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Old 06-17-2009, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for the thread, Red!
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:39 PM
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Twice as many puppy pictures.. im all for it lol seriously, if mommy handles puppies well, has enough milk, etc.. then i see nothing wrong

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:22 AM
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I see nothing wrong with it in the hands of a good breeder. Same as I see nothing wrong with line breeding by experienced breeders. As long as you know what you are doing I say go for it.

Now 5-6 litter back to back is crazy!

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:32 AM
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I don't think I would do more than one back to back with any bitch. For me, 3 litters are enough for a girl most of the time. Exceptions might be if there were very small litters. But I have waited now so that I can see what I got from the first litter, and I am very excited about what will be coming from these next two!
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:46 AM
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I think there are many factors to take into consideration.
Condition and health of the bitch, # of pups in the first litter (if it was a large litter the bitch may not have fully recovered to be bred on the next heat), age of the bitch, time of year (winter puppies).
Also each heat that a bitch is not bred inceases the chances of developing pyometra. If a bitch recovers from pyo and is not bred on the following heat, she is more likely develop it again.

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:42 PM
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I would not do more than one back to back, my plan would likely be one litter, see how they turn out, skip the next heat or two, then back to back and spay.... Provided of course there was a good reason to do the breeding!
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:42 PM
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After seeing the results of your Choice litter I think breeding Penny back to back isn't a bad idea. Good luck! And thanks for helping people understand the in's and out's of breeding.

Thanks Steveinski!
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:50 PM
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I was just wondering this the other day. Thatnks for explaining red. I understand now, :P
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:29 AM
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Personally? I never interfere with the judgement of breeders I respect, like Red, because the extent of my breeding "knowledge" is a few mutt litters before Baby was spayed. Aha. Best of luck with the new litters, Red!
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RedyreRottweilers View Post
One more reason I should state is that she had such an easy pregnancy and whelping, she was such a good mother, had SO much milk, and bounced back to top condition VERY fast after the puppies. This was a big litter of nine, too.
These are the points I look at for the sheer health of the bitch. If it was an easy whelp and she was back into condition quickly, then I see no problem with it and have done it myself. If there were complications, then you have to make decisions based upon what's best for her. I think too many people generalize and think that ALL people who breed back to back are millers, but if you've got the waiting list and you're not just pumping puppies out, then there's nothing wrong with it.

I've discussed this with several repro vets and was told this was often the best way to do it, then spay them and let them 'retire'.
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