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Question by Lucy
Submitted on 5/17/2004
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when is the best time for chihuahua dos to mate?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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There are several breeders on this board, I hope one of them answers also.  

I don't believe any chihuahua should be bred unless it's by an experienced breeder whose main interest is in reducing/eliminating genetic and other defects while trying to keep as close as possible to the breed standard.  I have nothing against mixed-breed dogs, but if you're going to specifically breed chihuahuas, then you need to stick to the breed standard for chihuahuas.

Chihuahuas are fragile breeders, those under 4 pounds as a general rule shouldn't be bred at all, and never breed to a male larger than the female.  Even experienced breeders sometimes lose the mother and/or the litter, Cesarean sections are not uncommon, it's not something to be done lightly or by amateurs.

Please consider having her spayed.  The costs associated with breeding chihuahuas are much more than you could recoup by selling the pups, and the risks of losing the mother dog and/or the litter are just too high.


Answer by star000fairy
Submitted on 10/1/2005
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instead of always hearing DONT BREED CHIHUAHUAS it would be nice to hear something good about it. as long as you're ready at a moments notice to rush your chi to the vet if a c sec is needed and you need to keep up with when they are bred so you will be ready when your chi goes in labor and you have a few essentials like Karo syrup dental floss some sharp scissors thermometer, a chis temp goes down to 93 when they're in labor,you should be fine


Answer by Betty delaporte
Submitted on 11/30/2005
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How long should my dog stay in season? She first showed signs of bleeding on Nov. 24th.
When would be a good date to put her to a male?


Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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Honestly, I do not think that the above is really any good advice.  If a chihuahua is to be breed the make sure the pup has a good temperament, she should also not have a backround with a serious disease.  When the dog is in heat, you should put her in a room where you can look at her but she can not know your there. Give her the feeling of privacy.  Also, when she is alone with the male dog she should not have any chew toys... available.  Make sure you know if the pup is pregnant.  You do not want this to come as a suprise if your not ready and pups are being born!


Answer by Cole
Submitted on 7/6/2006
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I don't think chihuahuas should breed with other dogs, except chi-chis because then chi-chis can't get disformed dogs and then people wont put them out on the street and we won't need homeless dogs running around dieing everyday


Answer by cvnxkjhcjh
Submitted on 1/12/2007
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I think that the mother shouldn't mate until it is completely grown and perfectly healthy, or the risks of the puppies being healthy would be low. The time that the mother should mate is about 1 1/2- 2 years old. Good Luck


Answer by Angie
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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I would like to know when it's the best time to mate a chihuahua? she is now 12 months & just recently got her period..hoe does her period work? How long after she can conceive?


Answer by Janet
Submitted on 6/27/2007
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I just bought a female chihuahua. She is 3 months old,and around 2 lbs. I also own a male, he is around 5 -6 lbs. The female is an apple head and the male is a red chihuahua.
I would like to breed them but as my first time doing this I dont know much about it.
I just read here that its not good to breed them if the male is larger.. how much larger are you talking about. *Note : I am not planning on breeding them till she is full grown.
Can someone get back to me at sexsi.princess@hotmail.com


Answer by sickofdogexperts
Submitted on 7/12/2007
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I am so tired the so called experts telling everyone how and what to do.  There are thousands of breeders and they just don't want anyone else breeding but them.  They will tell you the dumbest things to keep you from breeding. Don't listen to have the crap they tell you.  For one reason they talk about toys and teacups, there is no such thing with these dogs.  They are either tiny or larger, but they are not tea or toys.  They are dogs.  

Get a grip


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