|Barked: Tue Dec 31, '13 9:22pm PST |
|1/3 of a cup am and pm is too much food, feed less. First what you need to do if you want to be a legitimate breeder is get all of your dogs health tested, Pen hip etc. (assuming that they are AKC and good examples of the breed.)
Once you establish that your dogs are healthy. You need to have them complete and become titled to affirm they are breeding quality. (Breed the best to the best and hope for the best.)
Finding a mentor would be a good idea, also establishing a relationship with the vet you are going to use and put aside around $5000 for unexpected vet bills.
You will also need to figure out what your contract will be to potential owners of your puppies and you need to be prepared to take them back at any time if the person who purchased the puppy can't keep them, when you breed puppies, you are ultimately responsible for them, forever.
If all of this is daunting, consider getting your dogs spayed and/or neutered. The shelters are full of chis and other small dogs’ people have bred in their back yards. Thousands of really nice dogs of every type, small large and in between are destroyed in shelters for the crime of not being wanted. I was found on the road myself; I lived under a car for about a month, too scared to let anyone help me.
I have seen chi puppies’ barley alive, starved after they were left in the woods to die by some local who didn't want them anymore (they were recently rescued when I saw them at the vet’s office.)
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