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Old 10-25-2011, 09:20 PM
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this is why so many dogs are in shelters. irresponsible breedings taking place. sorry but its the truth

All breeding contributes to this, unfortunately... "responsible" or not.




Based on the economy, I personally would not breed your St. Bernards. You're going to lose a LOT of money after all of the care mom and puppies will need, PLUS I doubt people will shell out much for a large breed dog that will be expensive to feed and care for.

If I were you I'd cut my loses after this litter and spay her. (Also, healthier for her if you spay her... ).
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All breeding contributes to this, unfortunately... "responsible" or not.
I know personally that I will have all prospective homes sign a rehoming contract that says they'll return their dogs to me if they want to rehome them, and I'm also microchipping them before they leave so that both our details are there should they rehome or get lost. Please don't tar all breeders with the same brush, some of us are trying incredibly hard to make sure we don't contribute to shelters.
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some of us are trying incredibly hard to make sure we don't contribute to shelters.
My only point was that the home your pup goes to could easily have gone to a dog in a shelter. That's all. I think the rest that you're doing is wonderful to prevent your OWN dogs from ending up there.
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why were you considering breeding her? un altered pets freak me out, not sure why, I can't wait to get my cats spayed or neutered when I get them.. now my puppy.. I am so afraid they will go into heat while waiting for that apt. Bentley will be going as soon as he is 6 months old.. Dec 22..obviously weight permitting and if the vet thinks the timing is right.. even if he has to spend xmas with that cone thing on his head lol poor guy.

I think if you are breeding because you love the breed and care about them then It is reasonable.. have you done research on breeding and how you should do it ect?

We have a neighbor that is basically a back yard breeder, I forget what she has, but I don't even think the dog has ever left the inside of her house, she doesn't walk it, or anything, she breeds it then sells the pups, then breeds her again then talks about selling the parents and keeping pups to start over again she is weird.
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this is why so many dogs are in shelters. irresponsible breedings taking place. sorry but its the truth
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Yay. Puppies

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My only point was that the home your pup goes to could easily have gone to a dog in a shelter. That's all. I think the rest that you're doing is wonderful to prevent your OWN dogs from ending up there.
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IWYS, most of us here on this forum are not breeders and/or have very little experience with whelping and raising litters.
Your best bet is to get you dog in for a vet appointment ASAP. You'll want to talk to him/her about this. You will need to keep in very close contact for the duration of the pregnancy as well as after the pups arrive!
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