The first thing you need to know is that 10 months is WAY to young to be having puppies. It is like a 12 year old girl having a baby.
I suggest an immediate spay.
Should you decide not to spay and take your chances, you should know that primary and secondary inertia can be problems, c-sections are not uncommon, and you need to watch them 24/7 for the first 2-3 weeks as the mother will accidentally lie on the pups and crush them.
So I hope you have plenty of money set aside and can book 2-4 weeks off work for this project.
Note to Mikey: Coward! [/b]
Hopefully not your male that you were posting about that you are not sure if he is really purebred.both parents are basset hounds[/b]
'Cause we've had to clean up the messes left by careless, uninformed breeders.Personally I don't get why everyone gets so worked up on this subject.[/b]
Could be that no one in cetral texas wants basset hounds must be a lack of availability. Pffft. a responsaible breeders have homes line up before the breeding even occurs. and just a little qoogle search will turn up Basset hound Clubs in the AreaI just moved out to central Texas from California, and I have not seen any other basset hounds out here[/b]
. I do not know if I am going to make breeding my profession. I plan on waiting to see how this first whelping goes and then take it from there. Again I was asking for advice from people tht have experience, not criticism or judgements, or personal opinions. I seem to recall a post a few months back from someone wanting to breed their dog and getting ripped apart. Personally I don't get why everyone gets so worked up on this subject.[/b]