Yorkshire Terrier Questions

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Yorkshire Terrier Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 2/7/2010
This is my female Yorkies second heat cycle and she is 1 1/2 years old. I want to wait till she is 2years old to breed her but my husband says we can breed her now? I dont want to stress her...what should I do?

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4/23/10 Alot depends on her size. If she is around 5 lbs and the male you plan to breed to has a history of producing small puppies,then you can breed her. Think long and hard about it, though. Only breed the two if you are prepared to keep all the puppies. Be sure both have had health testing, and are healthy. Is their bite correct, coat type silky, color correct,hips healthy, liver bile acids tested, etc.. Be sure they have good bloodlines- AKC registered and many champions in their pedigrees so you can feel confident that they will have pretty puppies. Its not a guarantee, but it helps. Be ready to take time off work to be there when she has the puppies and make sure your Vet is on stand by in case of difficulty during labor. A C section here costs around $1,000 for Yorkies. They are susceptible to anesthesia and can die from it. Are you sure you want to breed? Lisa
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