Letting a female dog have puppies, after correct dog breeding, can be a fascinating experience as well as educational; the little children will understand the reproductive process and the older ones, the responsibility that comes along with bring a new creature to the world.
Witnessing the delivery and the evolution of the puppies during their first weeks of life is great, but not easy. You may have to wake up in the middle of the night to help with the delivery or simply to check that mother and the litter are still ok. There will be a lot to clean, especially if many puppies are born from the breeding process. You have to spend a lot of time and not a little money on the mother and its puppies, if you want them to be really well cared. And you will have to provide a good home for the puppies, there are enough unwanted puppies in the world; you should never breed a female dog in an irresponsible way. nylon dog leash
Before dedicating a female dog for breeding or let it procreate, even once, you have to keep certain general considerations in mind:
- Only a perfectly healthy and robust female dog can face the consumption that represents to be pregnant, deliver, breast-feed and take care of the puppies. It is convenient to take the dog to the veterinary before the mating in order to make sure about its good health and maybe also to get information about the best day for the mating in its reproductive cycle and most of all, to find the most appropriate male.
- Its temperament must be totally perfect. If the dog is nervous, aggressive or has any conduct problem, it will transmit it to the puppies either by genetic inheritance or representing a bad example in such a critic period for their education.
- Not all the female dogs need to breed. Besides that, doing it doesn't solve any conduct problem at all, if is already beginning to show.
- The female dog must have reached its sexual maturity, but not be old. You should never allow your female dog to me mated in its first heat. On the other hand, the British Kennel Club doesn't register puppies born from female dogs older than 8 years old.
- You should never breed a dog thinking about the money you may make by selling the puppies. If you want to reproduce quality dogs and breed them properly, you will have to pay to the breeder male dog's owner, buy quality food for the mother as well as for the puppies, register them, vaccinate them and visit the veterinary many times. With all those expenses, breeding just because of the monetary benefits isn't really worth it.
- The house must be ready to receive the puppies before they are born.
- Frequently, when a someone decides to breed, it is because his dog habitually participates in exhibitions and beauty contests, agility, obedience, etc. and even wants to create a genetic line having the champion as a start line, keeping at least one of the puppies. If you want to register the puppies before selling them, the female dog must be previously registered on the Book of Spanish Origins (BSO) or the Canine Breeds Register (CBR).
- The puppies of a company dog can be great company dogs because they have been bred at home. Besides, it won't be necessary to register them in the BSO or CBR.
- Accept only a male dog with a good temperament and a perfect health. There are currently campaigns for hereditary problems detection aimed to improve many canine breeds; make sure that both of the future parents of your litter have passed the correspondent medical exams before breeding.
- It is not convenient to choose a company dog as the stud, unless you want to use it for breeding from that moment on. After it first sexual experience, it is possible that the male dog's character gets altered and they may begin to chase all the female dogs obsessively and be aggressive with the other males if there are female dogs on the heat around, seeing them as rivals.