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Old 10-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Definitely do not get another female. That is like playing Russian Roulette with only one chamber empty.

And keep in mind that things can go wrong when breeding. While it may be a small risk, do you really want to take a chance on an emergency C-Section? Do want to take the chance on losing your girl?
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A good breeder knows their lines. They will when the sell puppies know which ones that are good to hold back or sell as potential breeding stock and which should be sold as pets.

At six months, they will see stuff that they like or dislike in a dog, and they may have a good reason to want to breed the bitch, from what they see.

It really depends on the breeder. It may be that the breeder just takes it for granted that in another year or so when she is ready to be bred, there might be some reason at that point not to breed her, and that could be disclosed then.

If the breeder is willing to do all the rest of it, including helping with finding buyers for the pups and that is what you want to do, and you trust your breeder, than I really don't think that is the worst think that can possibly happen. There are worst ways to jump into breeding. There is no evidence that the breeder would just slap any old dogs together. It depends wholly on the breeder.

As for getting a bitch pup because your bitch is lonely, please do not do this. Young bitches can HATE each other, and they can cause you a lot of grief. Have you considered looking at your local pound or shelter, or a local breeder for an older male? If you go ahead and neuter him, he will likely get along great with your female and no chance of an oops litter.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Great post Jag.
Well, it might be, if Jag knew more about this breeder, and this dog, and we were all in the US.
Too many assumptions here to even address, though.
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Well, it might be, if Jag knew more about this breeder, and this dog, and we were all in the US.
Too many assumptions here to even address, though.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well thanks for everyones answers, like i said i didnt know much but I think use are right, I might get a male and spay her. And shes far from lonely im always with her but i just thought she might need a dog friend, plus id love another one !!
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I might get a male and spay her. And shes far from lonely im always with her but i just thought she might need a dog friend, plus id love another one !!
Very responsible of you going that route instead of just breeding her. Sounds like a great plan. It's probably best for everyone. Getting two females is just asking for trouble.
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Very responsible of you going that route instead of just breeding her. Sounds like a great plan. It's probably best for everyone. Getting two females is just asking for trouble.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yeah to much to worry about and if anything happened to her I dunno what id do!
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