Canine Breeding Myths Exposed

Too many people, when adopting a dog from a breeder, do not fully understand how it works. In fact, there are several common myths that are widely believed among even experienced dog owners who have dealt with breeders for years. Here is a listing of some of those canine breeding myths, so that you can better understand the process when going through a dog adoption.


Myth: Canine Breeding Will Calm an Unstable Dog

Unfortunately, this is untrue. A female that is unstable should in fact not be bred, since it will only make her more unstable. A lot of this has to do with her protective instincts. When someone approaches one of her puppies, she may become aggressive and could even bite. A reputable breeder will not breed unstable females. 


Myth: All Dogs With Poor Genes Are Neutered

Some dogs have genes that are not desirable. It might be that they affect the health of the dog, for instance. In many cases, these dogs will be neutered to prevent health issues for their offspring. However, not all dogs with poor genes are neutered. It depends on the type of health issues and the family history of the dog to determine whether they should be neutered. 


The First Litter is Always the Best Litter

When it comes to canine breeding, many believe that you want to get a dog from the first litter that a female has. However, there’s no proof that there is any difference in quality between litters from the same dog. It could be that certain traits might be more prevalent from one litter to the next, but there is nothing to show that one is better than another. If you are considering dog adoption from a breeder, do not worry about whether a litter is the first one or not. 


Purebreds Are Not As Healthy as Mutts

This is a very common myth that will lead people to avoid dog adoption through a breeder. The belief is that when dogs are inbred, the genes that lead to illness and health issues will be stronger and lead to a dog that is “weaker” and more prone to illness. However, if the canine breeding is handled by a responsible breeder, there should be no concern. In fact, mutts can also inherit undesirable genes and be prone to illness as well. 


A Congenital Condition is a Genetic Issue

Many people will confuse a congenital issue with a genetic one. There is a slight difference, however. The word congenital simply means “at birth.” So, while a dog may have a defect when they are born, it could just be a random thing that develops while the animal is in the womb. Its littermates may not have the issue, and any subsequent siblings or offspring may not have it either. So, just because one is born with a defect does not mean that the dog you might be adopting will have that defect. However, if several puppies are born with a similar defect, then there might be a genetic issue at play. 


When adopting a dog from a breeder, you always want to make sure that you are dealing with one that is trustworthy and reliable. In New Braunfels, San Antonio, and the surrounding area, there is no better canine breeding option than Lara’s Canine Solutions. 


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