Has anyone on here bred dogs before?

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Found 23rd Apr 2008
I have a boy & girl cavalier king charles spaniel that have mated. Last time she was in season they mated loads & tied for ages every time, & after 3 trips to the vets for scans (1st time they told me she was pregnant, 2nd time told me she wasn't but made me take her back a 3rd time to check!) and no pregnancy. 36 days ago they started mating this time & her teats have got loads longer & she's a bit rounder (although she likes her food so has never been a slim dog!). Read books, but just wondered if anyone had any tips on how to tell without handing the vet a small fortune! Obviously as soon as i am more or less sure i will take her to the vets as i am not an irresponsible dog owner Thanks

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buy this book its what i was told to read if i was going to mate my staffy, you no the mate sessions are you doing it just the once or twice with a day apart,

Signs of pregnancy [LIST]
[*]******* discharge will usually occur around 1 month after mating.
[*]The teats will become more prominent due to an increase in the blood supply around the base of the nipples. This should appear between 25 to 30 days after mating.
[*]Appetite is usually depressed during mid-pregnancy, but not in every case.
[*]The abdomen will enlarge and the total body weight of your bitch may increase by 20%-55%. This may not be noticeable until 45-50 days into the pregnancy.
[*]Behaviour may also change, such as displaying slight depression.
[*]Closer to the delivery date, your bitch will probably start to express her nesting instincts, scratching at the floor or in her bed, and displaying signs of increasing restlessness.[/LIST]On average, you should be able to tell whether or not your bitch is pregnant at around one month after mating.

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Dub1;1953563

buy this book its what i was told to read if i was going to mate my … buy this book its what i was told to read if i was going to mate my staffy, you no the mate sessions are you doing it just the once or twice with a day apart,Signs of pregnancy[LIST][*]******* discharge will usually occur around 1 month after mating.[*]The teats will become more prominent due to an increase in the blood supply around the base of the nipples. This should appear between 25 to 30 days after mating.[*]Appetite is usually depressed during mid-pregnancy, but not in every case.[*]The abdomen will enlarge and the total body weight of your bitch may increase by 20%-55%. This may not be noticeable until 45-50 days into the pregnancy.[*]Behaviour may also change, such as displaying slight depression.[*]Closer to the delivery date, your bitch will probably start to express her nesting instincts, scratching at the floor or in her bed, and displaying signs of increasing restlessness.[/LIST]On average, you should be able to tell whether or not your bitch is pregnant at around one month after mating.


Mating varied from 4 times a day to a couple of times a day! Obviously my boy was feeling very frisky! :lol:
Yeah similar stuff to what it says in my book that i've read a million times called the Book of th B***h A complete guide to understanding & Caring for B*****s. I thought she was pregnant last time though, so am trying not to get my hopes up but keep feeling her belly & saying oohh i think she is you know! When you have to pay £50 each time they do an ultrasound it gets a bit much when you find out that she isn't like last time, was so depressed afterwards :-( I can't wait for her to have pups Maybe i should wait until the end of next week (it'll be 45 days from first mating next friday.

yea same book ive got, id say the teats should be a good give away if you notice some change, is this your 1st time breeding? if she is pregnant you got all your breeding box etc ready,make sure you read up on what to do if anything goes wrong as thats the biggest part of the lot making sure your puppy's and the mum is safe, good luck and keep us posted

Very tempted to post the obvious but will hold back ... I'm sure collo will be on here soon ....

Sorry cheerleader

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Dub1;1953643

yea same book ive got, id say the teats should be a good give away if you … yea same book ive got, id say the teats should be a good give away if you notice some change, is this your 1st time breeding? if she is pregnant you got all your breeding box etc ready,make sure you read up on what to do if anything goes wrong as thats the biggest part of the lot making sure your puppy's and the mum is safe, good luck and keep us posted


Good book isn't it? I've read it so many times now from front to back! Yes it will be my first time breeding if she is.... Wouldn't it be good if they did a doggy home pregnancy test! :lol:

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GoDutchGo;1953664

Very tempted to post the obvious but will hold back ... I'm sure collo … Very tempted to post the obvious but will hold back ... I'm sure collo will be on here soon ....Sorry cheerleader


come on what were you gonna say :roll:

cheerleader;1953679

come on what were you gonna say :roll:



It would have to be along the lines of "bitches on heat"

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GoDutchGo;1953716

It would have to be along the lines of "bitches on heat"


:roll::roll::whistling::whistling:

lol yea but if that ever happend you no for a fact that most of the backyard breeders wouldnt bother to visit a vet, i have put breeding sammy on hold as im not 100% sure what im doing and in london there are to many staffs who people breed dont no what there doing and end up in a dogs home, have u joined any breeding forums if u type staffy forum into google join up as they have a section for other breeds + a breeders section

cheerleader;1953672

Good book isn't it? I've read it so many times now from front to back! … Good book isn't it? I've read it so many times now from front to back! Yes it will be my first time breeding if she is.... Wouldn't it be good if they did a doggy home pregnancy test! :lol:

cheerleader;1953725

:roll::roll::whistling::whistling:



Must you while your still whistling :oops:

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Dub1;1953727

lol yea but if that ever happend you no for a fact that most of the … lol yea but if that ever happend you no for a fact that most of the backyard breeders wouldnt bother to visit a vet, i have put breeding sammy on hold as im not 100% sure what im doing and in london there are to many staffs who people breed dont no what there doing and end up in a dogs home, have u joined any breeding forums if u type staffy forum into google join up as they have a section for other breeds + a breeders section


No i haven't joined any forums, will have to look into that :thumbsup: I'm home all day, so will be around to look after the pups (if she is pregnant) & have checked out ]epupz.co.uk & there are hardly any cavalier king charles pups in kent, so should be easy to get homes for them (although i would keep one). They're such a good breed as they are really good natured :-D Am thinking about taking her to the vets tomorrow as i am so impatient & want to know one way or the other :roll:

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GoDutchGo;1953734

Must you while your still whistling :oops:


?:?

cheerleader;1954435

?:?



Oh no cheerleader are u still here ... I was hoping Collo would make an appearance ...

I'll just have to stall ....:oops:

yea i got sammy from epupzs its always a good idea to try have homes for the puppy's befor they are ready to go as a lot of people make that mistake of having 5+ puppy's and no homes

cheerleader;1954431

No i haven't joined any forums, will have to look into that :thumbsup: … No i haven't joined any forums, will have to look into that :thumbsup: I'm home all day, so will be around to look after the pups (if she is pregnant) & have checked out ]www.epupz.co.uk & there are hardly any cavalier king charles pups in kent, so should be easy to get homes for them (although i would keep one). They're such a good breed as they are really good natured :-D Am thinking about taking her to the vets tomorrow as i am so impatient & want to know one way or the other :roll:

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Dub1;1954544

yea i got sammy from epupzs its always a good idea to try have homes for … yea i got sammy from epupzs its always a good idea to try have homes for the puppy's befor they are ready to go as a lot of people make that mistake of having 5+ puppy's and no homes



I know, the books suggest to advertise as soon as the puppies are born & allow viewings from 4 weeks, so if she is i'll have a little bit of time :thumbsup: They are such an easy breed to find homes for i think i know a few people who would want one already :lol:

The way I can tell if they have puppies is, when she's walking away from you, if you can see (between her back legs) the udder droops each side...... "UU" that sort of shaped udder..

Thats how I notice.

Good luck xxx

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Lynwen;1954618

The way I can tell if they have puppies is, when she's walking away from … The way I can tell if they have puppies is, when she's walking away from you, if you can see (between her back legs) the udder droops each side...... "UU" that sort of shaped udder..Thats how I notice.Good luck xxx



Just checked her, and it is as you said, but if you press upwards her stomache feels hard. I don't know if i am explaining it really well :lol: So does that seem like she is? Thanks

if u want to find out and dont wanna go vets yet try find a local breeder who breeds your type of dog and ask advice 9 times out of 10 there freindly people are the dogs kc registered as they may be able to help

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get her to pee on a stick, not just any old stick though -lol

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sassie;1955039

get her to pee on a stick, not just any old stick though -lol



Do they do those for dogs?:p

Ibred my yorkie once but i fell in love with the 2 puppies and couldn't bear to part with them! :roll:

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Dub1;1954987

if u want to find out and dont wanna go vets yet try find a local breeder … if u want to find out and dont wanna go vets yet try find a local breeder who breeds your type of dog and ask advice 9 times out of 10 there freindly people are the dogs kc registered as they may be able to help


That's a good idea, thanks will look into it :thumbsup:

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sassie;1955039

get her to pee on a stick, not just any old stick though -lol


I wish i could! Would be great to get an answer in minutes :lol:

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sophie***;1955784

Ibred my yorkie once but i fell in love with the 2 puppies and couldn't … Ibred my yorkie once but i fell in love with the 2 puppies and couldn't bear to part with them! :roll:


Got a feeling that may happen to me if she ony had 2 ;-)

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Got an appointment at 3.50pm today at the vets, keep your fingers crossed for me that she is pregnant :thumbsup:

Good luck Cheerleader I have my fingers X'ed

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GoDutchGo;1957915

Good luck Cheerleader I have my fingers X'ed


Thanks GoDutchGo! Will post on here as soon as i get back with an update either good or bad ;-)

cheerleader;1957794

Got an appointment at 3.50pm today at the vets, keep your fingers crossed … Got an appointment at 3.50pm today at the vets, keep your fingers crossed for me that she is pregnant :thumbsup:



We're all waiting Cheerleader and the answer is ............:whistling:

sassie;1961110

it seems the man from del monte says … it seems the man from del monte says http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/175313/just-thought-i-d-share-some-good-ne/



Thanks Sassie just seen it ... I know I must keep up to date on the posts ;-)
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