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Old 06-17-2009, 05:58 PM
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Default Back to back breedings

Some might wonder why a breeder might choose to breed a bitch on consecutive seasons.

Here are my reasons:

1) the bitch has had 2 years off

2) she will be 5 years old this year, I don't like breeding older bitches

3) I have taken the time for her first litter to grow up a little. She has produced very well in her this litter, and I want a couple of bitches from her with which to continue.

4) This bitch is an AKC and UKC CH, multiple UKC BIS, multiple High In Trial bitch. She is an outstanding bitch in anyone's book. I want some get from her to continue with, as would anyone who had such a bitch. She has been bred once. These 2 litters will make 3 for her, which is not unreasonable for any bitch.

5) Reproductive specialists tell us that breeding bitches closer together, and getting them spayed earlier, is healthiest for them. I will be doing the second breeding under the supervision of a reproductive specialist, and I would NEVER do anything to the detriment of my bitch, nor my breed.

6) the 2010 litter will be her last one, and she will be spayed once that one is done.

So, how about you other breeders?

Why would you choose, or choose not to, use a bitch back to back?
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