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  • First, why do you want to breed her? Has she been health tested? Bulldogs are known for many health issues and are known for whelping issues. Does her breeder agree with breeding her? Is the male health tested? And by health testing, that doesn't just mean a vet visit.
    Regarding breeding, find yourself a reproduction Vet for breeding advise. Do testing to see when the best time for breeding is...
    However, in the end.... think twice about breeding at all

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    Thanks for the advice. I have done all the reading into breeding for the last two years. I am aware of these things and she is a registered bulldog with good champions in her blood line. I was unsure to her cycle as it should be a lot heavier by now ... I was thinking maybe her body isn't mature enough yet so there for I won't be breeding her until then.

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  • @berni How about her breeder? Do they agree with breeding her? Reading about is not the same a learning and having a mentor for the breed... please think twice about breeding.... and find yourself in the breed.... And please find a Board Certified Reproduction Vet

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  • @berni said in Heat cycle:

    Thanks for the advice. I have done all the reading into breeding for the last two years. I am aware of these things and she is a registered bulldog with good champions in her blood line. I was unsure to her cycle as it should be a lot heavier by now ... I was thinking maybe her body isn't mature enough yet so there for I won't be breeding her until then.

    Nearly every puppymill dog out there, much less backyard bred, have "good champions in" their blood line. But do you know what makes a "good champion"? It isn't just the title. It is health clearances for generations, it is a foundation of knowledge about what issues that dog's line has behind or has produced? It's about knowing if the dog you want to breed genetically and otherwise is a match for the one you are looking at. I have looked at 20 studs before selecting a right one.

    As for registered... and? See puppymill/byb. The fact that the breeder did not place this dog with you on a limited registration or co-own so that he/she could guide you in showing, making sure all health testing done, and approval of the right stud if/when the time came tells me a lot. I have friends in the bulldog breed from nearly 40 years... the good breeders out there don't place dogs to be bred without contracts on what is first required. So you are not going to find a quality stud because they won't touch your bitch with a 100 ft pole. Which means you are going to just mate her to any "registered" dog. You won't be in spitting distance of the clue bucket how many horrible genetic diseases you are bringing to her offspring, nor... I guess ... care about the heartbreak and suffering of the families who trust that you knew what you were doing when you bred... because of course the only ones who would get such a puppy aren't knowledgeable enough to know better.

    If you really want to get into breeding, do it right. Spay your pet, find a mentor. Study and learn genetics and genetic lines. Find a dog that some responsible breeder will co-own with you while you learn and sign off only when you've done things right. Love your pet, care about the welfare of produced pets and the people you get involved with puppies you produce. Do it right.

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  • @berni said in Heat cycle:

    Thanks for the advice. I have done all the reading into breeding for the last two years. I am aware of these things and she is a registered bulldog with good champions in her blood line. I was unsure to her cycle as it should be a lot heavier by now<<

    Btw, that simple comment shows that you haven't begun to read or understand. "A lot heavier" is a nonsense comment. Bitches can be fertile with almost no perceptible blood shown. Heavier doesn't have anything to do with fertility.

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  • That's too bad. You admitted too young. You can get her spayed now, stop the pregnancy.

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    Is there something wrong with you!! Get rid of her puppies how cruel are you! I don't know where some of your people come from my dogs 3 years old and I thinks it's only natural to have at least one litter like every female!!!

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    Stop the pregnancy are you kidding me!!. I'm absolutely disgusted in what you have just said how cruel! Get off my comments you vile person!!

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  • Which is more cruel? Breeding a dog you admit is too young, or stopping the pregnancy? As for your name calling... tut tut. As for disgusted... that fits backyard breeding, and breeding dogs too young. Funny you now claim 3 yrs old. So even if not too young, no health testing. And no, it isn't "natural" to have a litter just because it's a female. Only the best, health tested, generations of health testing preferably, quality and proven dogs should be bred. The rest deserve to be loved, not used as puppy manufacturing machines. Purposefully creating pets is irresponsible.

    But I will help you with one thing... this is a public board. If you post, people can reply. I noted you deleted all your previous posts because you didn't like the answers or were hoping people would forget what you posted, perhaps. It will help you in the future to remember that if you don't want responses, you may want to not post on public boards.

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  • @berni said in Heat cycle:

    Thanks for the advice. I have done all the reading into breeding for the last two years. I am aware of these things and she is a registered bulldog with good champions in her blood line. I was unsure to her cycle as it should be a lot heavier by now ... I was thinking maybe her body isn't mature enough yet so there for I won't be breeding her until then.

    I really am curious why you are even posting here about a bulldog. You do realize this is a Basenji board, right?

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    She is 3 years old I paid for her to have health checks and tests before I bread her as she has superb bloodlines!. All pups have Gomes to go to and if written up an agreement with each and every new owner of one my pups my girl is well looked after and so will her pups! And killing these pups I's a def no don't you dare tell me what to do with my dog

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  • @berni said in Heat cycle:

    she has superb bloodlines!.

    So what? Has she herself shown or done anything of note? Bloodlines are irrelevant if the bitch herself is unproven. There are lots of so-so animals out there with a good pedigree.

    As far as people "telling you what to do with your dog", when you posted on this board you invited comments and should have expected they wouldn't necessarily be positive or what you wanted to hear. And yes, why post on a Basenji breed forum when you have a bulldog? Maybe try this on for size. (or did you end up here because the bulldog forums didn't tell you what you wanted to hear??)

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  • @berni said in Heat cycle:

    She is 3 years old I paid for her to have health checks and tests before I bread her as she has superb bloodlines!. All pups have Gomes to go to and if written up an agreement with each and every new owner of one my pups my girl is well looked after and so will her pups! And killing these pups I's a def no don't you dare tell me what to do with my dog

    Really? What is her registered name... cause I'm pretty willing to bet there are no health certifications. Bulldogs have MASSIVE health issues and require a lot of health tests. Here are the CHIC requirements.

    Patellar Luxation
    OFA evaluation, minimum age 1 year

    Cardiac Evaluation
    Congenital Cardiac Exam, exam by Boarded Cardiologist, using echo preferred, but not required. - OR
    Advanced Cardiac Exam

    Tracheal Hypoplasia
    OFA radiographic evaluation for Tracheal Hypoplasia.

    Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- after the age of 24 months (Optional)
    Results registered with OFA - OR
    Results registered with CERF

    THEN the optional ones, which responsible breeders do!

    Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist- after the age of 24 months (Optional)
    Results registered with OFA - OR
    Results registered with CERF

    Hip Dysplasia (Optional)
    OFA Evaluation

    Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
    OFA Evaluation

    Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)
    OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory

    Congenital Deafness (Optional)
    OFA evaluation based on BAER test
    HYPERURICOSURIA (Optional)
    HYPERURICOSURIA - DNA based test from an approved laboratory

    http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/brdreqs.html?breed=BU

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  • I learned about bulldogs from my friends Norma and Frank Hugo of Hugo Bulls. They have over 150 specialty wins since 1967. I have seen the trauma of heart disease, cleft palates, and idiots who don't know they require c-sections until their bitch starts to whelp and crush the rib cages of their puppies.. or die because they can't deliver them. Breeding basenjis is a breeze compared to bulldogs. You say you have read for years, but I would bet I learned more from hanging with Norma over 30 yrs ago than you have.

    For the record, it is "bred" not "bread".

    <to self.. don't feed the trolls>

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