Sunday, May 18, 2008

Havanese Breeding Is A Bitch

If you are thinking about what’s the best Havanese care there is for your Havanese, get them spayed or neutered. Havanese breeding takes a lot of time, money and personal resources that will not be reimbursed by selling the puppies. If you do decide to breed an exceptionally healthy, friendly and beautiful Havanese, you need to be sure there will be homes for the puppies BEFORE Mom and Dad ever meet. The Havanese information about breeding the dogs “for the heck of it” is grim. Those puppies will most likely wind up in a shelter.

Before you even think of Havanese breeding, know that you will have to fork out a lot of money up front. You must do it to enhance the breed and to enhance the next generation of pet dogs and not for money, or don’t bother. Proper, responsible Havanese breeding is done very small scale, in your home and with lots of vet tests done before sending Mon to the stud.
Your Havanese breeding stock and pups have to be very healthy and undergo many tests for any congenital defects like deafness, luxating patella and hip dysplagia. You can breed your Havanese naturally or with artificial insemination at the vet’s. Mom needs regular check ups throughout her pregnancy, lots of quality high protein food and regular exercise for as long as she can handle it.

Birth in dogs is usually a very undramatic affair. Still, read all of the Havanese information on what you need to know about dog births in order to settle yourself down and give Mom some peace. You need to have a quiet place in your home where Mom can whelp. Introduce her to the spot so she knows this is the place. Still, she’ll probably try to give birth on your bed anyway. Just plonk her into the whelping area and she’ll resign herself to that place.
Giving birth and raising the puppies to eight weeks of age is the easy part of Havanese breeding. That will go by really fast. The puppies will need to go to the vet when the vet recommends. They need tests and their first shots before they can be sold. Now comes the hard part – getting the pups to their new homes. Hopefully, you have a waiting list by now, but advertisements on dog web sites should gather interested buyers.

You need to vet your pup’s owners just as much as the pups needed vetting. Do they know what they are getting into? Do they need any extra Havanese information? Have they a vet that can give them a character reference? Responsible Havanese breeders have a clause in the contract that if the buyer has to give up the puppy for any reason, even when the dog has grown up, you will take the grown pup back.

The article was written to share a vast amount of experience relating to small dog breeds, including Havanese care and breeding. This author has had numerous articles published about Havanese care, Havanese breeding and Havanese information.

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