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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is there a way to tell if dog is pregnant in the 1st week?, dog morning-sickness, how to tell if your dog is pregnant
dog morning-sickness, how to tell if your dog is pregnant, Dog Breeding Whelping Guru: Some female dogs go through a period of morning sickness , usually a week or two after breeding. During this time, dams will eat less and/or throw up. This is not a concern, IF that is why she is off her feed. The problem is that not eating is also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: weaning, How to wean pups, Weaning Expert
How to wean pups, Weaning Expert, thin dam: On Weaning Puppies: Ever wonder why those sharp little fangs puppies have are called milk teeth ? It hardly seems necessary for nursing puppies living on milk to have teeth that can draw blood! --But that s exactly why they have them! Those sharp little...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: x-ray in a collie high breasted dogs, female collie, chested females
female collie, chested females, pregnant bitch: Have you taken this female in to a vet? Although I would rethink taking it to the same vet that did x-rays early. Anemia in dogs is a symptom of an underlying problem. If your dog is anemic, it s important to find out why she s anemic. When we think...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is Do-It-Yourself AI Breeding possible?, artificial insemination, Do-It-Yourself AI Breeding
artificial insemination, Do-It-Yourself AI Breeding, open closed Pyometra: I am firmly convinced that successful Artificial Insemination in dogs is more an art than a science. I have observed many AIs done by vets, and know of a number done by a local frozen semen vet technician. The success rate is far better for the vet tech,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding during first heat, estrus cycle, cocker spaniel
estrus cycle, cocker spaniel, two dogs: Keeping your two dogs separate is the only way to prevent breeding during the female s estrus cycle. Note that they will both be determined to get together, and may become quite destructive, even willing to hurt themselves to get to each other (I ve had...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Color genetics in Pit Bulls, Color genetics in dogs, Pit Bulls
Color genetics in dogs, Pit Bulls, Am-Staffs: I have not had experience with the heritability of color in Pit Bulls. In my breed, the brindle gene is dominant. If I bred a solid to a brindle, about half the litter would be brindle, (if the brindle dog was heterozygous for the brindle gene), and the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My dog doens't look pregnant, dog does not look pregnant, week 5
dog does not look pregnant, week 5, pregnancy: Dogs don t show at 5 weeks unless she has a legion in there. You could palpate her abdomen from weeks 4 to 5 to see if you feel egg-sized balls, but if you don t do it right, you might hurt her or the pups. Even taking her for xrays is not recommended, as...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: First time mom with large litter, versize litter, large litter size
versize litter, large litter size, too many pups: The average litter size for Pugs is 3, so you definitely have a large litter! Don t try to get your dam to change her position -- it won t work and it ll just annoy her and stress her out, unnecessarily. Instead, you can check bellies to see who is...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Will the pups be purebred?, with mating dogs, dog breeding problems
with mating dogs, dog breeding problems, male dog breeding problems: No, the pups from this pairing will not be considered purebred, and will not be able to be registered with AKC or any other purebred registry. There are numerous reasons why a successful mating might not occur; I have written extensively on this topic,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Small female dog bred to larger male -- trouble delivering?, vet appointment, cocker spaniels
vet appointment, cocker spaniels, birth weights: The xrays will help determine if the pups are a size that can be delivered normally. If there are many pups, their birth weights will be lower than if there are only 1 or 2 pups, so she will likely be able to whelp them easier. Try not to stress her out...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: x-ray/48 days prg, skeletal structures, heat cycle
skeletal structures, heat cycle, xray: Of course it depends on the females. If she ovulated after the breedings she could still take. All I can recommend you do is wait. And that s no advice and harder to do. I would split the days as day 10 as day 1 and count 63 days from that day. A...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 61 day into pregnancy, calendar method, shihtzu
calendar method, shihtzu, sperm: Hi Karla Gestation is 64 days from when the sperm enters the eggs. Not necessarily the date of breeding. It takes eggs 7 days to mature and sperm can survive for 72 hours. So overdue by the counting calendar method could technically be 73 days (give...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bichon Frisé pregnant to a much larger male dog, problems delivering pups, whelping problems
problems delivering pups, whelping problems, pups too big for natural delivery: You have 2 options: you can spay her now, though it is more dangerous because of the increased vascularity associated with pregnancy. Or, you can try to let her have the pups. There is a significant concern that the pups will be too large to be delivered...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bichon Frise pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy, time robert: Hi Robert Did you witness a breeding? What day in her season was she bred? How large/small was the male she was bred with? If she s carrying a singleton, you may not notice. If however, she s having a false pregnancy, all the signs are the same, without...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding problems, old adage, heat cycle
old adage, heat cycle, aussies: When a female comes into season, she starts by swelling (this can last a week), then she ll start bleeding, THEN she s ready to be bred, after she s done bleeding. Approximately 21 days from start to finish. For her next season you may want to have progesterone...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer breeding, ovulating, progesterone
ovulating, progesterone, best time: Hi Donna A female will only catch if she s ovulating or about to. So if you re not going to do progesterone testing you can count the days. Typically a female is ready between days 12 and 17 but I recommend taking the female to the male closer to day...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breading problems, invetro fertilization, sire
invetro fertilization, sire: Hello What exactly is the problem? Is he too short? Does she dance away? What day in her season is she? Are they both inexperienced? Does he not come out all the way? Is she too tight? What breed is she? If you could give me more information to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Can you breed a dog to his niece?, line-breeding, in-breeding
line-breeding, in-breeding, genetics: Yes, but it is not recommended. You will be doubling up on the good genes, but you will be doubling up on the deleterious genes, as well. There are over 400 genetic diseases in dogs, many of which cause death or permanent disability. And many of these genes...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, staffy, flag day
staffy, flag day, misconception: Hi Trev Start around day 9. If she s ready she will stand and flag. Day 9 is early but it will give you a good indication. Only leave the them together for 10 or 15 minutes at a time, once a day. There is a misconception that breeding a dozen times...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, pinkish discharge, small dogs
pinkish discharge, small dogs, heat cycle: Hi Cindy The only reason a spayed female would have discharge, is if she had an infection. What day on her season is she? Did you do a progesterone test to determine when she might be ready? Depending on the female, days 9 through 15 are optimal...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, old english bulldog, private consultations
old english bulldog, private consultations, whelping: If your dog is a female in good health and good weight, breeding her at 6 years of age is possible. However, fertility drops, and the risks to both dam and pups rise with the dam s age. A 6-year-old male dog is quite capable of siring litters, and many...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: bulldogs, english bulldog, sleepover
english bulldog, sleepover, bulldogs: Hi Darren Older dogs can be a joy to be around. Before introducing any dog, regardless of the breed, it s important to ensure that they fit in your lifestyle and get along with your children. A weekend sleepover might be the way to go. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chi-Weiner Behavior after mating?, laundry room, heat cycle
laundry room, heat cycle, weiner dog: Hi Melanie It s important to get all the information, or as much as possible. What is even more important. Is finding out what you can about the male. Does he have his shots? Does he have any inherent health issues? And what breed is he and is he...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Choosing which puppy to take based on size, supplement feed pups to increase adult size, spaying
supplement feed pups to increase adult size, spaying, neutering dog makes them grow taller: Attitude and instinct in a retrieving breed are more important than size. If both parents are solid retrievers and instinct is something the breeder values over show-quality, then I would stick with this breeder, no matter what size the dog turns out to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: colors expected from breeding a red bulldog to a black tri color bulldog that carries the dilute gene, gene pools, new rage
gene pools, new rage, 3 generations: Hi Erik Did you have the tri tested to determine that it is carrying the dilute gene or are you guessing or assuming? With the bullies the new rage is the blue gene . Everyone is claiming to carry the blue gene or the dilute gene when in fact...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dam lost appetite, panting after whelping, retained placenta, dead fetus
retained placenta, dead fetus, Pyometra: No appetite and panting rapidly are signs of labor. Take your dog to the vet immediately. She could have retained a placenta or have a dead puppy stuck inside. If this happens, she can get a deadly uterine infection. Good Luck! Tamara Follett: The...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding Business -- breeding life of a dog, dog breeding business, profit
dog breeding business, profit, loss: Wow. Where to begin. There is SO much more to dog breeding than how long the breeding life of a given dog is, that I simply cannot, in good conscience, answer your question. Medical questions such as this need to be obtained from a vet, anyway. Below...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog pregnancy, normal body temperature, pregnancy question
normal body temperature, pregnancy question, pregnant dogs: One more question. Is it day 59 from the first breeding or the last breeding? I ask because 59 days is early. Gestation is always 64 days period. But it s not from the date of breeding but when the eggs become fertilized. So there can be a few days...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Due today Cocker Spaniel?, cocker spaniel, lower abdomen
cocker spaniel, lower abdomen, first mate: Sperm can live 72 hours and eggs take 7 days to mature. I find, that a female that is ready to whelp goes off her food. Although my girls will take a small piece of meat occasionally. Make sure you have a whelping box and area where she can safely...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, schnauzer, third period
schnauzer, third period, momma: Hi Catherine You want to start counting when she first starts bleeding. When the female is about day 9 or 10, bring the male around to see if she s ready. She will start flagging and standing for a male. The female has to be ovulating to get pregnant,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog overdue, staffordshire bull terrier, private consultations
staffordshire bull terrier, private consultations, whelping: If she has not had the pups by now, take her to the vet for an xray. She should be under a vet s care at this point. Good Luck! Tamara Follett: The Dog Breeding Guru Expert advice on breeding, whelping, and raising a litter PLEASE: If this is an...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: over due staffy/ emotional upheaval, emotional upheaval, false pregnancy
emotional upheaval, false pregnancy, breast tissue: Hi Alastair Sounds more like a false pregnancy. Gestation is 64 days, a few days of what is considered overdue as the gestation is from time the eggs were fertilized not necessarily from the time of breeding. What day in her season did you breed her?...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female dog pregnancy, pregnancy question, genetic makeup
pregnancy question, genetic makeup, whelping box: The thing with taking the temperature is that you have to know what your female usually runs. Does she run a few degrees higher or lower than normal . Personally, I don t rely on the thermometer, I find it makes both the dog and myself crazy. Day 58...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Finding a breeder with available litters, mastiff club of america, english mastiff
mastiff club of america, english mastiff, heart mummers: Hi Steve A lot of people sell their dogs on the internet, doesn t make them reputable just visible. You can scan a plethora of websites but seeing is believing. It s important to see both parents, and if possible any relatives and the condition they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female heat cycle, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, heat cycle: Hi Katie Without progesterone testing you won t know when she s ovulating. However that being said, day 7 is early. Typically after the discharge decreases and the color turns pink is the time for breeding. If the female stand and flags the male,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my female prouducing enough milk for her pups?, purina puppy chow, raw organ
purina puppy chow, raw organ, female boxer: Hi Karen Not a fan of Purina Puppy Chow. A breeding female should be on quality food. Raw organ meat and colostrum will also greatly assist with production. You can try splitting the litter. Allowing 3 to feed for an hour (the 3 smallest) then the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My fox terrier is pregnant!, japanese spitz, fox terrier
japanese spitz, fox terrier, whelping box: Hi John The Terrier is a pretty hardy breed but that being said I would be taking her into the vet for x-rays too see how large the skeletal structure of the pups are. You can then discuss your options and whether a c-section will be required. If...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: hair loss after whelping, raw organ, fish oils
raw organ, fish oils, thin hair: Hi Donna What food are you feeding? Does she get any supplements like oils or vitamins? All that will contribute to how fast a female bounces back. A good diet including raw organ meats supplemented with fish oils will bring your female s coat back...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: help my little baby girl is going to have pups, signs of labor, delivery
signs of labor, delivery, whelping: Hi, Dana -- Yes, this could be the first sign that labor is imminent, however, it is an unreliable indicator. Read my other answers on how to tell if a dam is in labor. I would not recommend taking your dog to the vet to whelp; there are contagious diseases...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is it infection or miscarriage, female labrador, good appetite
female labrador, good appetite, inner skin: Hi Vivek What she got was a bunch of antibiotics. Depending on the dosage of all you mentioned it sounds a bit like overkill to me. I ve never heard or used D-Mag so I m not sure what that would be used for or why it would used in conjunction with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Where to keep a welping dog, whelping inside, outside
whelping inside, outside, should puppies be born outside: 90% of newborn puppy fatalities in the first week of life are due to chilling. You and your husband are responsible for putting these puppies on the face of the earth -- the very LEAST you can do is to give them half a chance at life by allowing them to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Litter Size, apples and oranges, two puppies
apples and oranges, two puppies, breed dogs: Hi Cyndy When was the last ultra sound done? Big breed dogs can carry higher, deeper and because of their already big structure may not put on a lot of weight, especially if there is only 2 pups. With each pup weighing roughly a pound each, it would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male dog bred and crying constantly, private consultations, american shepherd
private consultations, american shepherd, neutering: Your male dog is howling because he wants to breed again. Watch him very carefully, as he will be destructive and may escape trying to get to the female. If he does escape, he will be single-mindedly pursuing her and can easily run in front of a truck....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Min Schnauzer expecting, mucus plug, floosie
mucus plug, floosie, loss of appetite: Personally I m not a fan of the temperature taking, as everything from laying in the sun to drinking water can raise and lower her temperature thus making you and her crazy. All I can suggest is boiling water and making a nice cup of tea. Waiting is always...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother protecting food dish from Puppies, mother protecting food from pups, dam food aggressive toward pups
mother protecting food from pups, dam food aggressive toward pups: Yes, it is normal. Food-aggressive dogs tend to be food-aggressive even around their pups. A little of this is teaching the puppy manners, but monitor it very carefully. You are right to supplement feed the pups before the dam comes in, then let her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Post C-Section Placenta still inside, retained placenta, whelping problems
retained placenta, whelping problems, colored discharge: Yes, I would have expected both discharge and contractions, however, call your vet to keep them appraised of your dog s status. The vet may want to administer another oxytocin shot if the placenta does not pass. If your dam does not pass the placenta,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog is overdue, pregnant dog overdue, whelping problems
pregnant dog overdue, whelping problems, issues: I would take her to the vet as soon as possible. It is possible that nothing is amiss and she will deliver shortly on her own, but my concern would be a dead puppy blocking the birth canal, which would endanger both the mother and the rest of the litter....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant lhasa, puppy food, prenancy
puppy food, prenancy, delivery: If your dam was bred on April 5th, she is due to deliver, now. Dams go off their feed a day or two before they whelp. Don t change her food suddenly (ever) as it can give her diarrhea. Slowly introduce the new food into her regular food over a week s...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Problems Breeding: Stud dog cannot penetrate, problems breeding, mating
problems breeding, mating, stud dog can't penetrate: There are numerous reasons why a successful mating might not occur; I have written extensively on this topic, and there is lots of information available on the internet. Search for problems with mating dogs . I will try to summarize, here: The female...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pug mother in heat with a 4-month male puppy, male pup trying to breed his mom, dam
male pup trying to breed his mom, dam, Dog Breeding Guru: Yes, your 4-month-old puppy can conceivably make his mother pregnant. You must keep them separate. Be aware that both of them can be quite destructive when trying to get together to mate. Good Luck! The Dog Breeding Guru PLEASE: For urgent issues,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant dog, vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice
vanilla ice cream, vanilla ice, labored breathing: Hi Paula With a large litter a female can become uncomfortable and start panting and moaning a few days prior. So yes that s normal. If she s stopped eating, today may in fact be the day. With a large litter, your female may tire out when she hits...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant female, whelping box, pregnant female
whelping box, pregnant female, shih tzu: Hi Lisa Is your female high strung or nervous? Is this her first litter? If the answer is no to these, then she should be fine. Sometimes isolation makes it worse, especially if the female is social and likes her people where she can see them. It gives...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pretty confused mating question, hereditary defects, heat cycle
hereditary defects, heat cycle, australian shepherds: Hi Savannah A silent heat confuses the males as it s the smell of the blood that helps gets the males excited. If the female lives 24/7 with the male and she s the dominant dog, she may not allow the male to mount. If that s the case you will need...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: problems achieving a tie, female straddle, last heat
female straddle, last heat, heat cycle: Hi Claire This may require some brute strength. Well maybe not brute strength but some assistance from you. When the male mounts the female, you may have to hold him in place while he is pumping so he can tie. This works best with you sitting underneath...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: puppies at birth, signs of dehydration, beats per minute
signs of dehydration, beats per minute, lung development: Hello New born pups can t regulate their body temperature which for the first 2 weeks should be around 95 degrees. Their vital signs should be 15-35 irregular breaths per minute, and heart rate of 180-220 beats per minute. Being too cold or to warm can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud dog cannot penetrate, jess, temperament
jess, temperament, puppies: Hi Jess Temperament plays a huge part in the breeding and ultimately in the breed. A female with the traits you mention is a dog that personally, I would never breed. Conversely it should be noted that a female like that can damage a male and make a wonderful...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Stud dog cannot penetrate, havanese, simple test
havanese, simple test, progesterone: You can use a slight slope, pillows, driveway, phone books. But if she s not flagging and standing you may have missed her peek. You can also hold her securely on your lap. Using your lap as a lever. You can hold her in place, raise her slightly and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Is my sharpei pregnant??, white vaginal discharge, phantom pregnancy
white vaginal discharge, phantom pregnancy, x ray: Hi Claire Did you breed her only once? What day in her season did you breed her? Is there a lot of discharge? Some females won t start showing until later in their pregnancy -- after day 40. The only way to know for certain if she caught is to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: strange colour pups, white markings, pups
white markings, pups, white mask: While I have no experience breeding Boxers, it is my experience that the size of white markings on the parent only marginally influences the size of the white markings in that location on the pup. In my breed --and I suspect Boxers are the same-- what...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Westie breeding, full spectrum lighting, raw organ
full spectrum lighting, raw organ, time weather: It s not so much running time, but sunlight time. Weather and sunshine can play a huge part in kicking a female into heat. You can run her with the other females and get a dorm effect going which will also help. A silent heat are tricky, an experienced...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Just whelped 10 puppies, dam won't leave pups, retained placenta
dam won't leave pups, retained placenta, dead fetus: I m sorry for the delay in responding -- this is Puppy Season and I m swamped! Yes, it is normal for the dam not to want to leave her newborns. She will gradually begin to spend more time away from them. You should bring food and water to her, but...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie 64 days since first mating, tempreture, x ray
tempreture, x ray, ovulation: Hello How many days did you breed her and on what day of her season? Ovulation occurs over 7 days and semen can survive 72 hours. So you may have time if she s carrying a singleton. I would recommend taking her to the vet and doing a x-ray that way...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie Breeding, female pup, personality change
female pup, personality change, female yorkie: Hi Patrice A female pup CAN become a mother at her first season. As young as 6 month old. However the question is, SHOULD she become one. Do you know the lines of your female? Do the lines have any inherent health issues? Are you prepared to whelp...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie poo breeding, progesterone levels, artifical insemination
progesterone levels, artifical insemination, toy poodle: Sounds like she was in preheat the first time you tried. Some females will have the symptoms with no blood or very little then appear to stop. Then a few weeks or a month later will come into a full blown heat. Consider Sunday day 1 and try breeding...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 2 week pregnate puppy, little rose, kera
little rose, kera, 7 months: Hi Kera Did you witness the breeding? Did you plan the breeding? 7 months old is too young for a female to be breed, she s still a baby herself. A newly impregnate female shouldn t have issues with be touched. Take her to the vet, it could be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 3 questions on my yorkies sorry., female yorkie, mucus plug
female yorkie, mucus plug, lb male: Hi Dee Your male can tie he just may need a boost up however, how old is he? Too young and he won t produce viable semen. And secondly. Was it a singleton shown on the x-ray? Is your female panting or nesting? The mucus plug is very noticeable....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: aggression of new mother, boxer bitch, st john s wort
boxer bitch, st john s wort, rescue remedy: Hi Paula That s common for some females. Not acceptable or desirable but common. You can start by adding St. John s Wort or Vitamin B to her food. Also Bach s makes a Rescue Remedy that will help with calming. The behavior needs to corrected with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bleeding 6 weeks after giving birth, dam bleeding after delivery, brown discharge
dam bleeding after delivery, brown discharge, reddish: Spotting of a dark brownish, reddish, or greenish discharge even 6 weeks after whelping is not unusual. If it is bright red, I suspect she is coming back into heat. She can be fertile for up to 3 weeks, so be careful to keep her apart from males. It would...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding time frame, new experience, jess
new experience, jess, due date: Hi Jess Well I love answering your questions, so were even LOL. Some females will expel a lot of fluid after a tie, we always crate them for a few hours to try and keep as much in as possible. You don t want the females peeing or getting rid of any...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Yorkie Female to her half-brother, inbreeding, brother sister mating
inbreeding, brother sister mating, AKC registration: I am pretty sure you can register the litter with AKC, but that s really not the concern. The issue is that you would be doing a very close inbreeding. I m sure you ve heard all the problems associated with inbreeding, but to put it in a nutshell, you are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breed, german shepperd, first loves
german shepperd, first loves, hjd: Hi Therese Wrong question. Or maybe right question, wrong expert to ask. I believe that breeding to better the breed (regardless of which that happens to be) is more important. German Shepherds are one of my first loves but have been bred to disastrous...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, bassett, second season
bassett, second season, mental health: Hi Cath Each female is different. You are the one best able to determine if she s in the best physical AND mental health when breeding(s) come along. With a female who comes into heat later, the second season is usually good. For a younger immature...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding 2 virgin dobys, low sex drive, pink discharge
low sex drive, pink discharge, dobermans: Hi Brianna Experience can play apart but I think the biggest thing is that they are together 24/7. Day 11 can be early so why not keep them completely separated for the next 2 days. If nothing happens, bring in a teaser male (any breed). Tie the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, mastiff type, puppy food
mastiff type, puppy food, healthy diet: Hi Cheryl There is always a risk when doing a breeding, especially if you don t know what she was bred with. With the size of a Shih Tzu, lets say she bred with a Pitbull type or Mastiff type dog, there is no safe way for her to deliver these breeds....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding (Shih Tzu), private consultations, dog breeding
private consultations, dog breeding, death situation: Hi, Cheryl. Your girl is in standing heat , which means she is standing still and flagging (her tail to the side) allowing the male to mount her. So yes, she is in heat -- you may have missed the bleeding in such a small furry dog. She is snapping and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding, genetic issues, rottie
genetic issues, rottie, dog breeding: Hi Sarah Is your dog a male? 9 months is young, and the semen won t be the best stuff, but he can produce. My question would be, with all the health and genetic issues that Rottie s have, why wouldn t you wait until his was a little bit older and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: It this Fading Puppy Syndrome?, Fading Puppy Syndrome, prevention
Fading Puppy Syndrome, prevention, care: I m not sure what stuffy means with regard to a newborn pup, but it sounds like she may be sick. I would take her to the vet. I do not believe there is such a thing as Fading Puppy Syndrome. Healthy puppies don t fade and die for no reason. Newborns...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: female won't stand for a male but flags, ovulation, progesterone
ovulation, progesterone, deb: Hi Deb Some females just won t be mounted. They are either too scared or dominant. These females should be held and soothed so they won t bite or attack the male, that means holding their heads. Day 12 can be early for some females, so you could also...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Hair loss after whelping, pumpkin pie mix, english springer spaniel
pumpkin pie mix, english springer spaniel, salmon fish: Hi Paul It s very common for a dam to lose her hair. She s giving her all to the nursing pups and she doesn t get to keep much for her self. You can start by adding salmon/fish oil to her diet. Biologics has an excellent line of products that we use...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male dog protecting female in heat?, male protect bitch-in-heat, estrus
male protect bitch-in-heat, estrus, growl: Male dogs can become VERY aggressive when protecting a female dog in heat, both to humans and to other animals. Be VERY careful with the kids around him right now -- this is instinct that is being exhibited, and training takes a back seat to that. He could...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother dog being mean, lacking maternal instinct, dam aggressive to pups
lacking maternal instinct, dam aggressive to pups, mother dog being mean: It appears your dam does not have sufficient maternal instinct to properly care for her pups. Since she has already shown she is willing to hurt them, you must muzzle her, let the pups nurse, then take her away from them before un-muzzling her. Look...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Normal weight gain/single pup, miniature schnauzer, buffet line
miniature schnauzer, buffet line, singleton: Hi Michelle It s common for a singleton to grown in leaps and pounds as there is no competition for the buffet line. It s safe to let him eat his fill, he won t over eat at this age, as he s sleeping as much as he s eating. With a singleton they...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Overdue Papillon, whelping, contractions
whelping, contractions, papillon: Hi Amber Have you used the same male for the breedings? Have you done an internal? Can you feel if a pup is stuck? The older a female gets, the harder whelping can be. The contractions are fine, you need to start worrying if she s pushing and straining...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Palpation in Pomeranian, golf ball size, uterine horns
golf ball size, uterine horns, palpating: Hi Rebecca The female must be standing run your hands along her lower sides with your finger grazing her belly. Very gentle push your fingers up. You should feel a golf ball size. Caution should be given as pushing and prodding to hard is not healthy...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant 7 month old dog -- any danger?, very young dam, youn mother dog
very young dam, youn mother dog, danger whelping: You need to ask your vet about any danger, as your dam is not finished growing and she may have problems with delivery. I am sure there are prenatal vitamins for dogs but I have never used them. Your dam is a puppy, herself. She needs top-quality...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant femal puggle 14 mos. old, champion puppy, fool proof
champion puppy, fool proof, rectal temp: Hi Chiconde Although I m the champion puppy guesser at our place, it s not a fool proof way of determining pups. A female is responsible for the number of pups, the male for the sexes. So depending on the number of eggs she released, will determine the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Pug, pap smear, taking blood
pap smear, taking blood, progesterone: A progesterone test is required to determine if your female is ovulating. That s done by taking blood. I ve never heard of a pap smear done on a dog. Regardless, days 9 through 17 are typically the days a female will be ovulating, although it can...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant pomeranian?????, false pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy
false pregnancy, symptoms of pregnancy, x rays: Without x-rays or ultra sound, you re guessing. Let assume the breeding on the 11th she released the eggs and the semen can live up to 72 hours. It s still possible. With palpitating the female what you might be feeling could be her kidney. You...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Pug gave birth to 1 puppy, yesterday it was here first litter, natural oxytocin, puppy pen
natural oxytocin, puppy pen, rescue remedy: Hi Lorie It can be happen with new mothers, but more common in breeds like the Pug. Sometimes it s a matter of her natural oxytocin coming in. Bach s Rescue Remedy or vitamin B may help calm her nerves and settle into parenting. I would be inclined...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pitbull behavior after birth, new dam stepping on pups, biting new pups
new dam stepping on pups, biting new pups, growling at owner: First-time dams can be very careless, until they realize that when they step on a pup it squeals. When that happens, most dams become more careful, but some don t. I don t have enough information to be able to tell you why she is biting the pups. It...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: placanta still inside, last puppy, oxytocin
last puppy, oxytocin, placenta: Hi Rob No need to panic just yet. You want to ensure that all the placenta s are accounted for, but if there is still a pup inside, it can come out either before it or with the afterbirth. 10 minutes is not enough time for concern. If they have been...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant daschund, mucus plug, nice cup of tea
mucus plug, nice cup of tea, whelping box: Hi Patti Does she have a whelping box with old towels or newspaper? She needs a place to safely birth this litter. Everything from sleeping in the sunshine to putting her feet in water can raise and lower her temperature. What day is she? Gestation...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my pregnant toy poodle, mucus plug, toy poodle
mucus plug, toy poodle, teats: Hi Monique The mucus plug can start to expel up to 10 prior to whelping. You want to watch now that she s producing milk, that she doesn t become impacted and get mastitis. Don t express her milk but you can feel if she s becoming hard and hot. 63...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant yorkie poo, yorkie poo, quality puppy
yorkie poo, quality puppy, private consultations: No, it is not normal for a dam to gain weight then lose it during a pregnancy. But I m not sure that s what is happening, as our eyes can deceive us. I wouldn t worry as long as she is eating well, has no bloody discharge, and is bright-eyed and happy-looking....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stalled labor?, vanilla ice cream, two puppies
vanilla ice cream, two puppies, brisk walk: Hi Quincy Have you taken her up for a walk? A nice brisk walk (of course you ll have to have her on a leash or she won t go) around the back yard sometimes is enough for a pup to get repositioned and get things moving again. Vanilla ice cream (calcium)...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Tie pulls apart when breeding, hi ed, vulva
hi ed, vulva, back seat: Hi Ed Is the female a maiden? Has she been bred before and/or whelped a litter before? I know it s the male that s yelping, but the female can have an extra band of skin in her vulva that can make it painful for a male and impossible for pups to be born...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: tatto KM 2004, social insurance number, private consultations
social insurance number, private consultations, german shephard: Tattoos are rarely used by big breeders anymore, because microchips are so much more reliable (tattoos fade or can be altered). The tattoo also does not follow the standard recommended format of the owner s Social Insurance Number. Thus, this tattoo cannot...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Does tying with a male dog mean the female was in heat?, tied, pregnant
tied, pregnant, heat: The fact that your dogs tied (regardless of the absence of a bloody discharge) indicates that the female was in heat. If she is in poor health or under-weight, whelping could put a huge strain on her body. Call the rescue group and tell them she tied and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Dog Follow up, natural oxytocin, japanese spitz
natural oxytocin, japanese spitz, old clothes: It s important to remember when your counting is that you have to give a few days leeway as it s 63 days from when the eggs where fertilized, not necessarily from the actual mating. Nesting is digging and making a nest for her pups. If you put newspaper...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, raw kidney, mucus plug
raw kidney, mucus plug, puppy food: Don t forget that she s ingesting everything that the pups eliminate. And that can be a mouth full. If she s on a higher protein (puppy food) diet supplemented with raw kidney, heart or liver that will help keep everything running smoothly. Congrats!...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: after whelping, whelping box, schnoodle
whelping box, schnoodle, afterbirth: Hi Valerie Did you notice if all the placenta s were accounted for and did she expel the afterbirth? If the answer is no, she needs to get rid of that. If she can t do it naturally, a shot of oxytocin from the vet is in order. If she has any left-overs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, new dam, nursing pups
new dam, nursing pups, rash on nipples: The reason Nature gives nursing pups sharp little claws and needle-like teeth is so that as the pups grow, the dam will be encouraged to wean the pups off her milk. Without this, some dams would keep nursing their pups until they were dangerously thin....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: white german shepherd, german shepherd stud, female german shepherd
german shepherd stud, female german shepherd, white german shepherd: Hi Gino For years, breeds of dogs that had pups born predominately white that were not recognized as such, like the Boxer and German Shepherd, those pups were culled and not used in any breeding program. They were typically albino s that were deaf, blind...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: white german shepherd pregnant, female german shepherd, raw kidney
female german shepherd, raw kidney, white german shepherd: Hi Gino No I don t recommend puppy food for the dam until AFTER the pups are whelped. The puppy food has higher protein and it s causes the pups to grow larger in utero, which can lead to complications in delivery. Oils, vitamin, raw kidney, heart,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my 1st mini dachshund pregnancy, mini dachshund, whelping box
mini dachshund, whelping box, approximate time: Hi Lisa Gestation is 63 days. Do you know the approximate time she was in heat? Females are born with all the eggs they are going to have. Depending on the number of eggs she releases she could have 1, 2 or a dozen. Does she have a whelping box...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Terrier Agression, boston terriers, gentle dogs
boston terriers, gentle dogs, old boston: Hi Cristina Where did you introduce them? It s important to introduce new dogs on neutral territory. Your male could be jealous. Boston Terriers although gentle dogs, were originally bred for the pit and dog aggression can still be seen today. Good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bottle feeding Chihuahua puppies, bottle fed, chihuahua puppies
bottle fed, chihuahua puppies, off chance: Hi Jessica I would look for a female that has just whelped a litter and try and get her to take the pups. The pups need round the clock feeds for at least another 2 weeks. You can try them on solids (raw meat) in another week, but they might still be...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer bitch's conception, boxer bitch, heat cycle
boxer bitch, heat cycle, progesterone: Hi Kellie There is nothing you can do to ensure conception unless you had the sperm implanted directly into a females horn. With a female that didn t take the first time, I would recommend progesterone testing. She could ovulate earlier or later than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, high risk pregnancy, heart murmurs
high risk pregnancy, heart murmurs, heart murmur: Hello No. A majority of heart murmurs are out grown by 6 months. At 6 years, the stress of breeding, carrying to full term and whelping would be too much. And it she still has it at her age, it is considered more serious. Also, heart murmurs are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Min Pins, breeding min pins, stud contract
breeding min pins, stud contract, responsible breeder: Hi Samantha A responsible breeder will wait until a female has matured both physically and mentally. At 8 months a female hasn t fully developed and health issues might not appear. Remember when you are using a stud to ensure that a Brucellois...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Pugs, st john s wort, spotting blood
st john s wort, spotting blood, high maintenance: Hi Teresa What day in her season did you breed her? She could either have a split heat, or, you bred her too early. A season usually last approximately 21 days, so this could be just the left over blood and nothing to worry about. You don t want...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Brittany, vet visit, ivory tower
vet visit, ivory tower, 9 months: Hi Chris All common. It s starts with spotting, swelling and THEN she ll be ready to breed. At 9 months old, this is the time you want to keep her locked in the ivory tower. A season will last about 21 days, so you re not through the woods yet. No...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy, pregnancy question, x rays
pregnancy question, x rays, hi thanks: Other than x-rays or ultra sound, you just have to sit back and wait. False pregnancies have all the signs and symptoms as the real deal without the end result. In another 2 weeks, you can role up a piece a paper and hold it to her belly, you may be able...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my dog, blood trickles, blood loss
blood trickles, blood loss, gaynor: Hi Gaynor Day 1 is typically the first day you see blood. Ovulation can occur between days 10 - 17 (or there about). Day 12 is still early and the blood trickles or stops, usually turning a light pink. If your female is a maiden, you may have to hold...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: C-SECTION, british bulldog, vet tech
british bulldog, vet tech, emergency c: Hi Mel First talk to your vet? Are you certain that your females have to have the sections? There are free-whelpers in the Bulldog world. It should also be noted that there are only a number of sections a female can safely have. Your vet will bring...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chi breeding question, c section scars, complications in pregnancy
c section scars, complications in pregnancy, chipin: I know of a female Bloodhound that conceived when she was 11 years old. And she whelped and raised a healthy litter. So since small dogs live much longer than large breeds, I fully expect your girl can continue to breed for many years, yet. The fact...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog, body changes during pregnancy, electric heating pad
body changes during pregnancy, electric heating pad, signs of pregnancy: Hi Carlos When you breed a pup that s not developed both mentally and physically you have to anticipate that there will be some concerns. Ideally a female should be bred her second or third season, which would make her closer to 2 years old. With Chi...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog pregnancy 64 days temperature normal, lying in the sun, hi mary
lying in the sun, hi mary, bichon frise: Hi Mary How many days was she bred? Was she ovulating? 63 days is from ovulation, it takes 7 days for eggs to mature and sperm can live 72 hours. That gives you a few days on either side to play with. Everything from drinking water to lying in the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog is pregnant, puppy food, pit bulls
puppy food, pit bulls, whelping box: Hi Tawnie I don t get paid to lecture here. A great dog is a great dog regardless of the breed. In fact, when I do get paid to lecture, it s on Banning the Deed NOT the Breed. So you ve come to the right place, I m not getting paid today. Okay, most...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Finding female Black Lab in heat, stud contract, breed clubs
stud contract, breed clubs, puppy: Hi Dick The best is to find a local breeder and/or check with local breed clubs. Remember if you are studding out, the importance of doing and having a Brucellois test can t be stressed enough. It s is sexually transmitted and can be detrimental to...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is it a faulse pregnancy?, false pregnancy, stomach area
false pregnancy, stomach area, independent lady: Hi Nina What kind of scan did she do? If they did a ultra sound or a x-ray, even one pup would be visible. The problem with false pregnancies are that they have all the same signs and symptoms but without the end result. Did she gain much weight...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Help with gaining wait after giving birth, quality puppy, puppy food
quality puppy, puppy food, raw beef: Hi Amber The weight loss is very common with a larger litter. A high quality puppy food will help but supplementing with raw is the way to go. Raw beef organ meats or cooked chicken is the best. The raw heart, liver and kidney are high in protein...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Jack Russell Not Nursing Enough, raw organ, quality puppy
raw organ, quality puppy, fish oils: Hi Lois That happens. The pups are getting teeth and have sharp little claws, I don t really blame her for not wanting to hang with them. And most dog mothers will agree. At 3 weeks old they are old enough to start on solids. We start all our pups...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: jack russell terrier and breeding, jack russell terrier, territory marking
jack russell terrier, territory marking, jrt: Hi Patricia Once the a male is used for breeding. That s all he will want to do. He will go looking for a female to mate with and be harder to keep in the yard and the territory marking will begin. If you are considering studding him out, ensure that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: labour, planned pregnancy, staffordshire terrier
planned pregnancy, staffordshire terrier, little dogs: Hi Christine It doesn t seem to go any quicker, if your counting the minutes. You re still waiting, and waiting. And Staffy s are pretty hardly little dogs, so there shouldn t be anything amiss with this whelping, if all the others were in the range of...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: maltese pregnancy, physical maturity, week of pregnancy
physical maturity, week of pregnancy, lumps: Hi Trina The concern with breeding young females is their mental and physical maturity. It s best to wait until a female is developed in both areas. To palpitate a female she must be in a standing position. Without experience, it can be very hard...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mini dachshunds breeding, mini dachshunds, 3 generations
mini dachshunds, 3 generations, smooth wire: AKC recognize both the standard and miniature size. They come in three different coat varieties smooth, wire haired or long haired. You really need to know your dogs lines for at least 3 generations on both side (6 is even better) to determine the percentage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Post natal Complications for Dogs, pumpkin pie filling, canned pumpkin
pumpkin pie filling, canned pumpkin, root vegetable: Hi Samantha Did she expel all her placenta s and her after birth? The discharge doesn t sound what is considered normal. Are her teats hot and hard to the touch? You can give her vitamin c and echinacea to help boost her immune system. And canned...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Rottweiler whelps, average weights, whelps
average weights, whelps, tail docking: Hi Dawn The pups sound like they are a perfect weight. Typically a pound a pup is average. Did your female have trouble whelping them? I would question the experience your vet has with Rotties. Tail docking issues because of size... sounds suspect...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Shih-tzu & Labor, whelping box, shih tzu
whelping box, shih tzu, stomach: Hi Amber What day in her pregnancy is she? Is she still eating? Is she nesting? Does she have a whelping box where she can safely and quietly whelp? When she goes outside is she looking to hide under something? A hard stomach and panting can be signs...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Small female dog breed by large dog, false pregnancy, x rays
false pregnancy, x rays, dog breed: Hi Penny Before you start to panic you need to ensure that she is in fact truly pregnant and not experiencing a false pregnancy. All the signs are the same without the end result so x-rays will be required to determine if she is carrying, but only after...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: On what season should I breed my bitches first litter?, yorkshire terrier puppy, quality pups
yorkshire terrier puppy, quality pups, yorkshire terrier: Hi Carly Each female is an individual. Some dogs mature quickly so the second heat may be fine. When she comes to her second season, determine her mental and physical health at the time and you ll make the right decision for her. Good luc...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Whelping, nux vomica, gestation dogs
nux vomica, gestation dogs, health food store: Do you mean 58 DAYS gestation? Dogs carry for 63 days. I m of the opinion that a nervous dog shouldn t be breed as temperament and behavior is passed onto the off-spring. In addition, she may become difficult with her pups by either rejecting or killing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: welping, afterbirth, shih tzu
afterbirth, shih tzu, contractions: Hi Alisha Did she pass the placenta s and after birth? You can t miss the afterbirth as it s a big red mess. She is either passing that, or another pup. Typically 2 hours is the time line between pups with the after birth coming a few hours later....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: whelping, big chested girls, mucus discharge
big chested girls, mucus discharge, start of labour: I m not a fan of the temperature as a gauge as anything from drinking water to lying in the sun will raise or lower a body temp. Sounds like she close, the hardest is the waiting. But that s the only advise I have. Sit back and let Mother Nature do her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Yorkie wieght., female yorkie, throw backs
female yorkie, throw backs, bloodlines: Hi Jessica It s important to know the bloodlines on either side for at least 3 (but 6 is better) generations. There can be larger (or smaller) dogs in the pedigree and throw-backs are always possible. The female in most breeds are smaller than than...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Behavior after giving birth, american pit bull, pregnancy and labor
american pit bull, pregnancy and labor, teats: Hi Michelle How long have you had your female and how old is she? A stable female will let her humans in. It s important that you handle them and check them over. You need to give her a stern NO! command when she growls at you and not show fear. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, boxer bitch, breeding dogs
boxer bitch, breeding dogs, quite some time: Hi Mark There are a number of reasons a male will lose interest. He lives with the female 24/7, he could have contracted Brucellois (a canine STD that can render a male sterile), or his libido could be tanked. Alternatively, if he s an experienced male...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my boston terrier is pregnant, mucus plug, girl dogs
mucus plug, girl dogs, signs of labor: Hi Jasmine The long mucus thing is her mucus plug, normal and typically starts to discharge up to ten days prior to whelp. Mother Nature has a way of handling things. If she has a whelping box, or if you don t have one, take the top off her crate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding my chihuahua, female chihuahua, dogs
female chihuahua, dogs: as far as changing her behavior she shouldnt as long as you dont let her. what i mean by that is if she is really protective over her pups or doesnt want anybody by them you just need to insist and make sure she knows you are still in charge. this may be the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding female boxer, female boxer, healthy dogs
female boxer, healthy dogs, trys: boxers are my favorite, i own 3 of them myself! if shes two then she should be old enough. as long as her and the male are both healthy dogs. if this is her first breeding you might have to be involved. this may sound silly but its true! if she doesnt seem...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding an older dog, having puppies, size matter
having puppies, size matter, physical health: Hi Michelle Yes age does matter. A female is born with all the eggs she is ever going to produce, so as she ages so does her eggs. With older females you find that there will be more faders in a litter. Each female is different, mental and physical...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chihuahua pregnancy, false pregnancy, teets
false pregnancy, teets, x rays: Hi Sandy Each female carries differently, she could be have a singleton or a false pregnancy. What I would recommend is taking your female to the vet for x-rays. The vet can determine if she is in fact pregnant and you can discuss options including...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: chihuahua pregnant but not big, signs of pregnancy, hind quarters
signs of pregnancy, hind quarters, whelp: Hi Zoie Palpating a pup is very hard, the kidney can feel like a pup to the inexperienced. A female must stand and you take your fingers in and up (gently) under the stomach closer to her hind quarters. The gurgling sounds can just be indigestion...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my dog, false pregnancy, real deal
false pregnancy, real deal, end result: Hi Donna A tie is not necessary to become pregnant but it s Mother Nature s way of helping things along. Was she tagged only the one time? Do you know the day of her season when it happened? She may not have caught and a false pregnancy has all the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dog breeding and tax laws, dog breeding, registered business
dog breeding, registered business, line of business: hello. it all depends where the dogs will be registered to . for instance if they will be akc registered then you can go to akc.org and find out all their laws. i know that you have to report all money put out on dogs and all money brought in. and you will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: first time mom behaviour, first time mom, first pup
first time mom, first pup, st john s wort: Hi Kathie Occasionally there will be a pup in the litter that a first time mother will seek out. It can be a weaker pup or the first pup born. She needs to be corrected with a strong No! and watched closely. You may also want to supplement your...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great Pyrenees Overdue!, false pregnancy, prelabor
false pregnancy, prelabor, great pyrenees: the chance of a false pregnancy after 6 ties is pretty low. i would assume she is pregnant. just go from last mating and dont let her go over 65 days from that date. my female seemed to be in prelabor for about 6 days and then on the 7th day we were blessed...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Great Pyrenees STILL Overdue!, phantom pregnancy, female boxer
phantom pregnancy, female boxer, prelabor: i wouldnt advise a bath or walk because even if shes in prelabor and you dont know it she could get stressed enough to completly stop and lead to complications. my female boxer had 6 ties and went the 66th day from last tie. she hadnt ate in about 8 days and...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: how long can you breed a pomeranian befor she and he has to retire, family pets, cherished family
family pets, cherished family, pomeranians: Hi Kara-lynn Do you know the history of the pair? Bloodlines, health issues, etc.? At 4 the female is starting to age. She s born with all the eggs she s ever going to produce and as females age, the risk of faders in litters increases. My advise...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mating my dog, lhasa aspo, females
lhasa aspo, females, good luck: Hi David Is the dog you want to mate familiar to your female? If she s flagging she should be ready. Some females don t like to be mounted and may have to be restrained so the male can mount her. Place her on a lead and hold her head and keep her...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Poodle postpartum behavior, standard poodle, home remidies
standard poodle, home remidies, four meals: In my experience with my boxers we would have accidents in the house after pups and vomiting. the vet said this was normal but i would have to say that if it continues to take her for a checkup or if she stops eating. feeding the 4 small meals a day is a...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant chihuahua /gurgling stomach noise/ and what color combos could the possible puppies be ?, sound wierd, coat chihuahua
sound wierd, coat chihuahua, light brown eyes: congrats on having pus on the way! the gurgling noise in her stomachs can be from the pups moving around in the fluid or because her stomach is upset. all my dogs stomachs sound wierd when their pregnant. after 50 days i would have an x-ray done to see how...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnancy in fox terrier, fox terrier, best of luck
fox terrier, best of luck, vet: A dogs pregnany is about 63 days from conception. The day they deliver can range from 59 to 63 days. Dogs can also go a few days over without anything being wrong. every dog is different and you can never be sure until its really time. i can remember countind...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stillborn, 10 puppies, vet visit
10 puppies, vet visit, female pit: hello. congrats on your first litter. and sorry to hear about the last 3. alot of times when a dog gives birth to a large litter she gets tired and unable to birth the puppies when they are ready to come out. that is most likely why they were stillborn, from...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Tail docking, wont pop, scar tissue
wont pop, scar tissue, tail docking: i breed boxers so all of my puppies get their tails docked. i get this done at the vet where all my dogs are seen. i have a choice on short cut or show cut so where they cut i dont think matters. your dogs tails looks fine and no the bone wont pop threw the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: a whelping samoyed-previons c-section, whelping dogs, last puppy
whelping dogs, last puppy, problem arises that: there are many reasonns why the placentas were deformed i have had this happen before and we decided to get our female fixed and retire her. but you might want to taker her to vet and see what they say but after previous c-section and then the deformed placentas...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: my yorkie male, low libido, female yorkie
low libido, female yorkie, good luck: Hi Susanne If she s flagging the male, she may be ready to be bred. Some males can have low libido s or desire. You can bring in a teaser male and let your male watch (doesn t matter the breed even a nuetered male will do, you are playing pretend)....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: 9 month old pregnant shih tzu, vitamin b complex, signs of pregnancy
vitamin b complex, signs of pregnancy, st john s wort: Sorry I wasn t clearer Katie. Yes a 52% of younger females will reject than older ones (under 1 year of age) Smaller breeds tend to reject 46% more than larger breeds (of young females). These stats were compiled independently over 15 years with...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, Breeding, tie
Breeding, tie, heat cycle: Cheryl, Usually you count about halfway through the great when the birch is receptive. I would keep them apart but put them together every two days. Once she will stand for your male and a tie takes place. This still does not necessarily mean that she will...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, Breeding, tie
Breeding, tie, flagging: Joanne, You don t ever want to force a bitch to breed. When she is ready she will stand for the male. Why did they wait so late to breed her? She is really at the end of her breeding age...I would make sure to let them know that prenatal care for an older...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding, old bitch, whips
old bitch, whips, little bit: You should not be breeding your 13 month old bitch, she is still a baby, would you allow you 14 year old daughter to get pregnant, same concept. If you choose to it will depend what stage of her heat she is in whether or not she will allow her to mount him....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Breeding Dogs, Age to breed, Health testing
Age to breed, Health testing: Ideally you want to wait until after both male and female are 24 months of age. At that time you can start doing all appropriate health testing. In the US, any health testing done prior to 24 months of age is only a preliminary test and would need to be redone....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boston preg?, gestation, due date
gestation, due date, puppies: Any breed can go over about 7 days but that is a dangerous situation for the bitch and usually by this time the puppies are dead. The gestation is 63 days. Are you sure that she is even pregnant or that she has not absorbed the litter? I am sure they can go...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: boxer pregnancy, clear mucus discharge, stomach area
clear mucus discharge, stomach area, ribcage: Hi Josh Some of the larger chested breeds do carry up near their ribs, they ve just got more room. I found over the years that if I measure a female stomach AND chest, they both will expand on a true pregnancy and if it s a false one, only the stomach...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, Back to back breeding
Back to back breeding: Renee, It is not dangerous to breed back to back...but in the dog world, it is looked at as unethical. Mainly because you want to give your bitch a break. Next tinge I suggest that you write down her heat cycles and keep, your dogs separate. This is why breeders...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, false pregnancy, playful self
false pregnancy, playful self, false alarm: Hi Cheryl Could be a false pregnancy. At this point it s kind of hard to tell. A false pregnancy has all the symptoms of a true one, of course without the end result. What you can do is measure her chest and her belly. If they both expand at the same...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding/litter size question, artificial insemination, litter size
artificial insemination, litter size, motility: Kathy, I cannot answer the question that you have asked me because I am not a reproductive specialist. What breed is this we are talking about? Bulldog? Had your male been previously collected? It might not completely have something to do with the stud...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Chinese Crested Heat Cycle, Heat cycle
Heat cycle: Courtney, First of all. You do not want to breed any bitch until after she turns two years old. So I suggest you keep them separated until then during her heat. A female will become swollen during her heat and her nipples may become engorged. Females generally...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: diet information, puppy food, protein food
puppy food, protein food, fish oils: Royal Canin has different products and I m not a big fan of kibble. All our dogs are on a raw supplemented with vitamins and oils. Whichever product you choose, it s important that your female get extra vitamins and fish oils. What you DON T want to do...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: doberman, Age to breed. Health testing
Age to breed. Health testing: The appropriate age to start breeding anydog is after 24 months or 2 years old. More importantly, when all of their health testing is completed. Dobermans have many genetic diseases that can be passed down to the puppies if the sire and the dam are carriers...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: is my dog in labour, bull mastive, thermomiter
bull mastive, thermomiter, gestation period: How did you must find out that your Mastiff was pregnant? I am not understanding the information you are providing, is she 6 weeks pregnant or is she 6 weeks from delivering? These are two different numbers. I do not know what 37.5 is, you would need to figure...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: english bulldog, Artificial breeding
Artificial breeding: Latoya, Vaginal discharge is normal in female dogs so this usually will not be an indicator of pregnancy. You should take her back to your veterinarian on day 21 and have a blood test done. Once the pregnancy is confirmed you will have to schedule an xray...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: False prgnancy?, False pregnancy
False pregnancy: Jade, With the information you provided me the only thing I can tell is that she is exhibiting nesting behavior. Whether or not she is having a false pregnancy or not, I cannot tell you. If you feel that there is something else going on I would suggest that...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Female Maltese, mammory glands, false pregnancy
mammory glands, false pregnancy, grooming salon: A season lasts 21 days so if she was taken to the groomers after the bleeding, she would have been fertile and ready to be bred. You still have to find out if she was bred because as I mentioned, the outcome could be fatal for this dog. X-ray s are the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: German Shepherd breeding, Breeding, health testing
Breeding, health testing: Kerrie, Just because your dog is healthy because a very did an annual physical exam, does not mean they are healthy for breeding. If they do not conform to the written standard of the American Kennel Club, or a similar equivalent, you should not breed her....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: husky, Heat cycles
Heat cycles: A Husky is no different than any other breed. When the dog reaches sexual maturity, they will go into heat soon after that. It varies from dog to do but wool usually happen between 8 and 11 months. Please keep in mind that it is very dangerous to bed on the...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: information, 3 generations, pregnency
3 generations, pregnency, diet supplement: Hello With ANY female you are considering for breeding, regardless of the breed, you want to ensure of number of things: - She is both MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY mature, - You know and understand her bloodlines for at least 3 generations, - You are able...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Male Pitbull in Heat?, Female heat, male interaction
Female heat, male interaction: He will want to breed with her as long as he is not neutered. My suggestion is that since he is a mix and she is already six years old that you get one or both of them altered. This will not only stop all the crying but will also prevent an unwanted litter....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother beagle bites 2 month old puppies, Mom biting pups
Mom biting pups: If you are concerned with her behavior around the puppies when you are home then you should be separating them when you are not home. She is putting the puppies in their place but if she is continually doing it she can hurt them, even if it is unintentional....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: mother corso biting 3 day old puppies, Killing puppies
Killing puppies: There is no explination for this except that she should not be bred again. If you do not watch her she will continue to kill all of the puppies. This doesn t happen very often but when it does, it will happen again in the future. I have Cane Corsi and Great...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: moving mum n pups, Moving mom and puppies
Moving mom and puppies: Sarah, I would not suggest that you take her to work with you. Two day old puppies have a very low immune system. Taking them out of your house can compromise their health. Puppies should not go anywhere until after they have had their first set of immunizations....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: moving mum n pups, moses basket, separation anxiety
moses basket, separation anxiety, baby gate: I m thinking you re across the pond because I ve never heard of them. Tripe is rich in amino acids, digestive enzymes and gastric juices excellent calcium phosphorous ratio. The pH is also slightly acidic which is optimum for digestion. Tripe also contains...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: About mucus plug, mucus plug, slimy string
mucus plug, slimy string, pregnant dogs: Body Temperature should drop 1-2 Degrees: Before giving birth, a dog s body temperature will drop a good amount. About a day before labor, the dog s temperature will drop 1 or 2 degrees. It s hard to say but Looks like it may be 24 to 48 hrs. (...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: newfoundland, Breeding, genetics
Breeding, genetics, health testing: The first question I need to ask you is before you decided on breeding your bitch if you have done the necessary health testing associated with this breed? If there is a chance that your bitch carries any of the genes associated to certain diseases then it...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Boston Terrier, boston terrier, x rays
boston terrier, x rays, puppies: Hi April Save your money for a few more weeks. You won t be able to see pups on the x-rays until they are 50 days old, that s when their bones calcify. If she s carrying a small litter you many not feel them for a few more weeks. Good luck...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant dog, kennel cough, female pit
kennel cough, female pit, ester c: Hi Kayla Is she up to date on all her shots? Could she have contact kennel cough or a respiratory infection. Start her on Ester C(1000 mg) and Echnica (500 mg). It will give her immune system a bit of a boost. Warm water with honey will help coat...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Pregnant Shih-tzu, brown discharge?, mucus plug, brownish discharge
mucus plug, brownish discharge, reading facts: If she needs to go to the bathroom, she will let you know. Otherwise just let her be with the puppies. Ceasear is not going to be enough protein and fat for the puppies to have the proper nutrition. She needs to be on a puppy food for the duration of the puppies...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: preguency in Yorkie Poo, cock a poo, 3 generations
cock a poo, 3 generations, yorkie poo: Hi Nancy Do you know the sizes of the dogs in both their pedigrees going back at least 3 generations? If the answer is no and there is a 12lb weight difference, I would be concerned. When your female is entering her last week, I would recommend doing...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: How To Regulate a Female Dog's Heat Cycle, Regulating heat
Regulating heat: Unfortunately there is nothing you can give her to regulate her heat. This is just the way that get body is programmed. You can do estrogen tests to oboes when she is most receptive to breed but that is really the only thing you are going to be able to do....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: signs of labor and past due date, Gestation, past due pregnancy
Gestation, past due pregnancy: Roseanne, A bitch usually delivers on day 63. They can however go up to day 72. If she does not deliver her puppies by day 66, I would advise you to go see a vet. From my calculations today, would be day 66. If you do not have puppies take her to the very...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: stray chihuahua..found possibly in labor, Delivery, assistance
Delivery, assistance, birth: The best thing for you to do is wait for the veterinarian to call you back. If you can find a rescue in your area, someone might be able to assist you. From what you area explaining, her sack is coming out...each puppy is I m its own sack. If you can, take...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Baby's puppies., day before yesterday, young mother
day before yesterday, young mother, milk supply: Hi Jennifer Was she given antibiotics for infection? How many pups has she had? What is her breed? You may need to rotate the pups so she has only half the litter at a time. For the first 3 weeks she should want to stay in with the pups 24/7. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Obsession, intact dogs, raw diet
intact dogs, raw diet, intact male: Hi Ahmed Is the male fixed? An intact male will mark ALWAYS. He only wants to mate when there is a female in heat. Dogs breed for procreation not recreation. At 10 I would have him altered. It will stop the need to wander and also intact dogs have...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Panting After Birth, whelping box, afterbirth
whelping box, afterbirth, birth weight: Hi Judith I think you re female is overheating. 5 warm babies and a 100 degrees is a bit much. The pups can now regulate their temperature so if you have a heating device operating, you may want to turn it off. As long as the pups are not in a direct...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: possible false pregnancy?, italian mastiff, false pregnancy
italian mastiff, false pregnancy, increased appetite: Hi Jennifer It s too hard for me to determine accurately. From the picture, Bella still appears to be nicely tucked up in the rear and her teats are still firm. The larger breeds tend to carry higher in the chest. And some of the females won t show...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: RE: 8 month schnauzer girl that tied, optimal time, schnauzers
optimal time, schnauzers, oxytocin: Hi Anna At 10 months chances are the males semen is viable. However, that being said, it takes 7 days for a females eggs to mature and seman can survive for 72 hours. When did she start her season? How far along is she? If he tagged her early, you are...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Solid white blue heeler, australian cattle dog, rare colors
australian cattle dog, rare colors, white dogs: Hi Ali We raised working Heelers in the early 1980 s and I still stand by my answer. Although the Australian Cattle dog is born white, the ticking comes in as they age. Solid white would be a defect and an indication of deafness and/or blindness....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: cocker spaniel breeding, responsible dog breeder, cocker spaniel
responsible dog breeder, cocker spaniel, undesirable traits: Hi Daniel The male should be in top physical and mental health and each dog is an individual. A male produces semen at 9 months but that doesn t mean he should be bred then. A male takes 2 years to mature so you want to ensure that in that time he has...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dane not giving birth yet, signs of whelping, mucus plug
signs of whelping, mucus plug, puppy food: Hi Mary Have you confirmed that the female is in fact pregnant? Larger breeds can go a bit longer than the 63 days. I had a Mastiff go 75 and produce a beautiful litter of 10. If she s licking herself, I suspect that her mucus plug is dripping. ...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Dog Breeding, fertile days, dog breeding
fertile days, dog breeding, late evening: Hi Cheryl It s important to breed them over the course of a few days unless you do a progesterone test, then you only have to do it once. But I would place them together again today and maybe tomorrow. Friday, see if she will still stand for the male....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: dogs and pregnancy, pregnancy question, false pregnancy
pregnancy question, false pregnancy, accured: Okay first off, you must be making that little thing crazy. Stop with the temperature and the stressing. Gestation is 64 days. Are you planning on doing a c-section or letting her whelp this litter naturally? It s common for a female to be off their...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mastitis, warm compresses, teats
warm compresses, teats, great dane: Hi Nikki I wouldn t start her on antibiotics prior to whelping in case she doesn t get it. Antibiotics will affect the pups. Watching for mastitis is as simple as touching her teats to see if they are hot or hard. If that is the case, then use warm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Size in breeding, female puppy, stud size
female puppy, stud size, tiny size: Hi Billy - Ray Only problem with your math is that males tend to be larger in most breeds and genetics plays a big part of selection. However a 30lb female + 150lb male = BAD but if you re talking a few pounds it s not that extreme or harmful. A large...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Update - Day 57, false pregnancy, four generations
false pregnancy, four generations, x rays: Hi Sandy Sorry, I was certain I send this message to you, and if you get it in duplicate, I apologize. If she was unsupervised during her season, then it is possible she could still be pregnant but just not as far long as you suspected. The unfortunate...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: birth of yorkies, artificial insemination, yaker
artificial insemination, yaker, yorkies: Hi Sara Females that have pups after around 5 have a great risk of fading puppies. This is true regardless of the breed. Is it because a female is born with all the eggs she is ever going to produce and the age of the eggs? I m not certain. Were...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer breeding, heat cycle, yelps
heat cycle, yelps, yelp: Hi Joanne As a maiden she may yelp when the male enters. You will have to hold her so he can mount her and continue to hold her after the tie so she doesn t run away with him. Ovulation occurs sometime between days 10 and 16, so you still have time....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: breeding, submissive females, famale
submissive females, famale, father mother: Hi Tori Dogs don t think in terms of father, mother, etc. She see s the younger male as a threat and she s letting him know she won t put up with his behavior. Breeding changes a female, some submissive females can be come more dominant, this appears...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Determining the date of birth?, mucus plug, false pregnancy
mucus plug, false pregnancy, lack of appetite: Hi Tim If you are taking her to the vet for x-rays, you should know that calcification in pups doesn t occur until 50 days. What that means is x-rays won t pick up much before that time, so the vet will be doing guess work. Some things to look for...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Mother separating four week old puppy from rest of, little pup, thanksgiving weekend
little pup, thanksgiving weekend, siblings: Hi Cindy She instinctively knows that this pup needs some extra feeding and time. What you may want to do is separate the other pups and let her keep this one to feed 24/7. Her milk is the best for this little pup and if the pup is too small, she may...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant or why not?, puppy food, kibble
puppy food, kibble, nipples: Hi Sara What day in her season did you breed her? How old is she? She should have vitamins regardless of if she s pregnant or not for health. Kibble does not have enough vitamin or calcium in the mix. Puppy food should only be given after the litter...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pregnant beagle temp drop, mucus plug, core temp
mucus plug, core temp, exact time: Hi Natasha, What day is she? What is her normal core temp? Is she panting, quit eating or in any distress? Gestation is 64 days and Mother Nature works on her on schedule, so the pups will come, when they come. An exact time is impossible to tell,...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: pug pregnat, size dogs, several dogs
size dogs, several dogs, lady down: Dogs don t discriminate when it comes to breeding. The chances are very good that she would pick a large male AND a couple small ones all at the same time. Pugs are a breed that have been known to have complications in whelp. So it would be a very good...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: think shes pregnant?, false pregnancy, rottie
false pregnancy, rottie, lazy boy: Hi Kourtney If she bred in August, she would have had pups and they would have been on their way by now. Sounds like she s went or is going through a false pregnancy. Also the hoarding of the teddies, is common in the breed and one you want to discourage...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Birth, afterbirth, point thanks
afterbirth, point thanks, oxytocin: Hi Nelly Congratulations. Did she expel the afterbirth and both placenta s? If you re not sure, take her for a walk. It will have to be on the leash as she won t want to go. Just around the yard is good enough. You want to encourage contractions....

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Bloodhound after birth, afterbirth, new mother
afterbirth, new mother, oxytocin: Hi Pamela She needs a shot of oxytocin -- especially as you don t know how many pups she had, or if she s expelled all her placenta s, pups or the afterbirth. If she retains any it can be fatal. I would recommend bringing the pups immediately up from...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boston Terrier labor, whelping box, boston terrier
whelping box, boston terrier, vulva: Hi April Has she broke the water? If not you can do it for her. It s the beginning of her labor, so no worries there. If she prefers her crate, make sure that you have rolled up towels around the edges, and maybe take the top off. This will work as...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: My Boxer ; http://bulldogvitamins.blogspot.com/ ;, large nipples, male dogs
large nipples, male dogs, blood spots: Hi Joanna, Are you sure she did not mate with one of the males? Here nipples can be larger during this Heat ( Season ). I can t say for sure that she is not pregnant. This is an excellent site: great photos http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingheat.htm...

Dog Breeding and Whelping: Boxer Breeding, protein value, female boxer
protein value, female boxer, nuvet: Hi Tabitha, Yes, a slight odor is normal for your pregnant dog. You may also see some discharge from the vaginal area. She should have a slight discharge and she will be cleaning herself. She will need more food at this point to get ready for the puppies:...