Here’s a link to the American Kennel Club page on breeding your dog. It contains information you can trust.
However, breeding your dog should never be taken lightly, especially if you really care about your dog.
“So you think you want to breed a litter of puppies. There are some important questions to ask before you take that first big step. The first, and perhaps most important, question is “Why?”. The answers will be as varied as the people who own dogs. Do you want to have a puppy “just like” your dog? Do you want to breed your dog because people have told you how they would love to have one of the puppies? Did you pay a substantial amount of money for your dog and believe that you can recoup some of that money? Do you want to make some money? Do you want your children to experience the wonders of birth and nature? Do you believe that breeding your dog will make a significant contribution to the breed? These are some of the reasons given for breeding.”
Read the complete article here.
Another article on the topic of breeding dogs without doing extensive research on how to keep your dog, bitch, puppies, and breed viable.
Are you sure? These are the true experiences of fellow breeders. Breeding is NOT for the faint of heart.
There are 10 stories here.
If you’re considering breeding your dog, there are many things you need to take into consideration. This is only one of them. I’m going to be posting a series of articles and posts from other bloggers on becoming a casual breeder. By casual, I mean that you haven’t done your research and the dog, bitch, puppies, and breed suffer as a result.
Toy Dog Breeding Causing Horrific Brain Problems
A new study, published in the latest PLOS One, finds that the brains of some of these dogs have parts that are pushing up against themselves and the dogs’ skulls. The affliction, known as Chiari malformation, could cause the dogs to experience excruciating headaches, problems with walking, and/or paralysis.
(Image: Chihuahua; Wikimedia Commons)
Original post Here.