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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Strange breeding?

I have a friend whose mother bred dauchunds (sp?) for many years. She recently purchased a Maltepoo and after they got home and went to the vet found out the dog had mange. When she attempted to call the breeder the phone number was no longer in service.

Her mom wants to breed this puppy. She doesn't know any health history or anything, can't reach the breeder. She has a friend who also purchase a Maltepoo, but from another breeder, and that's the male they're going to use. I thought to breed them you used a Maltese and a Mini Poodle. They're going to just have little tiny "mutts" aren't they? I questioned my friend about it but she didn't see any problems, said she even mentioned it to their vet and he said it would be fine. Also said they could go ahead and breed her on her second heat cycle even if it's before she's a year old. All of this worries me but I don't know anything about breeding. Does it sound strange? Can't imagine it would be good for the little puppies or the mama.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 05:10 PM
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I question their reason for breeding. Why do they want to get involved in this process in the first place since they obviously have no idea what they are doing. There are so many dogs available for adoption as it is. There is no need to breed third generation mutts.

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Wow, that is strange and wrong. I'm suprised that a vet is advocating this?!? Aren't there enough mutts dying unwarranted deaths in shelters as is? Seems like the vet is just in for an easy buck. Breeding on the 2nd heat cycle is way too young! The dog is still itself a puppy.
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I don't like it at all.

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I don't like it either, my husband and I were discussing it at dinner. I think she's doing it because she's a widow and feeling lonely but her time could be used volunteering at a shelter or something. I hate that I'm going to have to voice my opinion on this when she brings it up again.

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Ann- everyone around here wants to breed to Isabelle... lol, seriously I am asked all the time! I don't know if maltese are becoming popular in this area or what but heck most of them have curly hair anyway! I think when it comes to the little designer dogs it doesn't really matter what they are bred with, people just buy them cause when they are little and they are cute (often times they arent when they grow up!) and unfortunately they seem to be very disposable too. I think encouraging her to use her dog to volunteer is a great thing- especially therapy dog at retirement communities. They just love the little tiny dogs that can sit on their lap! Also let her know how expensive c-sections are... that can scare off a lot of breedings. We recently had someone who joined my maltese list with a not so looking maltese that wanted to breed her dog to give puppies to friends but then found out about what can happen and the cost of breeding and decided not. So a little bit of sugar coating can go along way with some

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A Maltipoo is a "designer dog"- in other words, a mutt. I have nothing against a Maltipoo, but that's what it is, a mutt. Sorry these people want to breed these dogs.


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The "mutt" part is why I was concerned that the vet told them it was ok to go ahead and breed the two dogs.

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That is sad... I have tried to discourage people from breeding their dogs, but I always get the glazed looks...

So many people have asked me if Mimi is fixed. Even strangers!!! I happily tell them yes! As if I would even let them get their dogs near her without knowing how they take of their own dogs! And they don't even know what kind of dog she is!

Hopefully you can discourage your friend and educate them on breeding even if just to hear what could go wrong.
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She was a breeder for many, many years back in the 70's and 80's. They bred daschunds but haven't had a dog for the last 10 years or so.

When I got Scooter they kept asking if I was going to let him breed, I immediately told them no and that he was going to be neutered. They told me I was crazy and I could make some $$$ or get another puppy. I wouldn't dare!

My neighbor who has the Maltese STILL hasn't had her spayed! She's had two heat cycles that I know of and she keeps escaping from their yard. She's gotten very aggressive when she comes over, I told them not to bring her back until she's spayed because Murphy isn't neutered yet.

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