I'm sorry, but these questions seem pretty insignificant when you look at the total picture. If I were in your shoes I'd be asking questions more along the lines of: Are both potential parents healthy enough to be bred (meaning health tests, not a standard vet check up)? If one of them has a health condition that could be passed down to the puppies you clearly wouldn't want to breed them and put the puppies at risk. What will happen if there are complications and she needs a c-section? What will you do if you lose her (the mom) during the delivery? Will you be able to stay home from work every day to provide around the clock care to the puppies? What will you do if the puppies end up dying?Just read the article and brought some very informative facts to myself; as I was thinking about having a litter of my own.
I truly do believe I have a beautiful girl and has a great temperament and whatnot.
I would like someone who knows what they're doing to lend me some advice and some words of wisdom.
I want to let you know that I only want to do one litter for these reasons:
a) I want one of the pups
b) My cousin wants one
c) My aunt wants one
d) Friend who has the breeding male wants one as well.
I am going to get her fixed after this heat. I'm really not looking into being a "breeder" and wanting that extra cash or whatever the excuses were in the article. I do know the consequences and feel that I am prepared but like any new mother I will never truly be prepared. I'm nervous of course since this is my and Ray's first time.
My aunt who was a breeder found the other day someone has stolen Golden Gloves (Sugar Ray's father) was stolen from his front yard. Several hours later my aunt finds him dead in the front yard. He was hit by a car it seemed the entire family was heart broken. So, I would like for her to have a grandbaby of his.
My cousin wants one because she has been looking for a good family dog since she just moved from an apartment to a fenced backyard house with her husband and son and wants to add a good family dog to the family.
The male owner (my friend) wants to have a pup and so do I. Since it is her first litter I'm thinking that she won't have more than 3 or 4? Is this correct? If there is more than that I'm wanting to make sure they go to good homes and they must give me a vet they go to so I can have a reference so I know they are good owners and also must sign a spay/neuter agreement. I am not sure what goes into that so any could give me a link to one would be great. Also, what will happen if one is white??? I know that's a possibility, and that it being white has the high very high chances of being deaf or blind.
Well, anyway, that's my rant right now.
Please kind words are nice, no one likes being condescended to.
I would like to hear words from first hand people who've been through this.
No matter how many articles and books I have and will read it still doesn't amount to actual testimonies on what has happened and real life stories of what could go wrong.