Reproductive Biology of Dogs

Reproductive Biology of Dogs - Introduction Understanding...

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Introduction Understanding repro is fundamental to achieving healthy litters Selected animals should be: Excellent representatives of their breeds Free from hereditary defects Have excellent temperaments Soundness & temperament should never be compromised
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Myths and faulty reasons for breeding It’s a good way to make money Few responsible breeders make money from sales Requires health testing and medical care Children should see the miracle of birth Most give birth in the middle of the night If disturbed, she may become stressed and have difficulty during parturition or abandon newborns My animal is really great; I want another just like it Each animal is unique Significant number of dogs in shelters are purebred Just because it’s registered does not mean it should be bred
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Myths and faulty reasons for breeding, cont. Raising a litter is fun Same satisfaction can be found by fostering or adopting Takes more time than most people anticipate Pet will miss out on life if not allowed to reproduce In wild, only dominant animals reproduce We can find good homes for puppies/kittens Simply not enough homes for all those being produced
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Reproductive Anatomy of the Bitch Major organs of repro tract:
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ADS 2223 taught by Professor Huntington during the Spring '08 term at Mississippi State.

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