Can a blue heeler female and a chocolate retriever male be bred and carry full term?
the female blue heeler is going into heat and is almost a year old (almost fully grown).. The chocolate lab is a few years old but fully grown
on Feb 2nd 2013
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that would be like letting your 11 year old daughter get pregnant. Why breed more mutts? Get both dogs speutered. She is way too young anyways.
In addition to what Wiley pointed out about the age of your female, why in the world would you even consider allowing her to become pregnant with a mixed breed litter when our shelters are killing young puppies daily for lack of homes???
Furthermore, breeding a dog which such high exercise requirements and intense herding instincts to a Labrador who is bred to be fearless and in your face is going to produce extremely hyper, intense dogs who will be, at best, difficult to keep occupied and happy in the average pet home.
It takes MUCH MORE than being fully grown to carry and raise a litter. First of all, you are talking about two breeds who can and do have many hereditary health issues... vision problems, hip and knee problems, epilepsy, just to mention a few. Without both the parents being fully tested and certified to be free of these conditions, you can potentially be looking at an entire litter of blind, crippled and/or epileptic puppies.
Please get them both neutered!
PLEASE keep your dogs separated throughout your dog's heat!
Not only is she way to young, but like Toto said, the breed combination does not make a good one that the average family will be able to deal with.
You don't NEED to breed them at all, so do the right thing by your dogs and keep them separated. Perhaps look into spaying/neutering one of them if you don't feel up to the task of keeping two intact animals responsibly.
Tyler answered on 2/6/13. Helpful? / 0
I agree with the others. To many people think they are going to make big money off of selling puppies. And all it does is put more puppies in shelters or have dogs with health problems. Leave the breeding to people that know what they are doing
Tiara answered on 2/8/13. Helpful? / 0
PLEASE check out petfinder.com, the shelters, the pounds, puppy mills and just open your heart, your eyes how many innocent pups asking the question why you euthanizing me every day? there are millions of dogs dying because they are mutts ad well other purebreeds, there is total over population of dogs, neuter and spay the dogs for the sake of dogs and guilt that will haunt you when pups that you breed will ask that question why did you bring me to this world for me to be abused, abandoned and later euthanized at the pound/shelter. Your mutts won't make you much $$ since most people prefer pure breeds over mutts and also there are way too many pups already waiting to be adopted!