Croitachonie Tortellini at Liatch and Michiamo Baradello
'Ellie & Ben'
Ben is owned by Jan Anderson & Linda Mayne/UK
Ellie is owned by Lindsey Malcom/UK

 

Check this site for a good overview of the consideration of breeding:

Breeding & Whelping  (Chinaroad Lowchens/Australia)

 
  Health Checks
A pre-breeding examination should include a heart check, intestinal parasite, heartworm and tick disease check.  Before breeding, both dogs should have their hips checked for dysplasia and eyes checked for any issues. Certificates from CERF for the eyes and OFA certificate for the hips can be obtained on clear dogs.  In addition, having the elbows and a thyroid screen done is recommended, and OFA certificates can also be obtained for those tests with normal results.
   
  Selecting a mate
There is no easy answer here.  There can and should be so much that goes into selecting a mate, and this is not something that should be taken lightly. I would highly recommend anyone considering this path, to take some time and review the many, many links at Chinaroad Lowchens that have been identified as resources to help people make an educated and responsible decision.  Chinaroad Lowchens is a wonderful source of information.

Something to considering when breeding:  The Effects of Genetic Testing: Constructive or Destructive?

 
  
  Artificial Insemination  (AI)
If you Google 'canine artificial insemination', you will find a wealth of information. In addition, a comprehensive description of the different aspects of AI can be found on AKC's website.  Methods or Artificial Insemination and Their Usage. The options available are fresh, chilled and frozen.
   
  
  Pregnancy
I will refer you to Chinaroad Lowchins. Excellent site and good information on pregnancy and what to expect. Check out their link here Canine Pregnancy. It covers from the number of days of gestation, things to look for when the time is near, when to increase their food intake, and so much more.
    
  Whelping
To see topics like The Whelping List, Whelping Management,  A Whelping Guide, Problems With Whelping, Canine C-Section, and so many more specific to whelping, the good and the bad, go to Breeding & Whelping. This site has compiled a comprehensive list of sites all over the internet.
   
 
 
 
   
      
   Care of Pups
There are ups and downs to caring for a new litter. Newborns are very fragile and so many things can happen. One of the most comprehensive sites with a compilation of links to information all over the internet can be found at Newborns - Problems and Care. The links found here cover from basic care to life-threatening issues, which can affect not only the newborn, but also the mother.
   
 
  
   
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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