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what can happen if you breed an average size shih tzu

to smaller one? i heard that the puppies will die or the mother cause the first one or one of them would get stuck. i disagree with this person who said this. i always thought it just meant that they would have fewer who is right?


Asked by melody77 at 11:43 PM on Dec. 30, 2009 in Pets

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  • If the male is to big for the female it can cause problems and even death. This is very true. The pups can get stuck if they are too big and sometimes the female will end up needing a c-section. I have seen it happen.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 12:02 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • op here so another lets say that the male is small but if his father or mother were big then he would still produce big puppies?

    Answer by melody77 at 12:16 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Depends. Size can skip a generation, so its possible the female will produce puppies that are too large for her to whelp properly.

    If you don't know about these things, the best thing is to not breed and leave that up to people who are well versed in breeding.

    Answer by Acid at 11:44 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • i have 2 chihuahua pit mix pups..our dog is the pitbull and always at our house the neighbors dog is a bigger sized chihuahua that came over and got pregnant.she had 7pups that are now the size of her.they are 11weeks now.i heard and read that she would die or have complications but she was and is fine and all the pups lived..guess it depends

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Jan. 14, 2010