how much puppies a female pug can give birth
I’m actually shocked with the replys so far. Most pugs cannot give birth naturally as the pups heads are generally too large for the birth canal.
Since pugs are getting so popular, I think I’ll get a female and breed her. I can probably make some good money. First of all, you will most likely lose money breeding your pug. Before breeding your pug, you should have her tested for eye problems, knee problems, and thyroid. Then you have to pay a stud fee. Many pugs cannot give birth on their own, so a vet must do a caesarian section of the mother and you risk losing the mother and the puppies. You must be there around the clock for the first three to four weeks to make sure the puppies are staying warm (but not too warm), and that all the pups are nursing. Some pugs are not very good moms, so you’ll have to take several weeks off work to be there to feed the puppies by hand every two hours, and clean them. Then there are vet check ups for the mom and for all the puppies. A reputable breeder does it to improve the breed, spaying and neutering all Pugs with medical problems and only breeding those pugs who’ve earned their AKC Championships and are considered as close to the "Standard" for health and conformation as possible. One breeder reports that it costs an average of $4,000.00 to breed a litter and Pugs usually only have one to three puppies per litter. A reputable breeder will be doing it for the love and dedication of the breed, not to make money.
Note i watch a vet program where a Purebred pug was brought in for an emergancy c-section.However the pug mother died before they were able to do the C-section. They said it be unlike any of the pup will survive, but they opened up the dead mother dog, and found 5. One was stilborn, the other 4 were alive. However the runt later died a few weeks later.
QUESTION: Pugs are so cute, everyone wants one, and mine cost so much, I can really make some money if I breed my girl Pug, can’t I?
ANSWER: That’s very doubtful. The costs of raising Pugs are pretty high. Start with the breeding: Pugs should be at least two years old, and need to be tested for eye problems, hip problems, and brucellosis before they’re bred. Your girl should be up to date on all her shots before you go into this, as well as wormed. Then pay the stud fee, which is usually the price of a puppy or more. If you ship your girl, add a few hundred more there too to get her to him and back. Then there’s the waiting time, and hoping she’s bred. If she is, consider that she may require a C-section. Many female Pugs have narrow hips, and with their big heads, Pug puppies can’t fit into the birth canal. If you’re lucky, you’ll have an average litter of four or five puppies. But if they were born by C-section, the dam may not be able or willing to nurse the pups. So, you’ll need bottles and formula, a way to keep the pups warm, and round the clock feedings for the first few days at least. Will you have to take a week off from work to raise the puppies at first? Add that cost into the figures. Then being a responsible breeder, you will offer a health guarantee on your puppies, and take them back if anything is wrong with them, yes? There’s much more than putting two dogs together. And rarely do breeders show a profit in doing so when they count up time and actual expenses.
Very rarely do pugs give birth naturally!