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Q. I want to breed my female, however the stud I would like to use is quite large. Is there a way to determine if the sire is too big for the female to handle the birth of the pups?
Hello,

I have a question that I am hoping you may be able to help me with. I have read you site for a few years now, and have purchased several DVDs. without getting into a lot of the misc. information, I will get to the point

I recently purchased a quality (titled) female from a hunting kennel, she is currently 15 months old and weighs about 45 pounds. her mother weighed 55 pounds and sire about 74. I am expecting her to be around 55-58 pounds tops by the time she is 2. She has a small frame. After she has received all her clearences and a few more titles, I want to breed her, however the stud I would like to use is about 90 pounds. He throws large head, broad chest, large pups. My concern is she may not be able to handle giving birth to the pups the sire produces. From your experience is there a way to determine if the sire is too big for the female to handle the birth of the pups?

Also, I don't breed the dogs until all health clearances are done and dogs are titled, and temperment is sound. I don't want you to think I am just throwing shit pups in the world, my goal is to produce quality dogs.

Thanks,
Leo

A. Set up a thorough physical exam with a reproduction specialist before you ever get your heart set on breeding her. He or she would be the best source of good information on this.

Cindy
  
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