Many novice owners think companion their bulldog will be a great way to addition their income. On the contrary, to be a careful breeder requires having extra funds for breeding expenses and potential urgent situation. Breeding bulldogs can really cost the breeder more than they stand to earn, once you issue in health testing, veterinarian care during the pregnancy, feeding and caring for the puppies counting time off work during the first week or two, and any possible emergencies that arise. So, be smart and make sure you are fully ready to accept all the blame inherent in this undertaking before making the choice to breed bulldogs.
If you hope to be an ethical breeder, you can't just breed your bulldog every time the urge strikes. According to the Bulldog Club of American, bulldogs should not be bred past to eighteen months of age, except under special situation. Also, bulldog bitches over the age of five should only be bred with the sanction of an approved veterinarian. And those thinking to observer the miracle of birth at home should think again. About 95% of bulldog puppies are born by cesarean part.
Bulldogs used in a breeding plan would represent the breed set, be free of health problems such as hip dysplasia, cherry eye, cataracts and cardiac disease. The dogs should also have superior temperaments. Once a mating pair has been chosen, the bitch owner waits until a rush in progesterone, and then breeds the bitch to the stud dog. The pair wants to tie at least once in order to create puppies. During the tie, the breeders regularly hold the dogs together, to keep the female from pulling away and falling the likelihood of pregnancy, as well as reduce potential wound to the stud dog. Typically, a bitch is pregnant about 63 days before whelping. The vast bulk of bulldog puppies are delivered by C-section rather than on their own.
Breeding bulldogs may noise easy, but it's not for the pale of heart. There are many risks related with breeding. Bitch owners may pay a stud fee and end up with no puppies if the bitch doesn't imagine after the buddy. Also, there's a risk of canine venereal diseases being convey during breeding, such as herpes or brucellosis. Once the bitch gets pregnant, she hazard losing the puppies via reinsertion or ingestion of environmental toxins. Also, there are many threats through and after whelping. The C-section rate in bulldogs far surpasses the normal delivery rate. Also, puppies can be stillborn, or die soon after birth from fading puppy syndrome, or have birth fault and need to be euthanized. The mother can have difficulty during whelp and actually die, or could get milk fever soon after birth with possibly serious penalty.
Typically, female bulldogs enter their first warm phase sometime among six and twelve months of age, but can start prior than six months or still later than eighteen months. Once a bulldog has her first heat cycle, she typically cycles every six months after that, but again, this can vary a huge deal by bulldog. Normally speaking, bulldog heat cycles last around three weeks, and the best time to breed can be wherever among Day 5 to Day 18 of the cycle. Commonly, the female bulldog is ready to be bred among Day 8 and Day 12. Most puppies are born 60 to 63 days after the bitch is bred.
Breeding bulldogs is a serious task and should not be a spontaneous action. The health, temperament and type of future bulldogs are resolute by how much thinking breeders put into mating bulldogs today. Wide facts of the breed and pedigrees, as well as common health issues and structural flaws are crucial if one seeks to be a successful bulldog breeder. Also, knowledge of the mating process and whelping puppies is essential for the safety of the bulldogs. Performed properly, however, bulldog breeding can be helpful to the breed as a whole by bring in healthy, sound and genetically diverse bulldogs into the breeding population.