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  1. To fix or not to fix?

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    Need some opinions: I have a Maltipoo/yorkie mix who is just over a year old. He stays in the house the majority of the time and his outside time is spent on a leash or supervised. I've read that it's better to get it done while he is younger. I don't plan on breeding him but my aunt (who I got...
  2. Question about predicting mixed breed puppies

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    The overwhelming majority of dogs I see at rescue and for sale are mixed breed dogs (I live in a place with very limited options). My question is: are there traits, physical and personality, that can be predicted if you know the breeds of the parents? I recognize you can assume the puppy...
  3. Scoring for elbow dysplasia - troubles deciding whatever to take from that breeder.

    Dog Health Questions
    I want to buy a puppy. I've been looking for the right one for more than 6 months, but no luck yet. I'd like a german shepherd the most, as we used to own one and the breed is the best match for me. Our german shepherd was put to sleep at 12 years old, because of hip dysplasia. I've decided to...
  4. Fading Puppy urgent question

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    My Min Pin delivered a huge 7 pup litter yesterday. All seem to be doing well except one which is tiny compared to the rest. Its birth weight was 125 gram and it has lost weight to 110 gram today despite my making sure it is getting its turn to get plenty of milk from the dam. Its keen to feed...
  5. Where to Birth and Keep Newborn Puppies?

    Dog Health Questions
    I have an 8-pound schnoodle named MaCherie (Cher) approaching her third heat in a month. Yesterday, I finalized an agreement with an awesome 6-pound Yorkie stud after months of weeding through others. If successful, we will have schnorkie-poo puppies about this time in three months! We tried to...
  6. Is this the breed for us - the whippet....

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    Hello! My first "real" thread. So I'm not a dog owner yet. I'm a stay at home mom to 3 kids (5, 3, and 1). We live in an apartment but will be moving someday to a house. At that time we will be getting a dog. If I can persuade the husband, I want 2 actually. I've done some research already and...
  7. New here!

    Attention All New Members
    My name is Monica and I am new here. I'm basically just here for one reason. I am 29 years old and my whole life I've wanted to own an Irish Wolfhound. I definitely want a purebred but I don't intend to have it for showing. WHen I was 5 years old our neighbors had one and he was so amazing...
  8. Questioning the Stickies: Finding a Good Breeder

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    I'm a newbie here and I don't want to go pissing on hallowed ground, or someone's personal turf. But, as a retired breeder who has spent a lot of time talking to veterinarians about health issues, I was surprised by some of the things mentioned in the 'finding a good breeder' thread. Have...
  9. We love our mastiffs

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    We have four English mastiffs. They are all fawns and very active, loving dogs. We make it a point to spend a lot of play time each day as they grow into adults. We have bred other dogs in the past but we are new to mastiffs and we are looking for more advice because no one person knows...
  10. Dog breeding question

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    Hi - I wast just wondering if a bitch can get pregnant if she had intercourse 1 day before the pink blood was noticed? Thanks, Yves
  11. Somethings wrong

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    My female Pit bull mix is usually energetic and has a great appetite. However, lately she has ended her heat cycle, about a week before she should've, and has gotten a bit lazier and doesn't eat as much. We recently got a male dog who was unneutered but we got fixed about two weeks ago, and she...
  12. Whine Attack

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    We recently got a new dog, a Rottie mix, who has been doing really well in training and so far we only have one problem - whenever are unsprayed female goes outside, he begins to whine and run around the house. He recently got fixed as well, and I know he will still have those coarse feelings...
  13. Papillon Genetic Health Testing

    Dog Health Questions
    I'm thinking about breeding Papillons and I'm trying to find out about genetic health testing. I found a list of things I could test for: -Patellar Luxation -Progessive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) -hip dysplasia -elbow dysplasia -hypothyroidism -von Willebrand's disease -thrombopathia I asked my...
  14. Is my dog too small to breed?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have done some research online and I have found mixed answers. I have an adorable yorkie/teacup poodle mix, Lola, she will be three years old this July and weighs about five pounds. I have been thinking about breeding her, but I am afraid for her safety. I couldn't live with myself if anything...
  15. If your dog has a litter of puppies(once), does that make you a backyard breeder?

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    I ask this because I asked a question about our litter of pups, and this lady didn't even answer my question but instead called me an idiot backyard breeder. Oh, and it's not like we are going to sale the puppies. We are keeping two, going to give one to my sister, and the other to her friend...
  16. Negative effects of breeding for certain traits: all white husky?

    General Dog Forum
    Reading the recent thread about the double merles got me wondering... My sister is looking in to adopting a 2nd Siberian Husky, and this time wants to get an all white pup. Never having seen an all white Husky, and not knowing anything about breeding - is that a natural color for the breed? Or...
  17. Why should breeders cull

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    What are reasons, in your opinion, a breeder should cull..... Reasons to cull a pup, reasons to cull an adult? Which reasons should they employ lethal culling and which would make dogs candidates for surgical/non lethal culling?
  18. Has Modern Breeding gone wrong?

    General Dog Forum
    Would like to explore the modern practice of breeding dogs with anyone that may be able to contribute their opinion or facts. It seems to me, (and I am in no way a professional on this subject) that most of the recognized dog breeds that have been around for more than 150-200 years has...
  19. Question About Papillons

    Dog Health Questions
    Hello! My family and I are getting over the loss of our sweet Golden Retriever a few months ago and were looking to try a smaller breed this time. We are thinking of getting a Papillon puppy from a neighbor's sister who breeds them and I have a few questions. I knew nothing about this breed...
  20. RESPONSIBLE Dog Breeding.

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi, I have an excellent AKC Westie stud dog and I would like to find some reputable sites to advertise him on. He has had genetic testing done, is in the best of health, has a great temperament, and is the perfect picture of the breed standard for the Westie. If anyone knows of a reputable...
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