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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Just curious

I thought I just see what spits out...

Like is it morally wrong if my dog isn't neuter or spayed?

Who makes that call anyways?

What right do they have to do so?

Can a person be considered responsible with an intact male and/or female dog?

Who decides that?  And what is the criteria?

If you have a male and female dog with their sex organs, does that make you a backyard breeder?

If so, what's their argument?

Is it possible to have an intact female and male and not have them breed?

Does one litter of pups make you a backyard breeder?

Who says so?

Should I be living in shame  for having an intact male and female who had a litter of pups who did everything with the utmost responsibility of caring for all said dogs involved for the rest of their lives and might want to do it again later on in the future?

When do I get the choice of my life and dogs and what I think is best for them without being labeled?

Just curious.

What are your thoughts?  When do you draw a line and where?



9 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

Honestly, I think it is a personal decision. We all know that you love your dogs very much!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Molly The Wally said...

Each to their own we say. As long as they are loved and we know that you do....well you do what is right for you. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

jen said...

My dogs. My choices. That's the way I see it.

myimperfectdog said...

I think you hit the critical line with "being willing to care for these puppies forever." I don't think it's the goal that every puppy should have two AKC registered show dog parents--I think the goal should be that every puppy is bred on purpose by a human who truly has the dog's welfare at heart.

I do think you can be a responsible owner of an intact dog, although it's not a route I would take myself.

Jen said...

One is a backyard breeder if they have multiple intact dogs that they breed over and over again without regards to things like performance, temperament, conformation, and health testing. Backyard breeders frequently breed their dogs early and often, and drop off the radar once money has changed hands.

I do think that it's possible to responsibly own intact dogs. I do not think one litter, for which one has been persistently responsible, makes one a backyard breeder.

BZ Training said...

My boys have their bits, as did Beau. Why fix what isn't broken? They are good boys and you wouldn't know from their behavior unless I told you. :)

nodogaboutit said...

I complete agree with what myimperfectdog said:

I think you hit the critical line with "being willing to care for these puppies forever." I don't think it's the goal that every puppy should have two AKC registered show dog parents--I think the goal should be that every puppy is bred on purpose by a human who truly has the dog's welfare at heart.

I have no issue with people who want to keep their dogs intact (esp. since more evidence is starting to show that neutering can hurt male dogs in terms of health and aggression) as long as they are responsible about it. I have seen way too many "Ooops" puppies to think that most people are like you and your husband. Sad to say.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

This is a sore point with me. It is nobody's business whether you have your dog neutered or not.

I was in a vet office recently when a woman walked up to the owner of a male dog and said, "I hope you're here to have his balls cut off." And she felt morally justified in saying so.

Kristine said...

Nope, no one gets to make that kind of judgment about anyone unless there is obvious abuse or neglect involved. While I would prefer not to have to deal with the stress of keeping intact dogs myself, I certainly don't think I have the right to tell others, especially those who do so responsibly, whether they should or should not have the surgery performed. It's a personal choice.

That being said, some people do choose to make it my business with their irresponsible or neglectful behaviour, such as when they choose not to spay their free-roaming cats and said cats have kittens on my property, but that is a whole separate issue!

You make a great example of a person who breeds for love and joy, not for profit. That is something to be admired.