Breeding Chihuahuas

October 10, 2009

Breeding Chihuahuas are not easy and it takes a lot of patients and determination when it comes to breeding successfully. This article will discuss some of the things you need to learn about before you decide to bring one into your home.ChihuahuaGingerPiesFirstLitter4Boys3

Potty training. Do it when they are young and able to make it into a routine. Chihuahuas are fiercely loyal to their owners and they do not like it when you are unhappy. Use this to your advantage when you are house breaking them and show your unhappiness as visually as you can when they do their business in strange places in the house. Once they relate the fact that you do not like it when they do this, they will understand and start to use proper places to do their business. Treat them when they get something right as Chihuahuas are quite loyal in this way. Once you show some affection, they will listen to you. This is important in breeding a high quality and housebroken dog.

These dogs are also very small dogs, so breeding them can be quite different from doing it with large dogs. When you do breed a dog, make sure you do it because you love or have a liking for the breed. This means learning all you can about Chihuahuas and how to properly take care of them. Doing it because you just want a dog is a mistake that a lot of people make when they breed Chihuahuas. Firstly, when you do breed them and have a pregnant mommy, you need to understand a few things. These dogs have pretty big heads in relation to their body size, so the labor and pregnancy of the mother dog can be quite hard.

This means that for a lot of breeders, they often have to bring their mother Chihuahuas for C-sections. And let me tell you, in the area of veterinary procedures such as this, you need a lot of spare cash when it comes to employing one of these procedures for your Chihuahua. An important thing about dogs you must know in general is that they must be awake almost immediately after the pregnancy, because if they do not recognise the dogs, they will most likely kill or even eat them. Chihuahuas also lose a lot of calcium when they go through their terms of pregnancy and labor, so you need to watch out for things like calcium defiance in the dogs.

Symptoms can include and are not limited to vomiting, eye movements which are unpredictable and muscle twitching. Because Chihuahuas are also genetically prone to epilepsy and seizures, calcium deficiency also adds to that. Constant trips to the vet is very important because vitamins and calcium injections might take place. Oral fixes like milk or vitamin tablets do not work in Chihuahua because of their metabolic rate and how their blood carries such minerals and nutrients.

These are some of the aspects that you should know about when breeding Chihuahuas. Of course there is a lot more to it than this, so talk to a vet before you decide to make that decision.

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