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  1. Gallien Jacks

    Gallien Jacks New Member

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    How many of you have your girls whelp inside and how many outside? i dont know if anyone can add a poll to this
     
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    Mine will inside once shes of age and Shown,tested and titled.My boss does inside too.
     
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    Yes I need mine close i couldnt cope if they were out side lol
     
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    Yes I will be close all the time.The whelping box will be in the bathroom or maybe kitchen.Here its too cold in Winter and too hot in Summer for outside litters.Some do use outdoor heated kennels but I like them to be born and raised with human noise and daily activities.
     
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    you need to chose a low trafic area, you must have a big bathroom lol lucky you
     
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    Our bathroom is huge.Our Kitchen is good size too.Plus both floors are Linoleum so easy to clean lol.I thought of using our bedroom but Norm would accidentally step into the box at night.My boss uses the dining room.I really like how its set up but for now we have a small house and have to make due with it.
     
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    yes I will have a whelping room when we move but at the mo i have to make do also I know how you feel
     
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    I can't believe anyone would whelp outside :eek:
     
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    well i have herd of people who let their dog whelp out, but I do mean in a kennel not just on the ground!
     
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    Okay, got it. I was imagining a dog out in the bark dust whelping a litter while the breeder stands by and watches LOL! I would probably whelp my puppies in one of our bedrooms and then move them downstairs as they mature, but never outside...kennel or no kennel!
     
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    lol, i had a feeling that what you thaught hehe, yep i dont kennel pups either, i think they need alal the human company they can get
     
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    Rescue dogs whelp in the kennel.

    My personal dogs will whelp in the house in the whelping room which has been set up for just this type of occasion.
     
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    yep i would expect rescue dogs to have to, our local rescue doesnt have any where else, but my dogs i want inside
     
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    I had an ideal set up. We had what was ,at one time a garage , off our family room. It had a dutch door for summer, and the furnace room was there for heat if it was cold ( plus heaters etc ) . I had a large whelping pen that was changed as the pups grew. The whole garage was a " play room" ... work table was grooming etc table. The whelping pen went into " kennel " mode,once the pups were starting to be weaned. Pups were in for the night until morning .... knew their potty area and during the day the kennel was open for them to retreat to.... though most would pile intp the boxes or baskets I had out for them. Chairs were set up and we would spend hours out there with them and the other goldens, was such fun !!!
     

  15. I cannot IMAGINE the thought of one of my bitches whelping puppies ANYWHERE except inside my house in a room especially set up for it, with the whelping box, and my bed there.

    This is my whelping box...
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    I sleep by the box, literally, and leave the room ONLY for necessities for the entire first week.

    No WAY outside.

    Unthinkable.
     
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    When I breed my bitches will definitely whelp inside.
     
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    um my dogs don't breed but I would have to say inside. I don't think I would like having my baby outside so I don't think a dog would either. I would keep them inside and watch them like a hawk before during and after the whole birthing process.
     
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    great box, looks very easy to clean also, which I find woden ones are not
     
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    My box was similar , though bigger. I liked the white to keep it clean. I'll see if EliN can post it.
     
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    great, U think a sticky with pics of whelping boxes in would be great for the first time breeder that needs ideas
     

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