Your dog is in heat or was with another dog... Reproduction is natural but we often need or want to control it. Let's discuss dog breeding here.
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Please read this before you decide to do anything......
http://www.k9puppydogs.com/dog-discussion-forum:/dog-discussion- ... php?t=2966
And, thank you for inquiring beforehand!
My personal opinion she is too old to breed.
You should not be breeding until you have a reputable breeder as a mentor. Breeding can be a risky business and you very well could be risking your dog's life by choosing to do it.
More reading material for you before making this decision: http://www.wonderpuppy.net/breeding.htm
I strongly encourage you to read about responsible breeding. I particularly like this comment from a DVM:
well thanks for the info but im VERY awear of all his. i work at an animal shelter and i spend an awfull lot of time teaching people this ^^;; *shamed that i havent spayed my dog yet*
im very glad that theres people here who understand all this too. i must say i didnt rumage here for too long and before i decided to post and thought it was one of those places filled with increadibly ignorant breeders who think they're all saving the breed from extintion and back yard breeders are "missunderstood", its happened to me a few times
and im not really looking to breed her because i want to, but more because i need to. i dont plan on making her have more than just this litter. you see im my family is in a very tight spot, my father (the main provider of the family) has been in the hospital for a few months now and now theres quite a few bills to pay but no money to do so. then a long friend of the family who is madly in love with our pom offered to buy her for apretty large sum of money. we told her she wasnt for sale, so she offerd a pretty large sum of money for one of her pups (if she ever has one afcourse) she doesnt even care if theyre pure bred or not as long as its my poms pup. however no amount of money is worth putting my dogs life in danger so i need to know wether id be doing so if i do this...i mean i realize tha theres a certain amount of risk with ever pregnancy, but is it MORE risky?
Yes, she could be in danger from several aspects. Reputable breeders do not breed a bitch over 5 years of age.
What happens if your little dog needs a C - section? Many poms do - it could run you as much as $3,000 for the surgery, after care, puppy care etc. If you don't have the $$ for it your dog will die without the surgery & most vets won't touch them with no money.
I am amazed & sickened that you work at a shelter but are considering breeding you dog. There are other ways to get money for your dads care. Fundraisers, talk to the hospital patient co-ordinator etc. Please rethink this whole thing.
Tell your "friend" there is no guarantee that any puppies would have her looks or temperment/personality. It is always a crap shoot. What if she has puppies & he decides he doesn't want one?
Tell him to do the world a favor & go to a pom rescue or look in shelters & get your dog spayed
oh ive warned the woman about the dogs not being exacly like mine if anything at all and such but she "just wants to have a lil piece of her" -_-'' she doesnt even care if the pup is pure bred of not. any form of medical care my dog might need because of the pregnancy is going to be taken care of by the person who wants the pup. we've spoken about this with her. this person doesnt want another dog, we tried convincing her to adopt one back when she wanted my dog. and chances of her just deciding she doesnt want one anymore are slim to none, shes been offering to do this for almost 2 years and not so long ago she hicked up the price a bit (cos she knew we needed the money) and before that there was a year of begging me to sell her my dog.
and its not my fathers care that we need money for, thats taken care of by ensurence and such. but its everything else like electricity, water, rent were REALLY in debt, not just with the water and electrical companies and such but with a few friends that helped us pay the first few months of that.
i honestly would not be doing this if there was any other way of obtaining the money. we have thought about this thank you. and just in case you where wondering, i am keeping the rest of the pups (after all its my foult they're here in the first place so its only fit that i care for them.)
i just need to know if its possible to breed a dog at 6yrs old without endangering the life of the mom too much ^^;;
My heart goes out to you for your situation. I know this will come across harsh, but it would feel to me like the same thing as selling my daughter because some guy wanted to sleep with her and I really needed the money. I think you should do the humane thing - sell the dog to the person that really wants her...on the condition that she be spayed right away. This way the dog can avoid the abuse of being used for her womb, and can be assured that she's in a house that can afford her.
OMG I can't believe what I am reading. Sell you dog & expect these people to spay her? You are kidding I hope
Me - have you thought about how you are going to pay for all the care the mom needs while she is pregnant? How will you pay to have all the vaccines for the puppies? How will you get them neutered? If you keep them all they WILL breed to each other you know.
Have you asked for financial help through any of the charities locally? Church's Catholic Charites - things like that?
Here are some ideas for some easy fundraisers that take little or no start up $$ http://www.fundraising-ideas.org/DIY/index.html
Get the press involved - there is no shame in asking for help. It is far better than pimping your poor little dog.
I'm sure the dog's better off in a home where her owner is considering using her as a puppy mill. It's not hard to make sure the dog gets spayed....set up the appointment to have the dog spayed and the person that wants her to pay for it and that's the only way the dog would be given up (plus pay for buying the dog). There's no way I'd expect them to do it on their own.
I just can't imagine breeding my dog because somebody will pay me big bucks to do it...and is only taking in one of the puppies. Most likely this person will use that puppy to further breed.
I think she is too old now and it would endanger her health alot. Poms and chis are delicate and should not be bred to old
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