Father and Daughter

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  1. derekparker

    derekparker New Member

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    Our 14-year-old wirehaired fox terrier has recently sired pups (for the first time in his life!) and his three-month old daughter has come to live with us. They get on excellently together, even share a plate without fighting - the only problem being that he has fixed his nose to her rear with the equivalent of sure-fix glue! She bats him round the face if he gets too familiar, and he goes away for five seconds, but then returns. No harm is done and until she comes on to heat, when we'll obviously have to separate them by some miles!, there won't be a serious problem - but it's just a bit irritating for her. We don't want either de-sexed if we can avoid it; foxies are rare in Australia and a breeder is eager to have his services again (while his potency lasts!), and we'd like to let her have a couple of sets of pups. My guess is that it's an insoluble problem, and that there's no possibility of deterring him from the behaviour; but if anyone's had experience of a dog and bitch in the same house, it'd be great to hear! Best wishes from Sydney, Derek.
     
  2. You will have to keep them absolutely confined from each other when she is in season. Period. Get prepared, as you will not be able to EVER keep any intact male together with an intact bitch when she is in season and not expect puppies.

    Meanwhile, ignore the other behavior. Once she grows up a bit, she will explain RESPECT to him in detail.

    ;)
     
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    Cassiepeia Chihuahua Mum

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    Well, I already said this briefly in your introduction thread..but I'll say it in greater length here.

    Unless you've done extensive research into the breed, are willing to pay for all the genetic health tests required, and title your dog...(showing/working & titling a dog is done as part of the 'evaluation' process when deciding if your dog is a good enough example to be bred...ie: He/She has something of benefit to pass on to the next generation and therefore, to the entire breed)....I would get them both de-sexed.

    There is a lot of time and money involved in breeding. Not to mention the fact that you may lose your bitch and/or pups during or after whelp. Sure...nothing may go wrong, but what if this time it does? Are you prepared to lose your girl just because you wanted pups? Are you prepared to hand raise/bottle feed all the pups if she dies or decides she doesn't want to look after them. Or maybe they won't get enough from their mum and you'll need to suppliment them. You'll need to feed every 2-3hrs for quite a while.
    Do you have the time and money to do that?
    And what if she needs a c-section? Do you have the cash on hand to afford that?

    Rare breed or not, breeding should be left to reputable breeders. Sadly there are a lot of disreputable ones out there, ruining the breeds, we dont need any more.

    Apologies if I sound harsh or rude, I don't mean to. My thoughts are with the dogs and the breeds only. I mean no disrespect to you.

    Cass.

    P.S. There are 33 breeders of Smooths and 13 breeders of Wires listed on the Dogz Online pages, so (although the numbers may seem small) we're not exactly lacking in breeders here in Australia.
     
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    derekparker New Member

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    Thanks for that long and detailed message - I saw your reply on the other forum and have replied there: we wouldn't be breeding - a proper authorized breeder would be 'borrowing' him or her. He is a pure-bred terrier from one of the top English breeders and came to live in Sydney with us from the UK, which is why the breeder is keen to use him again to get fresh genes intro the Aussie gene pool. I take all your points, and again many thanks for your trouble. Incidentally, when she comes into season she will be living with the breeder until she's 'safe' again! Best wishes, Derek.
     
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    Gallien Jacks New Member

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    I have replied in your other thread, it may be easier if you keep your posts to just one about the same topic, then you can compare all the info more easily, instead of it being split up
     
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    Cassiepeia Chihuahua Mum

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    OH! Ok. LOL I getcha. Sorry for the long rambling post then. Soooo many people jump on these forums and proclaim that they're going to breed their dogs just because they're cute or because there is "demand" for them. Even though they have no idea what they're doing.

    Apologies for jumping to conclusions. :eek:

    Cass.
     

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