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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Ellie2010, May 29, 2010.


  1. Ellie2010

    Ellie2010 PetForums Newbie

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    :confused: Hi, I have recently bought a pedigree shitzu, we were told she was a girl, but today I've noticed she has what looks like a penis? I've read all I can find on the internet but can't seem to figure it out

    There doesnt seem to be any marks where her umbilical cord should be, so I'm wondering if it is just her umbilical cord

    I was wondering how long puppies have a mark for from the umbilical cord, she was 7 weeks on Friday (The vet had okay'd her to leave Mum earlier than 8 weeks as she was fully weaned/good weight and wormed)

    As you probably know its difficult to see anything else as she's got so much fur, but there doesn't seem to be any scrotum, would I be able to see that this early?

    Thanks!!
     
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    tashi PetForums VIP

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    Ellie2010 PetForums Newbie

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    Yeah it looks like that but its a bit further up rather than between her legs, which is what made me think it was a penis, but of all the pics I've seen of male pups, its still not high up enough to be a penis?

    I'm not sure if the vet checked them over, all I know is they had been to the vet the same day I picked her up because she text me on the wya home to say they were ready to leave Mum..

    I'm just heading off to pets at home now to see if the vet would mind just having a quick look for us, because if it is a hernia I don't want to wait too long before checking it out

    Thanks
     
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    archiebaby PetForums VIP

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    could you post a picture:eek: we may be able to help then:)
     
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    archielee PetForums VIP

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    I was thinking the same thing, photo
     
  6. Maz&Oozy

    Maz&Oozy PetForums Member

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    yea pic would be good hun, ive a boy shih tzu who is now 6 months and I assure you, you should see the penis if its there as should be quite recognizable.

    :)
     
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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    Does it look a bit like this?
    [​IMG] Obviously that is a male pup but I mean the lump higher up.
     
  8. davehyde

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    what does it say on the pedigree?
    or didnt you get one?
     
  9. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

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    does it have any testicles?
     
  10. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    just checked...........................i'm male:lol:
     
  11. Callia

    Callia PetForums Member

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    Yah good for you, at last your sure :D:thumbup::D

    To try and put it simply, if you have a little boy he will have a penis which would be underneath/on his belly almost but he may not have his balls yet.
    If its a girl she will have her bottom and then her vulva just beneath it so she will sit on it and when she wees she will almost look as though she is sitting too. I hope that make sense :D;):D
     
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    Starlite PetForums VIP

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    it s a bad day when youve gotta check if you're male :lol:
     
  13. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    :lol: But are you 100% sure, we may have to have a pic to make sure, is yours half way up your belly?:lol:................NOOOOOO only joking.:lol::lol:
     
  14. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    The puppy may have an umbilical hernia if it is the promenant. Little girls area's so so close to the bum area, and little boy's have a very slight mound from his testicle are up to the base of the penis, you will notice the difference if you put a male and female close together. Your vet would of been able to tell you for sure.

    Here is a link with a pic of both sex's
    http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=0+1276&aid=924
     
    #14 xxwelshcrazyxx, Jun 1, 2010
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  15. rocco33

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    It could be a hernia, but have you not taken it your vet to get it checked? I always take my pups to my vet within a few days of them coming home a) to get them registered and b) to get them checked over (regardless of if the breeder has already done this) and c) so the vaccinations can be started.
     
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