Miniature Schnauzer Questions

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Miniature Schnauzer Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 12/28/2006
Hi! I have a 1-year old miniature schn. She is in her 2nd cycle and I am interested in breeding her in her 3rd. Is it true that you should at least breed your dog once? Also, since I am new to all of this, do you try to breed them while they are in their cycle, is there a specific timeline?

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1/3/07 No its not ture you should breed you dog at least once. Breeders breed their females on the 2nd heat most of the time. And yes you have to breed them during their cycle. Im sorry but if you don't know how this all works why do you want to breed her? There is more than I think you realize to breeding dogs. Its just not getting her bred,its taking special care of her through the pregnancy and then whelping and then caring for her and the puppies. I don't mean to make it sound like you can't do it but you really need to think about it and get all the info you can before you breed her. Sheila
Spring Valley Miniature Schnauzers
2/6/07 Hi! It is good that you are waiting to at least the second heat. We usually wait until the third, to make sure they are mature enough. You dont have to breed your dog once, and if you do breed her it raises her chances of getting pyrometria, which is fatal. If you breed her you may have to get her spayed at 5, to make sure she doesn't get it. There is a lot more to breeding then just getting her pregnant. She could have a lot of complications, and it can get very expensive. If you are going to breed her its nice to know someone who has bred before, so they can help you deliver. They usually need to be bred right after they stop bleeding. It usually lasts about a week. Pamla
Ivies House of Schnauzers