Q: How many dogs do you have?
May 29, 2009 | By Jessica C. | 19 answers | Expired: 2018 days ago
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Jun 12, 2009
I have 1 catahoula who is a rescue. As soon as we rescued her from her situation we had her spayed. Other dogs may come into the family because I am a rescuer but they will never be bred. There are too many dogs dying while waiting for homes right now to be creating more. Any breed of dog you want can be found in a shelter or breed rescue. My cats are the same. All rescues...all spayed & neutered; even the purebreds. They're members of the family, not moneymaking opportunities.
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Jun 03, 2009
I currently have 2 dogs- both spayed or neutered. Like many of the others, I believe there is a lot of irresponsible breeding going on and there are too many unwanted pets in the world. A good breeder will look at the homes his puppies are going into and does not sell to pet stores and will also follow good guidelines as to the conditions (e.g. how often) he breeds his dogs.
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Jun 01, 2009
i have 1 dog who is nearly 14 years old....she's been fixed since she was 6 months old. while i'd never buy a dog from a breeder, i also wouldn't condemn GOOD breeders for what they do. the key word there is GOOD. if you're thinking of breeding, do your homework first. echoing jerzgirl, if you're going to do it right, it's going to eat up more time and money than you can imagine, and in the end, no, you're not going to make a fortune selling puppies either. good breeders are in it "for love of the breed", and it's certainly not as simple as sticking 2 pure-breed dogs together and letting nature take its course. the HSUS web site has info that's really meant for people who are trying to find a reputable breeder to buy from, but it will also give you a good idea of what it takes...and what separates good breeders from bad ones:
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Jun 01, 2009
I have 2.5 dogs (yes 2 and a half-one I share with my mother).
My Corgi girl has a litter of 7 5 week old pups on the ground now...and before the bleeding hearts start bashing me-all pups are spoken for at the moment. She had 9 but 2 were stillborn-which is natures way. Corgis can have anywhere from 1-12 puppies! A breeder in Washington state just had a litter of 12...better her than me! LOL
Breeding is not for the faint of heart-it is completley utterly time consuming. And its EXPENSIVE. Every moment I am not at work is spent with my babies. Every time you breed you have to understand that something can go wrong and you can lose the litter and/or the mom.
If you are buying a purebred, ask to see the parents-at least the mom! This is SO important. Look at the persons house-see how clean (or not) it is. Ask about health testing. And review the contract BEFORE signing it. My contract is 4 pages long and more inclusive than most bank loans. I have been called a "puppy nazi" but hey if you don't like it-go buy a puppy out of a pickup truck at wal-mart for 50 bucks.
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