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TOPIC: Stud dog

Stud dog 3 years 2 months ago #42364

Hi we are looking for a stud dog for Maude our dark grey deerhound. We don't need on any time soon and the price can be under £300 or for a puppy. We don't need one any time soon

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Stud dog 3 years 2 months ago #42370

Where did you get Maude? Her breeder should be able to advise if she is suitable for breeding. You really need to research pedigrees, probably go to some shows to see dogs which may suit and chat to breeders. Think carefully about why you want to breed - it is a huge responsibility and you need to be able to take back a puppy at any stage in its life if it becomes necessary. It is expensive - Maude may only have one puppy, say born by C-section which you may have promised to the stud owner. You would be so out of pocket and no pup for yourself. This scenario is not unknown! You may have 9 or 10 puppies who will cost you an arm and a leg in food, bedding, essential health tests, vaccinations, time. Deerhounds are not the easiest breed to sell and cannot be 'let go' at the 6 weeks or so of age as some smaller breeds are. If reared properly there is no money to be made at all. You will also need a LOT of space.

Really, you need to have had deerhounds for quite a long time and study lines etc before even thinking about breeding. Much better to buy another if you want more than one :)
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Stud dog 3 years 2 months ago #42371

You have people that will take your puppy's?
Having a litter to sell on e-bay or other is not a good idea, selling deerhound puppy's is not a money making idea.
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Stud dog 3 years 1 month ago #42372

What is Maude's 'full Kennel name'......... I would agree with Bodhranlady that "you need to have had deerhounds for quite a long time and study lines etc before even thinking about breeding".........I would suggest that unless you fully understand Maude's pedigree, her faults (I can assure you she will have some)......the choice of a stud dog to compliment her pedigree & faults. You can afford up front the stud fee, cost of raising a litter to 10 weeks of age (could be anything up to £5000) + time to devote 24/7 for the duration at yours. Then of cause you need the expertise of whelping a 'large breed' litter, good homes for the resulting pups & last but not least you dont mind paying out a small fortune for no return & loosing your bitch in the process if it goes pair shaped........sorry to sound harsh but I think that far more experienced breeders than I would confirm these points as accurate..... dh:)
I would suggest that buying a nice one from a reputable breeder is a better option, or at least consult the breeder of Maude & ask her opinion.
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Stud dog 3 years 1 month ago #42378

I would absolutely agree with what everybody else has said and promise you they are not throw away comments.
Deerhound litters can easily end up with you out of pocket by thousands and that is not an exaggeration!!
Even if things go according to plan, raising them correctly through weaning and all the health testing that is required is very expensive. They also need you to be at home all the time and in the first few weeks they need watching every 24hrs and being a specialist breed the right homes can be tricky to find.
Talking to Mauds breeder and also coming to a show and talking to some other breeders might give you a better idea of whether it is a good idea or not. xx
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