How Often Does a Pug Need a C Section to Give Birth?

I'd like my female pug to maybe have puppies but not sure if she would need a c section to have them.Is it more often than not that they need one?I'd imagine that would be quite expensive and hard on her as well,can anyone help me out here?

More often than not, because of the big head compared to the pelvis.

See here:

http://www.pugsavers.com/breeding.html

"Pugs tend to have small litters. It is not uncommon for there to only be one or two puppies that survive. Some breeders have reported that a litter has cost them up to $4,000, not including time off of work!

Breeding your Pug can have a huge emotional cost. It is common for Pugs to require a caesarian section to give birth. It is not uncommon to lose the female during this procedure. Ask an established breeder what its like to see their beloved female Pug through a difficult birth, or to lose the mama and one or all of the puppies. It is a rare litter where all of the puppies survive. Expect to be faced with the stark reality and brutality of death as well as the miracle of birth as about 20% of all puppies in a litter will die. "

Here is a great site for information on Pugs

http://www.pugs.org/

Here is the Pug Dog Club of America's advice on breeding your pet:

http://www.pugs.org/indexhealth.htm

"Many people get a female Pug and decide perhaps they should breed a litter or get a male and decide to use him at stud. Both of these decisions require much thought, research, time and money. There is no benefit to the female to have a litter. Pugs frequently need caesarian sections to deliver their puppies. Any time a Pug is used for breeding, extensive health testing should be done first to ensure no health problems might be passed on. "

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11 Responses to “How Often Does a Pug Need a C Section to Give Birth?”

  1. bassetnut says:

    More often than not, because of the big head compared to the pelvis.

    See here:
    http://www.pugsavers.com/breeding.html

    "Pugs tend to have small litters. It is not uncommon for there to only be one or two puppies that survive. Some breeders have reported that a litter has cost them up to $4,000, not including time off of work!

    Breeding your Pug can have a huge emotional cost. It is common for Pugs to require a caesarian section to give birth. It is not uncommon to lose the female during this procedure. Ask an established breeder what its like to see their beloved female Pug through a difficult birth, or to lose the mama and one or all of the puppies. It is a rare litter where all of the puppies survive. Expect to be faced with the stark reality and brutality of death as well as the miracle of birth as about 20% of all puppies in a litter will die. "

    Here is a great site for information on Pugs
    http://www.pugs.org/
    Here is the Pug Dog Club of America's advice on breeding your pet:
    http://www.pugs.org/indexhealth.htm

    "Many people get a female Pug and decide perhaps they should breed a litter or get a male and decide to use him at stud. Both of these decisions require much thought, research, time and money. There is no benefit to the female to have a litter. Pugs frequently need caesarian sections to deliver their puppies. Any time a Pug is used for breeding, extensive health testing should be done first to ensure no health problems might be passed on. "
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  2. galloping . greys says:

    There is so much more time and money that goes into breeding than just C-Sections.

    If thats all you know, you don't need to breed.
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  3. LuvMyBT! says:

    Poetry Girl….if you are reading this….SHE is a BackYard Breeder.

    Please don't breed your dog. If you have to ask this question on here you have no business breeding. Please just enjoy your dog as a pet. What makes you think she is Breeding Quality anyway???? How many Titles has she won?
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  4. K says:

    Unless you've done alot of research about breeding dogs I wouldn't advise it. There is so much that goes into breeding that only those who are very serious about it and willing to take ALOT of time to properly care for puppies should do it. Don't just do it because you think she'd "want" to have puppies… this is not true. And don't do it just because you think puppies are cute. It can be a very bad situation for you and the puppies if you don't know what you're doing.
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  5. rescue member says:

    All too often, it is the usual way of giving birth for pugs because of the size of the puppies heads.

    Please, do not subject your poor dog to this pain and danger - get her spayed - she trusts you to do the right thing by her, don't betray that trust and risk her health and life by breeding her.
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  6. BYB's hate smart people says:

    Why do you want your pug to have puppies? Is she a show dog that's kicking butt in the ring? If not, just get her fixed.

    They frequently need c-sections and that can be VERY pricey.

    There are over 1100 pugs on http://www.petfinder.com that need homes. There's no reason to create more pet quality pugs.
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  7. jihnken says:

    Pretty often, since the puppies head are bigger they can'y fit through the birth canal
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  8. karen c says:

    I have a friend who used to breed and show Pugs. She quit and switched to another breed because she rarely had a dog have a natural whelping, they were almost always c sections.

    In addition, Pugs can be lousy mothers and tend to kill their puppies with their clumsiness. As a poster said above, it is not uncommon for most puppies not to survive.

    I still remember going to her house and she had mom in a crate beside the puppy pen, and she was only allowed out when supervised, to feed and clean the puppies, then she was taken away from them again.

    I was horrified, but she told me that this is often the way it has to be done with Pugs.
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  9. Julezzz says:

    if your breeding your pug know your not going to be getting a lot of sleep, my Aunt breeds pugs and its extremley difficult.
    1. the mom cant puncture the sacks by herself so your going to have to do it
    2. thier noses make it easy for them to drown when drinking water and make it harder to find a teet.
    3. its pricey as ever, and time consuming.
    id advise against it.
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  10. artalacarte1 says:

    The puppies do have a big head, yes! But a little more research about dog breeding here seems needed. Start there…it is not only about c-sections…

    http://www.whineranddiner.net
    Eco-Luxurious Pet Products
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  11. redwitch54 says:

    unlike some of the other "answerers" i don't have a problem with breeding a "pet" dog, as long as you have homes for the puppies BEFORE you breed. I do have a problem with breeding dogs if you have no knowledge or experience, especially with breeds that tend to have complications during pregnancy and birth. Pugs are high on that list. C-sections are painful, and you can most definitely lose your beloved momma in the process and have to hand-raise puppies. C-sections are also costly……about triple the cost of a spay. Give your cutie a break and BUY her a puppy if you think she "wants" one.
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