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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Niamh, May 21, 2010.


  1. Niamh

    Niamh PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    My dog has been mated for the first time(once with a tie of 25 mins) on 6th May with a "first timer" lol

    We wanted her to have at least one litter to see how she goes with motherhood and if all goes well, at least one other litter.

    So far the only things I have noted down is to have her scanned at 5 weeks.... which Im really looking forward to. I really do hope the mating has worked.

    Just wanted to say hi, introduce myself and our situation and say look forward to talking to you all/asking you all a million and one questions:lol:
     
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    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. What breed of dog do you have?
     
  4. Niamh

    Niamh PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,
    I've been reading through that sticky, it looks very informative thanks. Am considering the whelping kit through petnap for starters but will obviously wait till after the scans.

    I have a 3.5yr old shih tzu named Lollipop!
     
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    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    OMG I love the name. Can't wait for shih tzu puppies
     
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    Niamh PetForums Newbie

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    He he, Im talking about her like she's my dog, well she is really, she's my mums and I have another shih tzu slightly older called Popples.

    So there's Popples and Lollipop the two black and white shih tzu's!
     
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    Cute name - pics please :) The diary of a first litter is an excellent thread to read too, and if you haven't already got it, The Book of the Bitch is worth every penny.
     
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    Niamh PetForums Newbie

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    I know I've bought TBOTB a while ago, just need to dig it out or buy a new one. Will have a look for the diary thingie too.

    When I get chance I'll see if I can work out how to post pics of our two pickles!
     
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    Don't be tempted to scan too early (before 28 days). You are setting yourself up for disappointment. Early changes can be seen within the horns but these are also seen in phantoms, much better to wait for 28 days where the actual foetuses are seen :)
     
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    Niamh PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks Tanya, good to know!

    Im just super excited for her..... ahem, just incase!
     
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