IT'S AMAZING WHAT A LITTLE FUR CAN HIDE.
WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART.
she is so cute and she looks perfectly healthy, but she
can't escape her genes or her early upbringing. her mother has sub- valvular artic stenosis and hip dysplasia. her father
has cystinuria. niether parents were screened for these conditions prior to being bred from. and the chances are that she
has inherited theses potentially fatal diseases.
so please when looking for a puppy take your time, and check
out the breeder.
dogs has been a passion for people through many years. part
art part science, and total devotion, breeding will show you all the best in thehuman-man-dog bond, it is exciting and challenging.
breeding purebred dogs is also time consuming,exspensive, and occasionally heartbreaking. if you want to breed your underlying
purpose should be to improve the breed, not just to increase its numbers, and you must be prepared to accept full responsibility
for the puppies from the moment they are born until the day they die.
youshould breed to try and improve the breed. responsible
breeders do not breed for money, responsible breeders do not breed to show their kids the marvels of reproduction and birth,
because they know that breeding can be difficult, and sometimes heart breaking. responsible breeders
do not breed just to produce cute puppies, those cute puppies will require many hours of care and must be placed with a responsible
owner who will continue that care even when the cuteness of puppyhood is over. responsible breeders know that raising puppies
is a full time job. during the first 2wks the dam normally looks after the puppies but complications, such as a dam with no
milk, or an orphaned litter, may arise it is the the breeders responsibility to care and keep the puppies safe warm, and dry.
another factor that you must consideris the financial burdon of having a litter. breeding is NOT A PROFIT-MAKING ACTIVITY,
screening for health problems before breeding, extra food, and medical care required after the puppies are born, the cost
of whelping and raising puppies especially if complications araise. these costs are rarely, if ever recouped by
the sale of the puppies.
caninegesttation lasts approximately 63 days. signs
of pregnancy includeincrease of appetite, weight gain, nipple size however a bitch having a false pregnancy may also show
these signs. a vet can usually confirm pregnancy through abdominal palpitations, or an ultrasound.a few days before the bitch
whelps she may stop eating, and digging to make her bed where she plans to have her puppies if your lucky this will be the
whelping box you have prepared. shortly before whelping the bitches body temerature will drop to 99 degrees or lower, approximatly
24hrs. after her temperature drops she can expect to enter the first stages of labour, when the cervix dilates and opens the
birth canal, for the passage for the puppies to pass through.at this time she will pant, strain, and be very restless.
anew born puppy cannot control its body temerature,
and must be kept in a warm enviroment, heat lamps are good to keep them at an even temerature but make sure the puppies can
crawl to a cooler place. the temerature should be kept between 85 and 90 degrees for the first 5 days of life, from the seventh
to the tenth day it can be gradually reduced to 80 degrees and by the end of the forth week it can be brought down to 75 dgrees.
every puppy needs colostrum during the first 24hrs oh life, as it contains a number of substances that the puppy needs including
immunoglobulin which protects the newborns from the infections, desease to which its mother is immune.