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Caring for your pups is one of the important things you need to do when breeding dogs. Puppies can be very fragile early on and you will need to ensure they receive the necessary attention and care to get them through those early days. Be aware that some pups will die, this is perfectly natural and there is often very little to do to prevent it.
You may also want to consider whether you do dock the pup’s tail and/or remove dew claws.
This should be done at 3 days old which means it can heal rapidly and healthily.
If you are breeding pure bred dogs, it is very important to record the date of birth of your puppies and you should register them as soon as possible. Buyers will request registration details when purchasing the animals and you should submit your registration forms as soon as possible, considering they often take a number of weeks to be processed by the authorities.
Looking ahead, during the first 2 – 3 weeks of a pup’s life, it will usually be cleaned and cared for by the mother. But you must pay attention to ensure this is happening and you should assist by keeping the bedding clean at all times, this means changing it twice every day or even more regularly if required.
Once the puppies are a month or so old, they will begin to become more active and will need to be moved to a bigger enclosure. Try to move them to a place where they have room to play, but at the same time are safe and free from danger.
Weaning food can be given to the pups once they are five months old and after six months you must take them to the vet for vaccinations etc. The vet will check your dogs over and determine if they are fit and healthy.
You should also allow the pups to interact with each and to play and formal normal relationships. This is vital as aggressive dogs will generally be harder for you to sell, unless the breed you have chosen is naturally aggressive of course.
After seven months you can think about selling the animals if that is your attention, this is providing the pup is fit and healthy, has been registered and has been given all the required vaccinations and a clean bill of health by your vet. If all of those are things are in place, then congratulations, you are now a successful dog breeder!
So remember when breeding dogs, caring for your pup's is one of the most important issues to consider. Help the mother as much as possible and prepare yourself by gaining as much knowledge as you can, prior to starting dog breeding.
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