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Old 09-28-2004, 03:20 AM
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tHANKS FOR THE INFO, i THINK WE HAVE DECIDED TO KEEP THEM AS OUR PETS there seems to be way 2 much to worry about. I wouldn't want anything to happen to one of my dogs because i decided to breed them. So hopefully they are happy having their friends around, and everyone else adoring them. Thanks for all the great info.
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Old 09-28-2004, 02:23 PM
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You do not say how big your females are or how big the male is. Most breeders prefer to have a larger female and a smaller male.
The female that I use as a breeder is over 5lbs. I had a male, even though he was nice, he weighed in over 6lbs. I had one litter of puppies with him, but I decided against using him again because he was too large. I placed him in a pet home and purchased a smaller male. The male that I have now is under 4lbs. which is so much better in my opinion.
The problem with a larger male is the possibility of throwing larger puppies, which means a possible c-section. You have to ask if you can afford to have a c-section. If you only end up with one puppy after the procedure, most likely you will not come out ahead with that litter.
Some females are just not free-whelpers and have to have all puppies by c-section. If I have a female that requires this, after two litters, I would definitely have her spayed. It is just too hard on the mom and pups. Puts more stress on an already very small puppy.
Small, yes, the litter that I have right now ranged in size from 2.5 to
3.5 oz when they were born. Even though they grow fast and they are now approaching 1lb, it is still a very small pup and anything could happen.
Hope this answers some questions. But let us know the size of your dogs, please.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:58 PM
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It certainly is a hard decision, if your set on breeding but your chi puppy that you have raised and loved turns out to be too small/big or not right in any other way for breeding. I think the most important thing is judging wether you chi oculd be happy in a new home. I have a rescue dog, that is a mix (not sure of what exactly) we adopted her when she was just over one, she settled with us immeadiately, there was no sign of her missing her old family. Once she also went missing, after putting out posters and ringing the shelters, we eventualy found her perfectly content with an elderly lady, she was obviously happy to see us, but if we hadnt have found her no doubt she wudve bin quite content living with the lady who was looking after her.
where as my german sheperd we left her once in a boarding kennel and when we picked her up she cried all the way home, the boarding kennel sed she wasnt eating well an was obviously distressed.
so i guess it very much depends on the dogs temperament wether it would be cruel to rehome it
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