Mating ! Improve the breed ! Holding the Bitch! The Stud!
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Why I became an Imperial Shih Tzu breeder
See pups as they are born
First days of heat
Pre Natal Care of pups
Care of the Bitch before and during Pregnancy
Mating your dog
Best days to bred your bitch
His ability to produce sperm and mate and artificial insemination
Is she Pregnant
Signs she is pregnant
Java Due date
Inside her body fertilization to birth
Due Date Chart
Puppies are usually born 61 days after conception
Taking a dogs temperature and recording her temp to predict her whelp day
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Taking her temp to determine whelping time
Hemostats, bulb syringes, towels tons of them
Digging, Shivering and Panting
See a Live Birth
See my Shih Tzu deliver a pup
Hard Labor Begins
Whelping the puppies
Aspirating Throat and Nose
Removing Fluids from the nasal passages
How to cut the umbilical cord
Difficult Whelp (Dystocia)
What to do if shes in distress
What Can go Wrong - Movie
Distressed Pup and Mom
Care of Bitch
Discharge, Retained Placentas, Eclampsia
Fading Pup, Bottle Feeding, Tube feeding, Vaccinations
Weaning the pups
Giving the pups food
Disease of Dogs
Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus
Worms and Fleas
Roundworm, Tapeworm, Coccidia, Fleas, Giardia
Selling Your Puppy's
Placing your Puppies
Terms of Breeding
Common breeder terms we all should know
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When choosing a stud, remember your main objective is to- Improve the breed
I'm just going to give you a few facts and the rest is up to you to research.
Pick a stud who will compliment your females looks and temperament. Do not breed unhealthy animals. Do not breed a mean tempered animal.
All living animals, at the least, have 7% genetic flaws..
A flaw may be anything like an undesirable coat color to a bad heart . Understanding what traits your particular breed is prone to and what traits you may inadvertently introduce into the line is vital. I would prefer to have some of my puppies not have that perfect show coat or even have legs 1/2 inch to long, then to produce a puppy with a heart problem.
Ask the breeder of your dog what faults she has in her line.
Ask the stud owner what faults he has in his line
If they have the same faults do not breed them together, find a different mate.
Some genes have been in the lines so long they may never be bred out
of the line.
The male has a penis which is called the Os penis. It has an actual bone.
It can break, so he is the one at danger during mating.
A males sperm may live a few day and in some cases up to a week.
The male determines the sex of the puppies.
How to Restrain a female so the male can mount
Hold her head in the crook of your armpit
Hold very tight it immobilizes her
In hard cases I put a leash on them and sit on it to keep her more restrained
If her head is low she has a harder time sitting down
Use your left hand to pull her tail to the side
Your right hand goes under her belly and at the same time you hold her vulva apart for penatration
To intice the male wiggle her rear end
Try to be quiet, so you do not upset the male and keep your arms out of his way
Now with your third arm. I want you to guide the male in
Once you feel him enter her with your fingers and he will have a smother faster rhythm
Than I want you to hold his butt in tight.( this is helpful when the males are much smaller not in larger breeds)
This is a lot of work. This part may last 30 minutes and I am usually in a sweat by now.
My body is contantly straining to hold her still and help him aim.
While I am doing this as stud service for the owner of a bitch, The bitch's owner doesnt really understand their role, to just sit still and be quiet.
Instead thats when the owner starts asking questions about why I chose the color of my curtains.
Not if shes fighting.
Be careful not to suffocate her. The purpose is to make babies, not kill mom
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