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Q: Dog Breeding

October 10, 2008 | By Alicia | 16 answers | Expired: 2102 days ago

Alicia

My friend also has a teacup Yorkie and is interested in breeding. At what age can my teacup start having sex?

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Julie
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Oct 11, 2008

In addition to what has already been said, "teacup yorkies" aren't an accepted AKC breed. What that means is that whoever bred her, bred dogs that were too small to each other, in a gene pool that is filled with in-breeding. The CKC recognizes the breed, but CKC would register your toaster for a few bucks..."teacups" are very unsuited to breeding, and literally could kill her dog. A true Yorkie is a bigger, healthier dog, as long as it is registered with AKC. The long and short of it is: She could be risking her dog's life, we don't need more dogs to go directly into shelters. Have your friend get her puppy spayed...Please

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oct 11, 2008

I have to agree with everyone else. There are SO many dogs in shelters and rescues that need a good home. Why add to it? Although I'm sure these dogs are really cute, but there are a lot of cute dogs just like them in shelters and rescues. Please do the responsible thing and don't breed them AND get them spayed/neutered. Talk to your vet to find out the appropriate time to do this.

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Diane W.
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Oct 11, 2008

First off why do you want to breed? Dogs don't have to have a litter to feel fulfilled. Many medical problems can come up during both breeding and welping puppies and you do risk loosing the female and or the pups. Are you ready to hand raise a litter if something goes wrong? All these answered she should be at least two years old.

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