Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Oh yes, this happens way more than we'd like to believe. Elaine just went through this last year too. She went to the courthouse to help with the fight against AB1634 and came home to find that one of her bitches in heat had jumped the fence and was hanging out with the males. Talk about being mortified! (And a determined & horny bitch! grumble, grumble) Elaine fondly called the pups, the "Who's Your Daddy?" litter and went through the same things that Bill did in determining parentage.
In many breeds, they do dual sire breedings on purpose. Since the bitch only has a limited number of breedings possible, there are times when they will have her bred to two that are prime candidates and then do all the DNA testing later to see which one(s) were sired by which dog. One of my girlfriends has Vizslas and took her bitch all the way to the East Coast (from California) for two different breedings, and had to pay two different stud fees up front, and then ended up with a singleton pup. Talk about a let down... and one very expensive puppy!
Bill writes about their experience in a very amusing way! He's an interesting writer.