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    Hi breeders, just wondering who uses humidicribs with heat/humidity and/or oxygen concentrators. Is it recommended, needed or helpful for the first few weeks of puppy life. If so what type of set ups are you using?


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    No breeder I've known (mostly border collies and cross breeds) have ever used one.

    Definitely use something called a "bitches box" to reduce chance of puppies being crushed, and there's a whole bunch of stuff that needs to be done to prevent things like "swimmer puppies" (puppies that can't walk).

    bull dogs might be different since most of the bitches need to deliver by c-section. So best people to ask would be your bitch's breeder, and your vet who specialises in bull dog litters.

    There's a lot of stuff you can do to help your puppies be the best possible eg toilet training, crate training (for vets and travel and safety), and socialisation with people and dogs and other pets.

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    Maybe I am really showing my age ‘Hyacinth’ – but I have only ever known about whelping boxes !
    Males and females have been known to jump/smash through many obstacles in order to mate ! I am not sure what a breeding box would look like !

    https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sour...q=whelping+box

    'legala_bulldogs' - Are you looking to breed Bulldogs ? Do you know anything about this breed ? Do you know anything about breeding and looking after the bitch and the puppies after they are born ? If not – Please do heaps and heaps of homework !

    Quote Originally Posted by legala_bulldogs View Post
    Hi breeders, just wondering who uses humidicribs with heat/humidity and/or oxygen concentrators. Is it recommended, needed or helpful for the first few weeks of puppy life. If so what type of set ups are you using?
    Yes, this breed can have problems birthing a litter. But the equipment you are talking about – means to me – that the resultant pups should be under vet care and not under some DIY home care.

    Pups need to be with their mother and other litter mates - to thrive.

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    Yes I own bulldogs and am breeding. I've seen many others using these humidicribs. I have decided against and will do what I know. Thank you


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    Quote Originally Posted by legala_bulldogs View Post
    Yes I own bulldogs and am breeding. I've seen many others using these humidicribs. I have decided against and will do what I know. Thank you
    By breeding bulldogs – Do you mean this will be your first litter – or - Have you bred bulldog litters before ?

    I am really pleased you came to your decision to not go and buy a humidicrib. With what I know about breeding pups – it is best to do what you know that works and save your money for other things.

    Breeding a litter of pups properly is not a cheap – money wise option. Many things can go wrong. Even if things don’t go wrong – you can still go through a lot of money just getting a litter to 8 weeks old.

    Can you explain to me the benefit to bulldog breeders using a humidicrib ?

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