Can my Ten year old Norwich terrier have puppies?
on Jul 17th 2008
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i wouldn't put a 10yr old dog through that. She just may be too old to handle the birth
You probably shouldn't do that to a ten year old dog. Thats like having a baby when you are 70 years old. Some of the puppies might die and your dog may not be able to handle it (just like the other person said) and then you will be at risk for the death of your dog. Hope this helps!! Please do the right thing!
Princess (the lovable chihuahua)
Nope. She is too old- it would probably kill her.
Enjoy her in other ways though! She's in her golden years!
Technically speaking yes she can have puppies BUT it could kill her. She's to old and her body probably wouldn't be able to handle the stress of puppies and if there was any complications than she could die
Odie-Wan-Kenobi CGC answered on 7/17/08. Helpful? / 2
No, definitely not. Not only would your dog be in greater danger than a younger dog, but you need to have years of studying and experience with a good mentor under your belt.
Breeding, when done responsibly, is no easy thing and should only be done to help improve the breed's health and to keep it according to standard as possible. There is no money to be made in breeding the right way, because you need to do all kinds of healths tests, have enough to money to be prepared for complications that can and often do come up (many of which are very expensive to try to fix), and there are many other costs as well. However, if you want to help a dog with puppies, get in touch with an animal rescue organization and ask about fostering a pregnant dog. But, even then you need to make sure that you can handle it and learn about caring for a pregnant dog and her puppies.
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