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should u let your bitch have a litter?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by misty27, Jul 16, 2009.


  1. misty27

    misty27 PetForums Junior

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    now i think my dog is having phantom pregnancys im thinking of getting her spayed but some people say its best to let her have one litter.
    what does every one on here think
     
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    my honest answer is no i would keep her as a pet;)

    i think if she is not havin pups you may be best gettin her spayed!
     
  3. celicababe1986

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    spaying is the best answer!! Leave the breeding to those who do it as their lifestyle. It is not best she has one litter ;)

    If you were going to do it properly than you need to spend money on health tests, finding the right stud etc. Also facing the complications, a c-section can cost 600 pounds + !!!

    Please consider your choice very carefully...unless you were doing it to better the breed, there are enough pups needing good homes from rescue centres!!

    Someone who knows more than me can fill you in more. x
     
  4. Snoringbear

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    Anyone who thinks a bitch should have one litter before being spayed is, frankly, an idiot. I'd ignore their advice and get her spayed, it won;t make any difference to her. :)
     
  5. celicababe1986

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    did you get her scanned to out rule the possible pregnancy?
     
  6. misty27

    misty27 PetForums Junior

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    thank u all just being reading about the phantom pregnancy and getting her spayed would stop that so think that is the best option.
    might get her a friend tho?
     
  7. rona

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    Just ask yourself why would you want to breed, there are so many dogs in rescue, would you want to maybe add to this? It may not be directly but we really do not need more dogs in this country.
    It would not benefit your dog in any way and could be potentially life threatening to her
     
  8. misty27

    misty27 PetForums Junior

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    next week she is having her scan (monday)
     
  9. rona

    rona Guest

    Great, another dog given a loving home :D
    Best of luck choosing your new friend :)
     
  10. celicababe1986

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    cool :thumbup:
     
  11. misty27

    misty27 PetForums Junior

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    she is 4 and thats why i never breed her because i dont want to put her at any risk she is such a great dog.
     
  12. misty27

    misty27 PetForums Junior

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    just wondering what you mean by bettering the breed?
     
  13. celicababe1986

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    Breeders will have a bitch that is health tested and proven to have no problems, with good conformation, hip score, blood lines, colouring etc. Find a stud also to have had the tests done , then no health problems will be passed on to the litter. I am no expert in this, I have never breed dogs so dont know the full ins and outs of it, so a dog breeder would be able to give you better information, and correct me if I am wrong about it at all.

    Hope that helps though x
     
  14. kristy

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    bettering the breed means that the pups you produce are better than the parents, in breed standards and also health wise,real breeders do all health checks and will only breed from excellent examples of the breed who carry no health problems so that along the line health problems will become more rear.
    you try to improve the quality of pups and strive to get the best of the breed in looks/temperment/health.
    which means not just putting two dogs of same/different breed together to make puppies, theres so much more than that to produce a litter of great quality pups,hence most breeders only ever breed if they are wanting a pup for themselves.
    thats my opinion on bettering the breed im sure others will have their own views:D
     
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    The reason she is having these phantoms is purely because her hormones are not doing what they should, having a litter will not cure this problem & could endanger the life of your pet.
     
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    Do you think because your car can hit 100mph you should do that?

    answer. NO.

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. DevilDogz

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    The answer is a NO from me too! Breeding her and letting her have puppies will not cure the problems she is having whilst having a phantom!!
    Get her spayed and keep her as a pet!

    It really annoys me how so many people think or have been told that taking a litter from a bitch is the "Done Thing" :mad:
     
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  18. misty27

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    i never said it was the done thing nor did i say i was going to breed her.
    i would never put my dog at risk she is part of my family and she is a great breed of dog
    thank u every one for all the info wish i had found this site when she was a pup
     
  19. DevilDogz

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    I wasnt aiming it at you :) But there so many people that think letting there bitch have puppies is the right thing to do! Like the people that have told you its best!

    Im glad you are not going to breed her!
     
  20. Mese

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    My little girl is staying just that , no hanky panky for her , no way , lol

    Im letting her have a season , maybe two , then she's getting spayed :)
     
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