I dunno 99bottles - it depends how well the breeder(s) could keep it secret from the ANKC people. Tho I'm not sure what they'd do if the owner could show they'd made every effort to contain the bitch and she still escaped...
Well the dog was aborted a while ago and all went well but unfortunately my friend and her partner woke up on Thursday morning to find that the dog had passed away, a post-mortem showed nothing and she was healthy and happy the previous night. It was just her time to go at 2yrs of age.
Rest in peace beautiful
Oh 'Kristy.Maree' - your news is not what I was expecting and it is just so unbelievably sad !
Your poor friends and the pup - only two years old !
Could it have been a snake bite ?
R.I.P. 'little lady' Taken far too soon !
Your poor friends - 'Kristy.Maree' - definitely testing times for them ! Pleased 'Baby' is home now and they aren't doing the 'hospital/medical shuffle' as much !
With regard to the pup - I still can't get over it - the only other things that I can think of - would be bloat or heart. Cancer is another big problem with Rotties - but you usually get some warning with that.
We lost our Rottie to cancer - but we got her to 9 years old after a knee operation at 18 months and dodgy hips and numerous other problems !
Your friends are very lucky that they have you to support and look after them !
I would of gone for the morning after pill solution for dogs. But had i missed that window, and in this scenario, id terminate the pups.
She will be lucky to break even financially. After termination, her bitch will be healthy and able to assist with the baby. Coming to get you before they wake, keep you company during the 2am feeds. and when your friend is ready to breed from her again, the bitch will be healthy as she was expected to be.
there are inherant risks of C section deliveries in mastiff's at a prevalence that is greater than in rotties. This is expected/accepted by mastiff breeders, and price reflects this often. There are also risks in delivering pups vaginally, for the bitch. Mum's have been known to die in childbirth. For a litter of ?, surely not worth your much loved friend.
I am not, but if i were: As a breeder, i would only consider the risks for my bitch worth it, if pure bred pups i was breeding for were the product. Because i probably had some really nice specimens of the breed. That i was matching very carefully with comparable strengths.
And id probably end up with one of those pups too. They have way too many boxes ticked to sucker me in. So i wouldnt touch raising them with a barge pole. I know my weaknesses. As did all my kids. hence multi dog ownership, and multi animal rescues passing through regularly.
And ive gotten my dogs from rescues mainly. Cept the last 3. Each breed comes with its inherent health risks. Careful breeding can reduce/eliminate these. There are so many cross breeds in shelters already. I should not add to it, as i fear these dogs may.
Good detective work ! At least now there is a valid reason - for the why ?
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