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    Question My Lily and Our Dilemma?

    Hey guys, first ever post. Had a read over a few of the threads and am confident I'm in the right place.

    Anyway.. introducing my partners baby and our dilemma!!
    This is Lily which we believe to be a Fox Terrier with maybe some Jack Russel?
    She got her from when she was a lil puppy and has had her for almost 10 years!
    Had her taken to the vet just recently for a super smelly breathe and they did blood tests and everything and she's in tip top condition minus a few teeth. Haha poor girl had a few teeth pulled out and she was super cute stumbling around as the anesthesia was wearing off.

    Anyway here is our dilemma.. she's never had babies before and we're really keen on her having babies as we think having descendants of Lily will be a lot more special than buying another pup, and we also think it'll also be special for Lily to have her own babies and experience being a mum.

    Our question is.. where do we start if we want Lily to have some pups of her own?

    And a super cute pic i snapped of her on my phone.

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    How old did you say she is? 10???

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    She is 10 years old. That is equivalant to a 70 year old human (give or take). Don;t you think she is a little too old to have pups? The strain on her body would do her serious damage, and the birth would possibly kill her.

    The idea of breeding her is, frankly, cruel. Let her live her golden years in peace.

    If you really want to get another dog then perhaps speak to a breeder or a rescue. There are many, many Tenties, MF's and Jack Russels just waiting to be saved.
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    I'm sorry, but I for one cannot help you with this.

    Lily is a crossbred dog, you are not a registered breeder, and the dog is 10 years old.
    What you are considering is nothing more than deliberate back yard breedin, albeit from a VERY unsuitable source.

    For the benefit of everyone, please do not consider doing this!!! Instead, should you want another dog in the future, buy one from a reputable breeder, or certainly give a loving home to a dog/puppy that needs a second chance in life.

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    IMO...I think it would be cruel to breed with an old girl like that! She should be allowed to spend her senior years relaxing and enjoying herself...not to mention BYB...!
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 11-27-2009 at 03:14 PM.

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    Put it this way, for your own reasons you would consider allowing your Grandmother to get pregnant???????????

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    Well after replies I guess breeding an older dog is a bad idea.. I was just simply asking for what options I had, as I have a friend who has a German Shepard. She brings her dog to a dog breeding type place, which I'm not sure of specifics but am sure it's a legal and safe place for the dogs and they breed your dog for you. However the place she brought her dog too only does German Shepards. I was just wondering if there were such a facility or option to have descendants from Lily.

    Don't get me wrong I would never intentionally harm Lily or do anything that was bad for her, if you guys think she's too old to breed I'd believe you and take your advice.

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    Thank you OP.

    BYB (back yard breeders) who delibertaely breed from dogs they shouldn't, or do it at all, are something that is truly not favoured by many here. Certainly not by myself, so I'm sorry if my comments seemed abrupt. I was trying to be exceedingly polite.

    Did I do it??? LOL.

    The situation you are describing with your friend is also a big no-no.

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    She is too old to breed from.

    Given that you have said she is not pure, and you have no idea of her parentage, you also would have no idea of what her pups would be like even if she were young enough still to have them. She could be just the pick of the bunch and her siblings may be complete and utter disasters, which means that her off spring could follow them.
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    If you're financial enough, the best thing you can do is get DNA stored for cloning

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