Leese: When can my Chihuahua puppy be ready to have a littler?
I am planning on breeding my Chihuahua and was wondering how old she has to be to have her first litter?
Answers and Views:
Answer by monomat99
At 2 years of age, it can have a litter theoretically. But to be safe, and make sure everything goes as planned, it is recommended to wait until it gets to 3 years old.
Photo Credit: Thomas B. from Pixabay
Answer by Miss Ginger is Fancy
Never. If your dog is spayed, which is the responsible, healthy choice for her, she can never have puppies.
You do want to do the best thing for her, don't you?
Please spay your dog and DON'T contribute to the dog over-population crises we are facing.
Answer by natalie
Fare enough you have your opinion! I can understand in some ways but come on its the staff’s that need to stop being bread for starters they can be dangerous in some cases like the locking of their jaw this person is asking pacific questions about her chihuahua! Everybody well most obviously love Chihuahuas I have two myself. It’s recommended to start breeding at 2 years +. One of my Chihuahuas got pregnant on accident I didn’t even know she was in season but got caught by a mate of mines chihuahua yes she got pregnant she was only a 1 yr and a half at this point no plans on her being bread as I had an appointment for her at the vets to be spayed but that couldn’t happen. She had a healthy litter of 4 gorgeous puppies and gave birth to them naturally with no problems at all. Barring in mind she was not a teacup she was standard size. I haven’t a clue what size your pup is but o wouldn't recommend golf she’s too small ask your vet what they think :-) xxx
Answer by helpfull2u
wait at least a year to a year and a half, gestation is 6 weeks, don't breed too often or too much it is hard on dogs, and spay her to prevent when you don't want to breed her
Answer by Cheryl
I know there are people who abuse animals to make money but you are not going to change that kind of people. The people who are giving good advice about the best time to breed and not trying to talk people out of it are cool.I have worked with dogs in one way or another for at least 40 years. I know people have to be careful with these small dogs, especially the teacup, From what I have heard there may be some irresponsibility in breeding the teacups but I am not going to be condescending. I would never breed my dog before a year and if I wanted to breed her again, which I probably will not, I would wait another year.
Know better? Give your own answer to this question!
Comments ( 15 )
You can technically breed her as early as her first heat cycle but that's not advisable since she is likely not mentally or physically mature enough. It's best to mate her during her second or third heat cycle or when she's close to or past two years old.
Before you decide on breeding her please consider whether or not she is of optimal breed standard with a good lineage of healthy, breed complimentary dogs. The goal of a dog breeder is to produce puppies that best represent the breed standard in temperament, appearance and physical stature. Most breeders don't even consider breeding a dog unless it has proven its qualities in shows or competitions. If the dog's previous generations have had any genetical defects or diseases then the breeding of that dog is not recommended. Also please consider that there is a vast overpopulation of abandoned dogs that are euthanized across the country so a very thorough background questioning of prospective owners is recommended at the very least.
Of course I’m sure you’re very aware of all this but this is more for the people out there who want to dabble in casually breeding pets. Good luck!
As Chihuahua owner—- I'm sick—- sick of the opinions of don't breed your dog, go to the Animal Shelter instead! Yall know who you are—- Stop!!!! I have spent most of my years adopting pets from the shelters. I love all animal life! Owners must spay and neuter their pets, but there are animal shelters all over america, it's a world wide issue. Pure bred dogs, whatever breed, are worth money, and it gives people the choice to pick the size and personality of their extended family member. <If> I were pregnant, and wanted a dog for my two year old, I wouldn't want a Pitt Bull obviously! Someone must breed their dogs to keep variety alive. Get outside your box!