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    Smile Looking for Ridgeback or Ridgeback X to Stand Over Bitch

    Hey guys my dog Mia is in season looking for a ridgeback or ridgeback cross to stand over her. I had a male lined up but the owner moved to melbourne. Thanks for your time guys.
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    Just an FYI unless you are a Registered Breeder you are not going to get any support from people on this forum to backyard breed.
    Why do you want to breed your bitch?
    Do you know how much looking after a pregnant bitch, welping, looking after new pups, vaccinating/worming/microchipping/feeding pups is going to cost?
    Do you know of all the risks involved? That your bitch may have serious complications during the birth that requires major surgery and be very very expensive? Possible C-Sections if pups cannot be born naturally.
    Have you taken into account the fact you may not be able to find homes for all the pups...what will you do with any left over pups you cannot home?
    Will you be health checking your bitch and the sire? Are you aware of the genetic health issues associated with this breed? (Hip Displaxia being one, a very costly and painful disease)

    On top of these many reasons not to breed unless you are experienced or have an experienced person to mentor you, have you recently been to a shelter or looked at the stats of how many dogs are euthanised every year in pounds and shelters just because no one wants them? Do you want to breed animals that may one day end up in the shelter and then PTS?

    How committed to finding good homes for the pups are you?
    Are you willing to take back a dog (and keep or rehome) months or years down the track if for some reason the people you homed them with can no longer keep them?
    Why do you want to breed crossbreed dogs? Did you know that "Hybrid Vigour" is an urban legend as such and in no way is true.

    Lastly are you willing to lose your pet if for some reason things go wrong and she cannot be saved and dies....?

    Please read this thread and reconsider
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...now-about.html

    I suggest if you want to breed because you think it is something you might enjoy please look into speaking with Registered Breeders of a breed you love and find someone who may be willing to mentor you down the track, maybe purchase a bitch with the intention of breeding along with the help of the breeder. This would be a much better option and much more responsible.

    ETA - Another link (Thanks Hya)
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...you-breed.html
    Last edited by Keira & Phoenix; 05-30-2011 at 03:53 PM.

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

    5. Will be aware of any known inherited disorders for their particular breed and take active steps to reduce the incidence of that disorder in future offspring - the breeder screens breeding animals using available tests and avoids mating animals that are likely to produce sick offspring. They also avoid mating closely related animals.
    Dog Owner's Guide:Minimizing owner surrenders
    Purebred pets are at lower risk of surrender to shelters than mixed breeds, and dogs purchased for more than $100 have the lowest risk factors of all.
    And if you're in Queensland and soon the ACT, you will need a licence to breed your dog.

    And
    What is a backyard breeder? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

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    I feel like "standing over" with a whip - LOL.

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    @ Florence.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    No No No Florence

    We all know punishment doesn't work. We have to catch Ridgeback4 doing something right eg asking in here, and reward that with helpful diversion and education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    No No No Florence

    We all know punishment doesn't work. We have to catch Ridgeback4 doing something right eg asking in here, and reward that with helpful diversion and education.
    Yes, your restraint is admirable, Hyacinth -LOL.

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    hehehe. I guess we can always revert to a quick squirt from a water bottle if the behaviour persists? :P

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    well, i'm gona be different.
    hope you find a nice dog for your bitch, would help if i could but cant
    ignore the other people and do what you want.
    if some people had there way, dogs would die out in no time.

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    I think you'll find people will be much less helpful to you now. The sheer immaturity you've displayed here to a simple joke is astounding. I hope all goes well with breeding your bitch- for the dog's sake; certainly not yours.

    and @Spiderwick, it's good to know you support backyard breeders and the millions of dogs PTS each year because people "do what they want". Yep... always good to know where people stand on such topics.

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