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    So everyone knows my story about my dogs and how I just lost my Boy
    We were going to buy another DDB female, we didn't expect my boy to get hit by a snake..

    ANyway I have decided to keep a pup and still buy a new pup but am unsure as to weather
    we should keep a boy and buy a girl or other way round, keep a girl & buy a boy??
    I have my eye on a very special boy in the litter but as one would know, noone can
    determine quality at this age.

    Please note that a female by law has to be a minimum 18Months to breed
    and a boy has to be min 9 months by law..
    But thats not the point here..

    We would like to get one more litter from my girl then she would be desexed.
    Just not sure how to do this.. I will be using frozen sperm from another Dogue
    in another state for her next litter..This was always planned weather my boy was here or not.
    I was hoping to skip her next cycle and then
    get her inseminated on the next..

    I think the right way to do this is to keep a girl and purchase a boy..

    Love to hear what other have to say please..
    All positives please ..

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    I would wait and see how the pups turn out before making this type of decision you are looking at the moment. Being the breeder of these pups - you automatically have first 'dibs' on the 'top/best pup of the litter'. Once your best puppy has been picked then part of your question will have been answered. One thing, is that you do have time on your side and therefore no need to rush any decisions.

    My thoughts are with you and your family on the loss of your boy.

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    Riley summed it up

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    Yeah I think that also....
    Will have 2 wait and see puppies quality...
    I am just greatful we had a successful mating
    before he did get taken by a snake...

    So so sad, just gutted ..

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    I am a big believer in "trust your gut".

    As breeder, and owner of both parents, you have pick of the litter... but personally, I would keep whichever puppy "picked me", whether it was a boy or a girl. Many, many years ago now when I was out hunting for a puppy, I remember going into this giant run, grassed, trees, stumps, snooze beds {total nirvana for a puppy}, with about 10 pups to choose from {I had waited for 2 litters to get to top of the waiting list for 1st pick!}, and they were all busy hot-footing it around this play-paddock with each other, not interested in me at all, except for one perfect puppy who took one look at me, bolted over, jumped up, barked at me, then sat down, tail wagging at me, waiting. I sat on a stump and this pup ran over, full pelt, launched into my lap and snuggled in. She picked me. None of the other puppies paid me any interest whatsoever. That was Daisy {a Beagle}, and she was the Bestest Dog Ever {yes, current doglet included}.

    I reckon let your puppy pick you. The one you form the closest bond with (yes, you will!) is the one to keep.

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    I know it's probably very tempting to keep a boy right now with what has just happened but you have to be realistic.

    What are your long-term goals? Are you planning on showing or just breeding?
    If you are showing then a male would be a good choice, in general males do tend to do better in the ring than bitches and he can be studded out.
    If you are looking at your long-term breeding plan and not showing then a female is the better choice, you can always use a stud dog from another kennel to put her to, you don't have to own every dog you use.

    As said above though, there could be on stand-out pup in the litter that is abviously better quality than all the rest and it could be either sex... You have to weigh up your desire with your long-term plan.

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    I agree with crested...And also you will have to wait till the puppies are older before you can pick the best puppy. Really hard to pick now. Personally i would pick an outside boy, so that the two females you would possibly own could be bred to him, even if your plan was not to.

    I hope things go a bit better for you now..you deserve a break, thinking of you and keeping all paws and fingers crossed for no further problems
    Pets are forever

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    it depends what you want. A male from your litter wont be able to mate with any of the dogs you have unless they're unrelated, whereas a bitch can always have an outside stud. It will depend how far you want to expand your kennel.

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    We are going to wait and see the quality of the puppies.
    Until then we can't make a decision

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    If you have the resources you can always run on one of each for a while that you think are good, Dogues are not a breed that is hard to sell particularly ones that are already trained. You dont have to make a decision in the next few weeks.

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