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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Need help deciding on breeding

I am learning so much from all of you in this forum. I learned that Maddies breeder did not have her mom and dad health tested. I really appreciated that information. I was still wanting to breed Maddie only after I found out if she was standered to the breed and health tested. I then learned about feet problems and the term dwarf legs came up. I have a picture of Maddies mom and she does not look like she is standered size and her legs look short is this dwarf legs? and if she isn't show quality does that mean I should not even consider breeding her? Because the genealogy is off .? I would really appreciate it if anyone can tell just by looking at the picture so I can decide if I am going to show Maddie.
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From this picture, it does look like Maddie's mother's front legs are too short. Maddie's parent's may have potential health issues since they were not tested. Under these circumstances, I would not breed Maddie.

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Breeding is for the betterment of the breed. This means if you are not absolutely sure on the health testing I would not breed either.

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I agree. If your not going to show her and do all the health testing you don't want to breed her. If you didn't buy her as a show potential pup, I'm sure she doesn't have correct confirmation. If your going to breed, it should be a planned decision and a lot of research on the parents etc.
Please don't breed her.





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Suzi, you should just enjoy your sweet Maddie while she is a puppy. seems like little maddie has a lot going on and you and she should just enjoy each other for the time being. they are puppies for such a short time, and it seems like her breeder is not going to be the kind of mentor you would need to start a real reputable breeding program that will better the breed.

But she is precious.




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There are lots of dogs in the world and if your dog's parents weren't health tested, any problems can show up. Even dogs that are tested clear for several generations can produce a puppy with health problems. My suggestion is enjoy your dog and if you want another, just buy one. Breeding should be for the betterment of the breed.

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I agree with everyone else here.
just enjoy your pup!!
and... I've never heard of dwarf legs, can someone fill me in a little bit??
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Here is a picture of dwarf legs along with an article. Notice the front legs are shorter than the back legs.

http://www.dogstuff.info/osteochondr...s_lanting.html
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hmmmm, interesting... is this at full grown? I'm curious to measure Tillie's legs now... she is rather short, I just thought she was petite...? oh well, I love her regardless of her conformation!
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An important factor to keep in mind is that you puppy could test perfectly, but have dogs with health problems and abnormalities that the parents or grandparents had.

Lily is a little dwarfy, but adorable and so fun! That said, I would not even consider breeding her. Spay your baby and have a good time with her!
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