Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Middletown, Ohio
Inbred puppy questions
Okay, so I finally reached the breeder who I am waiting on a replacement puppy from - see my other thread about that. She let me know that she has a litter currently that I could have a puppy from, but the breeding was an accidental mother/son breeding. The son is a littermate to my dog who is being replaced due to hip dysplasia. So exact same genetics as what she has and then some since they are so closely related. I could have a puppy from that litter, they are still quite young or I can wait until next spring for her next litter. This puppy is to be a potentially breedable bitch so I think if I am able to breed her, the pedigree would scare away a ton of buyers since she would be from a mother/son breeding. My Keeshond is from a half sibling breeding and is dumb as a box of rocks, means well though and is very sweet - but not the brightest bulb. Plus that close tends to bring out the very worst or the very best - hard to say, but she did say that this has been the healthiest litter with zero issues so far. Same dam that lost several puppies in the litter I had wanted one from this past spring.
If I waited till spring I have some other issues I hadn't thought of before - I plan to breed a litter in late January/early February so the puppies would be growing up around the same time I would get my replacement puppy which doesn't make for the most fabulous of timing. I guess I could make it work, but I would rather not bring in a new puppy when I have a litter here - I worry about disease transmission. Or maybe I'm just being paranoid about that.
What is my best option here? Take one of the puppies now and risk losing possible puppy buyers down the road because of the pedigree on her side or wait till spring and bring a puppy in when I might have my own litter on the ground? If I do the second option I may see if I can talk my mother in law into taking the puppy until I have the litter placed into new homes to keep them separate.
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