Over the years I've heard people say the following:
- Oh, I just want to let her have one litter before I have her spayed. Really? Do you think that the future owners of those puppies, provided you can find homes for them, will say the same thing? How many dogs do you want to descend from your dog?
- My neighbor down the street has a beautiful poodle and I'm going to breed her to him. Really? What kind of dogs do you think your dog will throw?
- I've had people stop me and ask me if I want to "mate" my dog. Really, What makes you think I would breed my pure blood, registered dog to your quite not right dachshund that has a smooth coat. What makes you think you have a Bichon there, mister? Bichon's do not have long skinny smooth coat legs. Can you imagine what goofy looking dogs you would end up with?
Spay, Neuter, and leave the breeding to the experts!