... being able to own up to your mistakes.
Hi, my name is Lauri and while I AM a responsible breeder I am also human and I made a STUPID
I can't explain why I did what I did. It was a momentary lapse in brain power that may have consequences but I am owning up to them right away.
My Chinese Crested bitch, Kaynya, is in season. I have 3 intact males living in the house with us (and her) - Mauser (GSD) and 2 boys from her previous litters - Spike who is 3 and Fuego who is 1. She has been through seasons before with these boys here and we've had no problems keeping them separated.
Now before anyone panics - no, Mauser did NOT get to Kaynya!
On Friday one of Kaynya's puppies came to spend the weekend. Clark is from her last litter (Fuego's brother), is just over a year old and is intact. I co-own Clark and was hoping to show him. He has been having issues with chewing on his hair so we were waiting to see if he outgrew it.
Yesterday afternoon I was rotating dogs. Kaynya went out for a quick potty then she came in and the rest of the gang went outside. I didn't want to leave Clark outside too long so I waited and then brought just him inside. I walked into the house and set him down, then went into the kitchen to get something.
Two minutes. That's all it took. I suddenly realized that Kaynya was loose and so was Clark and when I turned around they were tied.
I refuse to do the mismate shot (too many risks) and I do not want to spay her (personal choice).
So, I'm HOPING that she doesn't get pregnant. I'm hoping that it was too early in her cycle (it's close though) and I'm hoping that since it was Clark's "first time" he didn't have much in the way of sperm count.
BUT - I'm also already preparing for the chance of her being pregnant.
Fuego & Clark's litter was a repeat of Spikes and it is a line breeding. I'm going to go dig out the pedigrees and see HOW close it was.