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Responsibilities of Breeding French Bulldogs

The French Bulldog is currently one of the most popular breeds. The demand for the breed has given people the opportunity to consider breeding French Bulldogs and have an extra income.

With this, includes the Responsibilities of breeding French Bulldogs. You’ll be responsible starting at procreation all the way until the pups are born and ready to be sold.

Before beginning the process, it is necessary that you first acquire a breeding license. It can be costly, but will definitely be less than paying for a fine. Selection of the bitch and the stud should be done carefully. Both the bitch and the stud need to come from a healthy line of French Bulldogs.

It is crucial that they do not carry the genes for potential health predispositions. This will be key to having healthy puppies. The perfect breeding age for a French Bulldog is 18 months of age and should not exceed 5 years in age.

In some cases, artificial insemination may be necessary. A French Bulldogs’ hips are often times too slender and are not able to reproduce naturally. Once your French Bulldog becomes pregnant, you need to make sure she gets the best care. Your dogs’ diet will need to be changed to puppy food the last 3 to 4 weeks of pregnancy, and continued after birth.

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This will ensure that your dog gets the extra nutrients her body needs. A common French bulldog health concern is due to the lack of nutrients is eclampsia. A low blood calcium can be dangerous for the bitch and her puppies. Feeding the appropriate diet will help prevent eclampsia and other health issues.

X-rays will need to be taken of your French Bulldog on the 54th to 58th day of pregnancy. This way you will know how many puppies there are and their size. Many vets will also measure the puppy’s skull and the mothers’ pelvis. This is to get an idea if the puppy will be able to fit through the birth canal. If your veterinarian feels your dog will not be able to give birth naturally, you may have to schedule a caesarian section in advance.

A Cesarean section is a common surgical procedure performed in French Bulldogs. Their narrow pelvis makes it difficult for them to give birth naturally. The effects of the anesthesia can be harmful to the mother and her puppies, but difficulty giving birth can be even more dangerous.

If a C-section is performed, you will have to take on the mothers’ responsibilities in caring for the puppies. Bottle feeding and other special care will be necessary. The puppies should be kept away from the mother so that they do not harm the incision.

Responsibilities of breeding French Bulldogs also includes caring for the puppies once they are born. The puppies will have to stay with their mother until they reach the minimum of 8 weeks of age.

They need to be started on a good quality puppy food at 4 to 5 weeks of age. Also make sure that you take them in for a health exam and get them dewormed and vaccinated. It is important that you keep track of the medical attention received so that you can provide the new owners with this information.

Seeing your French Bulldog blossom and bring her puppies to life is an amazing experience. Follow your veterinarians’ advice so that your French Bulldog and her puppies can be healthy.

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