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Breeding a Bitch that had a Broken Hip

GoldHill
January 18th, 2007, 04:05 AM
I need advice from a "Breeder or Vet" who has had some experience with this. I have a Yorkie that had a broken hip. It has healed completely and she shows no signs of lameness or weakness. It it Okay to breed her? Will she deliver normally? Is she liable to need a C-Section? Any other problems with this that I should be aware of?
I love her very much and I really want a pup from her. She is a top quality dog, 6lbs, 2yr. old, ch. lines, and I cannot afford to buy another one of this quality. Please only people with experience, I really don't want to hear, "Don't Breed Her," from Inexperienced people or pet owners, thanks.

BMDLuver
January 18th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Hmmmmmm....

Let's look at it this way why don't we. To breed to a top quality stud you are looking at a minimum of $500. The probability of her needing a csection is pretty good as even though her hip has healed giving birth is quite a strain on the whole area for a dog who has never had an injury. So there's most likely another $600-$800 in vet costs. That's of course if someone with a top quality stud will breed to an untitled bitch. So you're at the worst case scenario $1300. That of course is presuming that the pregnancy goes well and no other health issues arise or she even takes the first try. When you add it all up, honestly it would be much less costly in the long run to save your pennies and buy another dog when the funds are there.

coppperbelle
January 18th, 2007, 05:49 AM
I need advice from a "Breeder or Vet" who has had some experience with this. I have a Yorkie that had a broken hip. It has healed completely and she shows no signs of lameness or weakness. It it Okay to breed her? Will she deliver normally? Is she liable to need a C-Section? Any other problems with this that I should be aware of?
I love her very much and I really want a pup from her. She is a top quality dog, 6lbs, 2yr. old, ch. lines, and I cannot afford to buy another one of this quality. Please only people with experience, I really don't want to hear, "Don't Breed Her," from Inexperienced people or pet owners, thanks.

You posted on a public forum that is pro spay/neuter. Many of us are involved in rescue and see first hand the result of too many puppies being brought into this world for reasons such as yours so you are going to hear, "don't breed your girl".
You aren't going to save any money by breeding her and can even be putting her life in danger by doing so. Breeding her may not result in the quality puppy you are looking for and chances are it will not even have the personality that she has. Go to a reputable breeder or better still look on petfinders. There are already hundreds of Yorkies that need to be rescued.

Scott_B
January 18th, 2007, 06:05 AM
I really don't want to hear, "Don't Breed Her," from Inexperienced people or pet owners, thanks.

Your at the wrong place then, thats for sure.

What does her breeder say about you breeding her? That would be the first person you should talk to about this.

imo, if you've never breed dogs before, you shouldnt even consider it. Unless your a CKC or AKC registered breeder, you shouldnt be breeding dogs. Just because you "hope" to get quality pup like her? thats silly. You need your head examined.

This is exactly why we have a pet population problem. so many dogs in shelters and rescues. Too many wanna-be-breeders who think the world needs another litter of puppies. Its sad really.

Golden Girls
January 18th, 2007, 06:28 AM
I love her very much and I really want a pup from her. She is a top quality dog, 6lbs, 2yr. old, ch. lines, and I cannot afford to buy another one of this quality Please only people with experience, I really don't want to hear, "Don't Breed Her," from Inexperienced people or pet owners, thanks.Most have experienced the sadness and know the amount of "unwanted" animals in shelters. Since you can't afford another one why not save money and have her spayed - that would be loving her. Of course though that's not what you want to hear because after alll she's top quality :rolleyes:

4thedogs
January 18th, 2007, 07:43 AM
If she is carrying the extra weight of a pregnancy she may re injure the hip. I wouldn't take the risk and the chance of getting a pup just like her is slim.
Your breeder should be aware of your plans. If he or she has taken the time to show her dogs she may not be impressed to hear you are planning to breed. Reputable breeders would have placed her on a non breeding contract. Some will remove the clause if the pup has been shown to championship but may require that you use a stud of their choice.

Pike
January 18th, 2007, 08:19 AM
This thread has run its course, and will now be closed. Be advised, reopening this issue in a new thread will only result in further closures.