you have had a lot of great questions lately
is everything ok or are you going to breed? Come on spill the beans
Oh everything is great! We are thinking about breeding. Things are very much still in the conceptual stage. My wife and I have always wanted to. I grew up on a farm with cows, goats, chickens, cats, rabbits, ect reproducing all the time and always planned to be a hobby dog breeder one day. We are discussing if this is the right time/ the right dog. We want to have the first littler before we have our 1st child so we dont have any distractions. Oh, and she isnt pregnant yet so we have ALOT of time to plan and prepare.
If I understand my genetics right (I am a biochemist by training) our girl is Eebb. We are looking for a red/apricot bbee poodle stud. We found one that was a mini, hence the questions. I appreciate all the expert feedback. I have decided its best to stay away from the unknown; if it hasnt been proven to be safe to breed two dogs of dramaticly size differences then i'll pass, especially for a 1st time. We have a standard interested from a long line of aprocots, but no DNA from them, waiting on hips. Promising, but the search is in progress.
There is a poodle breeder very near by that I am hoping to go talk to. I havent contacted her yet (bit of a scardy cat), but i hope she is nice. They are anti-doodle (I think because they feel their poodles fill the roles that doodles are competing for, they dont breed show dogs, only pets). I couldnt get any of their studs even though they are amazing, but hopfully they are professional enough to mentor me or at least answer some of my questions that require observing in person over typing. I think this foum is a great place for information but there is no substituting direct observation for some things. Its my hope to see her whelp a litter before i do my 1st. Dogs are different than cows. :lol: . We are still waiting for hips on our girl, she is too young now but i take a very long time planning anything out before i embark on something, i need to gather so much information before i make a decision, but thats the scientist in me.
I was hoping post natal spay/neutar was safe and healthy, its used in larger farm animals routinely. I'll need to do some more research on that one I think. It would be some much easier than hunting people down afterwards.