Pregnant dog aggression and jealousy
DogForums.com is the premier dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Pregnant dog aggression and jealousy

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2

    Pregnant dog aggression and jealousy

    Curious if anyone has had the experience of their pregnant dog becoming aggressive and/or jealous of the other dogs in the home.

    My dog (41 days pregnant) has suddenly become very jealous of any attention given to our other dog/the father of her babies. Today, she jumped over and tried to take a bite outta him! If anyone in the house tries to pet him, she immediately runs over and gets in front of him, shows her teeth to him and starts to growl until he runs away scared. This just started this week and I am wondering if it's just hormonal. Has anyone else had this experience with their pregnant doggie? If so, any advice....outside of keeping them separated, which I may have to do? She is already getting a lot of the attention in the house. My male dog has never been a dog that likes to cuddle much, though he likes to play and get a back rub. She has always been the opposite, wanting to cuddle a lot. Though, in the last few weeks this has increased, as she insists being with me non-stop, sitting next to me at all times (or on me) and following me around. She won't even let go a couple steps to the bathroom by myself! lol. So, she is already getting extra attention.

    Thanks for any advice/help you can offer.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member spotted nikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    tx
    Posts
    6,219

    Re: Pregnant dog aggression and jealousy

    Keep them separated.

    What kind of dogs are they?
    Spay or neuter your pet! Founding President Of Thread Killers Anonymous.

  4. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2

    Re: Pregnant dog aggression and jealousy

    They are both chorkies.

    Thanks!

  5. #4
    Super Moderator cshellenberger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    D.C. Metro
    Posts
    10,540

    Re: Pregnant dog aggression and jealousy

    Yes, pregnant bitches sometimes become aggressive with the other dogs in the house, especially close to thier due dates. Keep them away from each other and be SURE you keep him away from her once the puppies are born. It also sounds like there's some resource gaurding going on (the humans being the resource) so they get time with the humans in separate areas and at different times.

    I have to ask, WHY are you breeding mixes? Are you aware of the health problems the two breeds (Chihuahua and Yorkie) have and did you do HEALTH TESTING before breeding for Heart problems, Thyroid and Eye conditions (such as DNA testing for Progressive retinal Atrophy and Glaucoma), Hemophilia and Liver shunts as well as Xrays for patellar Luxation? Did you get bacterial culture and Brucellosis tests done (Brucelosis is a form of Dog VD and is very common and I believe is passed from bitch to pups) on BOTH dogs before breeding?

    http://www.gopetsamerica.com/dog-hea...-problems.aspx

    http://www.yorkie.org/dogs/health.html

    FYI, a mix is not going to be any healthier than the breeds used. A mixed dog is able to carry the heath condition of BOTH breeds. IOW, Hybrid vigor is a MYTH. Your mixed breed dogs that you have now bred can carry ALL the health problems mentioned in BOTH pages. Are you ready to pay for vet bills on the pups that turn up with these health conditions? Are you prepared to TAKE BACK the pups you produce FOR ANY REASON to keep them from being dumped in the pound?

    Hopefully you at least waited until both dogs were mature (2 years old) to breed them...

    I also think you should read this. What it says hold true for any breed OR mix
    http://www.yorkie.org/breeders/breeding.html
    Carla
    "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control" Proverbs 29:11

  6. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.