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  1. I have a pregnant toy girl and would like some advice as to what people are feeding. I currently feed mostly puppy biscuits as recommended by the vet but would like to transition her over onto fully/mostly raw. If any breeders are feeding a similar diet to their girls would you kindly advise what you are giving them Thanks
  2. What a beautiful story of a life of love from you. Sending hugs x
  3. While there are definitely more listings, note they are mostly male, or people advertising matings. It is hard to get a toy poodle female. While am not promoting Gumtree, it is a good indication of current price 'trends', since the prices are actually listed.
  4. We took on an older rescue dog earlier this year. (We are in Qld). I made contact with our vet and she was able to lookup the microchip to let us know what company the little one was registered with. We then made contact with that company and just had to complete a statutory declaration. Apparently they then attempt to contact the registered owner and if there is no reply in 3 weeks the dog could be transferred to us, which is what occurred.
  5. I suppose if you are not doing anything wrong you should have no fear of anybody coming to inspect.
  6. For what it's worth we owned two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels many years ago and I remember that they would eat anything and everything in sight. Definitely not fussy eaters. Can you let us know if you went to the vet and how you went?
  7. Very normal to pay cash at pick-up. All should be outlined in your contract. I wouldn't buy or sell without one.
  8. Just revisiting this thread following a chat with an old school friend who now lives in North Qld. She and her neighbour have a business together breeding cross bred poodles. (Oodles of some sort) They mate their females on the second season, and then breed for five consecutive seasons before speying the female. She claims the females have very even numbered litters, have no problems, and are under 5 years old when they can be rehomed. I KNOW we I cannot do this under our ANKC rules. And not planning on it. I just thought it was interesting. We bred beef cattle for many years and the cow had a calf once a year, was pregnant for 9 months, and was still feeding her big calf when impregnated again. One has to wonder why well nourished dogs are any different?
  9. Pet insurance is there for this reason. I believe it is about $30 a month. Very affordable.
  10. @asal its off subject for this post but to answer you, we only have to DNA parentage verify pups we are registering on mains here in sunny Qld
  11. You seem to have posted a lot lately in this forum and reading back through all of your post you clearly want to be a breeder of toy poodle dogs. Why not just say that to start with? Some very experienced people on this forum have explained quite clearly the suggested way to go to achieve this. IF you want to breed pedigree pups. Read the replies again. The purchase price of a dog is entirely up to you. What do you want to spend, and what is it worth to you? Breeders can easily ask more for mains, and they get it. If you want the pup you will have to pay it. It doesn't really matter if anybody else here thinks it is fair or not. But, If you think these inflated prices for pups are going to continue, you are fooled. They were inflated due to a matter of supply and demand during lockdown, but this will even out and turn the other way. Every second person sees these prices, wants to be a breeder now, and thinks it's easy money. So there will be many many more puppies bred, less buyers, less money. Breeding is a lot of work, it is a lot of heartache, and it is very expensive, particularly when things don't go to plan. Good luck "Mikey"
  12. So to be a registered breeder with the ANKC, one must join their state body. (E.g. Dogs Qld. Dogs NSW etc) then sit an exam and apply for a prefix (kennel name) These are the breeders that you find advertised on this site - Dogzonline. That breeder must own a mains registered male and a mains registered female (obviously of the same breed) they can then breed that pair of dogs and register the puppies and provide pedigree papers to their puppy buyers. There are of course rules regarding breeding which are all listed in the relative States codes of ethics
  13. I am pleased to advise we seem to have finally turned a corner. Three vet visits later. Vet had attempted to put a drip into 3 different legs which was probably difficult at the time as he was dehydrated. One spot became infected. He is on topical antibiotics as well as internal and had has first big weight gain yesterday. 35g which is major as he was only holding at 610g
  14. His 2 sisters are little balls of energy. Race every where and are rough with him. He just sits quietly. He is getting around a bit and eats a bit of mince and I have introduced cooked chicken breast. I syringe water just to ensure he is drinking something. He did a small, say half teaspoon poo this afternoon. It was dark black but soft. No weight gain though
  15. I do follow a couple of the FB sites that post stories of dogs that have apparently reacted to flea and tick meds. Seizures seem to be the most common reaction. The group's are also fully against vaccinations also which is concerning to me.
  16. I have a 6 1/2 week old pup he is of a toy breed and from a litter of 3. On Wednesday I took him to the vet as he was quite lethargic and they performed every test possible on him and kept him overnight on fluids. All tests were clear and they sent him home Thursday. They gave coccidia medication to use for 3 days "just in case" as no trace was found in a slide they did if his poo. He has been certainly brighter than he was when he went to the vet but is gaining very little weight. His two siblings gain about 30 g a day while he is lucky to gain 10. He just doesn't have the energy they have and I have yet to see him do a decent poo. Just a little dot but still straining. Food wise, he is being offered human grade beef mince three times a day and has Black Hawk puppy biscuits, water and tin advance puppy pet food available at all times. Should I offer puppy milk from shop? Or can someone recommend diet advice please. Otherwise what can I do if he is constipated. I have read on a previous post that paraffin oil was recommended but if so how do I administer it ? Help please !
  17. We sent a pup from Brisbane to Sydney and a couple of weeks later pup started scratching himself madly, it was driving the owners crazy. They put up with it for a couple of weeks then changed his diet and took him off grain free kibble. The itching then stopped within a couple of days.
  18. Thank you @sandgrubber , a very interesting and balanced article.
  19. I do not know if they have given her a name for it but will ask when we speak tomorrow. Thank you
  20. My sister's cross breed has a lot of tooth problems incl periodontal disease and their vet has given an option of removing all teeth. Has anyone had all of their dogs teeth removed and if so, how did it go... can the dog still have hard foods, do they just chew on their jaw bones?
  21. I have a toy breed girl due to have pups shortly. I have been feeding her mainly black hawk puppy biscuits, as vet recommended, with mince every other day. Also a raw chicken wing probably once a fortnight. She got milk fever with her last litter when pups were about a week old. Vet gave me calcium syrup to give 5ml daily. This prevented further episodes. Can anyone recommend what else I could add to her diet now, or following whelping to help prevent another case of milk fever please?
  22. Yes I paid $30 two months ago. After giving a small fortune for the ceasarian I expected the script for free.
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