Reproduction is an extremely important process for any dog owner. That is why in the public consciousness there are several myths associated with it and do not have any scientific confirmation.
Myth 1. Mating solves any health problems.
Most people who have a dog for the first time mistakenly believe that a dog that has been bred at least once will be spared from diseases “on the female side”for life. In fact, from a medical point of view, binding for health is nonsense. Moreover, mating is a kind of test of the female body “for strength”. That is why before mating the dog must be fully examined to avoid possible complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
Myth 2. Mating is necessary “for the good of the breed”.
This is not true. The main question that the dog owner needs to decide for himself is whether his pet is good enough for the puppies born by her to benefit the breed? And – and this is the most difficult! – it is necessary to evaluate, guided not by emotions, but by reason. You only need to knit a dog that is perfect in its anatomy, character, and working qualities, which are not accidental, but are passed down from generation to generation. Recommended for reproduction are only truly first-class dogs!
Myth 3. Children will be exact copies of their parents.
Many, having decided to tie up their dog, expect to get an absolute copy of their beloved pet in the end. But no one can guarantee that the children will be exact copies of their mother. Or, alternatively: “friends want”. And who can guarantee that the children will be exact copies of their mother? When making a decision about dog reproduction, many factors should be taken into account, including genetics, analysis of pedigrees of male and female dogs, and the risk of genetic diseases
Myth 4. Reproduction of dogs is financially advantageous.
You should not consider mating a dog as a way to improve the family budget. Growing a litter will require significant investment (veterinarian, vaccination, quality food…). Perhaps, over time, they will pay off, and perhaps there will be difficulties with the placement of puppies.
Hi, my name is Mike Fletcher. I am 36 years old and a veterinarian at a veterinary clinic in Granby Colorado. And this is my blog about Pets. I hope I can answer your questions here.