~Please help are chihuahuas too small to breed???~I need advise!!!!!~

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  1. candaceluvspebbles

    candaceluvspebbles #1 Animal lover :)

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    Hi,
    Iv'e got a chihuahua called pebbles and shes 9mths at the moment.
    When shes old enough i wanted to breed her with another chihuahua,but im scared she might die while giving birth.The reason for this is because she was the runt of the litter and a few vets have told me not to in case it does happen.If i were to breed her i'd have to find a smaller sized chi.
    Im not sure since shes my first chihuahua.If you have any advice or info,i'd be so glad if yous tell me :)
    I just couldn't live without her,she's like my baby,lol
    Thanks everyone
    Candace[​IMG]
     
  2. candaceluvspebbles

    candaceluvspebbles #1 Animal lover :)

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    hi

    Heres a few more photos:
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    Not getting into all that goes into breeding, if you are that worried about losing her then don't breed her. Chi's have a very hard time breeding most of the time. Save yourself a lot of money and potential grief and just get her spayed so you can enjoy your friend for many many years to come.
     
  4. candaceluvspebbles

    candaceluvspebbles #1 Animal lover :)

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    :)

    [​IMG]Shes a bit younger here!
     
  5. candaceluvspebbles

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    She is an absolute doll!!!

    I'm with Zoom. These little dogs often have problems whelping even when they are the larger female Chi's chosen for breeding. C-sections are pretty typical and the risk of loosing her would be great. She's obviously very special to you...

    I have 2 Chi's and one of mine is from someone who shouldn't be breeding...her mother died giving birth and she was 7 lbs.:(

    Just enjoy your sweet girl, breeding her would be inviting heartbreak.
     
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    Don't breed :) Enjoy your pup, keep her safe and happy and spay her! If you're looking to get another Chi down the road adoption would be a great great thing :) XOXO
     
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    I just wanted to say your girl is very cute & I think too that you should get her spayed and let her live out her years as a pet not as a mama.

    I dont know anything about breeding, but I have read on these forums lots of horror stories of people who end up with huge vet bills and a dead mama dog (even dead pups). As the saying goes, it's better safe than sorry and if your vet is telling you not to do it, dont do it!!
     
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    OMG!!! I want your pup!!! :p So cute!!!!

    I agree with everyone else.. no need to breed.. enjoy her :)
     
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    BTW, she's absolutely adorable! ;)
     
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    AWW she is adorable!! I definately would not take that kind of risk...i see no benefit to it...

    just love her as much as you can :)!
     
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    YOur vet gave you good advice. i would follow it.
     
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    i agree with everybody else- have her spayed and enjoy her. she looks like a sweetie.
     
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    I agree as well. She's absolutely adorable, but should be spayed. :)
     
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    One more here with Chihuahuas...no way. Don't breed her. Not only the obvious risk to her life, but if she was a runt, it wouldn't be good to pass on those genes. Let the people who have the finest specimens, who are experienced, reputable breeders be the ones who produce the Chihuahua. That way the breed will flourish and be more healthy and sound. And there will be more fine Chihuahuas to choose from for people in the future. Your dog is adorable and very pretty, but being a runt and not having the "perfect" confomation, it wouldn't be responsible to pass along those genes anyhow. Then the breed would deteriorate as a whole.

    I have two Chihuahuas who are from a back yard breeder. My girl is about 6 lbs and healthy but not the epitome of perfection conformation wise. My boy has had surgery on his knee and will probably need more surgeries. He doesn't even look like a purebred so I call him a mix, but he supposedly is a purebred. (it's a long story how and why I aquired these dogs) They both have terrific temperaments though. This breeder didn't take the care needed as in genetic health testing, x rays and just bred her dogs for the sake of breeding, not to improve upon the last generation, not to go about it in the proper and involved way that good breeders do. That is what I mean by irresponsible.

    So, like everyone said, enjoy your little dumpling, keep her safe and healthy and spay her. That lessens the chance of mammary cancer, very likely with unspayed dogs.

    Hope to see more photos. She is really a cutie!
     
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    Any time you breed, there is a risk...is it worth it when there are so many chi's out there in need of a good home?
     
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    She is an absolute doll. And I too agree... please don't breed her. I would have her spayed as soon as possible so insure no unwanted pregnancies occur. I would not want to take the chance of breeding her knowing there is a significant risk to her life in doing so.

    Chi's are a breed of dog that should only be bred by a professional who knows exactly what they are doing. I never really gave it much thought when I owned dogs before. I let them have puppies because I THOUGHT it would be fun. I would sell them and make a few hundred bucks. But I didn't know any better back then. I had no idea I was a back yard breeder and was contributing to the back yard breeding world.

    Stick around here and you'll learn a lot about this very topic. There are a lot of informative people here on this board that can share a lot of experiences with you.

    I hope you take the advice and not breed your chi. She is again... absolutely a doll. Enjoy her and love her!
     
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    Shes very cute! And I see a my little pony in the picture:D

    Don't breed her if you don't want to risk it. Way to many complications that can happen.
     
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    Agree with all . Take the money it would cost you to breed and buy another sweetie .
     
  20. candaceluvspebbles

    candaceluvspebbles #1 Animal lover :)

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    :D Thanks Everyone :)
    All of you gave me such gr8 advice and im very greatful for that :)
    I've now made my decision to not breed her and im gonna get her sprayed right away!
    Thanks again sooo much
    I just couldn't bare loosing her,shes like the missing part of me,lol
    I adore her!
    Anyways cya around the forums
    ~Candace~
    P.S i'll give updates on her
     

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