What You Should Know About Your Mastiff’s First Litter

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If you are planning to breed your Mastiff pup, you will need to spend hours on networking and research. Breeding a quality little requires plenty of thought and dedication that goes into the personality of the dog along the way. In this guide, we will discuss some of the most important aspects and what you should know when breeding a litter.

Visit the Litter’s Sire and Dam

While this may be tricky, it is a good idea to do so. Any responsible breeder will be glad to show you the parents on site. However, there may be times when the parents are not on site. If the breeder is hesitant to show you the parents, now’s the time to be cautious. You will need to inspect the kennel to ensure that it is not crowded or unsanitary as this usually relates to the health conditions of the pups.

It’s Not Cheap

Breeding a purebred requires plenty of thought and dedication that many breeders often feel tempted to use just any breed they meet. However, to ensure the best quality of the pup, you will need to network and build strong connections with other breeders. For a female mastiff, you will need a pay a stud fee. In addition to the mating process, you will need to consider extra food, pig rails,polyester bedding. On top of their needs, there will also be veterinarian bills, vaccinations and more. Be sure to understand the stud arrangement and get the plan in writing.

Keep the Mom Happy & Healthy

If the mom isn’t happy, the puppies will increase the risk of dying. Make sure to keep the mom comfortable as new moms are prone to irritation weeks before their expected due date. You can move the mom into a comfortable area where she can have labor. Be sure to make it a warm area where he mom and the puppies won’t get sick.

Keep a Back-Up Stud

While you might have already chosen the selected stuff, you will still need a successful backup male just in case. Just as humans do, dogs may not pair well with other partners. That is why it is important to start your search early on when looking for the perfect mate.

Ask About the Parents’ Achievements

Ask the initial breeder about the parent’s titles and if they participated in any competitions. All reputable breeders will gladly show their dogs and their efforts to improving the breed. Be sure to see the excelled areas of the dog and consider their temperaments and qualities that will benefit your breeding.

Furthermore, it is also a great idea to build a strong network with those you plan to work within breading your first of many litters. If you plan to do so. Be sure to follow the proper methods of breeding and make all steps safe for both the parent and pups in responsible actions.