So I take things involving Shar Pei seriously. The instant I see/hear something about Shar Pei I am all ears and action.
I posted a Kijiji ad awhile back CLICK HERE of someone looking to "bread" their Shar Pei. I emailed them, looking to get some scoop. Turns out to be a family pet they want to breed.
OH, AND SHE'S ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD!
So I am trying to educate/convince them to spay their female, but my point isn't coming across to them and they don't care.
So I do a write up on this ad to the fellow responsible animal rescue members on the Yahoo list. And I got something FANTASTIC!!
I can't get over how well put and GOOD this is!
Click here for the website
ATTENTION ALL NOVICE POTENTIAL BREEDERS!!!!!Excellent isn't it!!
SO YOU WANT TO BE A BREEDER? -
Breeding the female
So you want to breed your female. You know what to expect
if everything goes right. Your little girl will present you with tiny bundles of
joy. She will lovingly nurse them and care for them until they are old enough to
You and your family will find great joy in watching and playing
with these little dolls, and then when the time is right they will all (or maybe
you keep just one) go off to special homes to live out their lives as cherished
companions. But have you given consideration to what if something goeswrong? I
have listed here a few of the problems that I myself have personal knowledge of.
Everything listed has happened either to me or someone I know. These are not
isolated incidents. I'm sure other breeders could add miles to my list. Learn by
others mistakes!. Let the breeding up to those who know what they are doing,
have the experience, know what to expect.
WHAT IF DURING THE BREEDING
The stud dog you have chosen is carrying a venereal disease and gives it to
your female. She not only doesn't conceive but you have to pay the vet bills to
get her infection cleared up and she is now sterile.
The stud dog you
decided to breed your darling to is not experienced. Once the two dogs are
joined tightly in a tie, he decides to chase the neighbors cat out of his yard.
He bolts for the cat ripping his penis loose and causing your bitch to
hemorrhage from within.
Your modest girl decides she doesn't want the
attentions of this gigolo mutt chosen for her without her consent. She snaps at
him catching her tooth on his loose cheek and rips it open sending blood flying
everywhere. He retaliates by sinking his teeth into her left eye.
your dog with the stud owner because the breeding is not going very swiftly. In
fact , it's been three hours and nothing is happening. The stud owners leave the
two dogs alone in the back yard. The dogs get out through a tiny hole in the
fence and a truck hits your female.
You pay the $250-$1000 stud fee up front
figuring you will make that and more back when the pups sell. The breeder
guarantees the stud service to work or you can come back again. After 2 months
you discover it didn't work and now must wait another 4 months to try again. Of
course it doesn't work again, so in another 4 months you take your dog to
another male and risk loosing another stud fee.
You get her bred. Bring her
home. She bothers you so you let her out she is still in heat and still
receptive to males. You hear a commotion outside there is your girl tied up with
the neighborhood mutt. when she whelps there will need to be DNA tests done on
You get her bred. Bring her home and let her out. (She is still in
heat and receptive to other males) but you do not see the neighborhood mutt
breed her. The pups are born but look odd. You call the stud owner he suggests
DNA testing (At your expense). You have a litter of mutts! What do you do about
the ones you have already sold?
Or knowing she tied with the neighborhood
mutt you decide to terminate the pregnancy and try again being more careful next
time. But a few weeks later your female is very sick because you had her given a
miss-mate shot creating a hormonal imbalance causing a uterine infection and now
she has Pyometra and needs a complete hysterectomy. All plans of getting a
litter is gone and your female's life is now in danger if she does not have the
WHAT IF DURING THE BIRTH
The puppies are too large for the
female. She never goes into labor, the puppies die and she becomes infected by
the decaying bodies.
The puppies are coming breech and they drown in their
own sacks before they can be born.
The first puppy is large and breech. When
it starts coming your female starts screaming, and before you can stop her she
reaches around, grabs the puppy in her teeth and yanks it out killing it
A puppy gets stuck. Neither your female nor you can get it out.
You have to race her to the vet. The vet can't get it out either. She has to
have an emergency caesarian section of course it is 3:00 am Christmas day.
puppy is coming out breech and dry (the water sack that protects them has
burst). It gets stuck. Mom tries to help it out by clamping her teeth over one
of the back legs. The head and shoulders are firmly caught. Mom pulls on the
leg, hard, peeling the flesh from the leg and leaving a wiggling stump of bone.
A dead puppy gets stuck in the birth canal, but your female is well into
hard labor. She contracts so hard trying to give birth that her uterus ruptures
and she bleeds to death on the way to the vet.
WHAT IF DIRECTLY AFTER THE
The mother has no idea what to do with a puppy and she drops them out
and walks away, leaving them in the sack to drown.
The mother takes one look
at the puppies, decides they are disgusting droppings and tries to smother them
in anything she can find to bury them in.
The mother gets too enthusiastic
in her removal of the placenta and umbilical cord, and rips the cord out leaving
a gushing hole pulsing blood all over you as you try in vain to stop the
Or, she pulls on the cords so hard she disembowels the puppies as
they are born and you have a box full of tiny, kicking babies with a tangle of
guts the size of a walnut hanging from their stomachs. Of course all the babies
must be put to sleep.
What if because of some Hormone deficiency she turns
vicious allowing no one near her or the babies, who she refuses to nurse, or you
have to interfere with.
You notice something protruding from her vagina when
you let her out to pee. You take her to the vet to discover a prolapsed uterus,
which needs to be removed.
WHAT IF WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE IN THE CLEAR
One or more of the puppies inhaled fluid during birth, pneumonia develops
and death occurs within 36 hours.
What if the mother's milk goes bad. You
lose three of your four puppies before you discover what is wrong. You end up
bottle feeding the remaining pup every two hours, day and night. After three
days the puppy fades from infection and dies.
The puppies develop fading
puppy syndrome you lose two. You bottle-feeding or tube feeding the last
remaining baby. It begins to choke and despite your efforts to clear the airway,
the pup stiffens and dies in your hands.
Your female develops mastitis and
her breast ruptures.
Your female develops a uterine infection from a
retained placenta. Her temperature soars to 105. You race her to the vet, he
determines she must be spayed. He does the spay in an attempt to save her life,
you pay the hundreds of dollars bill. The infection has gone into her blood
stream. The infected milk kills all the puppies and the bitch succumbs a day
All the puppies are fine but following the birth the female develops
a hormone imbalance. She becomes a fear biter and anytime anyone tries to touch
her she viciously attacks them.
Mom and pups seem fine, the puppies are four
weeks old and are at their cutest. However, one day one of the puppies
disappears. You search everywhere but you can't find it. A few days later
another puppy is gone. And another. You can't figure how on earth the puppies
are getting out of their safe 4' x 4' puppy pen. Finally there is only one puppy
left. The next morning you find the mother chomping contentedly on what is left
of the last murdered puppy.
WHAT IF THE NEW HOMES AREN'T SO HAPPY
give a puppy to a friend. Their fence blows down so they tie the puppy outside
while they go to work. A roving dog comes along and kills the puppy. Your friend
calls you up to tell you about the poor little puppy and asks when you are
having more puppies.
You sell a puppy to an acquaintance. The next time you
see them you ask how the puppy is doing. They tell you that it soiled their new
carpet so they took it to the pound
You sell a puppy to a friend (you give
them a good price and payments). They make a couple of tiny payments. Six months
later they move to an apartment. They ask you to take it back. You take it back
and of course the payments stop. The dog they returned is so shy, and ill
mannered from lack of socialization and training it takes you a year of work
providing socializing and training to be able to give it away.
You sell a
puppy to a wonderful home. They love her like one of the family. At a vet check
done by their vet it is determined that the puppy has a heart murmur. (Your vet
found nothing when he checked the puppy before it was sold.) They love their
puppy and want the best for her. They have an expensive surgery done. The puppy
is fine. They sue you for the medical costs. They win, because you did not have
a contract stipulating conditions of guarantee and so as breeder you are
responsible for the puppy's genetic health.
You give a puppy to your mother.
She is thrilled. Two years later the puppy starts developing problems. It begins
to develop odd symptoms and is suffering. Hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth
of tests later it is finally discovered that the dog is suffering from a
terminal condition that was inherited. possibly from your female since you know
nothing about her family lines.
One loving home decides your puppy is
untrainable, destructive and wants to return the pup and get a full refund,
which you have spent on your vet bills.
One loving couple calls you and is
very upset because their pup has crippling hip dysplasia and want to know what
you are going to do about it. You have spayed your female so a replacement is
out of the question, looks like another refund.
You put your ad
in the local paper for your pups at the usual price and get only 2 responses and
no sales. You cut the pup's price in half and broaden your advertising to 3
other newspapers in which the advertising totals $120.00 a week.
You get a
few more puppy inquiries from people who ask all about health testing you did
before breeding and if the pups are registered. You tell them your dogs are
healthy and it was enough and that you could get the papers. The callers
politely thank you and hang up.
The pups are now 4 months old and getting
bigger , eating alot and their barking is really beginning to annoy the
neighbors who call the police who inform you of the $150.00 noise by-law.
Your neighbors also call the humane society who comes out to inspect the
care of your dogs. You pass inspection but end up feeling stressed and harassed.
You finally decide to give the rest of the litter away but still have to pay
the $1200.00 advertising bill and the $600.00 vet bill.
So you gotta ask
yourself: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, "breeder?"
Laura Turner - AUTHOR
They sent it along to this inexperienced pet dog breeder so hopefully it gets to them.
Oh and here is the ad:
Wanted: looking for a chinese shar pei stud
Price: Best offer
Ad ID: 108641031 Visits: 133
Address: Bear River, NS, B0S 1B0 View map
Location: Halifax Date Listed: 22-Feb-09
hi im looking for a shar pei stud my female she is well behaved and am loooking for someone close to me please write me back if you have a male stud shar pei.
Yup. That Pei is a cutie. But plllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease get her spayed!!!!!