cleaning things out. This is especially true if she ate any placentas. However, since she waited until now to have it, I think a trip to the vet for a check up is in order here,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogs in heat, dogs in heat, heat cycle
dogs in heat, heat cycle, deepest sympathies: Hi Tammy: I m so sorry for your ordeal. I m sure you re heart-broken over the loss of the litter & you have my deepest sympathies. Your female won t have another heat cycle for about another 3-4 months so chances are your male is simply behaving this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Double Ovulation/Prelude on Pugs, double ovulation, progesterone levels
double ovulation, progesterone levels, blood discharge: Hi John: Hmm, this IS a tricky one! My best guess is she may be experiencing a split heat - this is when the normal cycle begins & for some reason, whether it be stress, abnormal hormonal fluctuation, etc. the cycle seemingly stops & at a later date seems...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dachshund is mean towards other people, mini dachshund, rare occasion
mini dachshund, rare occasion, background info: Hi Joe The dogs needs training STAT and unfortunately, so do you. By the sounds of things you are sending the dog mixed messages about what s acceptable and when. He s appears to be a defensive dog and one that needs focus and structure. There is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: defects in puppies jaws, neuter contract, puppy owners
neuter contract, puppy owners, generation pedigree: Well a 1 in 7 chance is slim. The chances of it recurring are the same. It s a toss up. As a responsible breeder, it would be prudent to advise new owners that any pups sold as breeders MAY carry the gene. Then it s up to the new owners to decide if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: delivery, greenish color, c section
greenish color, c section, pup: Hi Gayle. Any colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy isn t good. It doesn t necesseraly mean that the pups are dead, just that something is going on that needs to be addressed. You may have a dead pup, that could slow things down for the rest....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog birth, vanilla ice cream, labor contractions
vanilla ice cream, labor contractions, vanilla ice: Hi Lynette Occasionally a female will expel a water sac. Not to worry. Dogs whelp differently than humans. They do more panting and less pushing. Take her for short walks to get things moving. Vanilla ice cream will help with contractions...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breading, release eggs, dog breading
release eggs, dog breading, window of opportunity: Hi Shelah The female releases eggs every time she goes into season. So depending on your female, size, breed, age, it would be every 6 - 9 months. The number of times a female is mated does not have anything to do with the size of the litter, it gives...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, vet visit, unquenchable thirst
vet visit, unquenchable thirst, maroon color: Hi Star: Heavy bleeding like you described isn t normal after breeding - in fact, at the time of estrus, the fertile portion of the cycle when mating occurs, the vaginal discharge should have become lighter in both flow & color, becoming more of a light...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog cry, whelping box, vet
whelping box, vet, claudia: Hello Claudia: If your vet has checked over your female & nothing physical was found, there are a number of possibilities as to why she may be whining/crying. Most likely she s simply anxious, especially if this is her first litter. You may try relocating...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog humping, fiancee, hump
fiancee, hump, puppy: Hi Ashley: You re correct in that it s a behavioral issue. In essence, your puppy is trying to establish his role in the pack made up of you, your fiancee & him. When he does this, have your fiancee gently but firmly correct him by pushing him off along...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pees on his own feet, german short hair, second guess
german short hair, second guess, dog pees: Hi William What I would suggest is place a pole in the yard and encourage him to go to the pole. You can also buy plastic fire hydrant s at pet stores. Give him lots of praise everytime he pees on the pole. Males will lift their leg if they have something...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, false pregnancy, hormone changes
false pregnancy, hormone changes, usuall: Hi Tracy At 21 days it s still early to tell. Although the signs are pointing in that direction. Her vulva can remain swollen for months after a season on females that haven t been bred, so it depends on your female. The best thing to do is to wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, hard boiled egg, pregnancy question
hard boiled egg, pregnancy question, puppy food: Hi Tracy: I m glad I could help & thank you for your kind words. Also congratulations on your impending brood! Wow, 7 huh? You ought to name them after the seven dwarves from Snow White! LOL OK, Regarding your male & the weight loss. Unfortunately there...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my dog pregnant or not, bull terrier dogs, english bull terrier
bull terrier dogs, english bull terrier, phantom pregnancy: Hi Lisa -- like my Mom always says, it just take one time! It could be a false pregnancy, the females will exhibit all the signs without the end product. The most reliable way to determine if you are having pups, is to take her to the vet for x-rays....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dogs in labour i think, staffordshire bull terrier, professional attention
staffordshire bull terrier, professional attention, contractions: Hi Shelley: It certainly sounds as if at least pre-labor is beginning. The panting & restlessness are the most obvious signs of that. As to how long it will continue it s very difficult to say. It could last only an hour or so or considerably longer. On...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Early labor, pregnant bitches, healthy pregnancy
pregnant bitches, healthy pregnancy, yorkie: Hi C.J.! You need to get with your vet, and make a game plan for this dog. The best thing that you can do for her is to not let her get fat, and make sure she gets some exercise. However, with her history, you don t want to overdo it. There s really not a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how many litter can a bitch have?, backyard breeder, hobby breeder
Dog Breeding and Whelping: how many litter can a bitch have?, backyard breeder, hobby breeder, education at home

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy with harelip!?, gaining weight, nourishment
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy with harelip!?, gaining weight, nourishment, puppy

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fading puppy syndrome, fading puppy syndrome, spayed females
fading puppy syndrome, spayed females, pre natal care: Hi Kari: Hmm...I m still left wondering. The term fading puppy syndrome is a rather all-inclusive term, usually applied when no other known cause was found. And it is valid but in my experience, may affect one or possibly at most two puppies in a litter...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: finding a male chihuahua to breed w/ my female..., female chihuahua, five generations
female chihuahua, five generations, suitable boy: She wont be ready to breed until her thirteenth day or so after bleeding begins. Talk to your local vets and area breed clubs to help find a male. Finding one smaller than she is doesn t mean she s going to have smaller pups. It gives you a better chance...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: follow up to previous breeding question, earliest signs of pregnancy, increased urination
earliest signs of pregnancy, increased urination, signs of pregnancy: Hi again Aly: It is entirely possible for a successful breeding to occur w/o a tie being achieved. Personally, none of my dogs has ever had this scenario but I know of other breeders who have & still do. If she was in estrus & enough sperm wound up in her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: General Breeding Question, spayed or neutered, stress anxiety
spayed or neutered, stress anxiety, reproductive organs: Hi Ann: There is absolutely NO truth to that old wives tale! In my opinion, any dog, whether it s male or female, is far better off being spayed or neutered as early as possible. Not only does this prevent many possible health threats, such as cancer...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Golden Retriever and False pregnancy, false pregnancy, chest area
false pregnancy, chest area, twelfth day: I doubt they bred. Never leave dogs alone and assume they have achieved a tie. They should only be put together morning and evening beginning on the thirteenth day until they DO achieve a tie under supervision. And then every other day if you choose to repeat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Golden Retriever only 3 puppies, black discharge, afterbirth
black discharge, afterbirth, foul odor: Hi Wendy Your female is 6 years old. That is getting up their in dog breeding years. If you are unsure if the afterbirth was delivered, I would watch her over the course of the next few days. If you see a bloody black discharge or notice a foul odor,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great Dane and breeding, fetal heartbeats, straw color
fetal heartbeats, straw color, heat cycle: Hi Roxie: Generally speaking, if the female allows the male to mount & breed chances are she was in estrus, the fertile portion of the cycle. Usually as a dog enters into estrus, the vaginal discharge will lighten in flow & color, becoming more of a pale...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: growth of newborn english bulldogs, english bulldogs, tube feeding
english bulldogs, tube feeding, bulldogs: This is a great website for hand rearing pups. I think you ll find it helpful. Actually both of them. I would be trying them with bottles at this age.They need to develop the suck reflex and need the stimulation. http://leerburg.com/pdf/bottlefeedingpuppies.pdf...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: heat, breed dogs, heat cycles
breed dogs, heat cycles, sharpei: No, be relieved :). All dogs are different, and while nine months is the general rule for larger breed dogs it isn t set in stone. You would know believe me, there would be vulva swelling and bleeding for three weeks. I would have her spayed before she can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: no heat, boston terriers, female dogs
boston terriers, female dogs, heat cycle: Hi Samantha. The shot can cause the heat cycle to be extended. That s a normal side effect. Female dogs can sometimes have what is called a silent heat. They show no signs of being in heat, but will attract males, and will even breed. A dog can also have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: helping beagles, dew claw, mixed feelings
dew claw, mixed feelings, beagles: Hi Ron -- what the breeder is referring to is a dew claw. It is slightly above the paw. You can get a tool that resembles a scissors and remove it yourself. You must be careful to remove the entire claw or it will grow back. Or have the vet do it for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Italian Greyhound pregnancy, italian greyhound, ovulation
italian greyhound, ovulation, better chance: Hi Anita No. Breeders usually breed over the course of a week to ensure pregnancy. It takes 7 days for the eggs to become mature. A female has all the eggs she is ever going to have and she releases them during each heat. The number of times does...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: jack russell overdue, nice cup of tea, pacing the floor
nice cup of tea, pacing the floor, jack russell: Hi Leri The thing with counting the days is this. You have to know for certain when the eggs where fertilized. Eggs need 7 days to mature and sperm can live for 5 days. Did you breed her only the one day or over a course of a week? And if it was only...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how do i know if my english bull terrier is pregnant, english bull terrier, phantom pregnancy
english bull terrier, phantom pregnancy, best bet: Hi Lisa. Anytime a dog is bred, on purpose or accident, always assume she is until proven wrong. Do you know exactly what day she was bred on? If she was in heat and was bred at the end of March, she would be due pretty soon if she is pregnant. It s really...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How to know if she is in labor, mucus plug, lots of bubbles
mucus plug, lots of bubbles, loss of appetite: Yes, continue to take her temp. If it drops to 98-97 degrees F - average, normal temp is 101 - 102.5 - it s one of the signs labor is soon. Also rapid panting, restlessness, loss of appetite, bouts of vomiting, digging. I don t know about the discharge you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lhasa Apso failing to come into season, expert vet, vet advice
expert vet, vet advice, reproductive organs: Hello Pamela: The average heat cycle occurs approx every 6 months so yes, if she were my dog I d definitely have her examined & perhaps have an ultrasound performed to check her reproductive organs. She may just have had a silent heat in between her first...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Loosen Tootg, gum infection, dental exams
gum infection, dental exams, question thanks: Hi Choya: Dogs can adapt extremely well to most situations. I m sure your vet won t remove any teeth unnecessarily - he should try to preserve as many as possible that are viable. Depending on the outcome, he may advise a change in food - for example, if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, term gestation, mucus plug
term gestation, mucus plug, giving birth to puppies: Hi Theresa: It sounds as if you may be describing the elimination of the mucus plug. On average this occurs about a week to 10 days before full term gestation & whelping occurring. If your calculations are correct about her being at about 53 days gestation...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, vanilla ice cream, hip dysplasia
vanilla ice cream, hip dysplasia, stud dogs: What day is she at? Panting and heavy breathing are all signs of labor but is she straining? Is she a little more nervous or high strung boxer? If you give her an internal, can you feel a pup? To help things along you should take her for short...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is labour imminent??, electrolyte drink, eye dropper
electrolyte drink, eye dropper, pedialyte: Hello Faye: Don t worry, you re not being a pain! You re obviously just very concerned for your girl & that s admirable. I wish I could give you more definitive information but it s very difficult to say how long these symptoms will continue. Normally,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my lhasa apso, lhasa apso, matted hair
lhasa apso, matted hair, that gave birth: You can bathe and groom her any time you want. I wouldn t suggest TAKING her to have her groomed because of time spent away from pups and exposure to communicable diseases. But you can do it yourself right now,. Just be sure you completely rinse her so that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how many litter can a bitch have?, boxer breeder, poor mom
boxer breeder, poor mom, best bet: Hi Ellen. Every breeder has their own opinion as to how many litters a dog can safely have. I personally believe that two are plenty. If the breeder bred this dog back to back, then I would worry about the health of the pups. When you continuously breed on...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male will not breed, low thyroid, krys
low thyroid, krys, sexual problems: Hi Krys. The first thing I would suggest is having the male s thyroid checked. A low thyroid can cause sexual problems. As for doing a home A.I., it is possible as long as you know what you re doing. You can buy kits off of the internet, or maybe even off...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male disinterested in female, waste of time, length of time
waste of time, length of time, sperm: She s way too early in her cycle for breeding. Separate them now. On her thirteenth day put them back together for an hour or two., morning or evening. If they achieve a tie, skip a day and repeat. Don t breed every day, or more than once per day. It s a waste...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male dog not breeding, bernese mountain dog, health clearances
bernese mountain dog, health clearances, bad experience: He sounds either immature to me, or as if he s had a bad experience breeding and is hesitant to try again. Under the circumstances, I d say AI to get the breeding done and hopefully with encouragement this issue will resolve over time good luck Cind...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How to mate a miniature schnauzer, miniature schnauzer, swelling of the vulva
miniature schnauzer, swelling of the vulva, bloody discharge: Hi Jackie You should wait until she s had her second or third heat. When the time comes you want to make sure the male you choose is healthy and been tested for brucellous. The most common reason for a unsuccessful mating is timing. Most...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Nuetered male dogs breeding, store sperm, male dogs
store sperm, male dogs, jack russel: Hi Nathan: If your male dog was neutered properly I know of no scientific way he could possibly impregnate your female. Since his testicles were removed during neutering, his ability to produce & store sperm were eliminated; therefore, there would be no...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is this normal with whelping??, staffordshire bull terrier, hormonal fluctuations
staffordshire bull terrier, hormonal fluctuations, nervous mother: Hi Faye: It s perfectly normal for her to drink more water & eat more food but the other behavior is troubling. Usually a female will settle down within a few days of whelping & although any good mother will act differently her behavior doesn t sound normal...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: nursing puggle, may16, spayed
may16, spayed, puggle: A female only ovulates during her season. That s when she is at risk of pregnancy. If you don t plan on having any more pups or moving, I would consider having her spayed after she s weaned her pups. Once dogs have bred, it is next to impossible to keep...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Panting, dead pups, excessive panting
dead pups, excessive panting, afterbirth: Hi Debbie Is she panting and pushing? Could there be another pup or the afterbirth left to expel? Excessive panting is not normal, and you must keep the AC off until the pups are older. Newborns can t regulate their temps and can become dehydrated...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnancy Ultrasounds For a Boxer, pregnancy ultrasounds, fetal heartbeats
pregnancy ultrasounds, fetal heartbeats, false pregnancy: Hi Christina: The only clear vaginal discharge that may be what you re describing would occur approx a week to ten days from whelping & I don t believe your girl is that far along. The increase in her measurements is of course a sign of pregnancy but a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant doberman?, vet care, whelping
vet care, whelping, health history: Hi Jodi. One is better than 8-10 months. However, because she s a large breed, she still probably has another year or so of growing. The best thing that you can do if you let her have the pups is to make sure she doesn t get fat, and make sure she gets plenty...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog.., vet check, milky white
vet check, milky white, joni: Hi Joni: I would have your vet check into this ASAP. Normally the milk produced just before whelping has no color to it except for the usual milky-white. It may be nothing to be overly-concerned about (possibly the lighting is giving it the light greenish...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant, Hurt Dog, toy poodle, mental trauma
toy poodle, mental trauma, puncture wound: Hi Aimee Sorry to hear about your girl. The mental trauma and the severity of the attack would be enough for the female to lose the entire litter. The vet is best able to direct you in this case. She needs to be examined and evaluated. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant mini schnauzer, radio collars, reins
radio collars, reins, little girl: Hi Christine: I wouldn t limit her too much as it s good for them to get as much exercise as desired - obviously not to do too much but if she s just running & has access to shade, water, etc & as long as she s able I d give her freedom. Obviously toward...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Shiz-poo, low blood pressure, puppy food
low blood pressure, puppy food, map quest: Hi Tonie: For some reason I m not getting your email address to show on this site - not sure if it s me just being dumb or maybe the site has some way of protecting your privacy so...I can give you my business (doggie) email address since this is public...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Shizapoo Problem, mucus plug, expecting mom
mucus plug, expecting mom, proud mom: You are most welcome, Tonie & I m truly happy the metallic smell turned out to be something so minor & simple. And believe me, I totally understand your nervousness & concern for your dog s well-being & health of both her & the pups - even though I ve been...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Problem w/ Stud dog, human interference, vaginal opening
human interference, vaginal opening, togetherness: Hi Jayne: Novice dogs attempting their first breeding may have some difficulty. You might try helping next time he s in the mood & is mounting. You ll have to be careful not to interfere too much but enough to help - it s a tricky scenario! Once he s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pug dog first litter, bully breeds, smooth sailing
bully breeds, smooth sailing, whelping box: Hi Guys Well the number of pups is in direct response to how many eggs the female releases. Could be 1 could be 6. To know for certain, you would need to do x-rays. Pugs are notorious for being difficult whelpers. You want to ensure that your female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pug Mom and Puppies, whelping box, pup
whelping box, pup, puppies: Hi Alberta Sleeping in a cage is never a good idea. They should be in a whelping box. In a cage there is too great a risk of a pup suffocating pinned between the dam and the cage walls. I would hope they are not in a cage now. In a whelping box,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Puppy with harelip!?, gorgeous puppies, pallete
gorgeous puppies, pallete, tube feeding: Hi Leanne. The best way to tell if a puppy is getting enough to eat, is his belly will be round and full, not sunken in. He ll be well hydrated, if you gently pull the skin on the back of his neck up, it will go back down fast. A well fed puppy will also be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is panting ok while nursing?, schnoodle puppies, baby cereal
schnoodle puppies, baby cereal, hungry babies: Hi Katia: I would only give her actual an calcium supplement IF your vet advises it. If he/she feels it would be in your girl s best interests they will either provide you with an actual calcium supplement or a prescription or instructions on obtaining...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: when will my pekenese dogs pups be due?, pekenese dogs, pekenese dog
pekenese dogs, pekenese dog, signs of going into labor: She should be due any minute :) Take her temp twice per day, when it drops below 101 she should whelp within forty eight hours. If she hasn t shown signs of going into labor by tomorrow, being the sixty sixth day after breeding, just have a vet give her a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pomeranian bitch, pomeranian, pom
pomeranian, pom, bitch: Hi Tina. It really depends on the dogs. It depends on if they bred during the right part of her cycle. It s hard to say for sure that yes, she s definitely pregnant. You ll just have to wait and see! :-) And yes, a dog can become pregnant with just one breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: post breeding discharge, worst case scenario, puppy food
worst case scenario, puppy food, white discharge: Usually the metallic smells are a change in metals as minerals, etc. & so that would be my first thought. Secondly, I know it s a bit yucky but you have to decide if it s vaginal or rectal in origin. It may be nothing but I d always err on the side of caution....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy nutrition, boiled chicken breast, sojourner farms
boiled chicken breast, sojourner farms, orzo pasta: Hi Christine: You need to be a little careful about her diet, particularly for the first half of the pregnancy. I m not an expert on nutrition but of course, with breeding dogs as long as I have I have my own pregnant dog diet which is easy & successful....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant chihuahua?, fetal heartbeats, pregnancy behavior
fetal heartbeats, pregnancy behavior, false pregnancy: Hi Rachael: It could be a puppy but bear in mind that at this stage the puppy itself is quite tiny & what you feel may be the fetal sac and/or placenta. The twitching you felt was more than likely gas in the intestines - it s difficult to distinguish the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: problems with male dog, bernese mountain dog, male dogs
bernese mountain dog, male dogs, health clearances: HI Jill! He s a big breed, and he s only two. He may still not be completely matured. I ve seen male dogs at two years of age not breed because they simply wasn t ready yet. That may be what s going on with him. There s no realy way to force him to breed....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pug, skeletal structures, x rays
skeletal structures, x rays, whelp: Hi Kat If the vet took x-rays and was able to see skeletal structures of pups then the pups would have to be over 50 days. Gestation is 63 so pups could come anytime. Discharge is common in expecting dams but you want to make sure that the color is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pug terrier, pug babies, thier babies
pug babies, thier babies, pug puppies: Depending on the breeds used and how what the females takes after, (regardless of the breeds) is usually a indicator. Yes, Pugs do have difficulty whelping and yes Pugs have a higher rejection rate but that doesn t necessarily mean your female is going...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies, serious thing, best bet
serious thing, best bet, dehydration: Hi Amy! It could be a case of worms, or overeating. The best thing to do is to try to figure out which puppy has the runs, and take it to the vet to have a stool check done. This will be the only way you ll know for sure what s going on. If you can t figure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies, toy poodle, poodle
toy poodle, poodle, puppies: There s no way that I can know the answer to that unfortunately. I can tell you that often dogs who are not good with other dogs are great moms. It s different with their own babies. But I would keep your other dog completely away from her when she whelps...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how many puppies to expect, age health, x ray
age health, x ray, puppies: HI Jamie. Because she is so young, she may not have that many this time. The average for a Boxer is 4-6. I ve had girls that only had one puppy, the average, however, was 8. It depends on the dog, her age, health, how many eggs she puts out, and a lot of it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy delivery, puppy delivery, vet visit
puppy delivery, vet visit, mucous plug: Dogs don t actually have water that breaks like a person. She should have lose her mucous plug shortly before labor begins. She might possibly have a pup inside that has already broken the bag. Either call your vet, or an experienced breeder and have her checked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how many pups, french mastiff, x rays
french mastiff, x rays, bullmastiff: Hi Zean. With her being a mixed breed, it d be really hard to say for sure how many to expect. When you have two or more breeds present, you end up with that many sets of good, and bad. It s harder to predict when you have more than one breed involved as well....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I have a question..., male pitbull, size differences
male pitbull, size differences, lol thanks: Hi Jennifer. I would highly suggest not breeding these two. The female is so much smaller than the male, it may cause her some serious problems with whelping. The Pugs are known to have some problems whelping anyway. If you did this, you very well could have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rottweiler breeding cycle, time females, planned pregnancy
time females, planned pregnancy, heat cycles: Hi Pam: Yes, she s right on time - females cycle on average every 5-6 months regardless of whether or not they have puppies. So if she had a litter in January she d be due for her next cycle approx May! I m including a link on heat cycles for your review....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rottweiler pups, large breed dogs, rottweiler pups
large breed dogs, rottweiler pups, old fashion way: Hi Carol If you can t take her for x-rays you have to do it the old fashion way, wait and see. Large breed dogs can carry pups under their ribs and up near their chest making it difficult to feel anything. A false pregnancy shows the same signs. I would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sable Colored GSD Pup, german bloodlines, gsd breeder
german bloodlines, gsd breeder, sable: Hi Daniel. I didn t mean to take so long in getting back to you, but you stumped me, and I was trying to figure it out. :-) From what I gather, both parents have to carry the sable gene in order for the pups to be born with that color. I m going to give you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Sick Mom, sick mom, chicken kabob
sick mom, chicken kabob, rolaids: Hi Sheryl: YAY! Glad to hear she s feeling better & everything is status quo, at least for now! LOL And wonderful to know the puppies are gaining as they should be - usually, you can expect a puppy to almost double its birth weight in the first week. The...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Size to breed dog with, teacup chihuahua, hello mary
teacup chihuahua, hello mary, health screening: Hello Mary: The size of the female should be larger than that of the male when dealing with mixed breeds. This way there s less chance of the puppies being over-sized which could lead to a difficult whelping & may require a C-section for delivery. The stud...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: separation anxiety of mother dog, female husky, separation anxiety
female husky, separation anxiety, diarrhea: Hi Linsay. It seems that some females get really attached when they have only one puppy. All of their attention is focused on that lone pup. The best thing you can do is to get her mind off of it. Take her on walks, get her playing in the yard, whatever she...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: shih tzu pregnancy, litter size, shih tzu
litter size, shih tzu, spayed: Hello Beccy: It s always preferable for a dog to be a minimum of 18 months to two years of age before breeding; however, depending on her overall health she may do fine in having a litter. I would recommend having your vet examine her to see if the pregnancy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: signs that whelping is near, having puppies, natural curiosity
having puppies, natural curiosity, tempreture: Hi Donna: OK, since you re not able to take her temp you ll have to rely on other signs to indicate when whelping is near. The signs for pre-labor or early labor include shivering, restlessness, rapid panting, vigorous nesting behavior, refusal of food...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: smell 8 days post breeding, false pregnancy, mood swings
false pregnancy, mood swings, vomit: Each female reacts differently, some have mood swings, some vomit and some have no change until just prior to whelp. 8 days is still early. To keep track, measure her chest and waist they should BOTH grow steadily if she took. If it s a false pregnancy,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: the stud and the bitch are together in a pen outside, whelping box, quiet time
whelping box, quiet time, safe place: Hi Mary I assume that she is pregnant. I firmly believe that pups should be born indoors. The female needs a safe place to whelp, preferably in a whelping box. Because pups are born deaf, blind and can t regulated their temperature, they need to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: studding my dog, olde english bull dog, eye soft
olde english bull dog, eye soft, breeding dogs: Hi Guys The Olde s are our breed of choice and the ones we breed. When studding out you have to be careful of a number of things. What is the stud fee (if you male is inexperienced), what constitutes a litter, who is going to bring their dog to whom?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Teacup Yorkie on Day 65, signs of labor, teacup yorkie
signs of labor, teacup yorkie, last date: Count from the last date of breeding. Take her temp twice per day at the same time every day, when it drops below 100 and stays there, you re less than forty eight hours away., Good luck Cindi PS Take her to the vet if you are really concerned, Better...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How can I tell when she's in labor?, miniature dachshund, signs of labor
miniature dachshund, signs of labor, x rays: Hi Judy. The most common signs of labor are heavy panting and crazy digging. This may last 24 hours before whelping actually starts. She may also go off her food, and try to find a place to hide. If she s past day 50, you can have some x-rays done to see if...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: thankyou, going into labour, cell ph
going into labour, cell ph, nervous wreck: Please feel free to call or text message me if you need to - you sound so scared & I m happy to help if I can. Sometimes there s just SO many variances & if it s your first time whelping puppies it IS anxious. I m still a nervous wreck nearly every time but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: unwanted breeding, beagle pup, heat cycle
beagle pup, heat cycle, x rays: Well, it can be dangerous for such a young dog to have a litter. Her body s simply not ready to give birth yet, it s still growing herself. With good care, she may be ok. Don t let her get fat, and get her checkups often. You may also want to have some x-rays...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Weight, siberian husky puppy, female pup
siberian husky puppy, female pup, canidae: Hi Ashely Are you sure they are pure and not mixed with a Malamute? Pups should be fed three times a day and supplied with fresh water. At that size I would up their food. They should have also been de-wormed at least twice. Ears don t decided what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: WHELPING, german shepherd dog, female german shepherd
german shepherd dog, female german shepherd, signs of labor: Hi Valerie: Panting & general restlessness are both signs of impending labor. Other signs include vomiting, refusal of food, nesting & shaking/shivering. Generally, once her water breaks you should see the first puppy within two hours but more likely within...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, puppy food, bulldogs
puppy food, bulldogs, puppies: Hi Kirstie. It ll be a few more weeks. Usually, after the pups are weaned, they ll start to sleep through the night. Or at least not needing to be fed. You can start at three weeks to wean them, if they re all healthy. At about 4 weeks, they should be on puppy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping and odd behavoir!, mild contractions, whelp
mild contractions, whelp, emergency assistance: Oh you poor dear! I know how terribly stressful this time can be & believe me, you have my most sincere sympathies! Yes, if I were you I d do some rotation & ensure the little female gets ample nursing time w/o the big boys. I ve found that it s often...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Wolf Hybrid Heat, heat cycle, spayed
heat cycle, spayed, 9 months: She will be in heat for 21 - 30 days. If she s been bred before, it s important to keep her confined because she WILL go looking to get bred again. Also as a rescue, do her a kindness, and have her spayed either before she comes into heat, or after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: welping, heat cycle, blood count
heat cycle, blood count, wks: I d have her checked out by a vet to make sure she doens t possibly have some tissue remaining inside. And to make sure her blood count is normal. She could POSSIBLY be having an early heat cycle, but take her in just in case. Monitor her temp and behavior...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, plastic storage bins, wal mart
plastic storage bins, wal mart, withers: Hi Rose. My best advice would be to measure her from her chest to her rear, and add a foot. That will be how long the box is. Then, measure her from her withers to her feet, that will be how wide it is. Since she is a small breed, you could even use one of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, mental maturity, adequate nutrition
mental maturity, adequate nutrition, yorkshire terrier: Hi Mary Jane: Unfortunately due to your dog s young age she may not have the emotional & mental maturity needed to care for a litter properly. I would suggest doing whatever you can to limit her freedom in order to ensure the puppies receive the very important...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, hard boiled egg, giving birth to puppies
hard boiled egg, giving birth to puppies, weeks of pregnancy: YAY! Congrats Lyn & the new mommy! I do LOVE a happy ending - or in this case, beginning. Your poor loveseat but you see what I mean? Most never actually use the whelping box for real whelping LOL! Naughty girls. Yes, it IS a stressful ordeal if you love &...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, suckle, puppies
suckle, puppies: Hi Rachel Occasionally milk can take 12 hours or more to come in. What you want to do is take all the pups but one or two away. Help them suckle, which will also encourage the milk to come down. Pups can live 72 hours before it s critical they get...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, welsh corgi, signs of contractions
welsh corgi, signs of contractions, water balloon: I think I d insist on a vet at least examining her. The temp drop & her behavior certainly indicates labor. The discharge was hopefully just her water balloon breaking/broken. I wait a maximum of 2 hours from water breaking or signs like you re describing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping and appetite, pregnant female, whelping
pregnant female, whelping, yorkie: Hello Sheryl: No, it by no means always true a pregnant female will definitely refuse food just before whelping - it s simply one of the things many do. One of my girls would probably continue eating during contractions! LOL But on average, most will refuse...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping center, intensive care unit, waver
intensive care unit, waver, midwife: Hi! I m not really sure about that. Laws are different in each state and city. My best advice would be to talk to a lawyer and make sure. That would be the best way to make sure you protect yourself. Most lawyers don t charge a fee just to ask questions. This...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping or not whelping, is the question, dramatic drop, safe side
dramatic drop, safe side, 6c: Hi Allison. The temp thing can be tricky. You need to take it twice a day for it work, once in the morning, and once in the evening. Usually, when the temp drops to about 98 is the indicator that whelping should start shortly. Every dog is different though,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: what to do now?, puppy food, frequent meals
puppy food, frequent meals, patterdale terrier: Hi Ginny! Right now, there s not a whole lot that you do. Don t change her diet yet, and definitely don t put her on a puppy food. Let her continue to exercise, just keep jumping to a minimum. When she s further in, up the amount of her food, she ll let you...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: x-rayes during pregnancy, giving birth to puppies, minimal risk
giving birth to puppies, minimal risk, litter size: Hi Maryna: I m unsure as to why your vet would say that - at her degree of gestation the fetal skeletons have already become formed so in my opinion, knowing the litter size & if any potential problems may be present via a simple radiograph or X-ray far...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Too young???, male shih tzu, shih tzu
male shih tzu, shih tzu, c section: Hi Sam I agree, she may be too young to handle it and some young mothers try and kill their pups or reject them. If the male you were planning on using is larger than the female she should have been fully mature. What I would recommend is talk...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 1st litter, vet asap, yorkshire terrier
vet asap, yorkshire terrier, small dogs: Hi Tania. You need to get this girl to the vet. I d ask for an x-ray to make sure there weren t a puppy or placenta left inside of her. This can set up a nasty infection that cause death. Small dogs also tend to get a calcium defeciency after whelping. That...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 yr old Lab with NO maternal instinct, loving temperament, maternal instinct
loving temperament, maternal instinct, two puppies: Hi Libby! This is normal behavior in a very young dog that is way too young to be having puppies. However, your girl is definitely not too young. There s no real answer to this. Some girls just don t make good mothers.:-) My advice would be to keep trying...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Akita, big dogs, family thanks
big dogs, family thanks, akita: Hi Jana ALL mother s can be anxious and aggressive with new pups regardless of the breed. Especially if they feel their pups may be threatened or harmed. It s very typical however, most females reared in a family environment are absorbed into the human...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer, uterus infection, discharge during pregnancy
uterus infection, discharge during pregnancy, tomato soup: Hi Kelli. I still think that she needs to get to the vet. To bleed for this long is not normal, I m afraid that something s going on with her. Without actually being able to see the dog, I can t say for sure what it is. The best bet would be to get her in...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Whelping, little lilly, long periods of time
little lilly, long periods of time, puppy food: Hi Amanda! I m glad that mom and pups are doing well. The reason that mom doesn t want to stay with her pups too much may be because it s too warm where her box is, you might want to look into that. If the pups are spread all over the whelping box, then it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BREEDING, vaginal cytology, progesterone level
vaginal cytology, progesterone level, eigth day: Oh, for crying out loud! Why in the world wouldn t the breeder do that? It s friggin easy as all get out & as you said, increases the likelihood of the semen being drawn into the vaginal canal a lot further. Shakes head dumbfounded Some people seem to think...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: BREEDING, false pregnancy, staffy
false pregnancy, staffy, heat cycle: Hi Lisa. It s really hard to say for sure if she is pregnant or not. It s a wait and see kind of thing. Many times, a false pregnancy will mimic a real one, making it even harder to tell for sure. One indicator is if her vulva stays slightly swollen after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, fetal heartbeats, signs of pregnancy
fetal heartbeats, signs of pregnancy, definite signs: Hi James: I wouldn t give up all hope just yet. Some dogs don t show definite signs of pregnancy until about week three so I d be watching her very closely over the next week. A day or two of morning sickness is likely in this time as is the teats becoming...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, penatration, beagles
penatration, beagles, vulva: Hi Meme 10 days may be a bit early for her, especially if she s not flagging. Has she been breed before? Have you had her checked prior to breeding? Occasionally, on some females there is an extra band of skin around the vulva that needs to be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Boxers, puppy phase, artificial insemination
puppy phase, artificial insemination, heat cycle: It very well could be the reason. She may be a shy breeder now. If you bred them before, and she didn t take, you may want to make a visit to the vet to make sure that everything s ok. Have you bred the male before? They shouldn t be trying to breed unless...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Pomeranians, american kennel club, negative health
american kennel club, negative health, pomeranians: Hi Regi: It really depends a lot on your dog s health & history as to what age one should stop breeding. At 5 years of age she s perfectly capable of being bred for several more years to come, provided she s still in excellent health & no puppies she s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding my Yorkie, straw color, heat cycle
straw color, heat cycle, vaginal discharge: Hi Cheryl: On average, a female will be in estrus (the fertile portion of the heat cycle) around day 9 or 10 so it sounds like it s just a tad too early. Estrus usually lasts anywhere from 5 to 7 days on average. If possible, try either visiting the stud...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bitchs season after pregnancy, male weimaraner, heat cycle
male weimaraner, heat cycle, weimaraner: Hello Sam: It isn t normal for her to still be having any sort of vaginal bleeding this long after whelping. I would definitely have her examined by your vet ASAP to ensure there isn t something seriously wrong. As for her next cycle, it will usually occur...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bleeding after whelping, uterus contracts, blood discharge
uterus contracts, blood discharge, thick blood: Hi Jesica It s very common for a female to bleed for weeks after whelp as her uterus contracts and she goes back to normal . Also if she had a larger litter it may take longer for uterus to get back into shape. As long as a) all the placenta s were...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my boxer bitch pregnant, boxer bitch, phantom pregnancy
boxer bitch, phantom pregnancy, pregnancy signs: While she is sleeping on her side, slip one hand under her. Put i close to her ribs, but still under the belly. Put the other hand on her other side, also close to the ribs. Put a tiny bit of pressure, not a lot, and slowly move both hands down to her hips....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer c-section, motherly instinct, whelping box
motherly instinct, whelping box, c section: Hi Tammy: It s not uncommon for this to occur when a C-section has been necessary. For one thing, she may still not be feeling very well herself plus may still be a bit tired and/or groggy from the anesthesia & the entire ordeal. As long as she s nursing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boxer is due today and hasnt started., boxer bitch, clear discharge
boxer bitch, clear discharge, 100f: Hi Owen. A pregnancy can safely go to day 65, so you may still have another day or two. :-) As for the clear discharge that she had, that s normal. If she has a colored discharge before the birth of the first puppy, then you worry. You can always take her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breedind shitzu with a male, shitzu, heat cycle
shitzu, heat cycle, estrus: Hi Bonnie: On average, a female will enter into the fertile portion of the heat cycle, known as estrus, around day 9 or 10 from the beginning of the cycle. It sounds to me as if she may still need a few days before she ll be in estrus. You ll know when...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, female labrador retriever, puppy buyers
female labrador retriever, puppy buyers, puppy care: OK, it sounds as if you never registered her with whatever registry service she s associated. I have to ask, though, why exactly do you want to breed her? There are a TON of factors to consider before breeding. Are you fully aware of all breeding & whelping...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, initial onset, uterine infection
initial onset, uterine infection, boston terrier: Hi Tammy: Usually the female will have a bloody vaginal discharge from the initial onset of the cycle until day 9 or 10, at which point the discharge will usually lighten in flow & color. Some dogs may still have discharge with a somewhat bloody appearance...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, sperm, endeavors
sperm, endeavors, bitch: Hi Dennis: In my opinion, as well as most breeders, a planned mating is best done every other day as you stated. By skipping a day in between, it allows the male s sperm to be of better quality & more potent than it would be if expelled daily, which will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding age, hi amy, whelp
hi amy, whelp, related health: Hi Amy. Some breeders won t breed their dogs for the first time after age three. I ve known breeders to wait until the dog is 5 before breeding. They say that a lot of breed related health problems don t show up until the dog is older, so they wait to see...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding and pregnancy, how long is a dogs pregnancy, pregnancy tests
how long is a dogs pregnancy, pregnancy tests, pregnancy test: Hi Crystal! 1. An average pregnancy lasts 63 days, or 9 weeks. A dog can safely go on days between 58 thru 65. 2. An experienced person can palapte between 25 thru 30 days into the pregnancy to try to feel for puppies. 3. There are no pregnancy tests for dog...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/skin conditions, drs foster smith, demodectic mites
drs foster smith, demodectic mites, poor immune system: Hi Amanda: Thank you for such an interesting & thought-provoking question. I can understand your husband s point of view, in that this is treatable; however, what he may not realize is most dogs (and most humans, too)actually have the demodectic mites that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding a yorkie, health screening tests, female yorkie
health screening tests, female yorkie, sound puppies: Hi Lisa: Well, I don t know that I can really give you a definitive yes or no kind of answer to your question. Frankly, all dogs, regardless of breed, size, etc., may not be prime candidates for breeding. Considering her very tiny size, I would first...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua breeding, unaltered male, heat cycle
unaltered male, heat cycle, genes: Hello Debbie: If she accepted mating by the unaltered male then it s almost certain she s in estrus, the fertile portion of the heat cycle. I imagine she s probably still in estrus, which is why she s acting the way she is toward the altered male. On average,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Confusing Temp records for my preggo mama, watched pot, temp chart
watched pot, temp chart, stressful time: Hi Lynn: The temperatures you ve recorded really aren t all that unusual. It looks to me that she has a slightly lower than average temp in general so it might be particularly difficult to pin-point the drop often associated when labor is near. As you stated,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua discharge after peeing, clear mucus, mucus plug
clear mucus, mucus plug, 7th week of pregnancy: You ask enough people, you ll get enough answers based on their personal experience. The answer is correct, with the exception, in my opinion and experience of the time frame. I ve personally had a female leak for 12 days prior to whelp. And I stand by my...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua pregnant, mucus plug, 7th week of pregnancy
mucus plug, 7th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: If it s actually her mucus plug, then the dog should deliver within 24-48 hours after losing it. This has been my own personal experience. I m not saying that the other people are wrong. It s just that with my own dogs, and that of others, the dog will usually...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: She is confusing me., professional medical attention, shi tzu
professional medical attention, shi tzu, definite sign: Hi Lynn: Probably one of the most difficult areas in dog breeding is knowing when whelping will occur - second only to distinguishing the fertile time to breed the female. The temperature drop indication can be tricky at best. I ve had females show a marked...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dachshund puppies, mini dachsund, dachshund puppies
mini dachsund, dachshund puppies, calcium supplements: Hi Tammy: The average litter size for dachshunds varies a bit but is generally anywhere from 3 to 6 puppies so the previous litter was just a tad on the high side. Obviously, many factors impact litter size, such as sperm quality, egg viability, etc. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, artificial insemination, health issue
artificial insemination, health issue, motions: It s unlikely she s too small but since you re encountering so much difficulty I would urge you to have her thoroughly examined by your vet to ensure there isn t a physical problem that s contributing to the lack of breeding success. It s wise to wait to have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Pregnancy, animal control officer, chihuahuah
animal control officer, chihuahuah, dog spayed: Hi Gretta. Is it possible for a Chihuahuah to get a large dog pregnant? Yes it is. I knew of one small boy who got a Great Dane pregnant. It can happen. Dogs are very good at finding ways to make it happen. As for your delima here, wanting the dog owner to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog not producing milk, time mother, oxytocin
time mother, oxytocin, placenta: Hello Tristin: There are a number of possibilities as to why this may be occurring. She may have retained a puppy or placenta in her uterus, which can lead to a life-threatening infection. I would strongly urge you to have your veterinarian examine her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog just had puppys, canned pumpkin, puppy food
canned pumpkin, puppy food, electrolites: Hi Tina: Yes, diarrhea following whelping is very common, especially if she ingested even a few of the placentas. I would try giving her a spoonful of plain canned pumpkin (not spiced pie filling) & see if that helps firm up her stool. Of course, if it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dogue de Bordeaux at day 62, dogue de bordeaux, french mastiffs
dogue de bordeaux, french mastiffs, french mastiff: Hello Tiff: It certainly sounds as if you ve done extensive research for which I truly applaud you! I wish others were as intelligent about breeding as you obviously are!!! Yes, unfortunately most of the Mastiff varieties do require C-sections but not...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Drying up breastmilk in dogs, drying up breastmilk, cold compresses
drying up breastmilk, cold compresses, bandage: Hi Joyce. It ll take her breasts a while to get close to normal again. Cut back slightly on her food and water, and you can try to apply cold compresses to her breasts. Some people will even wrap a bandage around the dog to help dry up the milk. Since the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dachshund pregnancy, fetal heartbeats, canine reproduction
fetal heartbeats, canine reproduction, doxie: Hi Ginger: Usually an experienced vet or breeder is able to palpate the fetuses around 20 to 30 days gestation. An even more reliable test is an ultrasound, which can detect fetal heartbeats at about 25 days gestation. True, a normal X-ray can t show the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: up date, cleft palate, comming weeks
cleft palate, comming weeks, real food: Hi Donna: Glad to hear all is basically going well. I had feared the little boy might have a minor cleft palate since he seemed unable or unwilling to latch onto a nipple to nurse so I m extremely happy the vet examined him to rule out that possibility....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: day best to mate dogs, straw color, heat cycle
straw color, heat cycle, matings: Hi Kristy: On average, a female will enter into estrus, the fertile portion of the heat cycle, around day 9 or 10 from the initial beginning of the cycle. At this point, the vaginal discharge will become lighter in flow & color, becoming more of a light...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is My doberman Pregnant, doberman pinchers, female humans
doberman pinchers, female humans, ultrasound: Hi Sandy. It s really, really hard to say. When you want them to take, is when they don t, and vise versa. :-) Every dog is different, like all female humans. It usually only takes one time, although breeders want at least two. I would treat her like she was...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, pregnant dogs, frequent urination
pregnant dogs, frequent urination, pregnant female: Hi Brett: Usually a pregnant female will have a brief period of more frequent urination but this usually occurs earlier in the pregnancy. However, in all pregnant dogs urination becomes more frequent the later they are in gestation due to the puppies growth...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is messing in my house., english bulldog, metabolic state
english bulldog, metabolic state, urinary tract infection: Hello Tina: I would be certain she doesn t have any physical issue occurring, such as a bladder or urinary tract infection first - if you re certain it s nothing like that, all I can think of is she may be going through a hormonal storm & it might be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, pregnancy question, whelp
pregnancy question, whelp, yers: Exercise is good for a female, during pregnancy, it keeps her active and her muscles toned, for an easier whelp. I would be concerned about the content of the water, was it dirty and what are the chances of her getting an infection? That s where the issue...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy, whelping box, prelabor signs
whelping box, prelabor signs, pregnancy question: If the temp hasn t gone down, then it s not time yet. Prelabor signs are intense digging, constant panting, looking for a place to hide maybe. This can last up to 24 hours before whelping begins. Just make sure her whelping box is in a warm, but not too hot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog stopped breastfeeding, puppy food, puppy formula
puppy food, puppy formula, bottle feeding: Hi Trina. If mom won t feed them, then it s time you step in. Since they re only three weeks old, you may want to start them on a bottle for now. You can soak puppy food in either water or puppy formula and let it get really soft. You can then try to feed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: I don't know where to begin!!!, vanilla ice cream, puppy formula
vanilla ice cream, puppy formula, table scraps: You can try a regular baby bottle. That s what I use myself if the puppy is big is enough. Just make sure the nipple doesn t flow too fast. The recipe is 1 can evaporated milk, 2 egg yolks, 1 carton plain yogurt, 6 oz. boiled water. Here s a really good link...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: When to expect the puppies?, estimated due date, false pregnancy
estimated due date, false pregnancy, x ray: Hi Kristen. Without knowing a due date, or even an estimated due date, no one can really tell you for sure when your dog is going to whelp. Every dog is different, and will get milk in at different times. Some dogs will get it in about a week before whelping,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Labor???, little mama, chocolate lab
little mama, chocolate lab, whelping box: Hi Lindsey: The temperature taking is one way you may get to know when whelping will occur. Of course, like many things, it doesn t always occur in every dog & results can be iffy at best. You technically should begin taking a pregnant dog s temp about...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/skin conditions, puppy owners, parents
Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/skin conditions, puppy owners, parents

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Drying up breastmilk in dogs
Dog Breeding and Whelping: Drying up breastmilk in dogs

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Labor???, braxton hicks contractions, cavalier king charles spaniel
Dog Breeding and Whelping: False Labor???, braxton hicks contractions, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rebreeding, puppy mill, quality diet
Dog Breeding and Whelping: rebreeding, puppy mill, quality diet, vet

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female bitches, 2 females, whelping box
2 females, whelping box, good chance: It s great to have females get along so well, there is a good chance that if one has a problem with pups, the other will take up the slack. I would still make sure they each have their own separate whelping box/area where the other can t get into. Some...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female cycle, heat cycle, month and a half
heat cycle, month and a half, spade: Hi Jo Sometimes it takes a few weeks or months to have her vulva go back to normal , depending on the breed, sometimes it never goes back. A heat cycle last about 21 days. It s important to remember that it continues AFTER the bleeding occurs, and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female dachshund is still in heat..., prime reasons, heat cycle
prime reasons, heat cycle, dachshund: Hi Ginger: On average, the estrus (fertile) portion of the heat cycle lasts for about 5 to 7 days but varies from dog to dog so it s a good guess your girl is having a normal one but it can still last for days more to come, which isn t at all uncommon....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female in season, female rottweiler, heat cycle
female rottweiler, heat cycle, vulva: Hello Jane: It s certainly possible she s beginning her heat cycle. On average dogs have a heat cycle approximately every 5-7 months. Usually the discharge isn t stringy but this varies from dog to dog so that may just be her. I m including a few links...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: fertility, black mouth cur, bitch in heat
black mouth cur, bitch in heat, two puppies: Hi Brandi. I had a female once that would only go into heat once a year. I LOVED this dog. It was very convienant to have a dog that only cycled once a year, especially since a bitch is only suppose to be bred once a year. I don t know of anything that will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: just a few questions, hard boiled egg, hot water bottle
hard boiled egg, hot water bottle, goats milk: Hi Donna: Yes, it s true that web sites & books will only go into so much detail & things can be too textbook as far as info goes. Most breeders have their own way of handling certain situations, diets, etc so a lot of this will be opinion! OK, she had...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: inexperienced male, yorkies, good luck
yorkies, good luck, few days: Hi Linda. You can try to use a teaser male. Get a different male, and put him on a leash. Put the male that you want to use up, so he can see what s going on, but can t get to them. Let him see the female with the other male. Just don t let them actually breed....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: jack russel pregnancy, jack russel, size differences
jack russel, size differences, x ray: Hi Wendy. I would be worried a tad bit because of the size differences. Don t let her get fat, and make sure she gets plenty of exercise. You can have an x-ray done at day 50 to see about how many there are, and if there are any really big ones. I would wait...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Late Cycle Breeding??, late bloomer, viable pregnancy
late bloomer, viable pregnancy, damn dogs: Hi Sarah Those damn dogs all seem to know when you re not watching! Just like kids, they sneak it in when your back is turned. The reason they may not have shown interest was because you were standing there supervising.... and three s a crowd. Trust...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Lhasa apso/french bulldog, health screening tests, french bulldog
health screening tests, french bulldog, two dogs: Hi Amy: Anytime breeding occurs there s a potential for problems, even if breeding two dogs of the same breed & knowing extensively about their individual backgrounds & bloodline. All breeds have their health issues. So, if you opt to breed two dogs of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labor, newborn puppy, puppy care
newborn puppy, puppy care, whelping: Hi Linda: It s always difficult to know for sure when a female will begin labor. The signs include restlessness, shivering, panting, vomiting & refusal of food but not every dog does everything & some will show no sign until actual contractions begin. It...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male not acheiving tie, turkey baster method, french bulldog
turkey baster method, french bulldog, sperm quality: Hi Deanna: It IS possible to achieve a pregnancy without actually having a tie occur but the odds are considerably less w/o a tie. And frankly, breeds such as yours often have natural breeding difficulties & many go the A.I. route. If your male is ejaculating...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mating Yorkies, nasal aspirator, turkey baster
nasal aspirator, turkey baster, artificial insemination: Hello: OK, it sounds as if your female is in estrus which is the fertile portion of the cycle - this is the only time when she ll accept a male & will even encourage him to mate. On average, estrus lasts about 5 to 7 days but varies from dog to dog so it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother stopped nursing at 4 weeks?, pit bull puppies, artificial flavors
pit bull puppies, artificial flavors, puppy food: Hi Sara. Puppy food at this point is all they need. Some moms will quit at a certain age, usually when the teeth grow in, or the nails get too sharp. They should be fed three, maybe four times a day. I personally only feed three times a day at this age. Water...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: maiden Maltese whelped 2/6/08, whelped, best bet
whelped, best bet, rough road: Ok, that sounds better. :-) There s not a whole lot that you can do to make mom want to nurse them. Make sure their toenails are kept cut. If she still want to be with them, but not to feed them, then let her. They got her colostrum, so it s be safe to go...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: male not intersted in female, instinct, pairs
instinct, pairs, period of time: Hi Dale It s typical for pairs that are raised and/or housed together for extended period of time to not be interested in each other. What day is she at? Did she just come into heat? If so, keep them separated for a few days and bring them back together....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating my dog, cant get it in., cavalier king charles, bitches
cavalier king charles, bitches, variations: How old is your dog? Has he ever been used for stud before? If he ll allow handling, you can try guiding his penis with one hand while using your other hand, placing it just beneath his tail when he s in mid-mount & push him slightly up & forward to help him....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating out of season, breed dogs, split season
breed dogs, split season, going on a trip: Hi Lyn. She may have had what s called a split season. It s where a dog starts heat, stops, then picks it back up at a later time. It happens more than you d think. That may be what happened here. If not, then it is kind of odd. Did she willingly breed? Dogs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: miscarrage, vet asap, vet visit
vet asap, vet visit, litters: This discharge isn t normal so I would have her examined by your vet ASAP. It may very well be a miscarriage but your vet will need to ensure if it is that her uterus is clean or she could develop a life-threatening infection. There are several possibilities...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother dog not producing enough milk, puppy formula, time breeder
puppy formula, time breeder, dark beer: Hi Kim. IS mom drinking and eating fine? Try putting some broth over her food to get her to eat more if she s not. I ll tell you a little trick that I learned from a long time breeder....give the dog a tbsp of dark beer. That will usually kick in milk production....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: New to family -Chinese Crested, dauschunds, dauschund
dauschunds, dauschund, frequent outings: Hello Angie - I know you addressed this to Cindy but since I had a few minutes I looked in the question pool area of this site & saw your post. I think Cindy may be at maximum capacity or similar scenario which may explain your request being in the pool...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: next heat after whelping first litter of labs, computer glitch, heat cycles
computer glitch, heat cycles, bad computer: Hi Shirley. Please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. I had a bad computer glitch. I would watch for her to go into heat in about 6 months. That s the normal length between heat cycles. However, she may go a bit longer in between. I d start...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Odd heat, swollen vulva, false heat
swollen vulva, false heat, best of luck: Hello Mike: It certainly sounds like it s a split heat. Unfortunately, all dogs vary in their cycles & of course, even more so when dealing with such circumstances like a split heat, silent heat, false heat, etc. You can either have your vet examine her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Opening Eyes after birth, ear canals, bardstown ky
ear canals, bardstown ky, puppes: Hello Lee: Puppies will usually begin to open their eyes around 10 days to two weeks. They usually will begin to crack open on one side or the other & within a day or two they re usually completely open; however, their vision has not yet developed & this...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Ovulation, progesterone levels, false heat
progesterone levels, false heat, artificial insemination: Hi Regi: Being able to accurately time for a successful breeding is as much an art as it is science, in my opinion. Of course there is progesterone testing, which will indicate when her eggs have dropped meaning she s fertile in doggie reproduction lingo....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How often should I let my female tie with the stud?, home untill, litter size
home untill, litter size, old wives: You should seperate them because a) it hard on the male and b) after breeding, a female should sit (preferably in a crate) so that she doesn t pee and flush out any viable semen. It s safe to breed them once a day for the days that the female will stand...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How old is too old for a female bitch to breed., american kennel club, reproductive organs
american kennel club, reproductive organs, hi aaron: Hi Aaron: A bitch will continue to experience heat cycles her entire life so unless she gets spayed she could, theoretically, continue to have puppies for life; however, usually with age the eggs become less viable & usually the litter size will decrease,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Having other dogs around puppies, new brood, two bitches
new brood, two bitches, pregnant female: Hello Lisa: You ll probably have to judge how both dogs act once the litter is born. Definitely isolate the pregnant female during whelping & for several days afterwards, so that she has quality time & privacy to bond with her litter without interference....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Post whelping crying, quality dog food, puppy food
quality dog food, puppy food, cottage cheese: Hi Lynn: It s not unusual for new & strange behavior to be displayed after whelping but I d certainly try to reassure her as much as possible. It sounds like she s feeling very anxious - like women, those hormones play a huge role in how she feels & handles...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Yorkie, accident occured, intestinal parasites
accident occured, intestinal parasites, cottage cheese: Hi Jenn: I would suggest you work closely with your veterinarian on most of your questions. He will best know when the best time for her to be dewormed is - it is dependent on what type, if any, intestinal parasites she may have. Also I whole-heartedly...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Premature Whelping, magical number, whelping
magical number, whelping, x ray: Hi Kara. Usually, the temp drop is lower. Some girls are different however. Most pups born before day 58 don t have much of a chance sadly. That seems to be the magical number. Is there anyway that she was bred earlier than you thought? As for her behavior,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pure jack russel with a pattadale terrier, different dog breeds, patterdale terrier
different dog breeds, patterdale terrier, jack russel: People often cross breed different dog breeds in the hopes of coming out with a new designer breed which they think will sell for more money & be more desirable. Personally, I am not a huge fan of this practice. I don t know of any such breeding but I m...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant 41/2 yr old maltese, fetal heartbeats, wise idea
fetal heartbeats, wise idea, foul odor: Hi Kelli: I m assuming this is her first breeding? She s showing some of the normal signs for pregnancy - generally, a pregnant girl may urinate more frequently & tend to be more lethargic & usually somewhat more clingy than usual, as in seeking more...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant, yellow vaginal discharge, yellow discharge
yellow vaginal discharge, yellow discharge, pyometra: Hello Regan: She s having yellow vaginal discharge following mating? Generally, if a bitch is in estrus, which is the fertile portion of the heat cycle, the vaginal discharge will become more of a light pink to straw color. After mating has occurred, the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant boxer, mucus plug, pant
mucus plug, pant, backbone: Hi Peggy. She should lose her mucus plug 24-48 hours before she starts labor. She may start to dig like crazy, pant constantly, and may try to find a place to hide about 24 hours before labor actually starts. With most girls, when you can see their backbone,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant chihuahua discharge, 7th week of pregnancy, mucus plug
7th week of pregnancy, mucus plug, week of pregnancy: Hi Tia: My best guess is the discharge you described was the mucus plug being expelled. This normally occurs from one to two weeks before whelping but all dogs vary in timing. As long as it had no greenish tint or foul odor to it I strongly suspect that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant yorkie, skeptical attitude, toxic sprays
skeptical attitude, toxic sprays, bad milk: Hello Lisa: Hmm, ok, I have a slightly better understanding now how you came to the conclusion that her milk may have been bad but unfortunately, without knowing for sure what the root problem was there s no way to know for certain. If I were you I would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: premature labour, premature labour, black discharge
premature labour, black discharge, tempreture: Hi Julia. If you can get them to day 58, then they might just be ok. Anytime sooner than that, and chances are slim. Any discharge before the first puppy is born is cause for concern. You may want to request an x-ray or ultrasound to make sure that all is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppy feeding, tea spoon, teats
tea spoon, teats, bellies: Hi Donna: Good to know they re all developing well & thriving. They will normally eat very small amounts but frequently so I d actually feed them 4 to 5 times a day if possible. The more accustomed they become to eating on their own vs nursing from mom...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pups temp, hot water bottles, hot water bottle
hot water bottles, hot water bottle, whelping box: LOL Oh, poor Donna! No, dear, you re over-obsessing! If they re nursing well & gaining weight, trust me, if they were feeling cold or uncomfortable they d be huddling together & being extremely vocal in protest! They do not suffer in silence. As long as they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rat Terrier whelping/diet, first time mom, whelped puppies
first time mom, whelped puppies, colored string: Congratulations! First breech in pups not uncommon, in fact it s considered normal. The food color string was in fact the sac of the pup without one, another common occurrence. It s important that all the placenta s are expelled. The color is waste,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rat terrier whelping, puppy food, quality puppy
puppy food, quality puppy, rat terriers: Puppy food has higher proteins and fats. So the not only does the Dam put on weight but the pups become bigger too. It s old school where by vets and some breeders start their breeding females on puppy food the draw back is the risk of complications...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: rebreeding, empty nest syndrome, calcium depletion
empty nest syndrome, calcium depletion, puppy mills: Hi Debbie: Follow your head! Breeding consecutively greatly increases the risks for problems, such as birth defects due to calcium depletion & even if all the puppies are fine, it s likely the mother s calcium will be minimal to none, which often leads...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Just received a female boxer, female boxers, male boxer
female boxers, male boxer, female boxer: Hi Megan. I would definitely wait until this girl is at least two years old to breed her again. Boxers are slow to mature, and need the extra time. Is it the sister killed the litter, or could it be that something was wrong with them that caused their death,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Shih tzu 64 days pregnant, mucus plug, many different things
mucus plug, many different things, quiet room: Hi! The temp drop doesn t stay down, that s why so many times it s missed. It sounds like mom is trying to gear up to whelp. If she doesn t do anything by tomorrow, I d put a call in to the vet. I wouldn t let her go past day 65 without a check up at least....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Size difference, two dogs, health screening
two dogs, health screening, healthwise: Hi Michele: Usually there s a much bigger risk if the female is considerably smaller than the male vs the other way around; however, with any breeding there s always a potential for unanticipated health problems. If you can, it s extremely important to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Split Heat?, swollen vulva, heat cycles
swollen vulva, heat cycles, good luck: Hi Taryn. It sure sounds like a split heat. It s more common than people would think. It s usually caused by stress or trauma. If there are more than a few days between the heat cycles, then it would be safe to conclude that the second part of the heat is...