I, too, would have the umbilical hernia fixed when she is spayed. In fact, that's exactly what we did when Blaze was neutered last month at 6 months of age (we are not going to do any sports activities with him such as lure coursing, so waiting until his growth plates were closed wasn't a concern).
To spay or not?
abby_basenji last edited by
Does anyone have any idea when B's usually go into heat? I have always only had males and my other female was spayed before heat cycle started. I am currently debating if I want to spay Abby or not. Then I also thought about having one litter then spaying. Any thoughts from anyone would be great.
lvoss last edited by
Spaying a maiden bitch is a much less complicated procedure than spaying bitch who has had puppies. Basenjis can come into heat as early as 6 months old though mine have always come in for the first time at 10 months.
As for being interested in breeding please read the thread in the Breeder Talk titled "Interested In Breeding". There are many things to consider before breeding a dog.