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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by anagouveia, Dec 13, 2007.


  1. anagouveia

    anagouveia PetForums Newbie

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    I've got a male and female yorkie terrier. I believe that she'll have the season soon. Shoul I separate them until she's ready? I am a bit concernd cause te male just stopd eating.

    Could someone help me with this?

    Thanks

    Ana
     
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    anagouveia PetForums Newbie

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    Yes, I do. I've never breed dog so I'm not sure what to do
     
  3. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

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    Have they had the relevent health tests done?

    A male going off his food is pretty normal when there is a bitch in season, mine does everytime.
     
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    anagouveia PetForums Newbie

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    yes they do. So I didn't now that. I'm learning. Should I keep them separate until the right time
     
  5. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

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    Yes I would keep them seperate otherwise you won't know what day she was actually mated on and also to prevent any injuries occuring to the dog and bitch if you are not around. Do you have the help of the person who bred your dogs? Or even someone with experience of breeding?
     
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    anagouveia PetForums Newbie

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    Not at all. I'm trying to have all the information as I can of the books, internet, etc.

    How do I now when shes ready?
     
  7. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

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    You can either have her blood tested which will tell you when she is ovulating, but this sometimes has to be done a few times. Or you can introduce your male and go by his reactions roughly around day 10 onwards, though some males will mate a bitch whether she is ready or not. I think your best option would be the blood tests. Speak to your vet about this soon so he is prepared for it.
    A good book to buy is "The Book of The bitch" by J.M Evans & Kay White, you can get it on Amazon.
     
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    anagouveia PetForums Newbie

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    thanks very much for your help. God bless you
     
  9. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

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    Your welcome, I hope it works out for you.:)
     
  10. Eolabeo

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    I think the test your going on about basi is the pre mate test?
    i took my female to have the pre mate test and i must say it is very good, it did take a couple of trips to the vets, first cost was something like £28 and then gets a few quid cheaper each test you take, But it is very worth it so you can catch her ovalating, The result was 9 bouncy babys for me :D
     
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    basi PetForums Senior

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    Yes the people I know of that have used the pre-mate test have all found it very successful, including 2 bitches that came to my male not long ago one of which is due now!! wish she would hurry up!! and the other on xmas day.
     
  12. Eolabeo

    Eolabeo Guest

    :D Awww thats great news :D u will have to send some pics of them.
     
  13. anagouveia

    anagouveia PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you both for your comments
     
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