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    Is my dog pregnant??

    My 1 year old toy poodle was just accidently bred this past Thursday. One of our larger males has been trying to mount her, while the other poodle who did the breeding with her has just been taking care of her (i.e, licking her, lying down by her, following her.) My questions:

    How can I tell if she's pregnant or not pregnant?
    How much will it cost to take her to the vet?
    If she is pregnant, when will she have the puppies, and when will they be due?
    Did we breed her to early (Please note it was on accident, not on purpose)
    What should we do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedDog View Post
    My 1 year old toy poodle was just accidently bred this past Thursday. One of our larger males has been trying to mount her, while the other poodle who did the breeding with her has just been taking care of her (i.e, licking her, lying down by her, following her.) My questions:

    How can I tell if she's pregnant or not pregnant?
    How much will it cost to take her to the vet?
    If she is pregnant, when will she have the puppies, and when will they be due?
    Did we breed her to early (Please note it was on accident, not on purpose)
    What should we do?
    Usually you won't be able to tell she is pregnant until after day 28. I wouldn't suggest you trying to palpate the dogs abdomen unless you are experienced at doing so. Take her to the vet where they can either do an ultrasound or palpate with experienced hands. I do not recommend an x-ray until after day 50-52 to ensure the radiation does not harm the pups (if she is pregnant).
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    Is she old enough to breed? Will she be able to make it through?
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    The next question I would ask you is this. Is this her first or second heat cycle. Generally speaking, you should at least let your dam have one heat cycle before trying to breed her (if that is your intention). Secondly is how big is the male in comparison to the female. If she ends up pregnant, the size of the male will help you and your vet determine whether she will be able to have the pups naturally. That and a good ultrasound or x-ray in the latter part of the pregnancy. I'm not going to harp about unwanted dogs in this world because at this point and time, it might just well be beyond that. I can see that this is causing you great concern. As my grandmother used to say "You can't cry over spilled milk". If your dog is not pregnant, now is the time to decide whether you want to breed your dogs at some point. Make sure that you are committed to that decision because it won't be cheap. Testing needs to be done to ensure that problems that are prominent to your dog's specific breed are not passed down to future generations. Taking these things into consideration will help establish a good breeding line and reputation for you. Because I am unfamiliar with your breed of dog, I cannot tell you if she is too young. I know that Newfoundlands need to be at least 18 months old before they are considered old enough to breed. I usually wait until they are at least 2 years of age due to the fact that Newfies will continue to grow until they are 3 years of age. I don't know if this information has helped, but please keep us all updated. Know that we are not passing judgement and are here to support other dog lovers in whatever endeavor they find themselves in. Good luck to you.
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    Well, the male toy poodle is actually a little smaller than her! They love eachother very much, and I can tell because he took good care of her before she was in heat. The owner we got her from said she was in perfect breeding condition. Is that what I need to know? Please help.
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    what is perfect breeding condition to that breeder??? Because to me, a bitch in perfect breeding condition is one that has titled in show and is completely health tested in all related feilds to the specific breed (like pitties are OFA hips, patella, cardiac, etc) i dont know much about breeding a dog...but if your baby is preggo, i would be prepared to look for good homes for the pups, and make sure you have a good adoption contract
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    It's so terribly frustrating for people like myself who strongly believe in spay and neutering, and adopting shelter dogs that are homeless because of careless breeders, and "accidental" breeding

    Are you going to let her have her puppies? Are you going to take her to a vet to get her checked out??

    You really should keep an eye on your dogs at all times if they are not fixed.
    Why aren't your dogs fixed anyway??

    If you don't know if your dog is pregnant, you shouldn't be breeding, or have your unfixed dogs unattended...JMO
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    Your female will probably end up having breast cancer because she is not spayed and your male dog will have prostate cancer and also tumors all over their bodies.

    You have a lot of nerve breeding your dog. !!!!!!!

    Yuck!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpottedDog View Post
    Is she old enough to breed? Will she be able to make it through?
    While she may be physicaly capible to carry a litter up pups full term and rasie them till they're weaned, she is not emotinaly capable of having a litter of pups, IMO. Think of it as a tenneger having a baby, they are physical capible, but most are not emotionaly ready to have a baby. Just out of curiosity why are neither of your pups fixed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbreedermyrna View Post
    Your female will probably end up having breast cancer because she is not spayed and your male dog will have prostate cancer and also tumors all over their bodies.

    You have a lot of nerve breeding your dog. !!!!!!!

    Yuck!!!!
    Well, that is REALLY "reassuring". It was accidental, we never planned on breeding any of them! We were going to get the male fixed.
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    Never planned on breeding her but you leave a male out with a female in heat.(sounds planned to me) Iv'e heard this far to many times.I suggest every one that keeps having these oops. Should spend the day at a shelter.I'm on the dogs side. At this point with so many unwanted dogs/puppies nothing should be candy coated.
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    Guys, it's a bit too late now. The dog is already pregnant.

    Take the dog to the vet and have her checked out. They can also give you some advice on preparing for the litter. I am not a breeder so I can't help you there.

    I agree that you need a puppy contract. You need to screen each potential puppy owner on their plans, living conditions, etc. Grab a few books as well. Here are some good ones:

    http://dogwise.com/ItemDetails.cfm?ID=DG215
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    When this is all over, I highly recommend having both dogs fixed so there are no more accidents. I know how it is. My grandmother has an un-spayed pekingese, and when my corgi had not been neutered yet, her peke went into heat without my knowledge, and she did not tell me. Thankfully, I found out in time, and we got into an argument about it... she apparently did not care if my corgi had bred with her peke. >-.-;< Now he is neutered so she can't breed them if she wanted lol...
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    you must be a member of PETA!!!! accidents happen,not every animal gets cancer if they are taken care of..MY VET TOLD ME THIS IF I DECIDED TO BREED..THIS IS FOR QUESTIONS NOT SARCASTIC REMARKS.have a good day
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    I hope that was not directed at me. I said nothing nasty in my post, and only posted advice and recommendations for good books to help. Last time I checked, there was nothing wrong with that. And besides, I am a MOD and it is my JOB to try and help members to help their pets. Thank you very much. >u.u<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
    I hope that was not directed at me. I said nothing nasty in my post, and only posted advice and recommendations for good books to help. Last time I checked, there was nothing wrong with that. And besides, I am a MOD and it is my JOB to try and help members to help their pets. Thank you very much. >u.u<
    Thanks Cheetah, I'll use your advice.. and what do you mean?
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    Talking puppies!!!

    well i know accidents can happen...and no your dogs arent going to have tumors or cancer just because they arent fixed...i have never had any of mine fixed and we had two german shepheards ..one lived to be 15 and the other 16...no problems healthwise ...both were males...its just a hype...and cruel of someone to say to you...however spaying or neutering can prevent puppies that you will have to pay for first shots and deworming(wich some vets do for free) and worrying about if they are going to good homes or if they will wind up in a pound...it is a chore better left to the experts...haha..me sayin that and i am goin to start breedin daschunds!!!...but i will say it is gonna be exciting and i wish the best of luck to you and your pup...i hope all is well...if there is a breeder anywhere in your local area you may ask them for advice...they are some of the best to get it from!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriedenaee View Post
    well i know accidents can happen...and no your dogs arent going to have tumors or cancer just because they arent fixed...i have never had any of mine fixed and we had two german shepheards ..one lived to be 15 and the other 16...no problems healthwise ...both were males...its just a hype...and cruel of someone to say to you...however spaying or neutering can prevent puppies that you will have to pay for first shots and deworming(wich some vets do for free) and worrying about if they are going to good homes or if they will wind up in a pound...it is a chore better left to the experts...haha..me sayin that and i am goin to start breedin daschunds!!!...but i will say it is gonna be exciting and i wish the best of luck to you and your pup...i hope all is well...if there is a breeder anywhere in your local area you may ask them for advice...they are some of the best to get it from!!!
    Thanks! That will really help. All myrna is doing is posting on all my threads saying that something will go wrong and that the puppies will end up in the pound..
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    ha! Some of you people are a trip. This woman does not deserve to be pistol whipped simply because her dog "accidentally" got pregnant, for Pete's sake. Accidents happen, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE or what the accident may be...that's why they are called accidents.

    At any rate, I am in the same boat. I have 2 little dogs, a male and a female. I managed to keep my female away from pregnancy all her life (she's 5 now) until recently. My male dog is neutered and has been since we got him, so obviously he's not the culprit...ha! I never had my female done because I was too scared, thinking the vet would make a mistake on her since she was so tiny or give her too much anesthesia, so I put it off thinking having my male dog neutered was enough. Not!

    My neighbor came over a little over a month ago and told me my dog was down the street. With my heart in my throat, I ran her down and caught her (this must be when "it" happened). My dogs stay on my large back porch where they have a doggy door to go out whenever they want; I don’t like chains and leashes…my dogs enjoy their freedom.

    My problem is, I cannot recall seeing any other dogs running around that day, therefore, I couldn't even begin to tell you what breed of dog it was that impregnated her; which leads me to this question, since my dog is little (she's about 15 pounds; or was until pregnancy...hehe), is it possible that she could have backed her butt up to a fence where the slats are pretty wide and I'm almost certain her rear could fit? The reason I ask is because there is only 1 dog in our neighborhood that is outside all the time, but he is fenced. He's a pug and he's very adorable (very fat, too), but I am concerned that the pups might be too big for her to deliver. He's not a huge pug or anything, but he is a fat one. He's about the same height as my dog, though. Do you think a Pug is too large of a dog for a mixed, 15-pound Schnauzer/Chihuahua (per the person who we got her from as a pup)?

    She goes to the vet next week and they are going to perform a sonogram to see how many there are and what size they are, but I am so anxious about it right now...ugh! Any expert advice? Oh, and please refrain from telling me what an irresponsible pet owner I am. If that's all you have to say, then say nothing to me at all. I'm keeping all my babies, so do not fear that I am going to overcrowd my local pound........
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    I have nothing positive to say about your situation, so good luck with that.
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    Well, Curb, that's good...apparently it was not your advice I was seeking anyway. I have no idea why you were even compelled to respond, as I do recall stating that if you had no advice to give, to say nothing at all (that helps to keep your foot out of your mouth, ya know). However, I do appreciate the "good luck!" Peace!
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