GREAT SWISS MOUNTAIN DOG – BREEDING

1. GENERAL

The purpose and aim of the breeding order is to regulate the breeding of purebred Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs (hereinafter referred to as GSMD) in Slovenia in such a way that breeding goals, as pursued in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, are also achieved in Slovenia. All GSMD registered in the breeding book of the Kennel Club of Slovenia and meeting the following specific requirements and conditions have access to breeding:
All GSMD bred in Slovenia, owned by individuals with a permanent residence in Slovenia, must be registered in the Slovenian breeding book of the Kennel Club of Slovenia, located at Zapoge 3d, Vodice, Slovenia.
All requests for entry into the breeding book of the Kennel Club of Slovenia must be addressed to the head of the breeding book or the referent of the Slovenian Club for Large Breeds and Molosses (SKVPM), to whom all necessary documentation must be provided.

2. BREEDER DEFINITION 

Both owners of bitches and males are considered breeders because both contribute to breeding. Both must adhere to the breeding order. Based on the external assessment of a dog or bitch, the breeding committee issues the quality of the dog or bitch as follows:
Suitable for breeding (A)
Conditionally suitable for breeding (B)
Breeding prohibition (C) Breeding prohibition is determined by Article 15 of the breeding regulations of SKVPM. Health results are very important, especially for hip dysplasia (HD), shoulder dysplasia (OCD), elbow dysplasia (ED), and epilepsy.

3. CAUSES OF BREEDING EXCLUSION

All dogs that oppose sexual characteristics, such as monorchids and cryptorchids, should be excluded from breeding. Weak and timid dogs are also explicitly excluded. Dogs showing congenital anomalies and dogs with severe dental anomalies, dogs missing more than one premolar (premolar tooth), dogs with moderate and severe HD or ED 2/2 and ED 3/3 findings, OCD, dogs with epilepsy, obvious eye diseases, overly sharp dogs, and dogs with a faulty bite should be excluded from breeding. Breeding of dogs from the parents, siblings, sisters, and offspring of epileptics must be submitted to the breeding leader, who may also prohibit breeding to a dog in a particular case.

4. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM BREEDING AGE 

The breeding regulations of SKVPM stipulate that dogs can be mated from the age of 15 months, while bitches can be mated from the age of 20 months. Bitches can be mated up to the age of 8 years, and dogs can be mated as long as they still have a natural sexual instinct.

5. FREQUENCY OF USE FOR BREEDING

Owners of males can mate their male with only one bitch within a specific time frame, which is about 8 days. Bitches can be mated with a male usually on the second heat, unless the first mating was unsuccessful. In principle, a bitch can have one litter per year, exceptionally twice if the previous litter had only 4 puppies.

6. CHOOSING A BREEDING PARTNER

Owners of males and bitches can freely choose a partner for breeding. Breeding in close relatives is not allowed, starting from the third degree of kinship. After mating, a mating form, "Prijava paritve," is completed, which is submitted to the Kennel Club of Slovenia in two copies. The first copy is received by the breeding referent, and the second is kept by the owner of the bitch. It is recommended, especially for young and inexperienced breeders, to consult with breeding referees to avoid future problems.

7. LITTER AND LITTER REGISTRATION 

Consideration should be given to the burden on the bitch in terms of litter size. All puppies in a litter must be registered. An unregistered puppy is considered a serious breeding violation. In the case of identifiable faults, an entry in the pedigree must be made. It is necessary to remove 5 toes if a puppy has them, and all puppies must be dewormed. A puppy can be separated from the mother when it is 5 weeks old, and it should not be given away before the age of 8 weeks.


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