"'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.