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    "'Spot (I changed the name)' is a daddy! The female is due to pop within five days." - boyfriend's excited dad.

    He then continues to go on and say that he gets one of the pups and he oh-so-hopes it won't have the shedding coat as you can get $750 for those as opposed to $250 for the shedding ones. They decided to cross a "Spoodle" with some sort of another "Oodle". He kept talking about how much he would get out of it. He knows my stance on the issue through the bf so I just sat there silently and seethed, trying to act like I didn't want to leave the table.

    The boyfriend asked "So where will she sell them?" ('she' being the owner of the female). He shrugs and says "Wherever she can, advertise in the paper, whatever. The vet says he can only see 4 puppies in there, which is unfortunate as it means I have less chance of getting a wooly coated one to sell."

    I felt like crap throughout that whole conversation. My stance on breeding doesn't fall into the whole "Breeding purebreeds is the only way to ever go", which I know a lot of people will disagree with and that's fair enough. But I do not support treating dogs like ****ing furniture, breeding un-health-tested dogs, pawning them off to the first idiot who reads the paper and decides they want a cute pup. And what if the dogs ARE all shedding? They likely won't be able to sell them at all! And who knows how long they'll actually keep trying for? What if they can't sell within the first week? Two weeks? What then? Start begging friends to take them? Toss them out on the street? Dump them at a pound? Who cares, right?!

    One good thing came from this conversation. In the end he said "I don't think I'm going to get anything out of it now to be honest."

    I hope he DOESN'T get anything out of it and remembers that the next time some idiot owner of a female dog sees his Spoodle and goes: "Aw, he's so cute, would you like to breed him to my female?" he'll have the common sense to steer clear. Or better yet, desex the dog.

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    Oh Liza, I'm so sorry you were in this predicament of a conversation.. What can ya do? The bloke is an idiot, and it's exceedingly hard (if not impossible) to educate bona-fide idiots. Lol.

    God, you must have been cringing!!!

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    I don't know what to say. For the past year I have been volunteering at a rescue shelter (since giving up full-time work) and what I've seen there has really opened my eyes having always been surrounded by reg. breeders. And I'm not saying all of them are fabulous either.

    I don't know how yourself and others here on the forum cope when you hear things like this, I guess I would of lost a lot of friends, relatives etc. because my blood just boils.

    I haven't been out to the shelter since a couple of weeks before I mated Kelsey and won't go back until the puppies are in their new homes because I don't want to risk bringing any disease back, Canine Cough etc.

    But I cringe to think how full they will be when I do. Perhaps you need to take these people out to visit a no-kill shelter so that they can see just how many oodles end up in them.

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    If it was someone in my family or even if it was my boyfriend I would do just as you say and insist that we visit a shelter or pound, to show them what it's like. But with the bf's dad, quite frankly, I'm scared. He's very headstrong and close minded. He thinks of it as "It's my dog. Who are you to tell me what to do with MY dog?" If I were to suggest a visit to a pound I know he'd refuse and a fight would probably ensue. He knows I disagree with him on this issue, but kicking up a fuss can turn into a long term feud with this person whom I have to see almost daily. He definitely knows where I stand, and while the boyfriend doesn't feel as strongly about this as I do as he's not much of a dog person he also tends to agree with me and has tried speaking to his dad on both his and my behalf. He just refused to listen, as always it was "I own this, so I can do whatever I want."

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    Yeah, not much you can do to change the mind of someone like that.

    Feel for you though.

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    Oh my gosh Disney I'm bawling my eyes out at work . I'll definitely find a way to "coincidentally" turn it on in the dining room on my laptop while he's in there. I'll make sure he sees it somehow. I don't know how I'll ever be able to respect him again if he sees it and just doesn't care.

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    Sometimes visual aids get the point across far better. Maybe a shelter isn't enough by the sounds of it. Show him poor Bruno and if he doesn't lose his smile...Then I don't know. That's not a thought I want to contemplate.

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    maybe if you give it a label that makes it seem like girly porn he'll look at it.

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