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    Hip and elbow scores aren't done until the dog is 2 years of age... so... 2 years of age is the youngest I would breed from a dog.




    edited for spelling... apparently they aren't elbow scores... they are scares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Hip and elbow scores aren't done until the dog is 2 years of age... so... 2 years of age is the youngest I would breed from a dog.




    edited for spelling... apparently they aren't elbow scores... they are scares.
    lol what do you breed that needs scoring?

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    My male poodles breeder hip scores all her dogs, even though they aren't a high risk breed it's still a possibility.

    My parents breed Great Danes so that's a big one

    I am undecided if I will bother doing it or not when I get into breeding Cresteds, PRA is the main one with those guys and that can be done at any age.
    I just think 2 years makes sense health wise and conformation wise... most dogs don't reach full maturity until 2 years, even the littlies, plus, it gives you full opportunity to get their ch. title.

    Just my opinion, don't look down on those who breed earlier or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    My male poodles breeder hip scores all her dogs, even though they aren't a high risk breed it's still a possibility.

    My parents breed Great Danes so that's a big one

    Yeh I remebered you saying you had a poodle after I pressed post
    Didnt know boust the danes though... what kind of money go into a dane? My sister was thinking about getting one.

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    Danes have more than a few health issues, but the big one's like bloat and cardiomyopathy (sp?) can't be tested for... it's more about the breeders observations of certain lines.
    Mum lost 2 of her boys to cardio years ago, very sad, it doesn't show up until later in life which makes breeding a nightmare.
    That was what made her decide to get out of Danes and start with Poodles... now the bug has bitten again she bought a Dane from a kennel in Qld.

    I can recommend some kennels for your sister if you like, Just PM me if you want details

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    Thanx I do not know how serious she is about it but I will ask her and get back to you

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    No problem.
    It doesn't hurt for her to start having a look around now anyway.
    Just get her to go on dogzonline and browse the breed sections, that's how I decided on my Cresty breeder.

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    Around three for my breed, slightly earlier for a well maturing girl and slightly later for a slower grower. They're not officially classed as a giant breed but are the same size or bigger than many giant breeds so under 18 months is not allowed, and I would certainly think that under two would be too young.

    However I know a few girls who have been left longer (more than five or six) for whatever reason and had lots of trouble falling pregnant, or never fallen which can be a great shame.

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