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Breeding, Whelping, and Rearing Puppies



Everything you wanted to know about puppies and more

This article is Copyright 1996 by Liza Lee Miller, All rights reserved. You may download and print a copy of this file for your personal use. Further distribution must be with the explicit permission of the author.

Before breeding a bitch or even planning to breed a bitch, please consult a veterinarian. The information contained in this FAQ should in no way be construed as a substitute for veterinary care and advice. Further, you should make an effort to find a veterinarian who is familiar with canine whelping issues. Because so many people are being responsible and spaying their bitches, fewer veterinarians are comfortable with whelping puppies. Surprisingly, emergency clinic veterinarians are more likely to be familiar with whelping issues. This is no doubt because of the well-known maxim that, given a preference, dogs will whelp at 2 am when the regular vet clinics are closed. Again, please consult a veterinarian before doing any breedings. As with people, pre-natal care is important in bitches.

-001. Introduction
puppies: 001. Introduction
-002. What do I need to do before I breed my bitch?
puppies: 002. What do I need to do before I breed my bitch?
-003. Okay, what do I do before I decide to breed my bitch?
puppies: 003. Okay, what do I do before I decide to breed my bitch?
-004. I can see why nutrition and health care are important concerns, but how do those other things make her a better brood bitch?
puppies: 004. I can see why nutrition and health care are important concerns, but how do those other things make her a better brood bitch?
-005. Okay, but what about showing and working, how can those have anyeffect on her qualities as a brood bitch?
puppies: 005. Okay, but what about showing and working, how can those have anyeffect on her qualities as a brood bitch?
-006. Okay, I'm satisfied that she's a quality bitch, worthy of breeding,what's the next step?
puppies: 006. Okay, I'm satisfied that she's a quality bitch, worthy of breeding,what's the next step?
-007. Choosing a Stud Dog
puppies: 007. Choosing a Stud Dog
-008. Paperwork
puppies: 008. Paperwork
-009. Breeding Timeline
puppies: 009. Breeding Timeline
-010. Pregnancy Timeline
puppies: 010. Pregnancy Timeline
-011. Preparing Your Whelping Kit
puppies: 011. Preparing Your Whelping Kit
-012. Whelping the Litter
puppies: 012. Whelping the Litter
-013. Raising Puppies Timeline
puppies: 013. Raising Puppies Timeline
-014. Finding And Dealing With Puppy Buyers
puppies: 014. Finding And Dealing With Puppy Buyers
-015. Health Guarantees
puppies: 015. Health Guarantees
-016. Financial Considerations
puppies: 016. Financial Considerations
-017. Resources
puppies: 017. Resources









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