The EXTRA Litter - no puppies :(

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Redyre Rotties, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, folks, it's day one for the Extra litter saga. I expect Penny to be ready for breeding around February 3rd for puppies near April 8, 2010.

    You can see more about this litter at http://www.redyre.com/extra.html

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    will be updating this thread as we go along.

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  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up at the barn
    Gee, didn't Penny just have a litter? Isn't that awfully close? Sounds like Grace did really well at her first puppy match.

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  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Some breeders will do a back to back breeding, then let them go two or more seasons without breeding. Just depends on the breeder and the dogs.
    Redyre, if I'm not mistaken, I believe I "know" you from another forum. Were you a member of breeder's corner way back when?
     
  4. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is her last litter. Only 2 puppies in the previous litter. She is in outstanding condition. My reproductive specialist recommended I breed her back again rather than leave her empty for a season.

    After this litter, once she reaches the age of 6 in June, I will spay her. We will be out working hard to complete her Open and Utility titles over the next 18 months to 2 years, and I don't want the bother of seasons.

    Current reproductive thought is that as long as a b.itch is in condition it is much better for her to be bred much closer together and retire at an earlier age. The progeesterone driven reproductive cycle of the b.itch is very damaging to the uterus whether a b.itch is bred or not. Better to go ahead and use her, and then get the uterus out of her by the time she is 6, and she is not carrying and whelping a litter at age 6.

    Just better in this case all the way around to go ahead and git r dun. I have great homes waiting, and this breeding should produce some really nice puppies.

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  5. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let the tally begin.

    $65.00 today for the Brucellosis test. We have another vet visit tomorrow. (cha ching)
     
  6. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how it goes, that's how it goes. And then you get the random people referred to you whose spouses can't understand why you're selling your dogs for more than 50 bucks. LOL
     
  7. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I won't buy any dog (or cat) from any breeder who can't show me a paper trail of vet work. And some accomplishments - and not just in the breed ring...I want a dog that can do what it was bred to do. I want to see some agility, obedience, herding - SOMETHING! And at least three generations of all of this. I like a nice dog.

    If you care about your dogs and do all the right things - I will apply for the privelege of purchasing one of your nice puppies. I want you to care what kind of home I will provide your puppy. I want to know I can call you for questions..and I will pay a good price for a good dog. Even though I no longer show, I still like a nice, healthy (mentally and physically), good-looking dog that looks like and acts like the breed should look.

    I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but there are those of us who "get it" and will gladly pay the purchase price to have a good dog. I use to show (had Paps), but don't have time for it anymore. But I still want a nice dog [​IMG] My huband use to call me a "breed snob"...He gets it, now!

    This is our P. Corgi, "Cheers." We never had any intention of showing or breeding her (although my kids did agility with her last year). She is just our gorgeous, well-adjusted, healthy pet. We paid more than $1,000 for her, and we'd do it all over again...and we'd buy from the same breeder.
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    Keep doing what your doing...some of us want to buy nice dogs - and some puppies inevitably need a pet-home [​IMG]

    Edited because I can't spell!!!!
     
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  8. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update, and more ChaChing.

    Tuesday, Jan 26
    Vaginal Culture $158.00

    Friday, Jan 29 (Day 6)
    Progesterone Assay $71.00

    I will have the results of this test on Monday, and will almost certainly do another one on Monday also.

    I expect breeding around Wednesday next week.
     
  9. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Progesterone results for yesterday, .2 so she has a long way to go yet.

    We are looking for 3 (luteinizing hormone surge), and then 5 (ovulation occurs when the grump reaches 5 nanograms per ml). Once she reaches 5, then breeding will occur 2 to 4 days later.

    I will do another test on Monday to see where we are. Results can change quite rapidly, so stay tuned for updates next week.
     
  10. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Progesterone results for Monday, 1.1, so she is moving into being ready. We will test again tomorrow. I expect we will be breeding on Friday.

    This is Penny in the snow yesterday.

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