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|08-08-2012, 11:47 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2012
A Newbie with mating questions
I have a precious family member named Lily. She is a "CKC" yorkshire terrier. Her age is 19 months.
She is due to go into her 3rd heat the end of August (20 days from now)
I am only considering mating her because I have family members who want one of her puppies and my 10 year old daughter wants another one too. After this I am going to have her spayed.
I have two questions.
First: As far as her temperment, she still seems like a puppy to me. Is she old enough to have babies?
Second: Excuse me for being ignorant here, but since I am not mating her for the purpose of selling the puppies, does she have to be mated with a CKC and are all yorkies either ckc or akc?
|08-08-2012, 12:18 PM||#2|
I Love My Yorkies
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Registry doesnt matter ckc is a junk registry and they can only be registered AKC if both parents are AKC
|08-08-2012, 12:23 PM||#3|
Hook Em! Bevo & Mack
Join Date: Feb 2011
I would really advise you to NOT breed your baby. So you really want to risk her life for your daughter to have a pup? CKC is not an acceptable registry unless you are referring to the Canadian Kennel Club. You might want to do a lot of research before even thinking about this again. I would get your little girl spayed and just love her!
Bevo and Mack
& grandpups Bryleigh and Jaxon
|08-08-2012, 12:30 PM||#4|
Yorkie mom of 4
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
Is losing her worth a puppy or two to you? Wouldn't it be pretty traumatic for your 10 year to see a whelp go wrong or your dog die from complications? Whether you want to sell them or not you should do what is best for the yorkie breed and that would be to not breed your dog. The registry you have is worthless and you have no idea what your dogs lines are. You also would need to do genetic testing on both mating dogs to make sure they will not not pass on any genetic illnesses to the puppies. If your dog is under 5 pounds she also should not be breed. You also need to have a couple thousand dollars set aside for an emergency c-section which can happen a lot with yorkies plus the care of the pups, getting there tails docked and dew claws removed. Pups also must be kept with mom for 12 weeks. Small dogs are known to have problems whelping and often need help so to insure the safety of your dog you would need some one there who knows what they are doing and has done it many many times. Also I really encourage you to go to a couple shelters and take your daughter with you and look at all the pups and dogs who are brought into this world but no one wants and are gonna be put to sleep and see if you really want to bring more pups into this world.
My babies Joey, Penny ,Ollie & Dixie
Callie Mae, you will forever be in my heart!
|08-08-2012, 04:17 PM||#5|
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston Texas
Buy your daughter a puppy and let the rest of the family purchase their own puppy. If something goes wrong, which frequently does with Yorkies, it could cost you in the thousands of dollars, plus you could loose you female, all the babies, or the entire shooting match.
|08-08-2012, 04:35 PM||#6|
♥ Love My Tibbe! ♥
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: D/FW, Texas
Keep your baby safe and please don't subject her to the rigors and dangers of pregnancy and whelping with no more experience at it than you have, unless you have had years of experience with pregnant and whelping females, raising puppies and are an old-hand at all of the emergencies that could lie between you and a puppy. Some small dogs only have one very large puppy and it can rarely be delivered without vet help - so be prepared financially for a vet bill for this and other reasons. If you haven't had her tested in the 6+ tests I think it is for breeding qualities that will likely be passed on to her puppies, I wouldn't even consider breeding. Likewise, the male will have to have testing also. You don't want your pup/puppies to wind up loaded with genetically inherited problems that Yorkies can pass along so be sure you have done that before you go any further. But most of all, I just would not risk the health or life of my little Yorkie for a puppy. I would just select a reputable Yorkshire Terrier breeder who meets my strict criteria and buy from them and it will be far less risky for your baby and far cheaper in the long run. Though it won't be kin to your girl, I assure you, it will be just as sweet and you will love it just as much.
Jeanie and Tibbe
One must do the best one can. You may get some marks for a very imperfect answer: you will certainly get none for leaving the question alone. C. S. Lewis
Last edited by yorkietalkjilly; 08-08-2012 at 04:37 PM.
|08-08-2012, 08:02 PM||#7|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Breeding a toy breed dog is much more risky then breeding the larger sizes although there is always a danger in any whelp. Toy dogs have very small reproductive organs and tend to need very expensive C-sections more often. Since your dog is ckc it is a pet quality dog that could also be carrying genes that could pass on genetic defects. Pet quality dogs are wonderful pets but they should not be used for breeding. I hope you will reconsider you decision to breed her and get her spayed instead. Any male you find to breed her with would also be pet quality.....just increasing the poor gene pool. I'm sure your dog is adorable so let her be an adorable pet and don't put her though something that would be risky to her and the babies.
|08-08-2012, 11:53 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2009
If your dog isn't AKC it isn't breeding quality IMHO.
Buyers are warned NOT to buy CKC dogs unleaa the CKC stands for Canadian Kennel Club, but I see you are in America so I'm guessing you're talking about Continential Kennel Club a disreputable registry.
Shan & 8 kids now!
|08-09-2012, 03:15 AM||#9|
Therapy Yorkies Work
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Central, Florida
On Yorkie Talk you will find little, if any agreement about breeding your pet Yorkie. Most of us have seen, read, helped, or cried with people who have lost their beloved Yorkie when things went wrong. Most of us think only experienced breeders should undertake the risk. Good breeders test their dogs for genetic problems and study pedigrees, to ensure that they mate the best of the best. Welcome to YT
Teresa & Rubin, Gracie, Abba, Ginny Joy and Julia Rose
Act like a dog, be kind, forgiving, and loyal.