Summary: Too many people accentuate the selection of the sire, but it’s just as important (if not more) to spend time making sure the female Pug is qualified to earn your superior stud Pug. In “How to Stud a Pug”, We suggest 10 key points to consider.
How to Stud a Pug?
Before making the decision to turn your Pug into a choice stud, there are a few items you need to take into consideration. First of all, if your Pug does not have papers, he is not worthy of studding out. If he is not a quality show Pug, then he is not worthy of studding out. Your Pug may be adorable and healthy, but that doesn’t make a good stud Pug.
Some more factors to be aware of, is that after breeding your Pug, his personality could possibly change. He might become more aggressive and dominant around other dogs. He will most likely wander off in search of a dame in heat. If there is a female dog in heat nearby and he can smell her, you may have some unpleasant days ahead. Also, your Pug could begin marking things he never marked before; like your bed! You will want to keep your Pug inside or with you at all times to avoid undesirable jumping, digging, barking, and puppies.
10 Suggestions Before Studding A Male Pug
So all of the stud tests are done and the papers in order. People are knocking on your door wanting to breed with your Pug, so what do you do now? Here are a few tips and techniques to consider when choosing a female to breed with your prime stud Pug.
Age: Is the female you are considering old enough to breed? NEVER EVER agree to breed your Pug with a dame that is on her first heat. I strongly suggest waiting until the 3rd heat and/or the age of 2.
Tests: How is her health and are the all the tests done? You want to make sure you are breeding your healthy Stud Pug to a healthy female Pug. You do not want to bring the plague to your home. You also want the offspring of your two Pugs to be bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and not prone to genetic disease.
Papers: Does the Pug’s owners have all their papers in order? Is she registered? Does she have show quality? Are you accidentally inbreeding the two lines?
Cycle: When is her next heat cycle? If you are unavailable, will you be nearby during the weeks neighboring her cycle? Keep in consideration that you may need to change your plans if the female comes into heat earlier or later than expected. Also, be aware that if her owners DO NOT KNOW when their Pug is coming into her next heat, they are not experienced enough to breed with. If they say their Pug’s heat cycles are irregular and infrequent, she is most likely not healthy enough to breed with, and I would recommend rejecting their female Pug.
Owner: Understand the distinct difference between a responsible breeder and an unreliable breeder. Are they familiar with Pugs and understand their dame?
Experience: If your stud Pug is an amateur, you want to breed to a female Pug that has experience. I highly recommended not breeding two first-timers.
History: Does the female Pug have a history of hurting her mating partners? Seems like a funny question, but do your research by asking; for this can greatly affect your stud Pug.
Proximity/Location: What are the characteristics of the property where they will stay? Is there a fenced area so your Pug will not get lost? How will you get the two of them to stay together? If you are going to house the pair, ask yourself the same questions about your own property.
Payment: What will your stud fee be? Is the owner of the female capable of paying your stud fee?
- Contract: BE SURE TO HAVE A CONTRACT! Do NOT breed your Pug without a contract! I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. We live in a lawsuit happy society. Always be prepared for the possibility that someone could file a lawsuit against you. Have EVERYTHING in writing with signatures. Keep all of your contracts in a safe place and hold on to them for at least 7 years.
Good luck with the endeavor of siring out your Pug! Ensure you have all your bases covered and be sure to have your Pug vet checked frequently. If you decide to breed a Pug, please review the article the Pug Heat Cycle.
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