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Old 04-01-2007, 06:07 PM
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Default Breeding Help.

I am considering breeding my female Yorkie for her's and my first time. Does anyone have any tips and steps I should take?
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:13 PM
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May I ask why you plan to breed her? Like, what has she accomplished to make you think she is worthy of being bred?


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Old 04-01-2007, 06:22 PM
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Breeding tinies is always dangerous.

They have small litters, often need C sections, and bitches and puppies are frequently lost.

Do you want puppies from her that badly?
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:28 PM
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First, you need to find out what it means to be a responsible breeder and find a mentor. She'll need all sorts of health testing but your mentor and vet will be able to help you with that. And you need to realize that this isn't a money making industry if you are serious about quality breeding. It is also going to put your bitch's health at risk. You'll need to find quality homes long before the pups are born. It's a lot of work. You'll need contracts for the people who adopt your puppies... A lot of money saved up for emergency c-sections and other vet visits. That's always a high risk for small breeds.

There is a lot more information on this forum if you have a look around.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:58 PM
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The others have offered up good information.

The best advice I can give you for breeding tiny breeds is to save up lots of extra money for emergencies! Yorkies have a tendency to have difficult deliveries and small litters. C-sections generally run about $1000 give or take some money. She could die and her pups could die as well, so it's a large risk and does happen.

Also, make sure you run her CERF screening, brucellosis screening and get her patellas certified by the OFA. Those are just the basics for responsible breeding.

Buy lots and lots of books and READ as much as you can.

Lastly, start showing her in conformation shows and obtain her championship. Dogs that are bred should prove their worthiness and she needs to contribute something to the pedigree. Breeding should be done to improve upon the next generation and NEVER for money or just because you want another pet etc.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:08 AM
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This is going to come off as smart-aleck, but it really isn't. My advice is that if you need to seek advice, you should hold off on breeding. Breeding should be a natural step taken when you've got some good dogs that you've really built something out of. (By good, I don't mean a good pet. I mean a dog that's really exemplary for its breed, backed up by titles and passing health scores.) You should be fully confident of what you are doing, including taking care of any hang-ups on your own. If there is any question, you aren't ready. You may never be ready, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Breeding done wrong is heartbreaking.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:28 AM
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Please start by reading (really reading) the stickies at the top of the breeding section at Chaz. Be sure to also check out the following link: Breeding Your Dog - What You Need to Know . It has tons of resources that offer very good advice.

Do not rush into it, and get yourself a mentor if you can. When done right and responsibly, breeding can be an absolutely wonderful experience -- provided nothing goes wrong. You can never be sure because breeding always carries risks. But when done wrong, you multiply those risks, and you might end up wishing you never even considered doing it.

Might I suggest fostering a mum and her pups? You'll get a feel of what it's like to raise a litter of puppies, and you might even find that your desire to breed your dog will be satisfied. Plus, you'll be helping out a rescue. It's a win-win situation.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:44 AM
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Might I suggest fostering a mum and her pups? You'll get a feel of what it's like to raise a litter of puppies, and you might even find that your desire to breed your dog will be satisfied. Plus, you'll be helping out a rescue. It's a win-win situation.
That's a really fantastic suggestion- I second it whole-heartedly! It will be a fantastic learning experience for sure, and rescues need all the help, love, and support they can get.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:58 AM
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Yes, Why do you want to breed her? If she is not titled, then she is not worthy to be bred, spay her if you don't plan on titling her. Its better for your dog anyways. (to spay)

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Old 04-02-2007, 10:35 AM
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es anyone have any tips and steps I should take?

Put your dog into the back of the car. Get into the front seat, start the car, & drive down to the veterinary clinic. Get out of the car, get the dog, & go inside. Tell the person at the desk you want your dog spayed.
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