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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Lydia Windle, Feb 13, 2020.


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Is a mini shnauzer dog too big to breed with a normal size dachshund?

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  1. Lydia Windle

    Lydia Windle PetForums Newbie

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    Hello! My dachshund bitch is pregnant but a mini schnauzer, (by choice) she is about 39 days in and have an ultrasound booked for Saturday. Someone in passing said that the dog was too big for her and that the puppies would be too big for her to deliver so would need a C section. I have booked a vets appointment to discuss my options but someone else told me vets dont know a great deal when it comes to breeding. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with something like this. The dad isnt that much bigger than my bitch but I'm now worrying she will need a C section or that the vets will pressure me into booking one when she may not need one. TIA
     
  2. Rafa

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    Your bitch could well run into difficulties when trying to deliver these pups.

    Truthfully, you should never have mated a Miniature Dachshund to a different, larger Breed.

    Your Vet needs to be aware of what you've done, as your bitch may well need a C Section when the time comes.
     
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  3. Lydia Windle

    Lydia Windle PetForums Newbie

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    She isnt a miniture dachshund. The vets are aware
     
  4. Lydia Windle

    Lydia Windle PetForums Newbie

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    FYI my dachshund is not a miniture. She is full size. The vets are aware also
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Okay. My mistake.

    I stand by my first post, however.

    It's as well your Vet is aware of the situation.
     
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    I too would be concerned about this cross, the health of the bitch, and the health of the puppies....

    OP, you said this was a purposeful mating?
     
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    Ideally a bitch should be mated to a smaller dog.
     
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    Just.......Why???
     
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  9. Rafa

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    In the majority of Breeds, the male would be a little bigger than the female.

    For instance, in PRTs, the ideal height for a dog is 14 inches and 13 inches for a bitch. Such a size difference would not create problems.

    Mating a Schnauzer to a Dachshund, however, is a very different thing and I find it difficult to fathom why anyone would do such a thing.
     
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    mrs phas take a chill pill and reeelaaax

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    or how :eek:
    unless either the schnuzer was on its knees
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    the female was held up by her backend into the 'right' position
    dachshunds are too long for it tu have been a halfway up the stairs affiar
     
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    Sorry but that makes me laugh visualising Grisha one of my Mini Schnauzers "on the job" so to speak:eek:

    He's 16 inches tall and weighs a whopping 11.5 kgs. :Jawdrop

    Somethings are really impossible!:rolleyes:
     
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    Reena says ' No comment !'
     
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    If Dachshunds had normal legs, they'd probably be Mini Schnauzer sized if not bigger.

    MyMini Schnauzer bitch was around 10-11kg, the vet said ideally she should have been 9kg
    The KC says Standard Dachshunds should weigh 9-12kg so weights are similar. With not getting into the ethics of it, I can't see why the actual whelping should be a problem
     
  14. mrs phas

    mrs phas take a chill pill and reeelaaax

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    but they havent so its a non relevance
     
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    It's nothing to do with leg length and weight.

    A Schnauzer pup, at birth, would normally be bigger than a Dachshund pup.

    Here you will have a Dachshund bitch potentially trying to deliver a pup the size of a Schnauzer and nature has not designed her to do so.

    If you can't foresee any problem with that, then you cannot have much knowledge or experience of breeding.

    The reasoning behind putting these two breeds together to produce crossbred pups is a whole other matter.
     
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