Discussion in 'The Breeding Ground' started by Kittypup, Aug 22, 2006.
Alright what is "THE" book I keep seeing ya'll post about?
LOL!!!! Glad you asked !!! It's " How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With " by Rutherford and Neil. I've post it so many time it's now " THE " book ....anyone who wants to breed , has bred or wants a puppy should have this book . I got the 1st edition years ago and it is now in it's 4th edition. It's under $ 9. on Amazon used or E-bay . Many here have bought it , and aren't sorry ! It was my " Bible " ....even though I had bred for over 10 years when I found it . All my prospective puppy buyers bought it . I got it mainly for puppy socializaion....and though I had been doing a good job , it expanded on the importance of each week's testing . Plus it gives new puppy buyers tests to get the right puppy for them . See why I just say " THE " book !!! LOL!!!
Neato! Thanks for the info!
My Chi has been spayed (went real well) and the pups all have homes awaiting them except the cleft baby whom is doing very well and has fought against the odds to prove she wants to live. She will not be placed, she will stay with me, spoiled rotton, taken everywhere and hopefully live a very healthy life and won't need cleft surgery.
I'm not planning to breed my Chi. (or my cleft chi!!! my god if she is lucky she may get to 1 1/2 pounds!)
I just didn't want to feel intimidated and just tell the truth.
Kudos and good luck !!
Chibree, I'm confused You said earlier in the thread that you "love your dogs and plan on breeding occassionally" and now you come back and say that your female was spayed. I'm a little hesitant to say "I'm glad" you got her spayed because I find it a little hard to believe. You seemed so reluctant to it after she almost died during her C-section and you even said at one point in another thread that you wouldn't spay her because of it. So why the sudden change?
Maybe she learned something here ??? Many have changed there mind, stuck with us , and are brave enough ( or caring enough ) to come back and post . I personally want to follow her puppy with the cleft palate. Maybe down the road she will buy another female " approved " ..... do all the testing, maybe get titles and breed down the road. Yes, she'd love to have a litter .... but know that now isn't the time .... and maybe there'll never be a time.
Lol, nice thinking grammy! However, has anyone here EVER heard me even WHISPER a thought about another breeding??
Seriously, those of us that have learned, trust me, dont wanna even suggest another breeding, it is like voodoo! Thats like saying Id ever become pregnant again! I have nightmares about stuff like that!
She suggested it, and because it is still a thought, it will happen.
All anyone can do is pray!
Man, and especially after having a special needs pup, however her pup isnt quite as needy as Daizy, the work and the guilt you feel for the sn puppy, should be overwhelming enough!Wow.
The cleft puppy makes me smile everytime I see her big dark eyes. I love her to death. She's adorable and hopefully a fighter! I know we aren't out of the woods yet, but I pray for her to pull through this.
Thanks for the update !!
Mach !!! Whew that was some time !!!
Well, really, like mentioned before, the male just needs to be confined when he can't be watched.... they really don't do that though if they are housetrained unless a female is in heat.....