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So my friend and I have been trying to breed my Pug female to my friends chihuahua male. There hasnt been a tie but it has gone inside a few times. Someone told me they could still get pregnant without a tie but others said they cant. If they cant well keep trying.

The reason we would really like pups from them is because on a walk we saw the most adorable Chug. She looked exactly like a pug but tiny like a chihuahua. I fell in love with it and since my friend owns a male chihuahua and my Pug is 2 and a half we though wed have a litter.

We are planning on keeping one each and the rest will go to family members. I know small dogs dont have big litters. Im hoping one of our chugs looks like the one I saw on the walk.

So can the bitch get pregnant without a tie?
 

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Please do not breed your dogs. First, pugs have some very serious health issues that are inherited such as a multitude of skin issues, eye problems, breathing problems, tail problems, encephalitis, diabetes, spine issues, dental issues, etc. And just because your pug does not have any of these, it doesn't mean she won't pass them on to her puppies. In addition, pregnacy and delivery can exascerbate or trigger some of these conditions in the mom.

Chihuahuas can have tracheal collapse, hypoglycemia, dental issues, and hydrocephalus. Again, even if the dog doesn't present these health issues, they can be passed on to the puppies.

Without expensive testing done on the mother and father, you risk breeding unhealthy puppies. Causing high expenses for you, your friend, and/or family members if that puppy is unhealthy.

In addition, due to the breathing difficulties in pugs, pregnancy and delivery can cause complications putting your dog's health and possibly life at risk.

If you really want a pug chihuahua mix, go search the rescues and shelters.
 
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I agree completely with the above.
while it is understandable that you would think it fun to produce some cute puppies, it is actually a terrible idea to breed dogs of any kind, especially those with multiple possible inheritable health issues, unless you are extremely well versed in what to do, and how.

Do you know all of the things that can go wrong with a pregnant mother dog and how to spot them and which are emergencies? (there are a great deal of things that can go wrong....far more than you would think)

Do you know all of the things that can go wrong during birth and how to spot them and name them and what to do and which ones constitute emergencies for the mother, the puppy, or the whole litter and the mother?

Do you have veterinary experience, or a vet or vet tech that can be standing by while the puppies are being born even if it is in the middle of the night, so that you do not end up with dead dogs?

Are you willing to risk your dog's health and life just to make some cute puppies that you could probably find in a shelter or rescue without risking your dog?

If you cannot answer all of those questions with YES, then it is very dangerous and inadvisable for you to proceed with this.

If you love your female dog, don't subject her to this. Pugs frequently have serious breathing problems, can stop breathing during the birth process, and often require a C-section birth due to their brachiocephalic structure.

Just wanting a few cute puppies is not a good enough reason to take all of these chances. And, by the way, it is not true that small dogs always have small litters.
 

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Yes, a successful breeding can happen without a tie.

There are some crosses that tend to be remarkably uniform, but I don't think that Pug x Chihuahua is one of them.

Pugs can have serious complications with whelping, due to their conformation. If she does end up pregnant, then you will need to either arrange for a c-section to be done, or have contingency plans for an emergency c-section if she has a pup get stuck or something else go wrong during whelping. You will need to find someone experienced in breeding and raising puppies who can help you through the initial whelping (either natural or c-section) and neonatal phase. Knowing when a bitch or puppy is in trouble, and knowing what to do for them is vital.
 
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To answer your question directly, Yes a bitch can get pregnant on a slip mating (no tie).

While I question the wisdom of this random mating my opinion was not asked.
 

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Another thing to add: pugs are often not the best mothers. They can struggle to remove the amniotic sac due to their flat faces, and also have a tendency to bite through the umbilical cord too close to the belly (again, flat face thing), which can injure or kill the pups. So be prepared to do both of those things for her if she has natural birth. And, as others have mentioned, many can't give natural birth, so must be put under for a c-section. Even after birth, many pugs want nothing to do with their puppies and must be coerced or even restrained every time the puppies need to feed. If she has become pregnant from this mating (which, yes, is possible), make sure you have lots of time set aside to be constantly managing the litter and making sure everyone is safe, warm, and fed. Because there's a good chance mama won't do it well herself.

Of course, some pugs do just fine mothering. But it's a known problem in the breed, and it's best to be prepared for the worst case scenario.
 

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With our purebreds, we were not in a position to decide ... the breeder maintained full breeding rights. With the rescue dogs, we were also,mostly, not in a position to decide as they all arrived spayed / neutered. So I'm really not in a position to judge as I have only caught two of our dogs in the "act" and they were both locked.

As to the breeding decision, I'm not going to preach as to you what you should or should not do. There is a lot of "designer dogs" out there and that that's not necessarily a bad thing. Healthwise with our 2 GSD / Huskies I guess Im pleased that the Husky has the lowest incidence of Hip Dysplasia. Pomsky's is one that gets a little tricky as as far as I know breeders rely strictly on artificial means. Opponents of cross breeding say it's "playing god" ...but that's the exact process that led to purebreds in the 1st place so that seems silly ....even to non-aetheists :)

One recently popular cross breed is a Lab Weimaraner Mix (Labmaraner ).... now I imagine the impetus behind this was that silver labs are extremely rare and by cross breeding you do get silver coated dogs. But before making a decision, the best advice i can offer is to educate yourself before doing s,

a) Research the breeds as to their health issues, You want to avoid parents where both have a high incidence of the same problem. Chihuahua heart problems (patent ductus arteriosus, mitral valve disease), eye disease, and patellar luxation (loose kneecaps) and ometimes Idiopathic epilepsy, For Pugs, eye problems including corneal ulcers and dry eye have been known to occur. Like all flat-faced breeds, pugs sometimes experience breathing problems and do poorly in sunny, hot, or humid weather. The most common health issues seen in Chugs are eye problems, heatstroke,respiratory problems, patellar luxation

b) The pup may look like a Pug, a Chihuahua or a Chug somewhere in between... same with behavioral characteristics

c) A web search will get you various Chug web sites .... information is worth reading but be wary of the site's funding source.

d) Birth an Motherhood can be a challenge and costly.

In the end, the decision is yours ,,,not my place to tell you yeay or nay, but I would hope that you make an informed decision i the best interests of your family and the dogs.

d) Much solid information is listed above ... I'd add consulting your veterinarian and various Chug web sites

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  • Talk to Rescue Groups

 
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