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Does Size Matter When Breeding Toy Aussies?

by Lashton


I currently breed Yorkies, but I want to add Toy Australian Shepherds into my program. With Yorkies, it is crucial that the male is smaller than the female so that her whelps are not too large to pass. Is this the same case in Aussies? I asked three breeders so far in my research, and they said it is not an issue. However, I want to hear from more people.

P.S. Please do not bash breeding. I am an experienced breeder and breed to AKC standards (for my Yorkies) to better the dog. I am in the research phase on breeding Aussies, but yes I already know you can't breed a merle to a merle. Every forum I've read seems to come down hard on those wanting to breed dogs... please resist the urge here.

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Breeding aussies
by: Anonymous

I have not been breeding mini aussies very long but my vet told me it is best to breed smaller males to larger females. I have followed his advice and am blessed to say that my females have safely delivered all of their pups without vet intervention. There is a lot of info about the minis out there, so do your research. Don’t get discouraged by others who are more than likely breeders themselves telling you how terrible you are to be breeding and adding more dogs to the stray population. What hypocrites! However, please do take all precautions to protect the health of your pregnant females, getting them xrayed to determine number of pups and feeding them puppy chow during the pregnancy and while she is nursing with the addition of calcium supplement powder to her canned food mixed with puppy chow. Do not feed her nor the puppies grain free food. This is a money scam and not good for healthy normal dogs, per my vets directive. Good luck and God Bless!

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