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Old 11-12-2012, 02:52 AM
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Sadly, hips are the LEAST of anyones' worries when breeding Neapolitans. If a breeder of these dogs doesn't have ANY idea as to the expense and complications surrounding breeding these dogs, I cringe to think of the suffering the DOGS are going to go through because the "breeder" won't know to educate potential owners on other breed-specific issues, like the fact that nearly all get unilateral or bilateral cherry eye by 6 months of age and why it is extremely important in this breed not to have them tacked back. That's just the tip of the iceburg.
I recognize that neos have a number of other issues in the breed, but I thought that was the simplest example for the OP.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:29 PM
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Two is BARELY mature in the giant molosser breeds. So young . . .

And then if the pregnancy IS successful it can be complicated to keep the pups alive after whelping. The female can lay on them, or they can easily suffocate under her excess skin, for example.

If you're lucky she's having a false pregnancy.

PennHip is usually the preferred test for these types of dogs as well. But, oh . . . so many health issues in the breed now
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:09 PM
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Five weeks is not too late for an emergency spay. They puppies are nowhere near viable yet.
Depends too on the vet, I know in some cases where they will spay later. At the high volume clinics I've helped at unless the pups are due right away, they spay. Sad, but when they're doing 200 surgeries in a weekend and taking 75-80 dogs into rescue....
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:52 AM
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Oi vei!! Of all the breeds a novice would choose to breed!! Get to the vet and get help from an experienced breeder, ASAP!!
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