|I think you are describing "underbite"?|
I do not think that underbite will prevent your dog from breeding and having puppies, but underbite is probably not a trait that you would want to continue in the breed.
You say that your dog is from a very good line. Have you stayed in contact with the breeder? Have you talked to your dog's breeder(s) and asked their advice?
|I was talking with breeders, and likely will return the money because we bought a dog exhibition, and it is not.|
What we recommend, is to breed or not? The puppies that are sold as pets and not exhibiting specimens
|I am not sure what country you are in, and I am certain that I do not know the situation for Old English Sheepdogs there.|
I would recommend you talk with your breeder and ask their opinion. If you can talk to another breeder. If they are breeding for the good of the OES breed, to improve the breed, then they will probably tell you not to breed.
Why do you want to breed your dog, to earn some money or is there another reason?
|I was talking with veterinarians and they say that it is healthier for the female to have a litter, because it reduces the chances of breast tumors. It is a singular reason to give birth to puppies at least once|
I am from Serbia
I was talking with veterinarians and they say that it is healthier for the female to have a litter, because it reduces the chances of breast tumors. It is a singular reason to give birth to puppies at least once
I am from Serbia
That is actually not true.
|Welcome to Serbia!|
I always thought that spaying served the purpose of protecting from cancer?
I am not sure.
|It's OK to sterilization. I just transfer veterinarian opinion here as they told me and I consulted with the Croatian veterinarians. The risk of cancer is reduced 90% if it sterilizes before the first heat, and thus reducing the risk of only about 40%|
|Personally, I would not breed her because she does have the fault. I would sterilize her but wait until she was almost full grown or grown. That would mean waiting for one, maybe two cycles. |
You can sterilize before the first cycle, but personally I like to see more structural (bone, ligament) development before surgery.
She will be a fine companion and pet. She doesn't need to contaminate the sheepdog genetic pool.
|Totally agree with that there will be a wonderful pet, and we love her no matter what. I just wanted to hear your opinions on the issue of mating|
|She has an undershot bite, so no definately no breeding from her.|
Wait for spaying till she is mature and all her growth plates are finished. That is after 12 months of age is best for her any larger breed the better to wait till more mature.
What the vets said is not correct, she has obviously had a first heat so anytime from now on you can spay her. Producing puppies for that reason is not correct either, better she is de-sexed lessens the risk of mammery cancer when older and also if you were intent on breeding her just for that reason should not happen as she is better of spayed, it does not 100% guarantee no mammery lumps later in life, but it does reduce the odds, even an entire bitch that has had puppies, lessens the odds but again not 100% they will not get lumps, wether that be benign or a nasty one. I dont know if you know but any dog or bitch should also be health tested as well and passed with a clearance on HD and eyes before even contemplating breeding. Most european countries are pretty strict on this more so then anywhere else in the world.
With her undershot bite better she is de-sexed as she is not being ehibited with her fault and just enjoy her as a member of the family
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