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    Hello my husband and i want to breed our Chiwawa cross Foxy with a minature dashound . is this ok or so would these breeds be ok ?
    anything we should know ?


    and how would i get some one to help as in a breeder of a dashound

    our puppy is name is Taco she is 2 years old and she is white

    any colour dashound can some one please help us with any info on how to go about the breeding precess and where to find a dashound breeder to help us out ?

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    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...you-breed.html

    Long story short, its best not to breed a Cross.

    If you're after another dog try a shelter or a rescue group. Many Cross breeds (and purebreds) are already looking for homes.

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    Hi tacopuppy, what you are suggesting goes against what a lot of people here believe in.

    I personally believe dogs should only be bred to improve the health and quality of a breed.
    With mixed breeds some aspects of health cannot be determined. For example average elbow scores cannot be determined for a mixed breed.

    Every breed in the world had it's ideal 'rating' that it's elbows should be at. To find out the rating the dogs elbows are x-rayed and then the x-rays are examined by a vet. They get one point for every tiny fault in the elbow.
    So naturally, the lower the number the better.
    However, some breeds allow for higher scores overall, so for a Goldren Retriever a score of 5 might be acceptable, but for a GSD 10 might be ok... if you bred those 2 breeds together, how do you know what number is ok?

    Then you have actual physical problems. Chihuahuas can have a lot of eye problems purely due to the way they protrude from the skull.
    Dachshunds have long spines and can be prone to back problems such as slipping discs... do you really want to combine those 2 issues?

    Breeding dogs takes a lot of time and money, the health tests alone can cost into the thousands before you even think about breeding.
    People who breed professionally such as those who breed show dogs do not need to do many of the tests as some genetic problems can be proven (by DNA testing) not to be able to be passed on. They do these tests on certain dogs and then by default the puppies of that dog do not have the disease.
    But if you are new to breeding and want to do it properly you need to start from scratch... you won't know if your dog or its parents have any genetic diseases.

    Now, I know you probably think that it is OK to chance it, dogs breed with each other in the wild etc etc etc so it's ok for me to do it right?

    Wrong.

    In this day and age if you don't test for a certain disease and the dog happens to get it, you can have your butt handed to you in the form of a lawsuit.

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    Oh jee wizz.
    Let me start by saying I am a vet nurse, and we have people involved with rescue, breeding and general dog lovers on the forum, we are a very knowledgable group of people, and this is a topic we are all very passionate about. What gets said in this thread will be said out of passion, and I hope you are willing to listen.
    Ok, so, its spelt Chihuahua, and Daschund

    The ANKC(Australian National Kennel Club) is a 'group' of people, that show, display and breed the 'perfect' speciman of every breed. There is a list of how the dog must look. The breeds that fit the criteria the best, win titles and award at shows.
    Most breeders who are members of the ANKC spend about $400 of health tests, which cover general and specific breed health issues like hip and elbow displasia(plus many more).Their dogs also go through temperament tests. Most of these people only breed to improve the quality of their chosen breed, and there goal is health, temperament, beauty-and in that order.
    These breeders spend thousands on these carefully planned out breedings. They have contracts that state things like, if you can't keep the dog anymore, they will take it back and rehome it, or if the dog isn't breeding quality, it will be put on the spay/nueter contract. I know breeders who have spent $7,000 on emergency C-sections and all but one puppy has died.
    People that buy these $600-$2000 puppies know exactly what they're getting, and rarely do puppies from registered, responsible, reputable(RRR) breeders end up in shelters.

    About 2000 are put to sleep every week in Victoria, simply because they do not have a home, why bring more dogs into the world when their are already dogs and puppies dying?

    Please, if you are serious about this, you will read these link. Or at the vesy least, have a skim through
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...now-about.html
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...you-breed.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post

    Ok, so, its spelt Chihuahua, and Daschund
    Great posts Myf and Crested. Have nothing further to add to valuable information.

    Sorry to do this though, but, it's spelt 'Dachshund'..... :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Villain & Flirtt View Post
    Great posts Myf and Crested. Have nothing further to add to valuable information.

    Sorry to do this though, but, it's spelt 'Dachshund'..... :-D

    How embarrassing.
    I need to look this up, because I always used to remember it by saying Das- Chund in my head.
    I think I wrote Daschund on someones forms the other week. Uh-oh!


    ETA; V&F, you are completely correct, and I feel foolish
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    tacopuppy

    No it would not be ok.

    All you would do is add to the collection of unwanted unhealthy dogs on death row in the pounds.

    Given what you have, I recommend desexing both dogs.

    What is a responsible companion animal breeder? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

    I do beleive what you are proposing to do is about to become illegal in several states, QLD in particular.

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    Illegal? Why have I not heard of this!? Do you have a some sort of article?
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    Queensland is the first state to introduce actual breeding permits.

    Anyone can breed their dogs and sell them but to ADVERTISE the puppies or sell them in pet stores the breeder must have a permit number to accompany the pups.

    It's a great idea as we all know mixed breeds are very hard to sell at the best of times.

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    I just have to thank everyone else for their great post's.
    Pets are forever

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