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Registered: Oct 2015
Breeding through a chainlink kennel
I have been messing with dogs half my life, and I'm afraid the "impossible" may have happened to me. Bought a 18mo female late July (25th) that was in heat when I got her. Was told she had been in heat ~1 week making her "peak" 25th-28th (days 7-10). She has been in a very well covered kennel she can't dig out of since I've owned her, so she didn't get out to my knowledge. Neighbors took in a stray chow dog a couple weeks prior to pup coming home with me that ran loose all day/night. He'd be the pappy if she was bred at my house, 100%...was hanging around her kennel, being half-way aggressive, every time she'd make a sound he'd come running from across the road to my dog pens. IF he stuck her, it would have almost had to of been through the kennel, as he couldn't have climbed in/her climbed out, and there's no way he dug in/her out. I did find a small spot in the kennel where he had tried biting/clawing through the chainlink, but the hole was too small for him/her to get in/out of. Talked to the neighbor about the chow's behavior and politely asked them to tie him up, at least for 2-3 weeks until mine was out of heat. No problem, got apologies from him, haven't had a problem with the dog since. The only other scenarios I see as possible is she was bred when I got her, or Mr. Chow did get in with her or she got out, and the neighbors put her back in and didn't tell me, which i find unlikely since we get along just fine. Plus I told them he tried to eat a hole through my kennel and he never said anything like, "oh yeah, by the way, I saw her out and put her back in..."
Has anyone had a female bred through a chainlink kennel with no evidence of climbing/digging/holes in the kennel itself? Pup has been turning it on lately, but is starting to look like she's preggers. Calling the vet in the morning to see how much $ for blood test to determine if she's bred. If she was bred when I think she was, she'd be 49-52 days in at this point, just starting to look like she could be bred. I guess worst-case scenario, I'll have some short-eared, purple tongued alligator snapper-bred walker dogs on the puppy board in 6-8 weeks, CHEAP!!! More of a rant than anything, just figured I'd see if it's happened before (pretty sure I already know the answer though).
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