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Old December 10th 03, 08:47 AM
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is a 10 month old male pitbull old enough to breed
my bitch is 2years and has had 1 litter
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Old December 10th 03, 10:42 AM
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is a 10 month old male pitbull old enough to breed
my bitch is 2years and has had 1 litter



YES! and btw your poor bitch is far too young, too.


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Old December 10th 03, 11:18 AM
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" "broo1193" wrote in message
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is a 10 month old male pitbull old enough to breed
my bitch is 2years and has had 1 litter



YES!.


ACK, that should have been a: NO he is NOT old enough and neither is the
bitch!


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Old December 10th 03, 05:08 PM
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On 10 Dec 2003 00:47:17 -0800 broo1193 whittled these words:
is a 10 month old male pitbull old enough to breed
my bitch is 2years and has had 1 litter


He is physically capable but that does not mean it is wise. He should be
old enough to screen for hip dysplasia, luxating patella, elbow
dysplasia, von Willibrand's Disease, and normal thyroid. That would mean
at least two years old. Bitches are physically capable before two but
that also does not mean it is wise. In addition to screening for those
problems the bitch that is bred before she is fully mature is at greater
risk for future problems.
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Old December 11th 03, 06:35 AM
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You need to do some physical testing before you even consider breeding
your male... or breeding your female again. Otherwise, you could be
producing puppies that are doomed to be crippled, blind, or deaf.

Hip x-rays for OFA ratings are critical... but cannot be done until age
2 years. Specialist eye examinations, annually, for CERF ratings are
needed. BAER hearing test needs to be done now on both parents, and
then on all puppies before they go to their homes.

Because of the social prejudice against the breed, protect your dogs
and yourself by taking basic obedience classes and pass the AKC's Canine
Good Citizen test for certification, which can be done at any age. Have
both dogs take the American Temperament Test Society's temperament test
for TT certification (youngest age is 18 months). If your dogs pass
these, you have proof that they are stable. mentally healthy dogs.
Earning obedience or agility titles in competition will be additional
verification that they are good dogs.

While you are doing all of these things read everything you can get your
hands on about responsible breeding. Your great breed doesn't need
breeders who are flying by the seats of their pants.... It needs solid
responsible breeders who intend to do right by the dogs.

Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia

 




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