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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 05:40 PM
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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 07:00 PM
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you're not going to shatter the dogs dreams by not allowing her to have a litter .
Truly! Even many humans decline to reproduce & feel 'complete'. Dogs need a close, loving family to be happy, but that 'family' doesn't have to be natural progeny. Among wild dogs, most pack members, male & female, never breed. The 'need to breed' is a badly misguided human notion that too often ends in tragedy for the pups. Love your girl. Be her family. Introduce another dog if it's right for your situation. But leave breeding to those with the knowledge & experience for it. You won't regret it.
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Soooo while looking around to find a mate for my Bell, (not to become a breeder but because I want her to have a litter before she is spayed, this way she is complete and does not feel like a part of her is missing)

Yikes. I can only imagine how you feel about the reproductive rights of human women.

Your dog doesn't know the difference. Don't bring more poorly-bred puppies into the world for something so abstract. Your dog already has a family, you!


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I agree with everyone that has posted above me, unless she has a great pedigree, you are going to do health testing, have her evaluated, etc. please do not breed her.

I also wanted to add that problems can and sometimes due occur during labor. Your female could lose all of the puppies or she could die from birthing complications. Some reputable and responsible breeders have had these tragedies occur.

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Meh, i would not count on hurt feeling if she does not have a litter of pups, i dont know much about breeding but from the little bit i have read here and there, they need to be all tested and have outstanding backgrounds with titles, and stable temperments.
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Funny, my dogs seem to feel complete when we go train in what they were bred to do.... Even when I take them on off leash hikes in the woods where they can sniff and race each other and act like dogs... Or come with me while I run errands or visit family. Sleeping in my room at night seems to make them feel like a happy secure pack....

If you love your dog, spay her and allow her to live a full life with you. Take her places, challenge her mentally and physically, and allow her to be a dog, without the health risks of bearing a litter.


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Funny, my dogs seem to feel complete when we go train in what they were bred to do.... Even when I take them on off leash hikes in the woods where they can sniff and race each other and act like dogs... Or come with me while I run errands or visit family. Sleeping in my room at night seems to make them feel like a happy secure pack....

If you love your dog, spay her and allow her to live a full life with you. Take her places, challenge her mentally and physically, and allow her to be a dog, without the health risks of bearing a litter.


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Umm ...so if I haven't spayed my dog I don't love her? I think she has lived a pretty full life with me ...
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Umm ...so if I haven't spayed my dog I don't love her? I think she has lived a pretty full life with me ...
I didn't take it that way, I took it as the OP should spay her dog instead of having a litter.

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