Here are the questions that you want to ask yourself if you are considering breeding:
Is your dog:
A. Breed Quality, (close to the breed standard)
B. Have a good temperament
C. Have a pedigree showing the dog is from good breeding
D. Clear of inherited diseases
Now that you have evaluated your dog, here are a few questions you should ask yourself....
1. Are you prepared to spend several days at home, both before and after the birth of the pups?
2. Have you read up on "Pug Births", and know how difficult it can be to deliver a litter?
3. Are you prepared to do all the work of the delivery, (as pugs are notorious for not helping deliver their own pups)?
4. Are you prepared to spend the first few days helping your dog if she does not know how to be a good mother to her pups?
5. Do you have a qualified mentor to help you if you don't know how to help your dog?
Now, can you meet all of the criteria listed below?
1. I have homes for all of my puppies and/or a waiting list of folks wanting to buy my puppies.
2. The pug that I am breeding to meets the same criteria that my dog does in the section before this one.
3. I can offer a solid health guarantee for the health of the puppies I sell. In addition I am willing to take the puppy back no matter how old it is and find it a new home.
4. I can offer to give them a replacement puppy if theirs becomes sick or passes away from a disease that was inherited from the parents.
5. I sell my puppies that are not show or breed quality with a limited registration and I also have a spay/neuter agreement.
6. I fully interview and screen my potential buyers to make sure that the puppies are going to appropriate homes.
7. I am ready to offer support and advice to all of my puppy buyers when they have questions.
8. I am ready to be contacted by a puppy buyer with compliments and complaints.
9. I can afford the:
Stud fee (usually the cost of one puppy)
Emergency or regular c-section birth
Vet costs associated with the pregnancy for the mother
Possible emergency visits due to puppy health issues after they are born
Shots for the puppies
Registration of the litter fee
Fee for removing dew-claws
Vet check the puppies before releasing to new owners
Did you know?
Some dogs never have pups! Even after picking out an experienced stud, doing all the vet checks to determine ovulation in your female, and having her bred, she may not conceive. This happens more often than you would think, especially with Pugs. You are still obligated to pay for the "service" part of the stud service even if you don't get and puppies,
When you breed your female you are putting her health at risk and she could die during the pregnancy or delivery.
When you breed it is possible that you will spend more on the pregnancy than you will make off of selling the pups.
Disasters will still happen, no matter how experienced or prepared you are.
The death of just one puppy is very heart breaking and emotionally draining.
Your vet may not be able to save the litter or the female if there are serious complications.
You will not be able to count on a breeding being successful or how many puppies it will produce.
Even if you have bred two beautiful dogs, they may have ugly puppies.
Here is an excellent link to look at
Take the time and make sure that you know all the answers to these questions if you want to breed your pug. These are basic breeding knowledge questions and any good breeder should be able to answer them all. http://www.learntobreed.com/questions.html
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