Originally Posted by Goldfields
If I did what you suggest here, 14+, I'd have had so many litters. 12 females I've owned over a period of 34 years, say each one having a litter every second year? Or only 1 female breeding at a time? Still 17 litters.
I'd have gone broke for starters, or nuts looking after so many, or been divorced - and I wouldn't blame him. There are all sorts of breeders out there and if everyone wants to be so judgemental - which you're entitled to seeing you have such a huge over population - you should try blaming the people who are responsible for it, and not just generalise about "breeders". Without those wicked breeders you would not have all those beautiful pure breeds to develope a liking for.
And once again - Did you notice I said DOG? Not dogS. DOG. Every two years. Now if a breeder did that with one
dog; had families lined up for them before breeding
, which I understand good breeders do; and had a litter of 8 to 10 then why would they go crazy? Mom does most of the work feeding them for the first few weeks. After 10 to 12 weeks the pups would go to their forever home and the breeder would have almost a year and a half rest before going through it again. Small price to pay to make sure you are breeding ethically.
You didn't own those 12 dogs all at once? You didn't breed past the age of eight?
Surely 17 litters in 34 years for an ethical breeder is not that large of a number?
See, I was under the notion, as being told many times by breeders, that breeders breed for the love of the line, not money.
I suppose from your comment about going broke I am mistaken. Again.
I don't know if you noticed but in the rules of the forum it's pretty clear when you signed up that this is by a large
majority a pro spay/neuter forum. I also don't know if you read but the reason I started this thread was because we had so many "breeders" coming on asking questions that, if they were ethical breeders, they should have known.
I have no intention of having yet another thread locked arguing this back and forth. It seems to be becoming a pattern. I have said my piece.