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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by 160297, Dec 5, 2018.


  1. 160297

    160297 PetForums Newbie

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    hello,
    I recently bred my Staffordshire bull terrier with another of her breed, they tied for 5 minutes once & she bled through the rest of her season so we thought she wasn’t pregnant, but she’s gone off her food, her teats have peaked and she’s gained quite a bit of weight. Is it possible for her to be pregnant? She would be due on the 24th if this month.
     

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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    It's very possible that she is pregnant.

    Some bitches do have a blood loss after mating. Most don't, but it can happen.

    I would assume she is pregnant and calculate 63 days from the day of mating for her due date.

    Do you show your bitch and are wanting a pup to show?
     
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    160297 PetForums Newbie

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    We don’t show our girls, they’re family pets. We just wanted her to have a chance of being a mother before we get her spayed
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Be very vigilant and careful where you sell these pups to.

    Huge numbers of Staffies are in rescue and many of them are being put to sleep.
     
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    160297 PetForums Newbie

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    She only came from a litter of 3 herself & them only being tied for 5 minutes once I don’t think she will have more than 2 or 3, but any pups will be going to close family & I will be keeping one myself
     
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    The duration of the tie has no bearing whatsoever on the size of a potential litter.

    She could easily have seven or eight pups.

    I really recommend that you buy The Book of the Bitch, which covers every aspect of breeding from mating onwards.

    If it transpires that she isn't pregnant, I would give careful thought as to whether you want to breed at all.

    Bitches really do not need or want to have a litter. There is nothing in it for them, apart from the discomfort of pregnancy, pain of delivery and sheer hard work of feeding pups around the clock.
     
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    I know it's picky, but I just want to clarify that even those of us with show dogs consider our dogs first & foremost family pets ;)

    The whole point of breeding is to improve on the next generation and offer something as a whole to the breed.

    As Rafa said I'd expect her to be pregnant and the length of tie has no bearing on the size of the litter.
     
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  8. danielled

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    Did you get health tests done on her? Just wondering. Asa side note please don’t mix vet check and health tests up they are two seperate entities.
     
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