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? breed to mate with bitch cockerpoo?
twins has discovered her bitch cockerpoo is in heat. I have come to adore this wild, (yet calming down) fantastic fun loving socialable ball of fur.
what breed would make a good cross, i would like everything in the Mama but not much bigger and also maybe slightly less rumbunkious?
it would give me such joy to have Saff's offspring.
any ideas on this please, and gratefully received.
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hi, your cockerpoo sounds like a lovely doggy and i can see why you would love to have pups from her, but you need to think very carefully about all the pros and cons before you breed from her.
Before you breed from a dog there are several health checks that should be done, to make sure there are no medical conditions she has that could be passed on to her pups. this is really important if you want to have happy healthy puppies. As your dog is a cocker spaniel and poodle cross you will need to get all the health tests for both these breeds.
you may wish to keep a pup, but if she has 10 pups will you be able to find homes for all of them? it will be expensive to feed a hungry mother and all her pups, and you will need to be with them pretty much all the time for 2 months after the pups are born. pups usually go to their new homes at 8 weeks old.
It can be very stressful on the female dog, she could potentially get sick and even die. it is also very important to socialise the puppies from 4 weeks old onwards, so that they are not timid or aggressive and can become good pets.
I really think it is work thinking long and hard about it before you go and breed your dog- it is a big commitment. perhaps go speak to your vet about it, they will do a check up on your dog and see if she is healthy enough to breed from and will answer any questions you have.
Source(s):I'm a vet student
you are right. we have dismissed the possibility of breeding. once out of heat she will be spayed as planned.
I dont think i am a 'forever home' for a pup anyway, it was a fantastic idea but not practical from any perspective, not fair on myself or the dog.
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Hi! The dog that is thought to be the most calm is the Basset Hound but I think it may be a strange looking pup! The maltese and the Shih tzu are a good friendly calm small breed which would be an adorable cross with a cockerpoo!! Hope this advice helps and best of luck with your breeding!
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