> Also you will want to bring Chelsey in for a vet check, emphasis on
>the gentital area, check for infectious diseases, and that she is in
>optimal health, also be sure to screen for genetic problems before
>and start lining up homes for the puppies now.
>There are some great books on dog breeding, most of these are
>available through the library, check them out, they will be very helpful
I have a maybe-pregnant foster (we'll know for sure on the 11th).
I've been reading every book I can, so far "Successful Dog Breeding" and
"The Complete Book of Dog Breeding" have been helpful, also look for
"Book of the Bitch".
You'll want to get Chelsey tested for Brucellosis - its kind of a
doggie VD, and have her eyes checked if you have not done so already.
I'm trying to make up an adoption contract for Danni's maybe-pups;
any suggstions? Both she and the father are AKC, though he lives in VA
(he is a working dog) I don't know his owner (but tracking him down
would be relatively easy), doesn't the sire's owner have to sign
something to get the pups registered? I was thinking of limited reg.
so the dogs can still do stuff like obedience (Danni would be great at
this with some training!). Or should they go out without any papers?
I'm having them tattooed with NDR (it's only $38), and someone suggested
that I sell the puppies, then refund half the adoption fee when I have
proof the pups are altered. Any other provisions I should have? I
want the pups (if any) to go to responsible, permanent homes.
Parker & Danni
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