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Question by Rachael
Submitted on 1/22/2004
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I am wanting to breed my pug.  I have heard that pugs have a hard time with having puppies and that there are a lot of risks more then normal.  Is this true?

Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 1/31/2004
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Small breed dogs do have more complications in birth. If you do breed her do all the reading about whelping that you can and be with her as she whelps so you can call the vet if something goes wrong. If you don't it could result in the death of the pups and maybe even your dog. It's not always that bad but it does happen so just be prepared! Good luck!


Answer by pug person
Submitted on 2/1/2004
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Pugs do have a lot of whelping problems. I show and occasionally breed my pugs and have had more c-sections than not. The large head is the problem most of the time.
If you have never bred dogs before, I would not advise you to start with a pug. However if you do, make sure you have a vet that is knowledgeable with this breed and have them walk you though it.
Good luck in whatever you decide to do.


Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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I agree with both of the answers above. Also she may have a large litter and sometimes they may tire and not finish delivery which leads to ceasarian or the puppies may just die in the birth canal,but if you think about it no matter what bad things may happen, but if your dog is a good spesimen of the breed and you will make sure there is good homes for all the puppies in advance to breeding and you have made all of the precotions then it is a good idea.


Answer by Gracie May
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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I think my pug is already pregnate, but how do I tell. She has laid around and her titty'sare getting big. But she does not appear to be gaining weight.


Answer by krista
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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My pug just had her first litter of puppies a week ago.  We thought she would be a great mother because she is very loving and caring.  Well she is not the best mother so we are having to do a lot of work with the puppies. Pugs are difficult to breed. Our pug had 6 puppies and now we only have 3 living. We had to bottle feed two puppies for 3 to 4 days.  This is not a easy job.


Answer by Hollie
Submitted on 12/13/2005
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I am considering all the things that could happen if a Pug is bred , but I also heard the mother could die what would cause that ? I am a stay home mom , I would have the time to devote ,but I am concerened about some of the things I have heard .I have a Emergancy Hospital 5 minutes away from my home. I can't go back and ask the breeder , as they are from Montreal and the lady I bought her from was allergic to the puppy , it worked out as I also was ripped off for a puppy that did not exist , I was so heart broken and when I thought I would go again another year without her I saw this ad .


Answer by Skye
Submitted on 9/20/2006
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yes i agree with them all. i have brought a rare type of pug and i want to breed him with a female that i will soon buy, but i have not breed before so i might to ask around, and look up information on sites and stuff, i would like to breed but i don't want to put my dogs at any risk so it might be good if you have a situation like mine, to ask around and stuff. Or maybe when she is nearly ready for the birth i could let her stay at the vet until she has had them. As long as she wont be in danger!


Answer by HLMW
Submitted on 5/23/2007
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How old should pugs be when you breed them, and or how many heats
should they go through before?


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